Written on: 27/04/2013
My main complaint about this washing machine is that it washes badly. It has damaged a lot of my clothes (has literally produced holes in them) and has given a bobbled and worn look to many softer items, even when washed on a delicates cycle. The filter is almost non-existent and very badly designed. When you open the filter to clean it there is nowhere for the water to drain into because the filter is too close to the ground level. My clothes do not come out of the machine looking clean,... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2013 by Lingfield (1 review written)
The drum, motor etc. seem well engineered, but after about 2 years I have to really slam the door shut to make contact to start the washing cycle. Also the compartment for the softener does not empty, we live in a hard water area and cannot soften our wash. After contacting Bosch and being given dubious advice about doing 3 hot washes, adding Milton etc the problems remain. I got a call from Bosch customer services, other than an engineers visit for £80+ they were not interested in my... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2013
bought ours in 2004. does the job very well. no problems at all so far - very reliable. used mainly on easycare 40 program. used every day. faster than previous machines. positioned in utility room so any noise we dont notice. door sometimes doesnt close easily. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2012
was very excited to get this home after wanting to change my washing machine for 5 years, didn't realise it was going to be the beginning of a series of nightmares. first wash, the noise the machine made was unbearable, i wouldn't say i live in a small house and i can clearly hear it from every single corner of my house the high pitch squeaking noise while spinning. ofcourse i understand they will make a noise when they spin dry, but this was just way too loud, and i was only using 800rpm... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2011
The dispense draw in baddly designed,gets easily mould in very deep holes, also does not let ALL rinseaid trough . Boch tradename has been bought by Chinese, not a German make any more.
The screw lid to clean the outlet difficult to open and perished in few years.
Working OK after 4 - 5 years, pity that simple chinese design faults let it down. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2010
Simple to use....owned for more than 6 years now and normally does 6/7 loads a week....never faultered or broken down once, and is exceptionally quiet on spin...AWESOME! (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2010
Bearings gave out after 4 years. Not good enough. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010
I think that most of the reviewers of this washing machine are idiots. READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL!!! You can turn of the beep at the end of the programme and you can turn off the button tones, or you can alter the volume of them both. There is also an estimated washing time for all the cycles and a very good guide on how to efficiently use this machine. YOU ARE ALL VERY STUPID :) (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2009
Seems to wash well enough but this machine is sooo annoying. The beeping at the end of the cycle pierces the walls. Just when you think it has stopped, the beeping starts up again.
The features are scarce - i miss the delay function from my old indesit and the ability to do a half load. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2009
Machine was great apart from annoying beeping when cycle is finished.
But the bearings have gone after just two years three months. It looks like being a very expensive repair.
I did buy the Bosch as previous hotpoint, indesit, etc., machines hadn't lasted very long so thought the Bosch was worth paying nearly twice as much for, but apparently not!
Very disappointing. (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2009
The washing machine stank as soon as it was used. Certain fabrics look old and bobbly after washing. There was no service and support from Bosch in fact they were very rude and unhelpful. The Classixx washing was a complete waste of money. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009 by andrewflint
Think that this Bosch Classixx 1200 is rubbish. Uses too little water, woolens go all bobbly. There is no indication of which point it has reached in the cycle or how long it s going to take. Water supply to the soap container seems to constantly get blocked. Colours seem to fade very quickly (although this could be down to the brand of washing liquid) Seems to break down a lot. Never buying Bosch again. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2008 by guest 2
Having had a Zanussi for 20 years before this Bosch Classixx 1200 I was amazed to find that technology seems to have actually regressed and this washer is less effective and harder to use. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2008
This machine is the most reliable machine I have ever had beats Zanussi and Hotpoint etc hands down (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2007 by MGB (1 review written)
Bosch very unhelpful as is the retailer who sold me the machine. The shop won't do anything unless Bosch authorise them to collect the machine and give me a refund or exchange and Bosch won't do so. Dispute has been ongoing now for more than six months. What really annoys me is that if this were a smaller product like a hairdryer or a toaster, I could have returned it to the store and there would have been no problem with exchanging it or refunding the cost due to the goods being defective... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2007 by pinkywinky (2 reviews written)
Firstly, be aware that Bosch and Siemens have a joint venture company to manufacture laundry products. The items have slight feature and cosmetic differences, but internally the machines are identical. My advice would be to weigh up the features which are useful to you and then choose a machine from either brand as they seem to frequently change marketing strategies making one brand appear to be "higher class" than the other from time to time and therefore more expensive. Having said that,... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2006 by KEITHK (1 review written)
This is by far the worst washing machine I have had, BOSCH unwilling to give a replacement and customer service almost non-existant. I will not be buying BOSCH products anymore. I cannot and will not endorse them to any of my family, friends or work colleauges.T o sum up: bad experience, very, very poor washing machine, poor customer relations. DON'T BUY A BOSCH WASHING MACHINE. (read more)
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