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One of the most simple in operation is considered washing machines brand Bosch. Convenience is expressed in the fact that the user, in most cases, can independently correct errors in the washing machine Bosch, having minimal knowledge.


The trouble with the door of the machine


The code F01 appears due to the insufficiently closed loading hatch. Immediately make sure that the door is closed tightly, and regroup the laundry so that it does not interfere with the proper fixation of the hatch (you should clearly hear a click when closing).


The problem may also be a defective door handle, door parts, guide part, or locking element. If broken, these must be repaired or replaced.


Code F16 signals that the washing does not start because the hatch is not closed. In this case, it is necessary to close the door and restart the program.


If the error does not disappear, then check the functionality of the door, fixing tab, and locking element and, if necessary, renew the damaged parts. Check the wiring.


If the door lock has not slammed, then F34 flashes on the screen. This is one of the critical errors, so turn off the unit immediately. There could be two primary causes. The first is that the door won’t close, and the second is that the door doesn’t automatically lock.


In the first case, the door does not shut or reopen, or the hatch cannot physically close (something is in the way). This happens because the door is skewed by deformation, the hook-latch does not get into the special hole, or the plastic guide is worn out.


In the second situation, the problem is either breakage of the locking element, clogging of the locking device (got debris or small objects), or the control module broken (which is very rare).


You can fix it by disconnecting the device. Then check the lock, hinges and the door itself, the locking system, and its wiring. Then make, if necessary, repair or replace parts. The module is checked, and if it has burned out – it needs to be replaced, if the software has failed – it is necessary to reflash it.


Critical error F36 signals a faulty locking system (broken lock). The cause may be an open hatch or no lock. Reboot the machine, check the door closure tightness, and look at the wiring, hinges, lock, and control module. Upgrade or repair parts.


Code F61 indicates that the door has the wrong signal (it is both open and closed at the same time). This error is critical, so press ON/OFF immediately.


This could be caused by the module freezing. Do not turn on the unit for 30 minutes to fix it. During this time, call a service technician or check the module, the door lock (locking mechanism), and the wiring yourself.


Heating process disturbed


If there is a problem with water heating, code F19 flashes. It can be caused by low or fluctuating voltage, scale formation, burned-out heating element, temperature sensor, or board malfunction.


To eliminate it, restart the device, and normalize the voltage. If there is no change, you need to check and update the thermostat, FET, and wiring to it. In some cases, descaling the heating element may help.


Code F20 informs the user that unplanned water heating has occurred (the temperature is higher than the set temperature, things are shedding, and the device is getting too hot).


The error can be provoked by a program failure, a broken thermostat, or a failed heater relay (TEN). Each element must be checked and replaced, first disconnecting the device from the mains.


When the NTC sensor (thermistor) has failed, F22 lights up on the display.


There may be several reasons:


– the connection to the water supply is broken – not enough water circulates in the system, so there is no heating;

– Low or no voltage in the mains;

–  failure of the controller, the wiring, or the electric heater;

– Wrong washing program selected incorrectly;

– Failure of level sensor or thermistor.


To fix the problem, check the fill hose and its location. Then – for the electronic board, you may need to repair or replace the element. The module wiring or electrical circuit may need repair due to burned contacts. Check the heating element and temperature sensor for proper operation, and replace them if broken.


Test the water level sensor for proper operation, and if it is broken, replace it. It makes sense to connect a stabilizer, which will “save” from power surges.


Code F37 means that problems with water heating are connected to the breakage of the NTC sensor. In this case, the sensor itself or its wiring leading to the board could be broken.


Note that there are different sensors: bimetallic, gas-filled, and electronic. Each requires a different repair. Immediately rule out system failure and check the thermistor, wiring, and control board, then replace the necessary parts.


A short circuit of the thermistor will show up as F38 on the display. Immediately disconnect the machine from the mains. The cause of the malfunction may be a broken thermistor, voltage fluctuations, or module failure. Inspect the NTC sensor, and check the voltage, after first disconnecting the washing machine from the mains.


Whether you can find the breakdown on your own or at some stage of the search, calling a handyman is up to you. Not only that, in the absence of experience disassembly and assembly of washing machines is better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company is proud to offer efficient washing machine repair services in and around San Diego County. Our team of experts is well-equipped and ready to handle all types of washing machine repairs, no matter how complicated they are. We strive to provide excellent repairs using only high-quality replacement parts backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rely on a washing machine repair technician to fix the problem and make sure your machine will work properly for a long time.


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