Washing Machines Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of washing machine would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Replaced our trusted Samsung front loader after many years of usage with this Bosch WVH28490AU as this one has a washer dryer combo.
No difference in wash quality, but within 11 months we noticed water leaking from the washing machine. We could not identify the source of the problem, after a week or so, we noticed a tiny breakage in the rubber seal, didn't occur to us that this is the cause of water leakage...
After few more days we are noticing that the rubber seal is starting to disintegrate and we know that this is resulting in water leak....Rubber seal disintegration starts @ the point where the glass door is contacting the rubber seal. Lodged a service call with Bosch and they said it would take few days for repairs. But, It's has been more than a week now after lodging a service call, this is yet to be assessed and or repaired... and luckily, we reconnected our old Samsung washing machine to wash our clothes. I searched on internet and found numerous threads related to Bosch washing machine's rubber seal problems. This seems to be a common problem with this brand https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2217839 this thread goes as far as 2010 mentioning same/similar rubber seal problems. These threads contain information from various countries not just Australian one's with same and or similar problems. Surely, someone would have thought of addressing this problem after almost a decade of knowing about this problem, instead of blaming customers on incorrect usage. But the cost of fix seems to be almost one fifth the cost of this machine. Never had this particular problem with my trusty Samsung front loader though.
Never buy a Bosch again
The washer dryer costs $1620 and lasted only 2 years 4 months!
Called Bosch, they said it is out of warranty (2y) and I will have to pay to have it fixed!
The machine displayed Error 18, we followed the manual and did everything according to the instruction but the error won't clear. We checked the pump drain, cleaned it, cleaned the drainage hose..it is clear that there is no blockage and the error is still there. Checked the pump, seemed okay as it can spin, maybe it stopped half way as described by the other person's review. If so, this se...ems to be a common problem for this model. Out of numerous appliances that we owned, only Bosch products ever need fixing. A Bosch oven that costs over $2000 blew up within months of use, then it was fixed under warranty. Now the washing machine broken only 4 months out of warranty. We bought and used numerous washing machines, from LG to Samsung, they never skipped a beat for years and only selling whenever we moved houses to upgrade. Similarly with oven, I've never seen an oven (many cheaper brands, not Bosch) that required anything other than cleaning in many houses we've lived in, until I bought my very expensive Bosch oven for the new house that we just built. Don't buy Bosch and fall for their German quality that, if you're lucky, they will break within the warranty period, if not, months out of their warranty. Appliances that costs thousands are supposed to last much longer! Just can't believe I spent thousands on a supposedly better brand to waste time and money fixing them 100% of the time. Back to LG/Samsung for a new washing machine and never buy a Bosch products again. They are much cheaper, wash even better and in my whole life, never needed fixing unlike the expensive Bosch!
Great Machine - Small Loads But Great Quality Wash
Worked well for around 3 weeks then threw an error message. It took 5 business days to get a tech out to us but the issue was resolved quickly.
Excellent service from the tech so I have changed my poor review to a good one. I'm happy with the machine and the job it does. Be aware that the lint comes out of the drain hose from the wash and dry cycles and check your outlet pipes regularly to ensure you don't have blockages.
Brought this machine after the last one broke after 15 years.
After connecting everything up I get an E-23 code and need a technician to fix.
After being on hold for hours I finally get through to be told I now have to wait 3 weeks with a washing machine.
DO NOT BUY
Purchased in May 2019.
Dryer uses water to condense steam
Love Bosch as a brand and have had many appliances over the years, but not happy with my latest purchase.
Model I just bought is WVG28420AU, washer dryer combo. I am now aware due to a sticker on the front of the machine (nothing in online specs except the manual!) that the dryer uses an additional 23L of water for the condenser to work, so watch out if you care about your water consumption, or you're on tank water - well, this is Australia.....
Also, drying takes
approximately 2.5hours, and you can't just pop a couple of damp things to dry off. They come out wetter, believe it or not....
