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A Mother’s Dream
At the age of
70 I was given a Bosh series 8.
washing machine .
It is easy to use ,quiet and washes my hubbies overalls beautifully.
Now my daughter in law is dropping off her washing and tellling my son her machine isn’t rinsing well .
I don’t mind because with a Bosh machine I know that it will last me OUT.
Thanks family and Bosh .
Just stopped working after 3 years
I bought the 8 series washing machine from JBHiFi exactly 3 years back. This afternoon it stopped working and the door is locked with cloths locked inside. German make and technology is known around the world and I went for it but I now feel betrayed.
Purchased in February 2017 at jbhifi for $1,014.00.
3.5 years out of a $1200 machine
Door lock blown / jammed. Replaced $100
Now looks like power module board is also blown which are $400. If you have to pay appliance repair its cheaper to buy a new machine which costs less every few years. Otherwise its been a decent washer.
Purchased in May 2017 for $1,200.00.
- Serie 8 WAW28460AU
Doesn't live up to expectations.
There are numerous wash cycles however there is only one cycle that takes 8kg of washing (cotton) So effectively you can only use one cycle.
The buttons are too easy to accidentally touch as you walk past, changing the settings inadvertently.
The rubber door seal holds a lot of water after the cycle, requiring everyday maintenance to prevent mould.
This machine is marketed as being very quiet, and it is true that the motor is. However I don't believe the machine is insulated well enough. While in the wash cycle the noise is loud enough to disturb us watching tv.
The clothes do come out very clean however.
Purchased in June 2019 for $985.00.
- Serie 8 WAW28460AU
Good for 3 years only
This washing machine (German made) worked well until after 3 years when it started to beep and the tap symbol started flashing, thinking there was a problem with either the water supply or outlet blockage. I had thoroughly followed the troubleshooting instructions in the manual and could find nothing wrong. The error always happens after the initial wash phase is finished and the machine takes in water for the first rinse. Sometimes the error is so bad that the machine pauses. I searched online for a solution and found that other customers had ...the same issue. The repair bill is just not worth the cost. When this machine dies I will stick to the LG brand which I have found to be a lot more reliable. Surely you would expect that a German made machine costing a premium would last a lot longer than 3 years, I am bitterly disappointed. Despite Bosch approaching me upon reading this review, they have not contacted me yet
Purchased in March 2017 at The Good Guys for $1,077.00.
- Serie 8 WAW28460AU
Design problems poor service - Bosch replies with a same content to all the complaints with no follow up actions
Our machine is only 5 months old and the softener dispenser (the middle chamber) remains full of water after each cycle. I contacted Bosch office and their advise was to clean and wash the chamber which I did (even thought it seemed quite clean), but problem still persists. I even tried the decalcification process in case the water jets were calcified. Nothing has worked. The softener chamber remains full of water after every single wash. It doesn’t matter weather I use a softener or not - the middle dispenser is full of water after every sing...le wash. My good old Bosch washing machine lasted for 14 years! This one comes with an inherent design problem. Just google Bosch softener dispenser problems and see the results for your self (I wish I’d done this before doing this purchase!). I made my decision based on the previous purchase experience which obviously was a big mistake. Wish I’d bought LG washing instead as I have a LG dryer and it is absolutely fantastic.
Purchased in July 2020 at Appliances Online for $1,117.00.
TIP: How to spin only!
Bosch couldn’t help me.
Technicians couldn’t help me either.
Select Rinse/spin then deselect Rinse Plus.
Eh voila... it now spins with no rinse.
A great washing machine. Extremely reliable
Purchased in September 2016.
Best buy of the year!
I have wanted a front loader forever, after hearing how gentle they are the garments plus their high rating for water & power efficiency. So easy to use with lots of pre-loaded programs, that can easily be adjusted. And to top it off it's quiet! All i need now is a stand to save my back :p
Purchased in June 2020 at Appliances Online for $1,050.00.
- Serie 8 WAW28460AU
Bosch do not honour their Warranty!
As the technician could not find the reason for the fault, therefore by default it must have been our misuse. An item of ours alledgedly fell in the 3mm gap between the drum and rubber then detroyed the inner drum. It is actually impossible as the drum spins at 1000 revs and the item would be havebeen flicked out in a micro second. No item of ours was found that damaged the machine, all guess work.
My machine was 1.5 years old under warranty.
Unedited statement from bosch below.
"We have received the report and photos from select applianc...es, it has been assess by our technical department and deemed a Non warranty issue, it seems that something was caught in between the inner drum and outer drum and rubbed it away, as there were signs of melted plastic in a purple color."
Purchased in February 2019 at Harvey Norman for $1,000.00.
Broken down just out of warranty period, somehow open door mechanism scratched the pcb. Cycles are too long.
This machine has down just out of warranty period, 3yrs old, somehow the open door mechanism has scratched the pcb. Also found that the cycles were too long and delay start max 8 hrs
Purchased in March 2017 at Status for $1,300.00.
Frequently faults. NO customer service
If it’s not ‘apparently’ blocking up, it’s automatically overriding settings.
It frequently doubles or triples wash times. Even for small loads that aren’t dirty. This machine uses copious amounts of water and takes forever.
Try contacting Bosch. I’ve been trying for two months and keep getting “sorry we’re experiencing high call demands”. Of course you are, you’re busy dealing with customers who had the misfortune of buying your junk products.
Sh!,,.......Our Laundry is now a zen space!
