If you are experiencing a Bosch washing machine noise problem, this detailed guide will list the causes of this issue and provide steps on how to fix them…
Bosch Washing Machine Noise When Draining — Solved
If you are getting noise from your Bosch washing machine while draining, it indicates that the drain pump may have gone bad. To fix this issue, the pump will need to be replaced. To learn how to do this, read this article.
Bosch Washing Machine Noisy Motor — Solution
If your Bosch washing machine motor is noisy, it could be as a result of overloading the tub. Try reducing the load in the machine and starting the cycle again. If the motor still makes noise, it will need to be replaced. For steps on how to do this, read this guide.
Bosch Washing Machine Noise When Spinning — How To Fix
If your Bosch washing machine drum is noisy, here are the most common faults…
1. Failed Shock Absorber
The shock absorber is mounted at the bottom of the tub assembly, and prevents the cabinet from shaking excessively. If you notice a lot of noise and movement from the tub. The shock absorber may have gone bad. To learn how to replace your washing machine’s shock absorbers, read this article.
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2. Spider Arm Assembly
The spider support arm is mounted at the back of the inner tub. If it cracks, a lot of noise will be produced when spinning. To fix this issue, the spider support arm will need to be replaced. To learn how to do this, click here.
Depending on the model of your machine, the spider arm may not be removable. If this is the case with your machine, you’ll need to replace the entire inner tub. Here’s how to do this…
Step 1. Shut your machine’s water supply faucet and disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrical damage and water leaks.
Step 2. Use a pair of pliers to loosen the water supply hoses from the ports at the back of the machine.
Step 3. With a Torx screwdriver, take out the screws at the back of the machine holding the top panel. Slide the panel backwards about an inch or so, the pull it off the cabinet.
Step 4. Pull the soap tray out of the housing, then press the tab to release it from the dispenser completely. Set the tray aside.
Step 5. Use your Torx screwdriver to take out the screws holding the control panel to the front of the machine. Pry the panel off the cabinet.
Step 6. Take note of the positioning of each electrical connector attached to the control board, then disconnect each one. Set the control panel aside.
Step 7. Pry the lower front access panel off the cabinet, then set it aside. Open the door of the machine and use your Torx screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the door lock to the cabinet.
Step 8. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver underneath the retaining wire around the door band, then work it around until it comes off. Peel the door gasket off the front panel.
Step 9. Using your Torx screwdriver, loosen the screws at the top and bottom of the front panel. Lift the panel off the cabinet, then set it aside.
Step 10. Go to the back of the washer and use your screwdriver to take out the nuts securing the rear access panel. Pull the panel off the machine and set it aside.
Step 11. Take the drive belt off the motor pulley and drive pulley. Disconnect the wire harness attached to the drive motor.
Step 12. Using a socket wrench, loosen the bolts holding the drive motor to the bottom of the tub assembly. Carefully pull the drive motor out of the cabinet and set it aside.
Step 13. Note the positioning of the wire harnesses attached to the heating element at the bottom of the tub. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the heating element.
Step 14, With a 10mm socket, loosen the nut holding the heating element to the housing at the bottom of the tub. Slide the heating element out and set it aside.
Step 15. Spread a rag on the floor of the cabinet underneath the tub assembly. Use a screwdriver to loosen the screw-clamp holding the sump hose the port at the bottom of the tub. Pull the hose off the machine (some water will spill out).
Step 16. Use a 13mm socket wrench to take out the upper mounting bolts holding the shock absorbers to the tub assembly. Pull each shock absorber off the tub.
Step 17. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the clamp on the detergent dispenser hose attached to the front of the tub, then slide it out of place. Pull the hose off the tub assembly.
Step 18. Move the detergent dispenser aside. Use your socket wrench to loosen the bolts holding the counter-weights to the front and top of the tub, then take the weights off. Carefully lift the two suspension springs holding the tub. Lower the tub assembly and guide it out of the cabinet.
