bosch washing-machines

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Bosch washing machines that were reported from 2011 to 2020.

Common problems: explosion, fire, gas odor, mold, sparks.

Faulty modules: control board, door, gasket.


10 issues reported

Bosch Nexxt

  • Date: 9/21/2011

Consumer reported black mold forming on the washer door seal. Consumer believe that the product, as designed, is not functional and also creates a health hazard.

Bosch Nexxt

  • Date: 5/16/2012

When consumer was putting on load to wash, as she shut lid & set cycle, she heard loud noise & noticed sparks coming from circuit board of it & unit completely shut down.

Bosch WFMC6401UC/03

  • Date: 9/19/2012

consumer stated that after the washer was installed she started experiencing problems. The unit would not spin properly. consumer stated that the washer while in spin cycle would project pieces of plastic. There is a crack in the corner of the door opening.

Bosch WFMC5301UC/15

  • Date: 1/14/2013

Consumer has been experiencing problems with front load washer after installation. Washer develops mold after each wash, which damaged front gasket, because it cannot be removed. He tried several mold removal kits but nothing worked.

Bosch WFVC544AUC119FD8905

  • Date: 3/5/2014

Consumer stated that mold collects in the rubber gasket around the washer door. The consumer stated that there is a strong odor that poses health hazards. The consumer is not able to breathe well as she also suffers from COPD.

Bosch WFVC5400UC/20

  • Date: 11/3/2015

Consumer stated that washer, while it was in its final spin cycle, exploded. She reported that glass from door of washer shattered & shredded clothing. Incident caused drum to be damaged as well. She was able to cancel operation by using control panel.


  • Date: 7/7/2016

The consumer reported about mold problem with her front loading washer.

Bosch Axxis WAS20160UC

  • Date: 1/18/2017

Consumer's front loading washing machine developed mold. Consumer cleaned the areas, but mold persisted. Consumer suffers from stuffiness and itching - this has been going on for years.

Bosch Nexxt DLX

  • Date: 1/29/2017

The consumer stated that about 10 mins after putting a load of laundry in the washing machine, all fire alarms in the house went off. There were 3 foot flames coming out of the electrical panel on the top right corner of the machine. They put the flames but the fire reignited

Bosch Nexxt 500 Series WFMC3301UC

  • Date: 3/19/2020

Consumer has a front loading washing machine and express concerns of mold developing inside the washer even after proper cleaning and maintenance.

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