Is your Bosch washing machine not turning on and giving you the silent treatment? Don’t throw in the towel just yet! It can feel very frustrating when an appliance isn’t working as expected, but with a few simple steps and some troubleshooting guidance, you should be able to diagnose the problem and get back to doing laundry in no time.
Bosch Washing Machine Not Turning On? This Could Be Why…
There are several reasons your Bosch washing machine may not be turning on. You can troubleshoot a few issues on your own before you call for help. Some common causes include:
- Power Failure
- Incorrect Cycle Settings
- Child Lock Enabled
- Door Latch Malfunction
- Faulty Display Board
- Worn Out Timer
- Other Broken Parts
First, let’s ensure it’s not a power problem. Double-check that the machine is plugged in tight, the power cable isn’t damaged, and the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. If any of these are the culprit, you should be able to get your machine running again by fixing them.
If the washing machine won’t start, it may be due to how the wash cycle settings have been programmed. A sneaky culprit that can prevent a cycle from starting is the Time Delay feature, which delays the start of the wash cycle to a preset later time. If an error code is displayed, this could indicate a potential malfunction and may require a professional diagnosis.
Also, don’t forget that sometimes the simplest of things can be overlooked, like the start button not being held down for 1-2 seconds. So, always make sure to hold the Start button down for a couple of seconds before starting a wash cycle.
Check Child Lock if Bosch Washing Machine Is Not Turning On
Another common cause for a Bosch washing machine not starting is that the Child Lock feature is enabled, which will prevent any of the control panel buttons from working. The letters “CL” or a key symbol will appear on the washer’s display when enabled.
To turn off the Child Lock feature, the process varies depending on your specific model of the washing machine, so you’ll need to refer to your Owner’s Manual for instructions. However, on some Bosch washing machine models, you can turn off Child Lock by holding down the Start button for three to five seconds.
Most washing machines, including Bosch, are equipped with a safety feature to prevent the washing machine from turning on unless the door is securely closed. Make sure nothing is blocking the door and that there is no visible damage.
If you’ve tried all the above tips and still have a Bosch washing machine not starting up, a part failure may be the cause. Common failing parts include the display board, timer, or line fuse.
The Bosch washing machine repair experts at Twin Appliances can inspect all possible damaged parts and more to provide you with an expert diagnosis and repair.