Bosch Nexxt Premium - Flashing Lights and door locked
Model Number: WFmc3200uc Brand:
5 - 10 years
My Bosch Nexxt Wfmc3200uc/01 washer has been getting glitchy lately. Sometimes leaves clothes wet, or stops mid cycle.Then it started flashing the Max Spin and Door Locked lights together as soon as the switch was turned to any position but off. I called Bosch who advised unplugging the machine and waiting 30 minutes or more, which worked at first. But then it stopped spinning altogether and left door locked. I called a repair man. When he arrived he obviously had never worked on this model but guided by the service manual on his laptop, he ran some tests and at first suggested that it was a wiring harness short. Then he did another test and since then the Max Spin and Delay lights start flashing as soon as you put the machine into diagnostic mode! Sometimes it shows P01 briefly, then starts flashing, other times it flashes immediately you turn the selector knob. Leaving the machine unplugged overnight has not worked yet.
Repairman claims it needs a new control board (at $425 + $100 labor). A brand new Samsung front loader is on sale at just $549 this week, so I won't opt for that repair. But since I fix computers and know how often a technician will claim that a computer motherboard has failed, just because he does not know what else it could be, I thought I would ask if you would agree?