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Bosch WFK2801
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Post# 987821   3/23/2018 at 19:37 (182 days old) by optima (Cumbria England)        

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Is it just me or are these the Best ever Bosch series of Washing Machines. Everything is just so spot on with these Machines. Would love some feed back.

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Post# 987858 , Reply# 1   3/24/2018 at 08:01 (181 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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I have a Siemens Siwamat 6120, which is a machine similar to that Bosch. It's a very good machine indeed, although a bit frugal with water on the wool cycle. I bought it used years ago, the dealer recommended it back then.

Post# 987866 , Reply# 2   3/24/2018 at 09:21 (181 days old) by PassatDoc (Orange County, California)        

These are the choices for USA customers

I have a relative who has stacked Mieles in a closet installation. The bearings on the washer are in trouble. She may replace it with a Bosch washer.

Post# 987873 , Reply# 3   3/24/2018 at 09:47 (181 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Those machines on the website are the new ones, these series we are talking about are around 15 years old?

Post# 987880 , Reply# 4   3/24/2018 at 10:07 (181 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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I think that that generation of machine, circa 1990's, was a fairly robust range. I liked the control panel, and it just looked tidy with clean lines.

I vastly preferred that Bosch styling, to the later cheaper Classixx/Exxcel/Maxx models, with the crescent-shaped door handle, shown below.

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Post# 987882 , Reply# 5   3/24/2018 at 10:08 (181 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Here's a picture of my Siemens.

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Post# 988014 , Reply# 6   3/25/2018 at 06:40 (181 days old) by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

I have the washer-dryer variant, the WFT2800 - unfortunately, the control board blew up a few months ago... I'm going to have to investigate replacements. It replaced a WFF2001 (lower-specced WFK2801) that was rather troublesome and also blew its board. This was the last of the line for BSH in terms of stainless steel outer drums, I believe. The 2006 Classixx thing I took apart had a plastic tub.

Post# 988091 , Reply# 7   3/25/2018 at 16:10 (180 days old) by optima (Cumbria England)        

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Mine dates back to March 1998 - Making it exactly 20 years old.

Post# 988222 , Reply# 8   3/26/2018 at 05:38 (180 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        

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I had this exact machine too, bought new in 1999 or so. My recollection is that it worked well - I left it behind when I sold the flat it was in in early 2003, partly to enhance the sale and partly because it was built into a shower room and would have been a lot of trouble to remove


Post# 988335 , Reply# 9   3/26/2018 at 14:06 by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Hi Craig.

I would also agree that they are/were an excellent range of machines and I have always been attracted by the smart, clean and sharp styling.

Number of times I have been tempted by the Hydrosensor WFP3300 or an Aquatech WFP3201 (image below) when they have been on ebay and then been put off by their location :-(
Very stylish range indeed.


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Post# 988503 , Reply# 10   3/27/2018 at 16:27 by optima (Cumbria England)        

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Final cotton spin, after getting up to 1000 rpm for 2 minutes the machine stops then re-balances the load then it's straight up to 1400 rpm finishing with a few final anti-crease tumbles.

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