Bosch Washer Not Working? Check for These Common Problems


It’s laundry day and you’re all set to get your clothes clean and fresh. You load up your washing machine, hit the power button, and…nothing happens. Uh-oh! Before you start to panic, take a deep breath, and let’s troubleshoot the issue together. Here are some possible explanations for a Bosch washer not working, and some tips on how to fix it.

Why Is My Bosch Washer Not Working?

When your Bosch washing machine will not start, it can be a frustrating problem. Luckily, we have some tips and tricks to help you get to the bottom of it. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and figure out why your Bosch washer won’t turn on!

Check the Power Source

First things first, let’s start with the basics. If your Bosch washing machine won’t start, make sure that it’s properly plugged in. Next, make sure your home’s circuit breaker hasn’t tripped.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s always best to start with the fundamentals. Without power, your machine won’t start or turn on, so make sure to double-check the power source before proceeding.

Bosch washing machine will not start

Inspect the Door Latch

If the power source is not the issue, the next thing to check is the door latch. Bosch washing machines have a safety feature that prevents the machine from starting if the door is not securely closed. If the latch is faulty or not engaged properly, the washer won’t start.

Before calling a repair technician, try opening and closing the door a few times to see if that resolves the problem. Make sure it’s closing fully and no laundry items are blocking the door from latching shut.

The problem could also be due to a broken washer door latch, which means your washer can’t tell that the door is closed. Sometimes, a small detail like a faulty latch can cause big problems. If you notice your washer is leaking water, this can also be a sign that the door is not closing properly.

Bosch Washing Machine Delay Start

If your model has a delay start feature, that could explain your Bosch washer not working right away when you press start. When you set the delay start function, the machine waits until the designated time to start the wash cycle. However, if you accidentally turn on the delay start feature, you might think that your machine is broken when it’s not.

To resolve this issue, check the display panel for any messages or error codes that indicate the delay start has been activated. You can usually cancel the delay start function by pressing and holding the start button for several seconds until the machine beeps or the display changes. There is also a chance the child lock is turned on, make sure it’s off before proceeding.

Bosch washing machine delay start

Washer Control Board Issue

The control board is the brains of your Bosch washing machine. It controls all the functions and cycles of the machine. If the control board is faulty or damaged, the washer won’t start or turn on.

You will likely need a professional’s help with this issue. To check the control board, unplug the machine and remove the top panel. Look for any signs of damage or burning on the board. If you see any, the board may need to be replaced.

Bosch Washer Motor Failure

The motor is the powerhouse of your Bosch washing machine. It’s responsible for spinning the drum and agitating the clothes during the wash cycle. If the motor is faulty or burned out, the washer won’t start or turn on.

Again, this is usually a job for a professional. To check the motor, unplug the machine and remove the back panel. Look for any signs of damage or burning on the motor. If you see any, the motor may need to be replaced.

By checking for these issues, you should be able to successfully troubleshoot why you have a Bosch asher not working. If the problem persists though, get in touch with the washing machine repair experts at Appliance Service Station for service you can count on!

One Response

  1. The delayed start on my new washing machine (WAVHBE41CH) doesn’t work correctly. Eg.After a 9 hour delay..overnight, there are still 4 hrs remaining on the control panel display at 6am when the washing should be finished.
    Am I incorrectly programming it?

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