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Reasons Why Bosch Washer Keeps Beeping (How to Fix)

Bosch is a well known manufacturer of home appliances. Home appliances tend to work for long periods without issues but when they do have an issue it’s important to know if it’s something minor or something that requires a repair technician. Today, I will explain what it means when your Bosch washer keeps beeping and how to fix it.

As a general rule, there is an error code shown on the screen which you can look up in your owner’s manual, some laundry is trapped, it needs a drum clean, or it needs to be restarted. In rarer cases, the water level is too high, or the temperature is too high and needs to cool off.

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Some Bosch washers have an LCD display, these can display an icon which will tell you what the issue is. You can look up what the icon means in your owner’s manual. Below, I will cover the reasons why a Bosch washer is beeping, with step by step instructions for how to fix it.

Reasons Why Bosch Washer Keeps Beeping (How To Fix)

With electronic appliances like Bosch washers there can be multiple reasons why they are beeping. So, it’s a matter of troubleshooting each of the reasons why it happens until you find why it’s happening. Below are the reasons why a Bosch washer keeps beeping.

As a general rule, it needs to be restarted, the water level is too high, or the temperature is too high, there is an error code showing on the display, it needs a routine drum clean, or there is an error code showing on the display.

If your Bosch washer has an LCD display, look at the screen first to see if any icons are showing. One or more buttons on your Bosch washer can also flash to indicate the issue. To know what the icons mean, or what the flashing lights are, refer to your owners manual.

You can find an online version of your owners manual if you’ve misplaced yours. To access it go to this page on the official Bosch website, which also tells you where to find the model number on Bosch washer.

What is Causing Bosch Washers To Keep Beeping?

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When your Bosch washer is beeping it can be quite annoying, but can easily be stopped by unplugging it. It’s also possible to turn down the beeping volume so that it’s on silent. But, here are the main causes for why your Bosch washer is beeping.

A Bosch washer beeping is because it needs a routine drum clean, there is an error which is shown by an error code on the LCD display, some laundry is trapped making it difficult for the tub/drum to spin, or there is an error with the onboard computer and it needs to be restarted.

At any time the beeping noise on a Bosch washer can be disabled. Bosch washers with LCD displays will show an icon to tell you the issue. Therefore, it’s not necessary to hear the beep.

The volume of the beeping can be turned to silent or turned down so it’s very quiet.

Note that on some models instead of the eco button you hold a different button while turning the dial such as the start button. Or, the spin speed button. If the eco button doesn’t work try holding down other buttons one by one to see if you can get the right one for your Bosch washer model.

This info is generally shown in the owners manual for Bosch washers. If your owners manual doesn’t have instructions for how to turn the beeping volume up, down, and off then contact Bosch support. They can explain how to adjust the volume for your specific make and model.

Bosch Washer Keeps Beeping Because There is an Error Code

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If your Bosch washer has an LCD display, there can be an error code. Common error codes are that the tub is not balanced. This means that you need to adjust the laundry so that the tub is balanced.

There are a few different error codes that can come up. They have the format E:22.

The number is different for different error codes. If there’s an error code showing on the LCD display then refer to your owners manual it lists what the different error codes are.

Bosch Washer Keeps Beeping Because Some Laundry is Trapped

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There is an error message that can come up on the LCD display. It shows as a round circle with a small lock icon in the corner. This happens if there are items of laundry trapped in the door.

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To clear this error, open the door, and close the door again. Then press the start button on your Bosch washer. If that didn’t get rid of the error icon and the beeping then turn off your Bosch washer, wait for about 10 seconds and then plug it in and turn it back on again. When that hasn’t fixed it move on to the next step.

Bosch Washer Keeps Beeping Because It Needs a Drum Clean

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A drum clean is a special cycle that thoroughly cleans the drum, also called a tub. Bosch washers are typically set to tell you it needs a drum clean periodically. Such as, every 2 months or every 3 months.

When this happens there will also be a round drum-like icon on the LCD display. If you get this icon showing on your LCD display and it beeps then do a clean Drum Clean program on your Bosch washer.

If you’re unsure how to select it, look for the Drum Clean button where the buttons are. Otherwise, refer to the instructions for how to select different programs in your owner’s manual.

Bosch Washer Keeps Beeping Because It Needs to be Restarted

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Bosch washers have an onboard computer. Like other electronic devices the onboard computer can have a glitch, and won’t work properly. It can keep beeping even though there’s nothing wrong with your Bosch washer.

Restarting your Bosch washer will restart the onboard computer and can fix this problem. To restart your Bosch washer pull the plug out of the wall outlet, wait for 5 to 10 seconds, then plug it back in and turn it on again.

Bosch Washer Keeps Beeping Because The Water Level or Temperature is Too High

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There is a sensor on Bosch washers that detects what the water level is. A rare issue is that there is an issue with the water inlet valve and it won’t shut off. This will cause your Bosch washer to overfill. It will then beep to let you know the water level is too high.

Another not so common issue, is one of the internal components has an issue, and is overheating. This will cause your Bosch washer to have an issue detect that it’s overheating and it will beep. However, if you turn it off and let it cool down for an hour and turn it back on, it can stop the beeping.

But, even if it stops beeping it will need to be repaired. For both of these issues, a repair technician needs to fix it.

However, it can be covered under warranty. So, you should contact Bosch support to see if it is covered under warranty, and to schedule a repair technician to fix it.

Overall, your Bosch washer needs to be put in drum clean mode because it’s due for a routine drum clean, the onboard computer has malfunctioned and you need to restart your Bosch washer. But, there can also be an error code showing on the LCD display, which you can look up in your owner’s manual.

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