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Bosch Washing Machine Error Code F08, F16 or F34

Washing machines are very handy to have in a household, serving the purpose of washing your clothes, kids football kit or even the beddings. However, if it fails to open after a wash cycle completes with an F08, F16 or F34 error code, it may seem that washing your cloths could be a daunting chore.

Luckily we have identified the possible cause/ A faulty door lock could be the culprit which is refusing to allow your washing machine door to open.

Cause 1

Door Interlock

If the door lock isn't engaged, nothing will work. Clearly, you wouldn’t start the machine with the door open and if you accidentally did then it will be the first thing to check and ensure it is closed. If your washing machine control panel lights up but does not initiate a programme the problem is likely to be one of the following reasons:

  • The door handle and catch are not engaging correctly when closed - ensure that the door closes firmly.
  • The door lock is perhaps sticking.

If the lock does not engage with the latch and it also sticks it is worth replacing the faulty lock with a new interlock.

A replacement can be found on from our online catalogue here.

Here’s what you need to do to get the problem sorted swiftly.

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