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Bosch HydroPower

Bosch HydroPower

16H, 10H, 13H
1.7 from 272 reviews

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  • Build Quality
    2.1 (11)
  • Value for Money
    1.6 (11)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    1.6 (7)
  • Noise Level
    2.9 (7)
  • Temperature Consistency
    2.3 (12)
  • Heating Speed
    2.3 (12)
  • Smells of GasYes (1) · No (12)
James B.

James B.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

Useless for hot showers

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Purchased in May 2018.

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mrammelt

mrammeltPerth, WA

In reply to Julia.

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Smells of GasNo

Gas leak

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There is a constant yellow flame burning inside the unit. My understanding is there is no pilot light so this is obviously leaking and very dangerous. Have disconnected until plumber can attend for the second time

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Household Size 3 person(s)
Smells of GasYes
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Robert B.Bosch Hot Water & Heating
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No real issues

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We have had this system for about 6 years. We previously had a storage water heater with pilot light. The bosch 16h uses much less gas.
It failed once with a water filter disintegration. That was because I failed to service the unit at the recommended 2 year intervals. We have no issues with it now. We have correct gas pressure, water pressure and water flow from the taps to ensure correct operation of the unit.
Also, our service technician really knows his stuff.

Purchased for $800.00.

Household Size 2 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
Functionality
Temperature Consistency
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Robert B.Bosch Hot Water & Heating

Hi Happy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate your feedback. We do strongly recommend that our units are serviced every two years to prevent any issues. We wish you many years of trouble-free hot water.

Gavin D.

Gavin D.Gippsland, VIC

Issues With the HydroPower 16H

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Purchased in October 2019.

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Household Size 1 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
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Robert B.Bosch Hot Water & Heating

Hi Gavin, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Could you kindly get in touch with us at 1300 30 70 37 any time between 7:30AM to 6PM (AEDT) on a weekday so that we can assist you with this issue.

Don't buy one of these!

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Purchased in June 2014.

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Household Size 4 person(s)
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James H.
James H.

Too late. I rectified it permanently by removing the Bosch and replacing it with a Rinnai Infinity 26, which, according to my plumber is far more reliable and has a better capacity.

madeline

madelineGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

unreliable and not recommended

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Purchased in May 2015.

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Household Size 1 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
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Bobby N.

Bobby N.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 2 reviews

WARNING! STAY CLEAR !

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Purchased in June 2019.

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Household Size 1 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
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angry47

angry47adelaide

  • 3 reviews
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This is the perfect unit for someone who likes cold showers

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Unit has a mind of its own . You waste a lot of water before it heats up then it fluctuates and doesnt hold heat , dont you dare use any other tap around the house for hot water it just isn't going to happen . Bosch makes other products that are beyond amazing but i think they should stay away from continous water systems . yes unit has been looked at and has been replaced . The only thing that I can say is that it is sitting outside my bin enjoying the sun and rust not much to say but shame on the person who designed this and went home and said what a machine i designed .this person is the devils cousin what a heap of rubbish stay clear you have been warned

Purchased in June 2019.

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Household Size 2 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
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angry47
angry47

No need using different brand

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Will

WillPerth, WA

Why is hydropower 10h making noise when not in use

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Hydropower 10H is making noise when
Not in use, sounds like a fan I’d running. Is this a concern, or is it dangerous? It’s quite loud and can be heard In the back bedroom

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David

DavidGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Mistake

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Mistake I agree with Lucei, We purchased the 16H in 9/2015 and it has been intermittent with not lighting up consistantly since installation & has now not started after many tries. I checked & the ignition was sparking, but the gas not lighting. I rang the local dealer we purchased the unit from, who told me it was out of warranty and they are busy so I should ring a plumber! This I did and when they arrived and this time the unit started first time. We will be going elsewhere in the future.

Purchased in September 2015 for $1,300.00.

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Household Size 2 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
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Robert B.Bosch Hot Water & Heating

Fixing ignition issue

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Purchased in February 2017 for $1,500.00.

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Household Size 3 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
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The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review

Lucei

LuceiSouthern and Hills, SA

  • 5 reviews
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Should be a class action, a piece of JUNK!!!

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A big mistake choosing this hot water heater. It has never delivered really hot water, had the plumber out several times. Have contacted Bosch, always unhelpful. Today I had the Plumber ring Bosch and do trouble shooting with Bosch service team. Answer, nothing else can be done to improve the temperature of the water. Will have to continue having baths without needing any cold water, temp about 45 degrees, hopeless!! Also waste so much water, don't have mains water,only rain water from tanks, sometimes have to wait 5 minutes . Not good enough Bosch. DON"T BUY THIS PRODUCT.

Purchased in May 2015.

