Door Lock Or Interlock
The door lock (also called the interlock) is a safety feature that is used on Bosch front-load washing machines as well as some Bosch top-load washers. It stops the lid or door from opening when the machine is operating. The system comprises a door mounted catch and the door lock mechanism, which is situated on the back of the front panel/door shroud , or the main top. The lock mechanism comprises various switches and usually an unlock/lock solenoid or a solenoid motor for wax. The washer control activates the lock solenoid/waxmotor in order to stop the door or lid from opening when the cycle begins. The control will either activate the door unlock solenoid/wax motor or turn it off at the end of the cycle. The wax motor-type solenoid normally takes at least 2 minutes or more to be activated or deactivated. The lock mechanism might be the cause if the door or lid isn’t opening at the end of the cycle. The majority of Bosch washers come with the manual release feature to unlock the mechanism, allowing you to open the lid or door. The release is usually accessible by removing the door lock and on certain models, from the soap dispenser’s enclosure.
- Connect the Bosch washer’s power source prior to you start.
- Make sure you clean your door lock. It’s usually on the frame of your washer, under the lid.
- If cleaning it does not solve the problem, take off the door lock from the Bosch washer to check it for cracks, damages, or wear. You likely will need remove all or a part of the cabinet for the washer to take off the switch.
- It is necessary to replace your switch in the event that it displays any of these symptoms.
Door Strike & Catch & Hook
The door strike (also called the catch, hook or catch) is part of a safety device that is installed on front loading Bosch washers. It also acts as a lid switch in top-load washers. On Bosch front-load washers, the door hook functions to trigger the lock mechanism. If the door hook is damaged, it might not properly activate the door lock assembly or may not be able to disengage easily from the lock mechanism at closing of the cycle. The door’s hook is normally made of strong plastic and is susceptible to breaking with normal use and abuse or if someone has tried to open the door with pressure while the lock is activated. How to inspect the door strike of an Bosch washing machine
- This is a simple inspection that requires no tools, nor disassembly is required.
- Locate your door strike. It’s located inside the door frame of your Bosch washer.
- Visually inspect the strike to ensure it connects to the lock on your door correctly and opens without issue. In addition, look over the strike for indications of wear, cracking, or damage.
- You will need a replacement Bosch door strike if you discover any issues when performing these checks.
Lid Hinge & Pin
On standard top-load Bosch washing machines, there are two hinges to connect the lid to the top. These hinges are made from metal or plastic and will eventually wear out as a result of normal usage. If you are having difficulty opening the lid then the hinges might be at fault. How to check the lid hinge & pin on Bosch washing machine:
- You’ll need to expose electrical components in this examination. Before beginning ensure that you have unplugged your Bosch washer.
- Start by lifting the lid and inspecting the lid hinges and pins for indications of wear, cracks, damage, or any dirt that could be clogging the hinges.
- Take off or lift the main top in order to inspect the hinges from all sides and pins. If you spot any issues when performing these checks You will have to purchase the Bosch replacement hinges.