Easily adjustable settings
Consistently cleans well
Quiet when spinning
Some components not hard-wearing
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Well made machine as you would expect from Germany and Bosch. Very quiet, very clean and very impressive!!
Bosch make quality items and this is no exception, quite spin cycle, clean colours and bright whites as well as numerous cycles make it a perfect family machine, load capacity is also a huge bonus.
Purchased in May 2021 at Appliances Online for $799.00.
Really great machine, quiet on spin.
With a young toddler we wash once or twice a day.
I love the 15 min quick cycle option, and ability to pause and open the machine to throw in added items as necessary.
I use the delicate cycle often and have never had any troubles-especially with the spin- which can be adjusted to be slower.
I agree with some other reviews about the pump filter getting blocked easily- I am careful to empty pockets etc, and ensure the drain pump is emptied often- which I think anyone should do every now and then anyways for maintenance. (I really wish the serv...
Purchased in June 2019 at The Good Guys for $1,200.00.
It does everything you can think of.
I usually only use the short cycle, which is great. But if the clothes are REALLY dirty, there's a long cycle, a hot cycle, a delicate cycle. You name it you can have it. The best washing machine I have had, so far. and I have had auto washers for 45 years. I cannot fault this one.
Purchased in May 2019 for $990.00.
Badly engineered - totally unexpected
Cycle times are far too long, drain pump always gets blocked and its only 2.5 years old. Only positive is it is quiet. Recommended by Harvey Norman - last time I will trust their advice.
Purchased in April 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Does all the things you expect from a washing machine
Purchased this in early 2019 to avoid buying a washing machine that was Chinese made and owned.
It operates how it is supposed to, however on occasion when only washing one article of clothing (because it requires a separate wash) it comes out soaking wet even with increased RPM and selecting an additional rinse and spin cycle. Would be good to just have an extra spin cycle by itself. Not sure if this is a fault or we're using it incorrectly. Other than that and bubble residue inside the door (even when using very little detergent, it has been great.
Purchased in February 2019.
Was disappointed but now...........
I do like the options on this machine and it does produce a very clean wash, HOWEVER, it has randomly shrunk a number of articles...........
This was the review I was going to submit, however, Bosch responded promptly, offering to resolve the problem. It was determined that the computer or the thermostat were the only possible cause and both were replaced at Bosch's expense. I am impressed with their customer service, I was treated with courtesy and respect, and at no stage did they try to fob me off with excuses. It's early days yet but so far, so good, no shrinkage and beautifully clean wash.
Purchased in March 2018 for $900.00.
Love my new Bosch 9kg washing front loader washing machine. Chosen with great consideration after my previous Hoover 7kg died. We are a small household but the extra 2kg capacity allows me to wash larger items (eg doonas). (BTW, you can SPIN ONLY with program Rinse/Spin by deactivating the "Rinse Plus" button - see manual page 29.) I have owned various brands of f/ls for over 40 years, and this machine's operating and spin cycle noise is by far the quietest. So far, so good.
Purchased in June 2021 at e&s for $1,199.00.
Good but some flaws!
Overall I find this machine is good but there are a few issues I have with the programs.
First of all, WHY ON EARTH DOESN’T IT HAVE A SPIN ONLY FUNCTION??? This is absolutely ridiculous and frustrating!
Secondly, why does the kids wash run for nearly 4 hours? That’s crazy!
Finally, please make your manual more user friendly. The instructions are overly complicated.
Purchased at e&s for $898.00.
Over hyped, under delivers, prone to blockages
Have to be absolutely scrupulous about emptying pockets because the pump filter gets blocked so easily but you can't get the plug out of the filter to clean the blockage. The water inlet hose has also started leaking and needs replacing. Its only 4 years old. Will never buy another Bosch.
Leaking machine after 6 months
After 6 months the rubber seal split and warranty wasn’t honoured. Another $400 to replace the seal.
Bosch is not made like they used too.
They provided care instructions in the reply to decline my request for a claim.
I have been a bosch customer for over 20 years, and now will never buy a bosch appliance again. Just isn’t worth the extra money you pay for quality if a seal can easily tear and cause to leak after 6 months.
Save your cash and buy a cheaper product.
Purchased in June 2020 at Appliances Online for $1,600.00.
Extremely happy with this product
I am so satisfied with this machine. I love all the features - short wash with the speed perfect function, the ability to select spin speed, eco wash for small loads, rinse plus for larger loads. So quiet when spinning that I hardly know it’s on. Cleans beautifully.
Purchased in April 2021 at The Good Guys for $1,288.00.
Bosch Blame everything else
Ever since I have had this machine, I stress every time i put a load of washing on, T Shirts in particular.
