Washing machine died after a few seconds of operation
Alan S. • Hollywood, FL • January 18, 2015
Appliance: Model WFL 2060 UC FD 8211 32910
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Replaced Control Module. All screws are Torx. First of all remove the top, unscrew two securing screws at back and slide forwards. I discovered that it's easier to remove the front switch panel, disconnect the wires to the board and then work on the board at a table. Front panel was removed by taking out the soap tray which gives access to three screws. Remove these and also the small screw at the right hand end of the panel, on the side of the machine. If you're working alone as I was it makes life easier to support the switch panel with string tied to the frame.
Be careful when removing the control board from the panel, the spring clips were brittle on my 12 year old machine and one snapped off.
The two spindles you find under the board can only go in one way, they have keys on each end which fit in both the panel and the board. I positioned them on the panel and then dropped the new board on top of them. There is an acetate proforma which goes between panel and board and hold spindles in place.
I read the advice on this site about not altering the dip switches, so I didn't, despite a strongly worded note from Bosch telling you otherwise. I completed the job and the machine worked but none of the push selectors functioned, e.g. Quick Wash. I started all over again, removing the new board. I then set the dip switches exactly as laid out in the Bosch letter and refitted the board. Machine now works perfectly with all functions operating as normal. The two dip switch blocks are tiny and covered with an adhesive plastic strip. Remove this carefully by lifting one corner with a small knife blade and then use a pair of tweezers to pull the strip off. The dip switches are very small and can be altered with a pin. I re-fixed the adhesive strip. Job done! Hope it lasts another twelve years....