Also....the door won't open until drying load is cool, which takes another hour...
Washing function is Bosch-perfect, shame about the dryer! ...Fortunately Appliances Online have been terrific, and are assisting me with a replacement.
Purchased in March 2019 for $1,120.00.
Keeps giving errors on screen. Crap at drying
Compared to a dedicated drier, this is a very poor attempt at drying. Annoyingly it can wash more than it can dry, so if doing a big wash, we have to remove clothes and hang some to let the drier work peoperly. After 2 years of putting up with average results, it seems the pump has.blown as it keeps stopping mid cycle and giving us "error18" messages.
Pricey but worth it - time and space saver
Very pleased with this washer/dryer combo. Runs quiet and cleans clothes well. Pricey but still cheaper than a separate washer and dryer. Takes up less space as well. Doesn't require any ducting which made installation a breeze. I like using the timer function to wash/dry using off-peak electricity. The auto mode (wash/dry) is the best thing ever. I've owned this machine for over a year now and no problems.
Dryer sometimes finishes before the clothes are bone-dry. Which is probably good for the clothes, but it means airing th...em on the drying rack. I'd like a "roast the clothes into cinders" mode. Wash capacity is greater than drying capacity. So to use the automatic wash/dry sequence you must do half-loads. Or remove part of a washed full load before manually starting the dry cycle. Drain filter is a pain to clean. Lint filter is pretty easy though.
- Verified purchase
Perfect job every time.
I cannot fault this appliance. It does all it promises. It is quiet, it runs efficiently, the clothes come out clean and the dryer woks well with no annoying issues. I'd suggest that people read and understand the instructions carefully. It has loads of features. Admittedly, I only use a few of them, but that seems common for most washers. It does great job with delicate clothing and rinses thoroughly.
Takes huge loads and washes well
Bosch have really taken off. I own a dish washer which is great so when out old washer packed in we bought this cloths washer. It's very power and water saving and pretty easy to load, set and then come back and unload. Multiple settings for different type of cloths. What got us by surprise is how much cloths it can hold and wash in one go!
- Verified purchase
Disappointed because it leaves marks on my clothes
I bought this to replace my old ariston washer dryer. I've only had the Bosch model for 6 months and been noticing marks left on all my clothes, especially the dark ones. Was told to run a 90degree wash 3 times. No change
Great combination washer / dryer
I was very reluctant to get a front loader (a nasty experience watching £200 disintegrate in a front loader when living in the UK many years ago). However due to space issues in my new place I got this combination - after much research.
I have found it very easy to use. Obviously it takes longer than a top loader, and the dryer takes longer than my previous one, but really not too bad.
Super quiet! And doesn't need vibration mat or pads - does it all itself!
Only requires cold tap input as it heats its own water.
Haven't noticed any cond...
You get what you pay for
Super quiet operation. Gentle on clothes. I like the timer display.
First use the soap dispenser didn't dissolve the powder properly because the blue flap for liquid detergent fell into the way.
I would never buy a machine this expensive but this one came with a new property purchase. The quality is evident compared to the cheaper Thai-made models (which are very good regardless).
The best machine for apartment living.
Washes well, has child lock and plenty of wash options. Works well as dryer, so very good in an apartment with no clothesline access. Door is solid, liquid dispenser works well.
I would certainly recommend this machine as space saver.
Classy appearance and easy to use. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Thank you Bosch
I am not able to edit so I am re issuing the review. The washer dryer has been repaired and is now functioning satisfactorily, thank you. Bosch has also agreed to pay for repairs to the cabinet water damage from the leak, 2 quotes have been obtained.
I would have liked the product replaced but I understand that all you have to do is repair it under your warranty obligations. So, overall, I am happy with the outcome and I want to say thank you for making things right for us.
I purchased this product in March 2017 from t...
