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Bosch Maxx 900 front loader won't drain water. Cannot remove filter lid by turning anticlockwise at left front bas of machine. It turns only a fraction but will not undo.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Had the same problem with our Bosch, cap would not even turn!
Suggestions-
pour anticalc/limescale fluid into any gap there is around the cap. Empty the machine and you can switch it off providing the door is open! Then pour the contents of at least 2 sachets of proprietary anticalc powder/liquid into the drum direct together with a kettle full of boiling water. Leave overnight at the very least. The following day run just a spin cycle as then there will be no water diluting the mix. This mix will go through the filter and motor and is likely to help release the filter/cap. If you feel like it, do the overnight again. If nothing else it will ensure that the heater element is clean!
I had to spend a couple of hours gently turning the cap back and forth until it finally released its hold- but the filter did not remain attached to the cap by its rubber ring. More patience, anticalc fluid and all was revealed!
I now run an anticalc clean regularly............which reminds me..............!
If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

Posted on Jun 21, 2011

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I suspect that there is water still left inside as the drain pump has been unable to complete its task so they are being spun in water!
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If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
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If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France @13:45 Tue afternoon,

Although I do not know your specific model (I am assuming front loader) this DOES sound as if there is a problem draining the water? I put a question mark in case you know that it is draining OK!
If not it is probably the drain motor lint tray/filter which requires cleaning/emptying- again I am assuming that this is the cause of the problem.

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