If your Bosch washing machine’s timer won’t advance, it’s a frustrating and time-consuming problem to resolve. However, there are a number of steps you can take to troubleshoot and resolve the issue. In this post, we’ll discuss the causes that are common to a Bosch washing machine timer that doesn’t advance and give step-by-step instructions on how to fix the issue. If you’re an experienced DIYer or are new to repairs at home, this guide will assist you in getting your Bosch washing machine working again within a matter of minutes.
The lid switch is a security option on top loading Bosch washing machines. The lid switch is normally situated beneath the main top with an opening on the lid or a pin connected to the lid, which will trigger the switch when the lid is closed. The motor circuits and timer are powered by the lid switch. Test the lid switch theBosch washing machine using a multi-meter
- Unplug your Bosch washing machine.
- Find the switch on the lid by lifting the top panel off or cabinet
- After finding the switch, first begin checking that there are no levers or actuators have been damaged or stuck and that the switch is being activated mechanically when the lid is shut.
- If you find no issues following the above tests it is possible to remove from the switch, and then adjust the Rx1 setting of your multimeter. As you press and hold the switch’s button, position the probes onto the switch’s terminals. You will receive a reading of zero.
- If you see another reading, you’ll need a replacement lid switch.
Timer & Timer Motor
The timer is used to regulate all the functions of the Bosch washer. A variety of electrical connections are found within the timer. These contacts are controlled by a cam that is moved by a timer motor. The contacts inside the timer function to control the timer motor. If the timer on the washer doesn’t advance it is possible that the timer or motor could be defective. How to test the timer and timer motor of theBosch washing machine using a multi-meter
- Connect the power source of your Bosch washing machine from its power source.
- Find and then remove the timer. To gain access to the control panel as well as the rear panel, you’ll need to remove them.
- Switch your multimeter on RX1 to connect the probes to the motor’s end (refer to your wiring diagram). The test for continuity will give you a reading that is between zero and near zero.
- You’ll need a replacement timing timer If your test gives you different results.
Control of water level
The water level control feature on Bosch washing machines allows the user to turn on and off the water valve on certain levels and to also supply power to the motor to adjust the level of water. There could be a problem with the switch for water level when your washer fills up but does not advance. How to test the water level control in aBosch washing machines:
- Because you’ll work using electrical parts, it’s important that you unplug the machine prior to you start.
- Before you can determine if the switch is not working
- Remove the air dome tube. Take the cabinet off and remove the air dome pipe. Place the hose into water, then seal the other end while blowing air into the other, looking for bubbles in the hose. You should also examine the hose for evidence of wear, cracks or obstructions.
- If there are no issues above, you might require a replacement water level switch.
Timer Knob and Dial and Skirt
The timer dial or knob is attached to the timer shaft , and will rotate when the timer goes through a time. It is also possible to pull out the knob to activate the timer’s switch. The timer knob is typically made of plastic, and reinforced by a keyed insert of metal in the place it is fixed to the shaft for the timer. The knob may crack or wear out over time, and stop turning in tandem with the shaft. This can make it difficult to adjust the timer to the desired time and result in the timer dial to not rotate along with the shaft when the cycle progresses. How to inspect the timer knob on a Bosch washing machine:
- Connect the Bosch washer’s electrical supply.
- Find the knob to the timer It is necessary to take off the back panel or cabinet to get to it from the rear of the timer.
- Examine the knob to confirm that the timer has been activated as the knob is pulled out , then pushed into.
- If it doesn’t engage the knob, you’ll need replacement knobs.
The drain pump drains the water from the Bosch washing machine tub at the end of the wash and rinse portions of the cycle. The Bosch washing machine may not be able to detect the tub is empty if the drain pump fails. If your washing machine stops at the end of the rinse or wash portions of the cycle you should check to see if the drain pump is functioning correctly. If this happens, some electronic controlled models may show an error code. To identify the reason for your Bosch washing machine flashing fault codes, we suggest you refer to our list. How to check the drain pump on a Bosch washing machine:
- Unplug your Bosch washing machine.
- Locate your drain pump. You’ll need to remove the front panel or cabinet of the appliance in order to reach the pump.
- After you’ve located the pump, make sure you check all connections and hoses to check for leaks or damage.
- It is necessary to purchase a pump replacement when the leak is in the pump.
Water Inlet Valve
The water valve that is inlet to supply both hot and cold water to the Bosch washer during filling phase of the cycle. Two solenoids at least will be able to open the valve. The water inlet valve may be the reason for the issue if your washer stops working during the cycle, stalls at the rinse fill or wash phase. It is important to first confirm that the inlet hoses do not have any restrictions or kinks and that the inlet screens are clear. The screens should be clear. After that, you should verify the continuity of solenoids by using a multimeter. How to check the water intake valve within the Bosch washing machine with a multi-meter
- Ensure that you have unplugged the Bosch washing machine prior to starting.
- Find and remove the valve to open the water intake. It is located directly between the hose connections. To open it you’ll need to take down all or part the cabinet.
- It is recommended to check the screen of the valve for obstructions or buildups. If they’re damaged, you’ll have to replace them.
- Examine your pump visually for any indications of wear or damage, if none are found, set your multi-meter to Rx1 and place your probes on the terminals. Check the owner’s manual to determine what results the test will give, as it varies from model to model.
- If your reading falls outside the recommended range, if you get a reading that is infinity, or if the valve is visibly damaged, you will need replacement valves. replacement water inlet valve.