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Great washing machine
I've purchased the Bosch Serie 4 7.5kg washing machine about 7 months ago. The machine is pretty quiet and doesn't travel around the laundry room when on the spin. I like it has a sportswear cycle which I use quite often and runs for about 40 min. There are shorter cycles of 30min and 15min which is also great if you need quickly rinse or wash a couple of items. I would definitely recommend it. I've purchased from Appliances Online, they've provided a good service delivering it.
Purchased in January 2021 at Appliances Online.
R.I.Pieces Simpson 175 top loader after 31 years (9/1989). In comes the Bosch 7.5 front loader - June 2020.
Here my brain cells had to adjust to a different style of laundering; child locks, open and closing a lid to using a door, hot water consumption, weight loads, soaking clothes, layering items, numerous programmes... Most of which, although a bit daunting at first, I have mastered to date.
[+] Washes clothes... (better than a top loader)
The 7.5 model allows you to add/remove laundry during wash cycle.
Hot water usage does not impact my Solar.
Takes the fluff out of your towels.
All stainless drum
Uses less water and detergent....
Purchased in May 2020 at Appliances Online for $749.00.
does the job
Have been using this machine now for 18 months. Does the job, washes clothes reasonably well, hasn't destroyed anything yet. Expected a little more quality from the bosch brand, the only issue I have with it is it thinks the door isn't shut when starting a load so I have to push on the door for it to realise the door is in fact shut. I did have a base model LG washing machine before this one which sadly died and I do miss it.
Purchased in January 2020 at Appliances Online for $669.00.
We have a Bosch dishwasher and are more than happy with it. On this basis we bought this Bosch washing machine. What a disappointment! Specifically
- towels come out of the machine stringy instead of fluffy and when dry are like sandpaper
- clothes generally come out wetter than our old top loader and take longer to dry to the line
- the machine is advertised as 7.5 kg but only 3 of the 11 programs have this as the maximum load the others being much less
- we received conflicting advice about the problem with the towels. Over the phone we were ...
Purchased in November 2020 for $716.00.
- Serie 4 WAN22120AU
Broken in just over 3 weeks
While the machine was working it was great. I've tried to use it this morning and it's not powered on. The power sockets are working - just the machine is dead. What is most concerning is that I only purchased the machine less than 3 weeks ago (1st March). Bosch are able to come and service it but there is a 2 week wait time (almost as long as I've owned the machine!)
Purchased in March 2021 at Appliances Online.
We’ve had this washing machine for over a year and been pleased with it. I’ve been cloth diapering for the whole time we’ve owned it so it gets a good work out - the “Kidswear” setting takes a while (3+hrs) but the diapers come out clean. There’s the option of 90C which is useful. “Delicate” setting works well for silks and other fine fabrics. General washing I tend to use the “Mix” setting which is about an hour. We do multiple loads a week so the water and electricity efficiency is a big plus. Given the varied type and quantity of washing we do I’ve been impressed - particularly for the cost of the washer.
Purchased in January 2020 at Appliances Online for $629.00.
$2 cost $180
After 19 months of zero-problem operation, it abruptly developed an alarming clatter-clunk noise, the sort of sound you'd immediately pull your car over for, turn it off and call the NRMA. Bosch said it was under guarantee, arranged their preferred service agent to visit - which took about 20 days all up. When the nominated agent finally showed up, he said to my wife: "Is the noise like this?" and did an excellent imitation. "Oh - I think I know what it is. Apprentice? The very-long-nosed pliers!" He put the apprentice to groping in the d...rain-hole/behind - who fairly rapidly found a very-clean $2 coin. "That's it. Not under guarantee, operator error. There's nothing wrong with your machine. Those coins just make a lot of horrible noise, that's all. $180, please?" I think this could have been handled better. The nice lady from Bosch who took the call was able to walk us through getting the door open - we'd stopped it when it had a load of very wet towels in, and the machine simply would not open. Finding the bypass involved kneeling, a long, very pointed knife, and directions. Getting the door open and the towels out before they went mouldy to destruction was important. But if it's a common problem, the second option: "Why don't you nip down to Bunnings, get the longest-nose pliers you can get that would explore that orifice, and grope for a coin yourself? That way, you're at least $100 in front and you own some expensive new pliers, forever." That second option - I think - could have been offered. Also - the drain-plug set-up - not a remotely friendly design. Hard to open, too close to the floor; only a (flat) tray could be used to catch excess water; And: needing someone able to operate eye-at-floor-level to find the override to get the door open. So - it still works perfectly - but ... grumpy customer, now.
Purchased in July 2019 at The Good Guys for $902.00.
Wish I’d never bought it
Bought this machine to replace my old top loader and wish I hadn’t. It’s harsh on clothes and the towels come out like cardboard, even with fabric softener. Thought I was doing the right thing, but it doesn’t save money or the planet if I have to use the dryer to make the towels usable. It is compact and quiet, but I will go back to a top loader next time.
Purchased in November 2020.
Quiet great but only one too long 3hr setting to wash a 7.5kg load size.
Love that it is quiet. My partner bought the machine for its maximum load size of 7.5kg however the only setting available for that is a way too long duration of over 3hrs.
