My first Bosch front loader and not my last!Serie 6 WAP28482AU
My third front loader and my first Bosch - and I love it. Easy to use. Programs cover all fabrics with reduced power and water usage - great on the hip pocket. Really good spin cycles so minimal drying time. Operates very quietly even on a fast spin. Gentle on the most delicate fabrics but a good clean wash. Would buy this machine again.
Purchased in .
- Dryer Type: Miele T 7744 C
I love this front loaderSerie 6 Front Load Washing Machines
This washer has so many wash cycles its hard to pick my favourite. I saves money & water which is great on the budget. It fits big loads comfortably. It has a beep which tells you when your washing is done. It has short to long wash cycles.
Purchased in .
Buy something elseSerie 6 WAU28490AU
We purchased new in April 2020. It died Nov 2023. Paid a repair guy to come and have a look and he diagnosed the fault as a main PCB (control board). Quoted $700 to repair.
I expected more from a "quality" brand name like Bosch. Won't be purchasing Bosch products in the future.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $990.
- Dryer Type: Electrolux EDV505 / EDV605
Sheets always have streaks of stuffSerie 6 WAP28482AU
Nothing stops it holding water in the glass and rubber, thus it gets manly.
Purchased in .
Do NOT waste your money- terrible machineSerie 6 WAU28490AU
I bought this machine brand new at the end of 2020. In two and a half years I have had to replace the seal 3 times, costing almost the same price as the machine itself- as BOSCH don't cover seals in warranty.
Every time I have dealt with customer service they gaslight me into thinking it is me that is washing "sharp objects" that are causing the tears in the seal. I am always sure to wash our knives and scissors in the kitchen sink, not the washing machine!
The seal has broken in the exact same spot 3 times over, so that theory seems unlikely.... Read more What seems likely to me is that the rubber is of extremely poor quality and tears in the same spot as that is where water runs to fill the drum. I previously thought BOSCH were a highly reputable company with products that withstand the distance- I was so wrong! Never again.
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $1,200.
Excellent washing machineSerie 6 WAT28620AU
I purhased this machine to replace a 10 year old German made Bosch machine that I was very happy with. When I first purchased this machine, I was not convinced that I had purchased the best machine for my purpose. However, I have now gotten used to it and am finding it excellent. It is quiet, washes and spins well. Good choice of programs. But as usual I only use a couple of them. As another reviewer noted, the idose for the washing soap is for liquid only, and I use powder, so it's not of any use. I do however use the idose for the fabric softener (I use white vinegar), and it's very effective. I have noted the less than positive reviews, and will edit this review if problems arise.
Purchased in .
Worst product and serviceSerie 6 Front Load Washing Machines
Had washing machine for 9 months. Leaking water, contacted Bosch to obtain warranty and was advised it is not covered in warranty even tho I have another 12 months remaining. Worst service. Happy to take your money but not happy to fix warranty issues. Will never purchase another Bosch product.
I paid $370 out of pocket to have the warranty issue fixed they refused to be responsible for. Do not bother buying warranty as they do not warrant the product.
Purchased in at The Good Guys.
Not worth the price tag and constant problemsSerie 6 WAT24220AU
I decided to go with a Bosch Serie 6 front-loader washing machine because I thought we would get many years out of it but that is not the case. Problems under warranty with the door hinge and after it was fixed the door dropped again. Now the door lock is stopping the machine from operating after it's already filled with water because the door sensor thinks it's not shutting properly. Also, the rubber door seal has torn so water spills out onto the floor. It seems Bosch is now in the business of sending out technicians to fix their crappy produ... Read morects instead of offering the public good products and services like they used to. I will never buy front-loader washing machines again and just got an old free top-loading machine without all the nonsense tech.
