Don't Buy Bosch Washer/Dryers!
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- The Bosch front-loading stackable washer & dryer that we purchased for our home are the absolute worst appliances that we have ever owned. In order to dry anything other than delicates, I have to set ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 07/29/2012
Don't Buy Bosch
5551 MCFADDEN AVENUE, CALIFORNIA -- To everyone needing to buy appliances- don't buy Bosch.
I bought a Bosch dishwasher about 4 years ago. From the day the dishwasher was installed, it never worked correctly. I purchased this from s ... read full review7 Replies - Latest reply on 07/14/2011
I bought this dishwasher in 2000. It was supposed to be the best on the market at that time. When it's working it performs well. Unfortunately, over the years I have spend almost twice its purchase price on repairs. The computer board burned out three times and there have been myriad other issues. The latest one, a leak serious enough to trigger the anti-flood shutoff mechanism (a good feature!) is the last straw.
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I have to replace it. My repairman told me he still thinks Bosch makes the best dishwashers, but knows that the one I've had is a lemon. I am hesitant to buy another one because of this bad experience.
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA -- This dishwasher is beautiful and quiet and occasionally cleans dishes, but usually spews gooey stuff over the dishes and then bakes it on. I've made hours of phone calls and emails and service calls. My last dishwasher didn't have this problem, but I had part of my house replumbed (that was expensive). I had the dishwasher re-installed (not covered by warranty). I pre-washed the dishes. The incoming water is hot, the soap and jet dry are the recommended brands, the inside of the tub is clean. I seriously think it is a health hazard, as my whole family was getting vomiting and diarrheal illnesses.
Lowes and Bosch have not made any effort to fix the problem. For now, it is paper plates and dishpan hands for me.
CALIFORNIA -- From the beginning there was a mold problem in the rubber around inside of door. Told to use bleach--dry machine after use and always leave door open when not in use. Now the towels have taken on a terrible odor, probably mold and the company suggested I call a repairman.
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My suggestion before buying a front load (expensive) machine--review, review, review.
One terribly unhappy customer.
Think Twice Before Buying Bosch
SANDY, COLORADO -- I recently did a home renovation and wanted to "upgrade" my appliances. I had been told that Bosch was better than the "GE" type appliances. I purchased about 8K$ , had it installed and everything looked ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 02/05/2013
Water Dispenser Collects Dust Well
BURLINGTON, VERMONT -- Bought this fridge in summer of 2010 since: a) Consumer Reports recommended it; and b) it was the only one to fit through the 29" doorways in our old home. Plus, it looks good and has the water and ice ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 12/06/2012
The unit smells, scum and mildew rest on the bottom pan drain, the racks are too narrow and does not fit most of my dishes, I have to put all glassware on the top because the bottom does not support ... read full review
We have had terrible luck with our Bosch appliances.
Rollers wear out because they erode in the spray. Need to be changed every 2 years at a cost of about $60.
Original cost $1000.
Automatic ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 09/28/2009
Do Not Buy Bosch Products
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON -- I had a issue with our dishwasher, the casing started to come off, when I called customer service and asked about it they said my warranty was up and that I would have to pay for somebody just to come ... read full review4 Replies - Latest reply on 03/04/2012
GERMANY -- We just purchased a Bosch microwave/oven combination appliance. Immediately the Microwave failed and in order to replace the controller the entire unit must be removed from the cabinet. In fact, even to replace a light bulb or fuse in the microwave, the whole thing, which must weigh 300 pounds, must be pulled from the wall. This clearly takes more than one repair person. What kind of design is that?
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When we called Bosch Customer Service the representative could not find the model number in her database, meanwhile we were looking at it on the Bosch consumer website. What kind of customer service is that?
Stay away, if you ask me.
I'm not sure if writing this review will help anyone, but if I can at least save one person from the nightmare that is Bosch/Sears then it was worth the effort. I purchased $12,000 worth of appliances ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 07/24/2010
When the Bosch dishwasher that was in my new home went belly up I just chalked it up to an old appliance. My insurance company replaced it with a Bosch EcoSense. This appliance is so poorly designed I am amazed. First, the flatware holder is located in the back of the bottom, meaning that in order to put one fork in I have to open the door and pull out the bottom rack to reach it. Second--as with all dishwashers, there is a gutter between the body of the appliance and the door when open. But on the EcoSense when I roll the bottom rack forward it hangs in the gutter, clanging plates and knocking off track. This is particularly true when there is more weight in the front of the rack than the back. Front weight makes it nosedive into the gutter and hang. Some would say load the dishwasher from the back to the front, but I have a husband and a teenager I'm just lucky to have load anything, much less in a particular order. Third, the rack openings for plates are too small on the bottom. I will NEVER buy another Bosch product. I called to complain and was told that Bosch dishwashers are the design envy of the industry.
They were unwilling to help me and suggested I call an appliance center, but what can a local appliance store do if there is no newly designed rack to replace the bad one? I say buy Kenmore dishwashers. They last forever and have great rack space.
Blender Attachment Problems
VERNON, BC, CANADA -- I have issues with the Bosch Universal food processor. Several years ago I purchased this appliance for food processing and making dough. The bowel attachments for these purposes work reasonably well ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 09/11/2008