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Why is the fault F18 error code on my bosch washing machine flashing?

During the wash cycle a f18 error code flashes. the cycle does not finish and the drum is fill of soapy water.

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    I hadthe same fault code

    I had to open up the small cover on the front of the machine.

    Then drain the water in the washer using the drain pipe.

    I then opened the filter cover and found 46p in change in it!

    Also a piece of plastic.

    After removing these item the washer is now working perfectly

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Neff error code f18

  • French Fancies
    French Fancies Jan 16, 2017

    thanks chrismoyler - worked a treat!

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Open the small flap at the front bottom right of the machine. DONT unscrew the circular white knob yet!!! Use the small black hose to drain the machine into a tray, by removing the small cap on the end of the hose. You will have to use a tray, rather than a bowl because the hose is only short, and keep emptying the tray.(put a washing up bowl next to the machine, so you don't have to carry the tray.) If water does not come out of the hose, then gently unblock it with a piece of wire or fine knitting needle. When water finally stops coming out of the hose, it is time to gently unscrew the white knob anti-clockwise, and pull it forwards. Now you can clear the debris out of the pump rotor, which is behind the white knob. Check with your finger that it can rotate freely, then replace the white knob firmly. Make sure the small cap is replaced on the end of the hose, clip it back into place and put back the cover panel. If this doesn't work then there is a blockage deeper in the machine, and dismantling will be required. Good Luck!!

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  • veronicarubi
    veronicarubi Feb 19, 2013

    Guess what! I fixed my washer with the instructions above. Thanks. Love the internet!

  • anka_lipicni
    anka_lipicni Mar 05, 2013

    I have this error on the display too. If I turn the knob on the rigt (the grey one) for 15' left, I can't pull it out. What am I missing here? Usually it went smoothly.

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    anka_lipicni Mar 05, 2013

    If I rotate the grey knob for 15' left (can't go left more than that), I can't pull it out. Is is stuck? How can I pull it out?

  • anka_lipicni
    anka_lipicni Mar 05, 2013

    Here is a photo :)

  • Paul Whitehead
    Paul Whitehead Jan 17, 2015

    worked for me :):) thanks

  • Paul Whitehead
    Paul Whitehead Jan 17, 2015

    great instructions....u need to pull hard on the white knob to remove it..mine was screwed in just like lid of jam jar...so keep turning anti clockwise till it is open..i needed a pliars to pull it out so i could see the motor behind it and i found 2 nails, a toothpick and a blob of fluff :):)

  • Hall Kirkham
    Hall Kirkham Oct 08, 2015

    You just helped me fix my washing machine and restore my cred with the wife! Thank you!

  • Michelle B
    Michelle B Apr 03, 2016

    Excellent instructions just did this and found three hair grips and a load of gunk! Machine good to go Thank you!

  • Abbie Bates
    Abbie Bates Jan 23, 2017

    Brilliant just fixed my washer saved my neck from the husband. Thank you

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2017

    Thanks for this. Just saved me some money on a callout

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith Apr 06, 2017

    Thank you it is now fixed just saved me money most grateful

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The Manual states
F18 Clean the detergent/solution pump (see page 10) or ,check that the outlet pipe/drainage hose is not blocked.
Best wishes karen

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

  • FGoldwin May 18, 2011

    Very good instruction, but in my case it didn't help. I removed the white knob and there was no debris to clear. Instead in the channel/pipe (a bit in to the left) from where the water comes down to the pump rotor there is a coin. I can reach it with my fingers but I am unable to pull it out. I have tried with different tools without any success. The question I have: Is it possible to remove the low part of the front panel in order to access this channel/pipe where the coin is? There is a screw to the right of white knob. When I remove this screw the right part of the panel is lose but the left part is stuck and I can't find any more things to unscrew.

  • Stewart Taylor
    Stewart Taylor Aug 21, 2018

    Once your taken the screw out slide the whole bitten panel to the right..it hooks into the unit on the left..give it a general tap to the right and it should come off..

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This can also mean that the waste is blocked as i found out today. There was a twist in the waste pipe stopping the water leaving the machine so don't forget to check this also.

Posted on Jul 22, 2012

  • Bambram Jul 22, 2012

    This can also mean that the waste is blocked as i found out today. There was a twist in the waste pipe stopping the water leaving the machine so don't forget to check this also.

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F18 is a drainage fault.
The appliance has a set time to drain if it doesn't drain within that time F18 appears in display
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F18 error?
First do what is suggested above.
Switch machine to off.
Then switch to drain. 1 min later it should finish.
Remove the white cover bottom right.
Drain excess water into low oven dish by pulling the plug from the little black hose.
Then using long pliers twist the blue\white circular anti clockwise. It is likely to be very stiff so be gentle or you'll crack the plastic. Clean this out. You'll find something in there. Check the little impeller at the back can turn.
Run a short cycle.
If you get another F18 error it's likely that you need to pull the machine out from the wall. Check the drainage hose where it connects to the outlet pipe. If it's full of fluff (and it stinks!) you've found the problem.
Clean it thoroughly. And the outlet pipe if you can.
Run a cycle and the problem should be gone.
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    Connie Shoffit Haworth Mar 19, 2017

    Thank you so much. Fixed my problem right away!

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Thanks to your above answers, I just fixed my washingmashine! Thanks!

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Drain error. Check Pump and filter

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Error F18 means problem with the drain pump
F18 is a pump timeout error - if you cannot hear the drain pump trying to empty the water when you select a drain or spin cycle, then the pump is the problem.

Posted on Feb 03, 2018

Looks like the pump just needs cleaning out (service flap on front). I have not tried this yet. Ours has the same error. I got this info from someone else, but it's worth a try. Gonna do ours when i get home.

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Thanks for the answers,just fixed my machine.

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