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4 ways to to prevent your washing machine making strange noises

All washing machines make some low level noises during a wash programme which are completely normal and not a cause for concern, but there are however some loud noises which can indicate that there is a fault with your washing machine that need to be resolved.

Squealing, screeching, banging, knocking, bumping, scratching, and rumbling are some of the more common noises that can come from a faulty washing machine. If your washing machine is making strange and loud noises, there are 4 simple steps you can take to resolve these quickly and easily without the need for a Bosch engineer to repair your washing machine.

New washing machines or re-installed washing machines

Installing the washing machine correctly is key to avoid excess noises during a wash programme, and it will ensure your Bosch washing machine performs at its very best. Please follow the tips below.

1. Check the placement of your washing machine

The washing machine should be installed on suitable surface. Wooden floors are particularly unsuitable. Ideally install your washing machine in the corner of the room on a hard surface.

2. Level your washing machine

Washing machines that are not balanced can result in loud thumping or knocking sounds, especially when operating at high spin speeds. To remove these loud noises, check the feet to ensure that the washing machine is evenly balanced and resting on a flat surface.

Also check that the washing machne is parallel to the ground by using a spirit level. If it is not level, adjust the feet accordingly and tighten them in place.

3. Remove the transportations bolts from your washing machine

Check that the transportation bolts have been removed from the back of your washing machine. If they have not, you should remove these immediately and replace them with the blanks that came with your washing machine.

Washing machines that make strange noises during usage

If your washing machine is making strange noises during a wash programme, there are steps you can take to resolve this quickly and easily. Please follow the tips below.

4. Check the drum and clean the filter and pump

If there are loud noises during a wash programme, there might be some foreign objects, such as coin, buttons, and hair pins, in the washing machine drum or in the filter or pump. Please check the drum for objects that might get in with your clothes and then check the filter and pump.

Need further assistance?

If you have followed all of the instructions above and your washing machine is still making strange or loud noises, we would advise you to book a Bosch engineer to inspect and repair your washing machine. You can book a repair online quickly and easily by using our online booking system, click the link below to learn more and get started.

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