Question about Bosch WFMC 3200 Front Load Washer
After my last load was complete there was an electrical/rubber odor. It was also making an unusual sound, sort of clunking. I checked the drain filter and it had some soap scum build up but not an object. I don\'t want the machine to fail during a cycle and am hoping to avoid a bigger problem
In addition to the above, does the drum spin freely with no load in it? maybe a sock of small item may be jammed into the drum cavity caused by overloading the machine. If there is, it will be hard to remove - try taking the heater out. Sometimes you can see the item by looking through the holes in the wash drum with a torch... sometimes! something like this might make the belt slip as mentioned above.
Or is the door seal rubbing on the wash drum front edge? the friction of running at spin speed would cause a horrible burning rubber smell, (but this is not common in Bosch machines) - check for burnt grey rubber deposits on the front lip of the drum. This might be caused by a tub bearing collapse, allowing the drum to drop onto the seal.
Posted on Feb 03, 2018
Not many machines are belt driven these days, but the symptoms are those of a slipping belt, or friction against a failed rubber mount.
To find out more you will need to remove the case (or enough of it to see what happens while it is working.
Be on the lookout for some rubbery thing (either a part, or something from a previous load) jammed somewhere where the rotating drum scrapes it.
A burning rubber smell is different to a burning motor windings or transformer smell but maybe only to afficionados. Could be a winding failure on the motor too.
Unplug, un-case and plunge your schnozz into the works seeking the odiferous source. Sounds like I am kidding, but I am not - really try it. You may need to dry run it for a while to elicit the smell before unplugging etc.
Please post how you go, and what it eventually turns out to be.
Posted on Feb 03, 2018
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello Mamma5, It sounds like the drain pump is either seized or jammed. The drain pump has an anti jam device in it. Since you have figured out how to get into the drain pump, try turning the inpeller in the back. It will be a little hard to turn as the magnets in the motor will fight you on this. Look close in case there is anykind of thread wrapped around the inpeller. If so, then you can free the pump. If you cannot free it to run, advise the repairman what you found so he can bring a drain pump with him.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
First clean around the rubber with some mould and mildew cleaner for bathrooms - available from most supermarkets.
This is a natural accumulation of waste detergent, fabric softener, fibres and dirt build up that is being attacked by bacteria and eventually decomposes into a sludge / goo and then eventually starts smelling bad as well.
To keep the machine clean of waste build up and to keep any bad odours away:
1. Remove all items from the washer.
2. Open the dispenser drawer and 2/3 cup (160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment. DO NOT use more than 2/3 cup (160mL) of bleach per cycle as this will lead to product damage.
3. Close the washer door and dispenser drawer.
4. Select the Clean Washer cycle or a full wash cotton 104 F wash (40 C). DO NOT use any higher temperature as this will cause unnecessary fumes
5. Press Start and allow cycle to complete.
6. After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly to allow ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
7. Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
SOURCE: Bosch WFF1800 - not spinning
move the kicking plate on the front-bottom of the machine. You will see o circular lid there, turn it on anti-clockvise to open. All of the water blocked will come from there, be careful. Look carefully that there are some objects blocking the water draining. Then turn on the machine on draining programme, the plastic rotor should turn fastly when the machine is on. If it is not running, change the pump motor. If it is running, but machine is not draining again you can understand that there is an objeck stuck on the hose between drum and pump motor. Lay down the machine on its rear facade, you will see a large and black hose between drum and pump motor. When you remove it, you will see that there is something that blocks water running.
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Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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