Is your Bosch washing machine not starting? If so, this quick guide explains the possible causes and shows you how to fix them…
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Bosch Washing Machine Not Starting — Cause
Is your Bosch washing machine not starting? If so, here are the issues to look for…
1. Door Isn’t Locked
As a safety precaution, most washing machine’s will not start any cycles unless the door has been locked. If your Bosch washing machine isn’t starting, check the door to ensure that it is locked. If your machine’s door isn’t locking, you’ll need to replace the lock assembly. To learn how to do this, click here.
2. Broken Belt
Is your Bosch washing machine not starting? It may be that the drive belt is damaged. To check the belt, use a Torx screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the rear access panel. Read this article to learn how to replace the drive belt in your Bosch washing machine.
3. Failed Control Board
Another common thing that could prevent your machine from starting is a damaged control board. Read this guide to learn how to replace this part.
4. Faulty Motor Assembly
The motor assembly at the bottom of the tub is responsible for the drum turning. If the motor fails, it will be the cause of your Bosch washing machine not starting.
To check if the motor has failed, use your screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the rear access panel. Inspect the motor and see if you notice any burning smells. If your machine’s motor is damaged, you’ll need to replace it. To learn how to do this, click here.
5. Water Supply Isn’t On
If you are running a cycle that requires water, you should check to ensure that the supply faucet is turned on. Your washing machine will not be able to start wash or rinse cycles without water.
6. Burnt Power Cord
Your Bosch washing machine will not be able to start a cycle if the power cord is damaged. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace the power cord in your Bosch washing machine…
Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrical damage, disconnect your washing machine from the outlet before starting this repair.
Step 2. Use a Torx screwdriver to loosen the three screws at the at the back of the machine securing the top panel. Slide the top panel backwards, then lift it off the cabinet.
Step 3. Reach into the cabinet and disconnect the power cord’s wire connector and unplug the grounding wire. Use a pair of pliers to release the power cord retainer from the rear panel.
Step 4. Pull the power cord out of the cabinet and discard it. Take your new washing machine power cord out of its packaging. Pass the new power cord through the opening on the cabinet and snap the retainer in.
Step 5. Plug the power cord’s wire connector and grounding wire. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then apply the screws at the back with a Torx screwdriver.
Step 6. Plug the new power cord into the outlet, then try turning the machine on to ensure that everything works properly.
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