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Household Size 1 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
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Te Manihera

Te ManiheraPerth, WA

Not Hot anymore but all is working. Bout month it has been like this

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The unit is firing and gas is heating. But suddenly the past month my water is not Hot. I have just gone out and checked again ignition works fine gas is burning. By the time it gets to my taps I can hold my hand under it. I’ve turned everything up. But still warm to touch after running water (hot) for 4mins. Any one else have this.

Purchased in April 2010.

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Household Size 1 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
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Te Manihera
Te Manihera

Oops you’re probably right I will look into that ASAP thanks heaps

Billy

BillyPerth, WA

  • 4 reviews
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Worst hot water system ever

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Unit is a couple years old, consistently won’t light. Have to then wait for stupid lock out or have cold shower. Can’t wait to throw it in the tip and get something that works

Purchased in September 2016.

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Peter J

Peter JMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Water temperature fluctuates wildly, too hot one minute, not heating water the next.

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Purchased in March 2018.

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Household Size 3 person(s)
Smells of GasNo
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Len

LenAdelaide

Terrible, terrible, terrible

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Purchased this unit in august 2018 as a replacement for our old bosch unit. We were advised by the installer that this was the one to get. We had the installation techs out four times in the first few days because it would cease to work. Despite my requests for a different unit it was inferred that the problem was user error !!!! SIx months later the unit takes ages to heat ,goes boiling hot then cold and has to be restarted several times just to get a lukewarm shower. This product has a major design fault and is clearly not fit for sale. Will be replacing as soon as finances allow. Avoid this terrible product.

Date PurchasedAug 2018
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Sammy

Sammyleongatha

Trouble from the beginning.

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Unrealibile ignition of both pilot and main burner. Works today but not tomorrow or even now but not in 1 hour. Very sensitive to water pressure. Inserted inline water filter which helped in blocking the filter in the unit. Fortunately we are not entirely reliant on this heater. Reading the other reviews would incline me to replace it rather than get it serviced.

Date PurchasedMar 2000
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Robert B.Bosch Hot Water & Heating

Water waster, hot then cold

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We recently moved into a rental home and cannot believe the performance of the hot water system. Although the unit is directly below the shower it may take up to 4 attempts and many litres of water for the very hot water to flow. The minute the very hot water comes through any attempt to adjust causes the shower to become cold.

The Bosch unit 16H needs to be avoided.

Date PurchasedMar 2016
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A Bee

A BeeAdelaide

Worst decision ever!

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Had to replace my old unit which didn't even last 10 years, stupidly settled on this model. Worst decision ever!! We've nicknamed the unit Katy Perry because it's hot then it's cold. This shower either inflicts 3rd degree burns or induces hypothermia, along the way it wastes a tonne of water. How can a gas hot water system run cold when only the hot water tap is on. Will replace as soon as I can afford to.

Date PurchasedOct 2017
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Questions & Answers

Blair Catlins

Blair Catlinsasked

My 16H pilot flame ignites but doesn’t spread to main burners. I can ignite main burners with a bbq lighter .seems a bit of flame coming out of mesh( air intake?)under pilot light.This unit has been problematic and tried different pumps over the years.Any ideas? Cheers, Blair

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James B.
James B.

the main flame is not starting because the system wants more water flow - if you stop the tap... wait 30 seconds and try again from completely off to full speed and even turn on a second tap - you may find that it will light.... if you are lucky - these units are useless :(

Blair Catlins
Blair Catlins

Thanks but doesn’t explain how I can light main burners with a bbq lighter while the pilot light is on .

Betty Z.

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April

Aprilasked

HydroPower 13H

Our Bosch 13 ignites but the gas is not spreading so as to light up properly

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James B.
James B.

This is because the system is not detecting sufficient flow of water. Turn the tap to max - if this does not work, then turn the tap off, wait 1 minute and turn it on to max as fast as you can... wait 60 seconds - watch as the system which claims to have a good energy rating wastes water.... if this does not work then turn all off again...

wait a minute - then turn on tap to max very quick - then go to another hot water tap and turn that one on as well to max.... - if this does not get you hot water then your water pressure is either not enough or your system is stuffed.

Do not try to turn the cold on at the same time until you have the hot working - and even when the hot works - be careful turning on the cold depending on your tap or shower attachments as this may slow the flow of hot enough to make the system shut down the burners again.

Sit back and watch your water bill and gas bill go through the roof even though these systems claim to be energy efficient.... obviously only under lab conditions with the perfect pressure.

James B.
James B.

Your other option is to take the cover off.

There are two user adjustable settings (at least on my 16H) - one shows 1 to 3 flame symbols - this is for adjusting the temperature from low to high flame... this can be increased for hotter water - but this is not your issue - you are not getting enough gas to light the main jets, only the pilot light...

the second adjustment is a knob below the slider - this adjust the flow of gas in general - turn this to max - get some one inside to turn on hot water to full - watch and see if it now lights.

if this worked you may then need to turn it back a little and or adjust the slider so that your hot water when it actually works is not dangerously hot.

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