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Bosch Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Bosch Serie 8 WAW32640AU Questions & Answers

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152 questions from our users

Nick Penelope Margiolaki

Nick Penelope Margiolakiasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

How do I override the iDos for fabric softener use? My machine does not draw any!

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Nick,
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch WAW32640AU.
You would need to make sure the i-DOS has automatic dosage deselected as per page 12 of your user manual.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

penegeau

penegeauasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

I've had my machine for years and literally 1 month out of warranty it started throwing up (re: screaming) E:81. I've since been told by Bosch, that i cannot use my liquid detergent (omo) without watering it down by at least 50%. I tried it, and it didn't solve the problem AND my clothes weren't getting clean either. Tried many other brands and was told only omo has this issue cos its too thick for the machine. But yet no other soaps are getting my husbands VERY soiled work clothes clean enough.
ALSO-
My mahcine has now started spewing at least a cups worth of soap out onto the glass door onthe final spin cycle. It coats all the rubbers, the door, the clothes and tub in large amounts of soap and always on the final spin cycle. Meaning i then have to re-wash all my clothes 2 or 3 times as every time it spins it releases more soap!
What's going on with my machine?!?! I'm beginning to think all these idos perks are a load of crap cos it's not worked since day 1 to add an apropriate amount of soap to the tub to get the clothes deeply clean and has been screaming this error for years regardles of me adding no soap or minimal soap, runny soap, powedered soap etc etc. It still screams with the error at the end of the wash and now it's spewing detergent all over the clean washing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi,
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch WAW32640AU.
If you're only having the issue with that detergent and you're not willing to use any other detergent then you might want to try using manual detergent rather than the i-DOS or cleaning the i-DOS detergent draw after every few uses to stop any build ups.
If this hasn't helped, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744 to discuss further.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Simon D.

Simon D.asked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Can you use bold washing pods in stead of liquid?

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Simon,
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch WAW32640AU.
We have not done any testing with these and cannot guarantee there won't be any complications. If there is, and the appliance faults due to them then any servicing needed would not be covered under the warranty.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Vivienne

Vivienneasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Hello,
Great machine but is there a spin only cycle? We have a pool and sometimes just want to spin the water out of very wet towels.
Vivienne

1 answer
acmesounds
acmesounds

Hi Vivienne,
Select the rinse/spin cycle and the press the 'Rinse Plus' button to make it a spin only cycle.
If you have any other queries, please feel free to contact Bosch on 1300 369 744 to discuss.

Chung L.

Chung L.asked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Where can I buy liquid detergent measurement aid.

1 answer
acmesounds
acmesounds

You don't! With this model, you fill the liquid detergent drawer fully and the machine measures it on every wash for you.

Tom Hon F.

Tom Hon F.asked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Hi Can the default wash temp be changed from 40deg So doesn’t need to be set every cycle ?

2 answers
acmesounds
acmesounds

Hi Tom, Each washing cycle has a certain temperature, spin speed, length of wash etc. You can certainly change the temperature in most cycles to the one you choose, but because of the different cycles you can't just have one default washing temperature. I hope this help.

Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Tom,
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch WAW32640AU.
As per page 25 of your user manual program settings other than the i-DOS are not saved if the washing machine is switched off
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

joseph.agius.779

joseph.agius.779asked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

My machine is a workhorse and would recommend it to anyone but a few months out of warranty it started to develop Error 06 and Error 18! Surely these machines should last longer than this. Previous models I owned were 10-12 years old. I can understand if the machine that is older than 3-4 years to develop issues but not just over 2 years.

3 answers
Fab
Fab

Not sure what error code 06 is but 18 is a draining issue, have you tried cleaning the filter?

joseph.agius.779
joseph.agius.779

Yes, first thing we did. Took the cap off the rubber tube and unscrewed the cap. Clear water drained from the machine and no blockages. Sometimes the cycle does not finish and the door won’t open. The only way to open the door is to set the cycle to drain, when this finishes the door unlocks. There is a bad “electrical”/“plastic” smell in the laundry when the machine is working.

Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Joseph,
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch WAW32640AU.
With those error codes there is most likely a blockage. If you've cleaned the filter and the drain pump and the checked the drain hose then a service would be required to look further in the machine.
If you need help with this, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Stuart h

Stuart hasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Hi I have water filling up my idos fabric and detergent draw any suggestions on how to fix

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Stuart,
We're sorry to hear that you're having issues with your washing machine. There is no troubleshooting we can suggest for that issue, if you contact us on 1300 369 744 we’ll investigate for you.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Emma L

Emma Lasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

I have a baby and use separate sensitive washing detergent for her clothes
How can I stop the IDOS with regular detergent for my clothes and use the sensitive detergent for her clothes
Can you switch between 2 detergents?

4 answers
Leslie
Leslie

Hi Emma, I switch between Omo Sensitive and Softly for woollens and delicates. I have never had a problem.

grrrrlll
grrrrlll

Hi Emma, I also switch between a sensitive powder for my baby who has bad exczema and allergies, and normal powder for the rest of the washing, and haven't had any issues or reactions.

Emma L
Emma L

I was wondering how you do this is your IDOS is full of regular detergent? How do you make the load switch to a sensitive detergent? Do you have to empty the tray? Or can you fill the drawer and it will switch?

Victor C.

Victor C.asked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Hi
I have a Bosch iDOS washing machine with the code WAW286M9SN/01 reference number on the door. The issue is that the detergent dispenser is not dispensing on any program but the softener dispenser is working fine basically it's producing unwashed scented softened washing. Is there a replacement dispenser pump or method to to repair it as I've taken the cover off and cleaned both but still no dispensing of detergent?

3 answers
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Victor
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch WAW32640AU/01. We're sorry to hear that you're having issues with your appliance. We'd like to help, if you contactus on 1300 369 744, we’ll investigate for you.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia

Jojo
Jojo

I am having the same problem. Soap is not being dispensed.
Victor, did you get a solution?

Victor C.
Victor C.

Not really apart from replace the top part of the dispenser tray. Seems to work now but not cheap and since it was only the detergent pump which seemed to be failing, replacement of the whole thing including softener seems wasteful.

Cheza

Chezaasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Hi, I have Bosch Serie 8 with IDOS. On the 'Quilt' wash setting, the detergent and fabric softener settings are a little confusing, as it double-beeps when I try to select the detergent degree of soiling or the fabric softener level. Does this mean that it automatically adds detergent and fabric softener? Or does this mean I have to manually add washing detergent to the left-hand detergent / fabric softener drawer? Does it also mean that there is no way I can add fabric softener when washing my quilt on the quilt setting (i.e. if I add detergent to the left-hand compartment of the pull-out drawer, there is no other place to put the fabric softener separately, and I can't select the fabric softener setting as mentioned above)?

2 answers
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Cheza,
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch washing machine.
Your understanding is correct, automatic dosing and fabric softener are not available for this program.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Cheza
Cheza

Thanks for clarifying!

Shirley C

Shirley Casked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Hi I have had my Bosch Series 8 for 2 months. I love the machine but I too have a problem with the fabric softener not being dispensed. Can I manually put fabric softener in the washing machine? I would also need to know when I would have to do this before the end of the cycle. Thanks Shirley

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Shirley,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch WAW32640AU.
There is no recommendation to manually dose fabric softener. If the dosing system is not working correctly we would suggest a service call to rectify the issue.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

F S.

F S.asked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Hi,
I have WAW28640IR washing machine and faced to error of E81 at the end of tim of washing.
I must emphasize that machine use liquid detergent and idos and also clothes are clean as well. I also washed the place of detergent and idos and cleaned Relate places ver well but i am facing with e81 yet
Pleas help me how can i remove this error?
Thanks

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch washing machine.
The only troubleshooting for that error is to make sure the detergent draw is completely inserted. If this is definitely done then a service call would be needed.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact customer support in your country. If you're in Australia you can call 1300 369 744 but it would not be covered by Bosch as that is not a model we imported into Australia. In this instance it would be recommended to contact the place of purchase to see what assistance could be supplied.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Kelly A

Kelly Aasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

I have a Bosch Serie 6 Front Loader. How do I change the default settings to Eco (so that that Eco is automatically selected when I switch the machine on)?