They come out consistently stained with what appears to be oil. I then have to re-wash twice with stain remover to remove these stains. It is like a lottery whether they will get fresh stains each time I wash .. it is a Nightmare .. I have worn out and ruined so many clothes. The first service call I had, the so-called Bosch technician blamed everything known to man except the machine, Clean your DOS dispenser, too much detergent, apparen...
Purchased in November 2018.
Absolutely rubbish - Don’t buy
Machines pump broke after about six months now the brown wires have snapped off the motor washing machine repairer said wires were too tight when manufactured. Will never buy another Bosch product nor recommend to anyone I know.
Purchased in February 2019 for $1,400.00.
Our washing machine had lots of noise and shake during warranty. We asked for repair. A technician came and damaged it completely. Now there is no power in that!!! I called Bosch again and they can someone else after 7 days! They are awful. One worse than another!!!
Purchased in September 2019 at Harvey Norman for $770.00.
Great machine until it broke
I bought the 8 series washing machine from Good Guys. I absolutely loved it! However after 2.5 years it started leaking underneath when the cycle was running. Checked the drainage plug and nothing blocking it. The machine was not even 3 years old and stopped working. Motor seems to not spin at all and the door is locked with cloths inside. There is a lot of water damage inside the bottom of the machine and around the electrics, it appears to be leaking around the back of the detergent dispenser. We were expecting a German made machine to last, so was happy to pay a premium. Very disappointed to not even reach 3 years before having to buy another washing machine, and unsure if it’s worth trying to fix the Bosch.
Purchased in April 2018.
Questions & Answers
Why are there different kg loads for different programs, as an example, the "mix" program has a 4 kg load setting. Is there a risk of damage to the machine if it is loaded to the machine's maximum rating of 8 kg or is it it just that wash integrity is comprised for that particular program?
Hi GeoKar, Thank you for your question. Our recommendation would be to observe the maximum load for the program, and to not exceed it. Overfilling adversely affects the washing result and promotes
creasing. The automatic unbalanced load detection system detects imbalances, and ensures even distribution of the laundry by repeatedly starting and stopping drum spinning. If the laundry is extremely unevenly distributed, the speed is reduced or the spin cycle is not performed for safety reasons. If you would like further information for this appliance, please feel free to call our team on 1300 369 744 (select option 2). Kind regards Bosch Home Australia.
Even with the child lock on, when the wash finishes and the machine turns off, you can open the door.
Is there a way to always keep it locked?
Also what setting would I use on quilts with down?
Is the EcoSilence Drive™ Motor the same as the Inverter one used by Samsung?
Get an answer from our members and Bosch Home Appliances representatives
- Different models in the Bosch Serie 8 Front Loading Washing Machines have varying capacities ranging from 7.5kg to 10kg, so you can find a size right for your household.
- A time delay function on the machine lets you set your cycle to start at a time that’s convenient for your routine.
- It has a child lock, giving you extra peace of mind for the safety of your little ones.
- ActiveWater Plus technology on the machine measures the size of the load and adjusts the water intake accordingly, so it uses only what it needs, helping save water and your next bill.
- The washing machine has SpeedPerfect and EcoPerfect functions that can wash your load in either 65% less time or by using 50% less energy.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that the settings on the Bosch Serie 8 Front Loaders were easy to navigate and adjust.
- They also said that the machine’s programs consistently cleaned all types of fabrics well.
- According to reviewers, the machine is quiet when it spins clothes.
A point of pain:
- Some reviewers noted that certain parts of the machine weren’t particularly hard-wearing. A few, for example, said that the rubber door seal only lasted a few years before it needed to be replaced.
|Category||Front Loading Washing Machines||Front Loading Washing Machines||Front Loading Washing Machines||Front Loading Washing Machines|
|Capacity||8 kg||9 kg||9 kg||9 kg|
|Household Size||3-4 people||3-4 people||3-4 people||3-4 people|
|Features||Auto Balancing and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)||Auto Balancing and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)||Auto Balancing and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)||Auto Balancing and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)||4.5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)|
|Water Rating||5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)|
|Dimensions||848 x 598 x 590 mm||848 x 598 x 590 mm||848 x 598 x 590 mm||848 x 598 x 590 mm|
|Motor Type||Direct Drive (Inverter)|
|Max Spin Speed||1,400 rpm||1,400 rpm||1,400 rpm||1,400 rpm|
|Number of Spin Speeds||5|
|Maximum Noise Level||71 db||71 db||71 db||71 db|
|Weight||73.03 kg||72 kg||82 kg||71.8 kg|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White||White||White||White|
|Release date||Dec 2014|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual|
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