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Bosch Front Loader Won't Agitate


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#1 kamineko

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:28 AM

My five year old Bosch Front Loader just stopped agitating, spinning, or doing pretty much anything other than fillling, draining, and making clicking noises.  The display still comes on, and it acts like it *should* be doing something (it's still making the 'starting up' noises and 'clicks' that normally indicate something's about to happen) but it just adds a little water and sits there until the end of the cycle.We've checked for loose change in the seal; we've drained it and checked the plug for change (which usually fixes whatever problem it's having) but this time we found nothing and still can't get it to do anything.  The drum still moves freely when I push at it and I've tried turning it off and on, too.Any other ideas?  I'm desperate!  I've got two small kids, one of whom is potty-training, and I need a washer before my house overflows with dirty laundry.  Thanks lots!

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 11:57 AM

Need your model number:

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 01:39 PM

Sorry -- I thought I included it.Inside the washer says "WFK2401UC"

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:43 AM

We seem to be having the exact same problem--with the exact same washer.

kamineko, were you able to finally resolve this problem? How did you do it? What did you learn?

Thanks for any help or insight you can give.

Evan

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 03:12 AM

I'm having the same problem.  I was able to get the machine to work again but only for one complete wash and trouble started again. How were previous posts repaired?

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:24 PM

I read other posts on the forum about similiar front loader having similair troubles.  Seems the fix for these was to replace the motor brushes.  I thought I would try it to.  Worked great.  All thought not an easy part to find, most parts places would rather sell you the whole motor. 

thanks for reading and allowing me to part of the forum!!!


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Posted 26 June 2006 - 02:50 PM

If you need to change brushes, look here for information.

http://applianceguru...orum9/8670.html

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 08:12 PM

Wow -- the brush thing would have been nice to know. As it was, we replaced the . . . circuit board? Some spendy electrical part that had a nice, black, scorch mark on it. And after the $$$ for that, it *still* wouldn't work and we ended up buying a new motor, too. (Because I really *wanted* to spend another week at laundromat with my kids . . .)

And what do I have now? A washer that's lost three front panel buttons since then, as well as something having gone wrong with the door closed sensor -- you have to bang on it a few times to get it to figure out the door's closed. (It's been like that since it was repaired - anyone with a clue on how to fix *that*?)

It still does a great job washing, but I'm fairly annoyed that pieces *literally* started falling off of it (and the matching dryer) with a month of the warranty expiring. For what I've paid for repairs, I *almost* could have paid for a new (more dependable) washer.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 04:33 PM

Hi SIrgo I read your post and was wondering if you were able to buy these brushes, if so where? In canada? any help would help thanks.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:37 AM

I was able to buy the bushes at A P Wagner.  I was able to go to the Canadian headquaters and pick up item there.  I cost about $45.  I lot cheap them the $300  I was quoted for a new motor.  I'd taken the machine apart the day before, and was able to replace the brushes and assemble the machine again in about 30 minutes. 

 

http://www.apwagner....me.live/index.p



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Posted 31 October 2006 - 07:28 AM

:yikes:You mean I'm not alone in this problem?!!!   WARRANTY IS UP AND NOW IT'S BROKE! 

My repairman is going to charge me $518. + tax to replace the board and pump because the spin cycle is not working on my BOSCH WFK2401UC.  (He suggested that the pump can go at any time so I might as well replace it now so as to save another visit and additional labor charges.)  I gave him a $200 deposit then he left my home with the understanding that he would order the parts.  (Later I verified the cost of these parts on the internet so I understand that their cost is what he quoted.)  BUT now I'm concerned that the motor bushings are the real culprit.  Could it be that I've got the wrong information somehow? 

NOTE:  RURAL MICHIGAN RESIDENTS PAY MORE AND WAIT MORE.


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Posted 31 October 2006 - 07:55 AM

If it tumbles OK both ways in the wash cycle, the brushes should be fine... if there is neither tumble nor spin, you can take brushes as one of the prime suspects.
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:06 AM

[user=14573]NOMO1966[/user] wrote:

:yikes:You mean I'm not alone in this problem?!!!   WARRANTY IS UP AND NOW IT'S BROKE! 

My repairman is going to charge me $518. + tax to replace the board and pump because the spin cycle is not working on my BOSCH WFK2401UC.  (He suggested that the pump can go at any time so I might as well replace it now so as to save another visit and additional labor charges.)  I gave him a $200 deposit then he left my home with the understanding that he would order the parts.  (Later I verified the cost of these parts on the internet so I understand that their cost is what he quoted.)  BUT now I'm concerned that the motor brushes are the real culprit.  Could it be that I've got the wrong information somehow? 

NOTE:  RURAL MICHIGAN RESIDENTS PAY MORE AND WAIT MORE.

Thanks,  I' l let you know how it turns out.



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Posted 03 November 2006 - 02:53 AM

:( Repairman came and changed board (it was burned out) and replaced pump but the washer is still not working.  No spin cycle was the original problem.

POWER SURGES ARE A BIG HAZZARD UP HERE IN RURAL MICHIGAN.  I just remedied that by having my electrical provider install a house surge protector.  :?  Could additional electrical elements be an issue?

[Bosch WFK2401UC] 


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 10:30 PM

I'm having the exact same problem as Evan. I've switched out the motor control. It had 4 fried looking resistors, and I've put in new brushes, but still no action at the motor.

Any ideas? Would the pressure sensor have anything to do with the machine not agitating. Fills and drains fine.

Does anyone have the resistance values for the eight pins at the motor?

This is the Axxis WFK2401UC/01 washer.

Thanks,

Scott

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:55 PM

Did you every get this fixed.  I'm having the same trouble again.  This time i've replaced the  control board and the motor brushes.  Changing the motor brushes seemed to fix the trouble for about 12 loads of laundry but code 03 is back again.  I'm left scratching my head. I suspect its the motor.  When I had the motor apart to replace the brushes I noticed the the spot where the brushes contact the spindle of the motor seemed to be worn pretty good.  Any suggestions?




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