It's a big disappointment. Not fit for purpose.Serie 6 WAU28490AU
Bought this machine for my elderly mum and special needs brother because Bosch had a reputation for high quality, reliable washing machines. It's just over two years old and the rubber seal has a large tear in it and flooded the laundry. My 83 year old mum is very upset. Bosch said they would not replace the seal as just out of warranty and mum will have to pay. I contend that a machine of this calibre and price, plus such a critical part of the machine, should not fail after only two years of normal household use for two people. I personally h... Read moreave had three front load washing machines since mid 1980 (LG, Samsung etc) and none of them have ever had this happen. I also paid no where near the price of a Bosch for any of them. They all have lasted more than 10 years each. My advice based on mine and my mum's experience is DON'T BUY BOSCH as they obviously use inferior quality parts than other major brands. We will never buy Bosch again and instead will turn to the more reliable machines of LG, Samsung and the like. In this instance Bosch are wiping their hands of their not fit for purpose washing machine.
Purchased in at Australia Souvenir Gift Shop Online.
Worst service everSerie 6 Front Load Washing Machines
Our Bosch series 6 idose started leaking from the bottom. We had the technician around and he told us, hole in drum, don't use it.
3 months it took to get a replacement drum which arrived, damaged. So they ordered another from overseas. When that arrived we eventually got a call to say our machine would be fixed.
The technician would not let anyone near him when he was working on the machine. Nor would he show us the drum. Very suspect. Wonder if it was actually a hole in the first place.
Love our machine but this took over 3 months to get fixed. Not good enough. We're near retirement and don't wish to pay another $1800 for a machine.
Purchased in for $1,800.
Great machine with lot of flexibility and quietSerie 6 Front Load Washing Machines
Has lot of flexibility in terms of spin cycle and temperature, stains, etc. There are preset modes you can use, but I like to adjust further based on the load I am working with, which was difficult in my older machine from a different company. Love this machine, so well made, very quiet, and clothes come out pretty dry, which is less time drying. LOOOVE IT!!
A good machineSerie 6 WAT24220AU
Bought for $580 about 4 years ago. Average use is 3 times a week. My particular model was made in India but no issues. If you follow instructions and level the machine properly there is no shaking. Same noise level as a top loader. The eco silence drive is not really silent like a fisher-pyckle which you have look at to see if it's actually on, but you get what you pay for. Only thing to keep in mind is that the rubber lining inside holds water at the bottom between the fold and can go mouldly, easily fixed by a bit of bleach and wiping it after each use. Good value.
Purchased in at Bing Lee Physical store for $580.
Don’t buy itSerie 6 WAT28620AU
DONT BUY A BOSCH APPLIANCE
Do yourself a favour don’t by Bosch
Bought a washing machine leaked from day one
Their Warranty, Customer Service and repair is a joke
After 5 moths of going to the laundry mat it would be cheaper if you put your money in the bin. Still unresolved !! Buy something else
Purchased in .
Fine for first year then constant issues!Serie 6 WAT28620AU
After 1 year we had to get it serviced after it stopped working, just wouldn’t spin and even though we followed the instructions on how to clear the filter and everything it still didn’t work. Mechanic just serviced it, and told us to stop using so much washing liquid.
We then had to get it serviced 12 months later after the same thing. Mechanic said the same thing as last time.
Now another 24 months along and it’s now not draining the water, and when you put it on say a 45 minute cycle you check it after 5-10 mins and it’ll show 53 minutes... Read more on the washing machine timer. And I’ve had to manually drain the water out of it multiple times. Even after clearing the filter etc. I wouldn’t recommend this washer to anyone, and wouldn’t recommend Bosch really either. Our vacuum also crapped itself after 12 months and we had to get it serviced. The tech couldn’t really find any issues but replaced the filter and gave it a good clean, it lasted 12 months and it did it again but tech couldn’t actually find a fault this most recent time. Just do some research into other brands, and really look into reviews and common faults before just buying - we will be doing that ourselves this time too on the next washing machine to ensure we know what we are getting ourselves into.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $1,200.
- Dryer Type: Fisher & Paykel DE4060M1
Samsung is great for a short timeSerie 6 WAP24160AU
Great for a short time not a long time, will definitely change brands & probably stay away next time
Questions & Answers
For the Cottons + Prewash setting I can't find the following information. What I'd like to know is:
- Does the washing machine do a full rinse/spin before the main wash?
