Written by Jeroen

The top 8 errors of Bosch and Siemens washing machines

If your Bosch or Siemens washing machine gives an error, that's a bummer. You can usually see an error notification or code on the display. Sometimes, resetting your washing machine helps. In this article, you can read what to do for which error notification of your Bosch or Siemens washing machine.

Error E6, E18 or E36

There's an issue with the water drain. This could be caused by the drain pump itself, or by the drain.

How can I fix this?

  • Clean the drain pump filter.
  • Make sure the washing machine doesn't have to pump the water further than 1 meter upwards.
  • Check the drain hose for kinks or blockages and solve those.
  • Make sure the drain itself flows freely and isn't clogged.

Error E23 or E35

The washing machine has detected water on the base plate, so there might be a leak.

How can I fix this?

  • To prevent a larger leak, you should close the faucet and disconnect the washing machine from the power grid.
  • After this, contact the point of purchase where you bought the washing machine or Bosch right away.

Error E32 or E60

Error code E32 alternately flashes "End" on the display. There's no real error, but the washing machine has interrupted the washing cycle because of an imbalance in the drum. The laundry isn't distributed evenly.

How can I fix this?

  • Properly distribute the laundry over the drum. Alternate between small and large clothes, so large, heavy clothes don't all end up on one side.
  • Start a spinning cycle if the drying result isn't what it should be because of the error.

Error E10

This is an error in the i-DOS system, also known as the automatic dosing system. The washing machine has directly disabled the i-DOS system. Contact the point of purchase where you bought the washing machine or Bosch. Despite this error, you can still wash using manual dosing in the detergent drawer.

Didn't fix the issue?

You can't fix all errors yourself. If the listed tips didn't offer a solution, you'll need a mechanic:

  • Did you buy the washing machine from us? Contact our Customer service right away. We're happy to help you.
  • Did you buy the washing machine somewhere else? Contact the point of purchase or the manufacturer.

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