This Bosch washer repair guide shows how to repair the spin basket of top-load washers. The spin basket holds clothing during the wash cycle. Replace the basket is damaged in the area where it connects to the hub. This can cause an intense banging or rubbing sound during the spin cycle. If the basket is damaged or has spots of rust It is possible to replace it. Rust can cause marks to your clothing. If the spin basket is damaged or rusted, replace it using a manufacturer-approved replacement part.
Switch off the water and electricity. Unplug the power cord from wall outlet. Shut off the water supply valves to the Bosch washer. Make sure your hands are protected with gloves. Help someone move the Bosch washer away from the wall. Take off the top panel. Secure the lid by tying it shut so that it doesn’t open and result in damage to the control console. Remove the screws that hold the top of the hinge brackets and the back of the Bosch washer. Take the screw off the cover of the wire and pull it away from the Bosch washer. Slide the top panel up approximately half an inch and then raise the front panel about a quarter inch. The panel will remain raised slightly, push the panel back by about a quarter of an inch to release it from the brackets.
Take the top panel off and prop it against the wall, behind the Bosch washer. To take out the tub ring, take the bottom off the tub ring. Then, release it from the tabs that lock. If you need to, use a slot screwdriver. The tub ring must be removed from the Bosch washer. To take the impeller off by inserting an slot screwdriver through the hole at the base of the cap made of plastic. Then pull the cap off the impeller. Use a socket or wrench to pull out the bolt holding the impeller to the drive motor shaft. Hold the impeller by your hands, then take it from the Bosch washer.
Pull the spin basket out of the washer tub: Position the spanner wrench on top of the spanner nut , so that the wrench teeth engage the notches in the nut. Use the spanner wrench’s arms to strike the spanner wrench using an hammer to loosen the spanner nut. Spin the spanner wrench until it’s free and remove it from the washer. To remove the spin basket from the tub of the washer by pulling straight up onto the spin basket.
Install the spin basket. The spin basket should be placed on the top of the shaft. After that, you’ll have to work the spin down until the shaft is completely covered. Place the spanner nuts on the base of the new spin basket. Make sure you tighten the spanner nuts by hand and then utilize the spanner wrench to make the spanner wrench more snug. Use a sufficient force to strike the arm of the spanner wrench using an hammer in order to tighten the spanner nut.
Reinstall the impeller: Push the impeller down on top of the shaft for the drive motor until it is fully seated. Insert the bolt and tighten it tightly. The cap should be firmly snagged back to the top of the impeller. Install the tub ring again Put the tub rings on top of the exterior tub, then push it down. Then press down over the locking tabs so the tabs snap into the locked position. Install the top panel by dropping it. Set the brackets in motion by pulling the panel about one quarter of an inch until the panel drops and the brackets snap. To secure the panel in place with the frame, move the panel back approximately 1/4 inch. The lid on the washer must be removed. The screws must be put in the top of the hinges at the back of your control console.
Tend the screws securely. The tabs should be put on the left side. Then you should align the slots on the left side. Place the mounting screw. Tighten the mounting screw to ensure that the wire cover is in the right position. Reset the water supply valves to bring back power and water. Connect the outlet to the washer. Replace the Bosch washer in its original place. Check the calibration of the washer.
The washer must be shut off with the basket empty (no clothes or water) and the lid shut start the diagnostic mode: Turn the dial to one full rotation (360 degrees) counterclockwise. Fastly (within approximately six minutes) rotate the dial 3 times clockwise, one click counterclockwise and then one more clockwise click. If you turn on the diagnostic mode, all the light status indicators will be lit up. If the lights do not blink, turn the control dial for a complete clockwise rotation to reset the control and then try another time, this time turning the knob faster.
In the diagnostic mode, select the Calibration Cycle by turning the control dial by 4 clicks clockwise. When the Rinse light turns on then press Start to start the Calibration Cycle that runs for about 2 to 3 minutes. Once the Calibration Cycle closes the lid will be unlocked, and the washer turns off.