- Does it at least remove the soiled water from the Prewash before the main wash?
- How long is the Prewash cycle in minutes (in fast, eco and mixed modes)?
I would like to clean some cloth nappies in the machine using the Prewash function instead of having to run the machine twice (i.e. doing a manual Prewash).
Hi IDOS seems not working, just wash the cloth in water, we have cleaned the drawer, but still doesn't work. How to fix it?
Thankyou for your question regarding your Bosch washing machine. Just to clarify you are referring to your IDOS system not dispensing? If so, these can sometimes clog. To ease the solution that may be stuck, we reccomend washing your detergent drawer regularly. This can be done by lifting the flap and removing the cover, ensuring not to get the blue part of your cover wet as it contains electrical components. All this information can be found on page 40 of your user manual. However if you're still unsure, we encourage you to please contact our customer service team on on 1300 369 744 (select option 1). We would be happy to go through some trouble shooting with you, and answer questions/concerns you may have regarding your appliance.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia
My front load Bosch washing machine won't spin properly, the fast spin trys to kick in but doesn't seem to be able to
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- Standard washing programs include Cottons, Cotton Eco, Whites and Colours, Easy care, Delicate/Silk, and Wool hand wash.
- The following programs unique to this model are also included: AllergyPlus/Hygienic, Automatic, Drum Clean, Jeans/Dark Wash, Shirts/Blouses, Mixed Load, Sportswear, Rinse/Spin and Super 15/30.
- The Super 15/30 program is great for a quick wash - it takes 15 minutes to wash up to 2kg of a lightly soiled load, or 30 minutes for up to 3.5 kg of washing.
- An Auto Program means the machine uses sensors to automatically detect, and adjust, the levels of water and detergent according to the fabric type.
- An AllergyPlus program keeps clothes hygienic by choosing the right settings and programs to minimise germs, dust mites, pollen particles, and animal fur.
- A SpeedPerfect setting lets you combine a speedy setting with most other settings - such as the Mixed Load setting. For example, using SpeedPerfect you're able to wash 4kg of mix load clothing in 46 minutes.
- Touch control option settings include: A child safety control lock, Easy Iron, i-DOS - automatic dosing of liquid detergent and fabric softener, a Favourites program, Prewash for stained or heavily stained clothes, Rinse Stop, extra rinse, soaking, a manually adjustable spin speed, Reload function (lets you add a piece of clothing after the cycle has begun), delayed start, manually adjustable temperature, a self-cleaning detergent drawer, and a Drum Clean reminder.
- This Bosch Serie 6 front loader washer has a 5-star energy rating and a water efficiency rating of 5 stars.
- The maximum spin speed is 1, 400rpm. There are variable spin speed options, and there’s also an option to skip spinning altogether.
- The noise level during a washing cycle is 48dB(A), and during spinning this level is equivalent to 72dB(A). Anti-Vibration Side Panels help to reduce noise and vibration levels.
Bosch Serie 6 WAT28620AU2.9(10)
|Category||Front Loading Washing Machines||Front Loading Washing Machines||Front Loading Washing Machines||Front Loading Washing Machines|
|Capacity||8 kg||8 kg|
|Household Size||3-4 people||3-4 people|
|Features||Auto Balancing, Auto Dispense, Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof) and Reload/Add Wash||Auto Balancing and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||5 star(s)||4 star(s)|
|Water Rating||5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)|
|Drum Material||Stainless Steel||Plastic|
|Dimensions||848 x 598 x 590 mm mm||848 x 598 x 590 mm|
|Max Spin Speed||1,400 rpm||1,200 rpm|
|Maximum Noise Level||72 db||74 db|
|Number of Wash Cycles||14|
|Weight||72 kg||71 kg|
|Country of Manufacture||Turkey||Germany|
|Manufacturer Warranty||10 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White||White|
|Replaced by||Bosch Home Appliances Serie 4 WAK24160AU|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual and manual 2||Download manual|
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