Usually wash general family type laundry;towels,sheets,normal daily wear clothes and some delicates. Initial apprehension, about electronic ,screen controls , was quickly dispelled after reading instruction booklet . So far have used most settings , including long Hot settings for big towel load, heavy large sheets on Cotton setting , Quick Setting and delicates. Very satisfied with degree of cleanliness and the very noticeably ,well spun fabric at end of cycles. Delighted with the gentler management of delicates on appropriate setting. Pract...ical ‘ add to wash’ facility. Quiet operation. Excellent ‘child lock’ ! Water use seems to be less than our previous washing Machine, but as yet have not measured this . Most cycles do seem to be rather long, which may equate to higher electricity use ( have not measured that yet) . Generally delighted with this machine , so, tending to make more use of easy care , quick wash and mix Settings, ( to save Time /electricity ). Longer and hotter functions , already tested and proved very efficient, will be employed if and when necessary . Enjoying the shiny , new look
Purchased at Appliances Online for $765.00.
- Serie 8 WAW28460AU
Great machine , first rate build .
Bought some time ago ( harveys ) good price , Machine is well designed and made bought after extensive investigation from family and friends who have Bosch washers , Love how quiet it is and its quit clever I have noticed on occasions , only whinge is sometimes it don't like washing 2 or so towels on there own tends to fluff around trying to spin them sometimes and when it does it gets a bit on the noisy side ( has been spirit level adjusted two times ) but not sorted , otherwise its awesome and great on water bill dropped big time after purchased .
Purchased in September 2018 at Harvey Norman for $900.00.
Do not buy this machine. Do not make the same mistake I did. My machine keeps showing the E18 error message - which means it is blocked. I have had to call the Bosch services to come out to fix it multiple times and it is still not working. You need to wait weeks before someone comes to your house to 'fix' it one time they came and said there was nothing wrong so I put a load on after they left and guess what it came up with the error message again! When this comes up you need to empty the machine of water yourself. It is a very time consuming ...and messy task. A task that I have to do several times a day it I want to wash clothes. I am a single mum and I do not have the time or energy to continually trouble shoot a washing machine. Do not buy it. My machine is less than a year old. I wasted my money.
Purchased in October 2019 at The Good Guys for $1,330.00.
Love this machine
I have used this machine for all clothes including delicates. Cleans very well and it is extremely quiet. Love the 90 degree option for towels and then there’s the super quick option is great too for the really big items. I do wish the beeping to tell you the load is finished wasn’t so loud.
Purchased in October 2018 for $1,100.00.
Winning with an Award Winner
The type of clothes I usually put in the washing machine are a mixture from clothes, towels, blankets and winter doona's. I like to wash towels separately and hang them up outside.
I'm satisfied that this product's features/controls and its performance uphold its award brand and works well when I apply different settings.
The machine handles clothing appropriately in different cycles, including soft delicate clothing. I like the quick 15min cycle and its gentle as well as slow spins, rinses, and finishes off with a speedy spin. I didn't know ...the machine had finished as it was quiet blending in with our usual house noise. The longer cycles obviously clean better but I don't always use them unless you need stains removed, then you'd most likely use a pre-wash stain remover. There's something there for everyone. So, compared to our Beko (also 8kg) front loader that lasted nearly 7 years (my 3 year old son put his matchbox cars in the detergent drawers for cleaning, otherwise it would still be going). Sorry, but the Bosh is much quieter and I can stop the cycle and put more in/out. When it says 1 minute left, don't look at your watch as it takes a bit longer, add a few minutes when running late. Clothes come out fresh and clean when you also use a softener. Don't put too much washing detergent/liquid in, don't think it will like it over the years. Well, Girlfriends happy, so I'm not complaining, just glad I read some reviews.
Purchased in June 2020 at Harvey Norman Online for $899.00.
Simply but works
Love Germany quality, it’s simple wash machine but works really well, long lasting quality, stable performance, except the rubber around the door sometimes left some remain water there and dropped out on the floor otherwise it’s perfect
Purchased in November 2018.
Poor designed filter
The filter of the washing machine is poor designed and it would suck in anything. In one occasion My kid’s sock ended in there and I had to break the filter to force open it. This never happened in my old Samsung washing machine in the last 10 years.
- Serie 8 WAW28460AU
Great washes so far
Had it for about 1-2 months and consistently washes well. Many wash settings, and being able to pause machine to load more items is very handy.
Machine can be a little bit noisy, but it seems it is usual for washing machines, as it was the same with the previous 'Fisher and Paykel'.
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,117.00.
- Serie 8 WAW28460AU
Great - does everything we need
We bought this for 2 adults, no children. It’s the perfect size for us. The controls are very easy to use and there are plenty of different settings. The alarm that sounds when the cycle finishes is very useful.
Questions & Answers
Where can I get the seal for Bosch serie 8 please. And part number?
If I manually select 60 degree temperature AFTER selecting the ecoperfect mode ,will I get 60 degree or a lower temp?
Machine continues to work well after 5 years but now Start/Reload button only works intermittently...everything else and all other buttons work as normal. We have to jiggle the Start/Reload button while turning machine on and off several times until it finally decides to start. Manual didn't offer insights. Has anyone experienced this and is it expensive to fix, please?
|Category||Front Loading Washing Machines|
|Household Size||3-4 people|
|Features||Auto Balancing and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)|
|Water Rating||5 star(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Dimensions||848 x 598 x 590 mm|
|Max Spin Speed||1,400 rpm|
|Maximum Noise Level||71 db|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Dec 2014|
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- GTIN13: 4242002844848
- MPN: WAW28460AU
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