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Kelly,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch WAW32640AU.
You are unable to change the default program for this appliance, only the default settings for the programs themselves.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

K Adams

K Adamsasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

I have accidentally pulled off the blue liquid detergent measuring lid/flap in the left hand dispenser, and cannot work out how to put it back on.... any help please ?

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi K,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch WAW32640AU.
Any instructions we have for your appliance are included in your instruction manual. If you require more help, please call us.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Nuala

Nualaasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Hi how do I turn the beeping off when the cycle is finished please.

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Nuala,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch WAW32640AU.
Following the instructions on page 32 of your instructions manual. If you don't have a copy you can download it here https://www.bosch-home.com.au/supportdetail/product/WAW32640AU/01#/Tabs=section-manuals/.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Gaye M.

Gaye M.asked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

Hi, if I'm using washing powder do I take out the liquid measuring aid or does it stay in the machine regardless?
Thanks

3 answers
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Gaye,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch WAW32640AU.
Nothing needs to be taken out for manual dosing of detergent. Just make sure to put the powder in the correct compartment in the drawer.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Gaye M.
Gaye M.

Thank you. I have a Bosch wan22120AU 7.5kg. The blue insert says liquid only and takes up the whole left compartment. When I took the blue insert out I could see the II meaning powder goes in here. Any thoughts on this? Many thanks

Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

You user manual has picture of the detergent drawer. If you need help understanding it, please call us.

Kellie

Kellieasked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

I rang up Bosch for this question, and still haven’t got an answer. For IDOS- how many mls does it actually dispense? For the 1,2 and 3 bars?? So I’m looking at the liquid detergent section to decide on one and try the IDOS (coz I normally manually dispense powder) some liquids have a normal load at 75ml and some have it at 100ml- what does the machine dispense??? If it’s less or more than the factory settings than I’ll have to change it - which the manual tells me how to do.

1 answer
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Kellie,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch WAW32640AU.
The reason you haven't gotten a specific answer is because there isn't one. It's not a specific amount. Special sensors detect the load weight and fabric type and even the degree of soiling in the automatic programs so that your laundry is washed with the optimal amount of detergent. The 1,2 and 3 bars is an indication to the sensors that the laundry is either lightly, normal or heavily soiled so they a bit more or a bit less than what the sensors indicate.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us back.
Regards,
Bosch Home Australia

Pagry54

Pagry54asked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

I bought the Bosch Serie 4 WAN22120AU a week ago. I hadn't used fabric softener until tonight when I washed my sheets on the 'quilt' cycle but it didn't dispense the fabric softener. Is this a fault?

2 answers
Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi PockRockPR, Thanks for your question regarding your Bosch Washing Machine. We recommend using dispenser drawer number 2 for fabric softener. (Refer to page 29 of your user manual. Depending on the selected program and settings, the optimum quantity of detergent and/or fabric softener is dosed by the i-DOS dispensers. If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744. Regards, Bosch Home Australia.

Pagry54
Pagry54

I did use the 2nd dispenser. The middle one. On the 'quilt' cycle. Please let me know if this is a fault as I've only had it for less than 2 weeks.

Sue W.

Sue W.asked

Serie 8 WAW32640AU

What does E81 mean? It keeps coming up , machine seems to still work but the constant error message is driving us all mad. My machine is WAW32640AU Thanks

6 answers
Mel
Mel

I’m getting this message also and can’t find anywhere what is wrong

kylee P.
kylee P.

i am having this same issue only starting happening over the last couple of days, drains are not blocked etc, machine working fine but ends with this message and can not find the answer any where, which is a little concerning

Bosch Home Appliances
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances

Hi Sue W,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch Washing Machine. E81 can sometimes mean an error in your dosing tray. please insert the dosing tray up to the stop. If this does not resolve the error code, if you contact us on 1300 369 744 we’ll investigate for you.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia

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