- Verified purchase
quite & smart
the cleaning function is quite good, and it is also quite quiet while spinning on 1400. the auto drying function is quite good, but the clothes are still damp is you put thick clothes in the machine. I tried to dry 3 hoodies, after 1.5 hours, they are still quite damp.
this combo's size is perfect for a small laundry room, it also has a small device to prevent water leaking and water hammer.
Don't compare its drying capability with a separated dryer, if you don;t have a large laundry room. this will be the best choice
- Verified purchase
Love our new Washer/Dryer machine
We replaced our Electrolux Washer/Dryer Combo after 8 years because the drying function stopped working and could no longer be fixed. We are so happy with this machine. Is very quiet, gentle on clothes on all cycles. Dries well and gently too, with few wrinkles. Lovely fluffy towels - yeah!
Great value washer/dryer
Cleans and drys well. Seems gentle with clothes on any of the wash cycles. Great range of washing modes and customisation within each mode. Love, love, love the 1400rpm spin cycle which speeds up drying on the washing line. Really happy with this machine especially as we live in a flat and it saves space by not needing a seperate drier.
- Verified purchase
A Very Good Washer with Average Dryer
We bought this washing machine / dryer combo over three months ago from Good Guys. We are very happy with the washer - short cycles, good spin speeds, less water usage and very quiet. However, the drum size is smaller to hold 8 kg load. I would have given 4 stars if dryer is as good as washer.
Well I now own a Bosch washer/combo, purchased for our boat, a space saving decision, I'm thinking...not the best choice I've ever made. I find it to wash the clothes very well, it spins well, however that's about it for me. It's quite complicated & has too many cycles, the instructions are confusing. It takes way too long to wash & dry and even on intense dry half the clothes are still not dry, however some are creased beyond steam ironing, I even had to iron towels! they came out crumpled & stiff, not soft & fluffy. It's quite noisy and goes ...into uncontrollable shakes even though it's installed correctly & padded. I don't like a dryer cycle that you just can't open the door to check things, the whole opening the door process is quite daunting. Basically, I just don't like this machine at all and I really wish I had purchased a different brand, but I'll have to get used to it and lets face it it's far better than hand washing and squeezing out!!
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Questions & Answers
It is only one connection for the water
Do I connect to the hot water or the cold water?
Or there is attachment for both ???
Hi, just got one of these and was wondering about the appearance of the door- it has silver rim with a clear plastic window. On the window is the word 'exclusiv' written in silver and a logo stamped into the clear plastic. I know it sounds silly but I can't figure out whether or not this is a 'display' door and removable or if the front of this machine is just plastic for some reason. If it is removable, how do I do it? Thanks!
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
Hi Annie A,
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch WVH28490AU Washer/Dryer
We'd like to help, if you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting BSH6640 in the subject line.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia.
Hi, up until a couple of months ago our washer dryer was working fine washing and drying. Now suddenly it has stopped drying properly for no apparent reason. It will sometimes work as per normal, then suddenly it will only half dry things or not dry them at all, even though it appears to be doing the drying mode. It will and does suddenly loose up to an hour or more of time off the timer while you are watching it. We have seen it go from 2.5hrs drying time and at the blink of an eye change to 15 minutes with sopping wet clothes in the machine. Would you be able to suggest a reason or has to motherboard got a problem.
Bosch H.Bosch Home Appliances
Hi Jeff McD
Thanks for your review, we appreciate the feedback. We're sorry to hear that you're having issues with your washer/dryer
We'd like to help, if you contact us on 1300 369 744 we’ll investigate for you. Regards, Bosch Home Australia
|Category||Washer Dryer Combos|
|Household Size||3-4 people|
|Features||Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)|
|Water Rating||4.5 star(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Dimensions||845 x 598 x 590 mm|
|Max Spin Speed||1,400 rpm|
|Maximum Noise Level||52 db|
|Number of Wash Cycles||12|
|Drying Capacity||4 kg|
|Energy Consumption||300 kWh per year|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 4242002932354
- MPN: WVH28490AU
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