Step 19. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry off the inner retaining wire holding the door gasket to the tub. Peel the door gasket off the tub and set it aside.
Step 20. Use your Torx screwdriver to loosen the screws securing the two halves of the drum together. Pry the two halves apart, then set the front half of the outer tub aside.
Step 21. Turn the drum assembly over and set it on some supports. With a socket wrench, loosen the bolt holding the drive pulley to the back of the tub assembly. Take the pulley wheel off and set it aside.
Step 22. Turn the tub assembly over again. Carefully lift the inner tub out of the rear half of the outer tub, then set it aside.
Step 23. Take your new washing machine inner tub assembly out of its packaging. Lower the inner tub into the rear half of the outer tub.
Step 24. Turn the tub assembly over and put the drive pulley onto the shaft. Secure the pulley by applying the bolt with your socket wrench.
Step 25. Turn the tub assembly over again. Inside the groove of the rear half of the outer tub, you’ll find a seal. It is advised that you pry the seal out and replace it with a new one whenever you split the tub.
Step 26. Place the front half of the outer tub on the assembly, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply the screws.
Step 27. Fit the door gasket around the front of the drum. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to fit the retaining band around the drum.
Step 28. Hook the two suspension springs onto the tub assembly. Guide the tub back into the cabinet.
Step 29. Lift the two springs and hook them onto the cabinet. Push the two shock absorbers into the mounts at the bottom of the tub assembly. Using your 13mm socket wrench, apply the bolts.
Step 30. Mount the drive motor at the bottom of the tub apply the bolts using your socket wrench. Loop the drive belt around the two pulleys.
Step 31. Plug the electrical connector into the terminal on the drive motor. Snap the rear panel onto the cabinet, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply the screws.
Step 32. Slide the heating element into the housing at the bottom of the tub. Use your 10mm socket wrench to apply the bolt. Plug each wire harness into its appropriate terminal on the element.
Step 33. Mount the two counter-weights onto the tub assembly, then apply the bolts with your 13mm socket wrench.
Step 34. Move the detergent dispenser back into place. Connect the dispenser hose to the port at the top of the tub, then slide the retaining clamp into place to secure it.
Step 35. Reconnect the sump hose to the port at the bottom of the tub, the tighten the screw-clamp to secure it.
Step 36. Carefully lift the front panel and mount it on the cabinet. With your Torx screwdriver, apply the bolts at the bottom and top of the panel.
Step 37. Snap the lower front access panel onto the cabinet. Reconnect all the wire connectors to their appropriate terminals on the control board.
Step 38. Mount the control board onto the front of the machine, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply the screws. Slide the soap drawer back into the housing.
Step 39. Open your washing machine’s door and push the door lock back into place. Apply the screws using your screwdriver.
Step 40. Fit the door gasket around the panel. Secure the gasket to the panel by fitting the outer retaining band around it.
Step 41. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then apply the nuts at the back with your screwdriver.
Step 42. Reconnect the water supply hoses to the ports at the back of the machine (ensure that the hoses are secured properly in order to prevent water leaks).
Step 43. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the outlet and turn the water supply faucet back on. to ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.
3. Damaged Suspension Spring
The suspension springs are hooked onto the cabinet in order to hold the tub assembly. If one of the springs gets damaged, your machine will begin to make a lot of noise.
To determine if the springs are damaged, use a Torx screwdriver to loosen the screws and take the top panel off. If you notice any damage, you’ll need to replace the spring. Read this article to learn how to do this.
4. Drum Bearings
The drum bearings connect the inner tub shaft to the outer tub and help ensure that the tub spins smoothly.
If the bearings get worn or damaged as a result of rust, they will need to be replaced. The bearing kit in your machine has three parts; the inner bearing (small), outer bearing (larger), and bearing seal.
To learn how to replace the bearings in your Bosch washing machine, click here.