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Bosch washing machine door lock symbol flashing

Bosch lock symbol flashingBosch washing machine door lock symbol flashing

If you're a proud owner of a Bosch washing machine, you may have noticed the door lock symbol flashing on your machine. This can be a frustrating experience, as it can prevent you from starting your washing cycle. However, fear not, as there are a few reasons why this may be happening and some easy solutions to try.

Firstly, it's important to understand the function of the door lock symbol. This indicates that the door on your washing machine is not properly closed or locked. This is a safety feature to prevent the machine from starting up and potentially causing harm if the door is accidentally opened mid-cycle.

So, why might the door lock symbol be flashing on your Bosch washing machine? Here are some common reasons:

  • Door not properly closed: This may seem obvious, but sometimes the door may not be fully closed or latched properly. Double-check that the door is securely closed and try starting the cycle again.
  • Faulty door lock: If the door is properly closed but the symbol is still flashing, it's possible that there could be an issue with either one of these parts.
  • The interlock.
  • The wiring between interlock, PCB and board.

This will require professional repair by our team at Repair Giant.

Blockage in Door Mechanism: A blockage in any part of mechanism which houses interlock (usually found around rim and/or seal area) can cause interference with locking action preventing closure.

Power failure during wash process: When power fails during any stage of wash programme and once power returns. The control board does not recognise current state so must restart the whole sequence completely anew including checking all sensors indicating correctly meaning need re-latching too!


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1) Door Not Properly Closed

As previously stated, you need verify that the doors are firmly closed and that there are no obstructions, such as laundry detergent bottles or wires. We know these items hinder movement when opening and closing the machine. Both scenarios could result in faulty readings. This would eventually trigger the warning signal to appear repeatedly, unless the issue is resolved by adjusting or replacing parts.

2) Faulty Wiring Between Interlock and PCB

Faults relating to these components should only ever really occur after years usage because they’re designed to last long periods. Occasionally due to wear and tear faults over time requires replacement parts to ensure everything is running smoothly again!

3) Blockage In Door Mechanism

When operating washing machines (especially front loading models), it’s vital to make sure nothing is getting stuck anywhere inside the drum apart from clothing items. By regularly cleaning out the detergent drawer by removing small objects lodged within the gaps and pockets.

This helps to avoid problems down line like blocked drains and flooding water leaks. Unfortunately, this could potentially lead to costly repairs at a later date! We recommend regular maintenance checks every six months minimum to help prolong life span of the machine.

4) Power Failure During Wash Process

If you are facing sporadic power outages due to fuse box tripping, or if there are other issues in your home affecting the supply of electricity to the wall sockets behind the affected appliance. Please reach out to us immediately to book a visit from one of our engineers. Our team will diagnose and repair the underlying problem that caused the interruption. This may result in aborted programmes or rinse cycles stopping halfway through and leaving wet and soggy messes.

If left unchecked, further damages are likely to occur, which can lead to unnecessary expenses and additional hassle in the long term. Instead, we offer a quick resolution to the problem through our services at Repair Giant.

To sum up, the flashing light on your Bosch washing machine can signal various issues of different degrees of severity. We believe this ranges from a simple fix to a complex problem that requires technical expertise to solve effectively. The course of action to take ultimately depends on the identified root cause. It is best to seek assistance from professionals who have experience repairing appliances across a wide range of manufacturers and models.

We offer specialist services that cover all aspects related to repairs, installation and servicing throughout the year. We guarantee complete satisfaction and provide our customers with peace of mind!



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