How to clean the Bosch washing machine from dirt?

How to clean the Bosch washing machine from dirt?

Any appliance needs regular maintenance, and washing machines are no exception. If some pollution is visible to the naked eye, then others are found in the depths of the machine during the cleaning. There are a lot of places vulnerable to dirt in the washing machine - from the body and drum to the cuff, powder receiver and garbage filter.

You can't forget about cleaning: cleaning the Bosch washing machine from dirt inside and out, protecting it from breakage and poor-quality washing. We will tell you how to do it faster and more correctly.

Where are accumulations of sewage located?

The washing machine inevitably gets dirty despite constant contact with water and detergents. Moreover, even the named clean liquids make their "dirty contribution": limescale plumbing settles on hoses and heating elements, and soap remains a film in the dispensary and drum. The situation is aggravated by litter, piles crumbling from things, high humidity, and room dust.

Bosch gets dirty everywhere, inside and out, but some places are most vulnerable to debris accumulation. So, you must pay special attention to the drain filter, cuff, pump, powder receiver and tank bottom.

  • Drain filter. It is also called garbage, as it retains 90% of the rubbish that got into the washer. These are dirt, objects accidentally caught in the drum, hair, thread and paper. You must wash it at least once every six months.
  • Maintenance hole cuff. The rubber seal has several folds in which debris from things, soap deposits and water accumulate. If the gum is not regularly wiped dry and cleaned of dirt, it will turn black, mouldy and smell bad.
  • Water pump. The pump impeller takes over the remaining 10% after the drainage filter - hair, lint and other debris stick to the blades, blocking the operation of the device. If there is a lot of dirt, the machine fails, and washing becomes impossible.
  • Powder receiver. Often, undissolved detergent remains in the tray, which, together with dust and limescale from the plumbing, settles on the walls of the hopper and freezes. Also, mould often settles in the cuvette.
  • Tank bottom. The garbage from the drum falls through to the bottom of the tank, and soap deposits and residual water settle here. It is difficult to get to such treasures, but cleaning the bottom should be addressed.

Knowing the dirtiest places in the washing machine makes it easier to organize the process and speed up cleaning. Moving from washing the filter, tray and cuff to the complex, pump, and tank is better. Everything is done relatively quickly - every hostess can handle it.

Let's start with the garbage can.

On washing machines from Bosch, the drain filter is hidden in the lower right corner behind a rectangular technical hatch. Getting to the "garbage bin" is simple: we hook the door with a flat screwdriver and wring out the plastic latches. It remains only to find a black plug and start cleaning the nozzle. The algorithm is the following:

  • Disconnect the washing machine from the power supply.
  • Tilt the body back, so the front legs rise 5-7 cm above the floor.
  • Substitute a container under the garbage filter (the water remaining in the tank will pour into it).
  • Find the emergency drain hose, pull it out and drain the water into a container.

Not all Bosch models have a dedicated drain hose. Without it, completely emptying the tank occurs using a different scheme - unscrewing the trash can. The instruction is this:

  • Grab the protrusion on the cork and scroll from right to left,
  • If the part does not feed, treat liberally with wd-40 grease,
  • Pull out the nozzle,
  • Inspect the vacated hole for dirt and debris (it is better to shine a flashlight and thoroughly clean the seat),
  • Clean off adhering debris from the nozzle and rinse under a tap,
  • Return the "garbage bin" to its place, screwing it all the way,
  • Close the filter with a decorative hatch.

Should clean the trash filter every three months. Unscheduled cleaning has recommended after washing knitted woollen products. If pets, cats and dogs live in the house, then they Should clean the garbage monthly.

Pay attention to the tray.

It often gets dirty at Bosch and the detergent tray. The powder not washed off into the drum eventually hardens, growing to the bunker's walls. The longer the cuvette is not cleaned, the thicker the plaque. The consequences are sad: the pipe gets clogged, and water with granules does not leave the dispensary, leading to leakage and poor washing of clothes. Paying attention to the powder receptacle after each wash is necessary to avoid this.

The dispenser is easy to remove. We act like this:

  • We take the handle,
  • We pull ourselves to the stop,
  • We clamp a special tongue located in the center,
  • Pull out the tray.

Often just rinsing the hopper under warm water is enough to wash off any remaining powder. However, if cleaning is done for the first time in a long time, you must start with soaking. Prepare a citric acid solution and lower the tray for 1-2 hours. After the walls, you must walk with a toothbrush, rinse and wipe dry.

The cuvette returns to its place without much difficulty. It is enough to insert the tray into special guides and push it all along.

Main gum

A lot of debris accumulates in the lower folds of the cuff of the hatch: from hair and soap to a stuck baby sock. You can't leave it in the gum - high humidity and lack of air conditioning will lead to mould and an unpleasant odour. So after each wash, looking into the drum, unbending the elastic and pulling out the excess is better.

More thorough cleaning is recommended from time to time:

  • Whitewash all the folds of the cuff;
  • Close the hatch door;
  • Leave the tool to work for at least 30 minutes;
  • After rinsing with water by hand or running a quick wash;
  • Then wipe dry.

Instead of whiteness, you can use a soda or lemon solution to clean the cuff. The main thing is to avoid acidic acids that can erode the rubber seal. Also, remember personal safety, using gloves and goggles.

Let's deal with the pomp.

Getting to the pump is more complex - you must partially disassemble the machine and the pump itself. To begin with, the washing machine is disconnected from the mains, water supply and sewerage, after which it moves away from the wall. Then the algorithm is the following:

  • Ake out the powder receiver,
  • Unscrew the two screws hiding behind the tray,
  • Loosen the bolts around the perimeter of the dashboard and disconnect the board from the case (you do not need to completely disconnect the module, hang it on the side or put it on top),
  • Pry off the technical hatch door and remove it to the side,
  • Remove the outer clamp from the cuff and fill the rubber band inside the drum (you do not need to tighten the seal completely - it is very difficult to return it),
  • Disable ubl,
  • Unhook the front panel from the washer,
  • Drain the water from the machine.

Now we find a drain pump in the lower part of the structure, unscrew the bolts holding it, turn off the wiring and, swinging it, take it out of the machine. After cleaning, we free the impeller from hair and threads and clean the dirt from the drainage surface and the nearby cochlea. Next, we disassemble the part and wash the internal elements.

The cleaned pump is assembled back and returned to its place, securely fixed on the snail. If during installation, it is noticed that the impeller dangles or flies off the shaft, then it is impossible to try to fix it with sealant or glue. It is safer to replace the pump completely.

Dirt in the tank

Cleaning the tank should not be part of regular cleaning. Such manipulation is only necessary in extreme cases: if the bearing assembly changes or a foreign object is stuck in the machine. In other cases, cleaning the bottom can be dispensed with.

If you decide to clean the machine completely, you must remove the heating element and manually remove debris from the bottom of the tank through the vacated hole. It is recommended to act in the following sequence:

  • De-energize the machine,
  • Shut off the water,
  • Drain water through a hose, filter,
  • Move the washer to the center of the room,
  • Remove the back panel of the case,
  • Take a picture of the "chip" of the heating element to fix the location of the wires,
  • Release the wiring from the terminals,
  • Disconnect the thermistor,
  • Unscrew the central nut,
  • Push the bolt inward,
  • Swing the heating element and remove it from the seat.

We put our hand with a rag into the free hole and cleaned the bottom of the debris. After we return everything to its place, acting in the reverse order.