This is not practical for a large family with large loads. Other settings are great for smaller loads.
My partner won't be buying a machine alone next time.
Purchased in September 2020.
- Serie 4 WAN22120AU
Very Low quality machine from Bosch
I had Bosch WAK24160AU and the build quality is very good but this one is of very low quality, never assumed that Bosch Machine can be of such a low quality and I realised the Logo is all grey in colour where as my old machine had Bosch written in Bold Red colour. This Machine is made in China but how can Bosch compromise in quality. I bought this machine from Appliancesonline.com.au .Wasted my money.
Purchased in October 2020 for $715.00.
- Serie 4 WAN22120AU
Bring back less iron setting.
After replacing my old Bosch washing machine with the new Bosch series 4 I am disappointed Bosch has removed the less iron setting which would tumble and loosen the cloths off the drum the at the end of the spin cycle.
Purchased in September 2020 at The Good Guys.
- Serie 4 WAN22120AU
Quick and Quiet
I bought this product online, quickly delivery to my home. The washing machine is good, I like the super quick mode which I normally use to wash socks, the delicate mode is great for silk and clothes that normally require hand wash. It's normally quiet when washing, I use the spin function after using delicate, so that it would be quicker for the clothes to dry. It 's good for family use, even quilt and blanket washing is great.
Purchased in January 2020 at eBay for $700.00.
- Serie 4 WAN22120AU
A very quiet and compact front loader.
Had to replace my old washing machine (another brand) after 10 years. When I did my research, Bosch always came out in the top three in all the comparisons and reviews. Plus three of my friends who does daily washings for their young children also have Bosch as well.
This front loader is extremely quiet. I could only run my old one in the middle of the day so it will not disturb the neighbours. But I can run this one even at midnight. Initially, I had to keep checking to see if it is still working because it is that quiet. And very stable with...little vibration. It comes with a lot of programs to suit almost all types of washing. Clothes come out cleaned and no residue or foam. The one thing it can improve on is the user manual. It doesn't talk about each of the programs and how they are used. I'm particularly looking for the default washing temperature, spin rpm, and most importantly, the capacity limit for each program which is not available in the manual. Also, one annoying thing I've found is that when you accidentally bumped the dial during a program, it will stop the current program with no way to resume it. But otherwise, it is a quality build and performs very well.
Purchased in June 2020.
Small but excellent quality
I had used a Bosch washing machine whilst on holidays last year and was so impressed with how my clothes turned out that I decided to make the investment to upgrade from my current old machine.
I could only afford the smaller one but I’m super happy with my purchase! I’ve had it a couple of weeks now and it’s amazing, my clothes smell and feel sooo good after washing them! All the different settings are great for removing all the guesswork out of the appropriately washing different types of fabric/materials.
Admittedly, I didn’t know how much...
Purchased in June 2020 at Appliances Online for $758.00.
Very quiet and quick
Researched front loaders for quietness, as my laundry is very close to kitchen and family room. Bosch doesn’t disappoint. Very quiet, efficient and washes thoroughly. We are on tank water, so water saving is essential and our water usage has dropped. Very happy with my choice, and have some much needed bench space!
Purchased in April 2020 at Appliances Online.
Questions & Answers
Does this machine has a short hot programme and how long does it take?
Hi Sam T., Thank you for your question. This machine has the Super (Quick) 15’/30’ min program. It is a Extra short program, suitable for small items of lightly soiled laundry. The maximum temperature this can program can be set to is 40 °C. If you required further assistance, please feel free to call our team on 1300 369 744 (select option 2). Kind regards Bosch Home Australia.
How can I adjust temperature for any program to cold? I have tried to change the temperature on a short wash, it goes down in temperature but not to 0. I just get --- instead and the washing is hot to touch when the load finishes.
HI Suzanne H, Thank you for your question. Depending on what stage the programme is in, you can change the set temperature before and at the beginning of the programme. In °C the sign '- -' equals cold. However if the washing is coming out hot, we ask you to call our team on 1300 36 744 (select option 2), and we'll investigate further for you. Kind regards Bosch Home Australia.
Thankyou for a quick reply. I will double check my next wash and then follow up.
For some reason, when I want to do a super quick load it just double beeps when I press start but won’t start. The other wash settings work ok. Just this setting won’t start. Can you tell me why?
Hi Natalie C.,
Thank you for your question. When the program doesn't start we would recommend you check the following :
- Please make sure you have you pressed the 'play/pause' button or Finished in 'clock' symbol button
- Is the door closed correctly? Sometimes items may be closed in the door, so ensure nothing is in the way
- Ensure the childproof lock is deactivate
Also do any symbols also appear when the appliance double beeps? If you have checked all of the above, then please call our service team on 1300 369 744 (select option 1), and we'd be happy to investigate further for you. Kind regards Bosch Home Australia.
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|Category||Front Loading Washing Machines|
|Household Size||2-3 people|
|Features||Auto Balancing and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)|
|Water Rating||4.5 star(s)|
|Dimensions||848 x 598 x 550 mm|
|Motor Type||Conventional (Belt Drive)|
|Max Spin Speed||1,100 rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
- GTIN13: 4242002970875
- MPN: WAN22120AU
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