If you find that your Bosch washing machine refuses to start any washing program and issues the e17 error code, continue reading. Now you’ll find out what has caused the problem. And moreover, we’ll tell how to fix the breakage without damaging the technology.
Explanation and reasons for the e17 error code in the Bosch washing machine
The E17 error means that there is no water supply to the tank, as a result of which washing cannot start. In some washing machine models, this problem corresponds to the F17 code, as the manufacturer conceives.
Washing machines without a display signal about the fault in the form of two lit up indicators. They are spin by 1000 turns and rinsing.
One decoding of this error is not enough. It is necessary to establish the reasons that caused its appearance. There are several of them:
- breakage of the filling valve;
- malfunction of the pressure switch;
- problems with the control module;
- breakage of the wiring between the listed above parts.
Check these elements of the washing machine in the order in which we have listed them. When this error code appears, the probability of valve breakage is very high. However, before all the planned repairs, check whether there is water in the water supply. Perhaps, the water supply tap is just shut off. It is installed at the point of connection of the inlet hose to the water pipe.
Filling valve or pressure switch
Having made sure that there is water in the pipe, start a step-by-step inspection of the parts. Unplug the machine from the mains, shut off the water supply tap and unscrew the water inlet hose. You will see a mesh-filter of the fill valve behind it. It can be clogged with small particles, so rinse the part under running water and return it to the place. Then you need to check the valve. To do this, follow the instruction:
- remove the top cover of the washing machine;
- take a multimeter and measure the resistance of the valve coil;
- simultaneously check the valve wire contacts and the wires.
In case of a breakdown, repairing the part is useless. So you need to buy a new part and put it in the place of a broken one. For this, it is necessary to disconnect all the tubes, fastened with clamps, as well as the wires.
Buying a new filling valve, don’t forget to purchase new clamps to connect the nozzles.
If the E17 error in the Bosch washing machine is not caused by a filling valve, don’t rush to close the machine cover. Next step is checking the water level sensor, located opposite the fill valve in the right corner. Inspect the tube connected to it, check the pins of the wires, and then the pressure switch. In case of failure, this part can’t be repaired, so you need to replace it.
Finally, in the most extreme case, it is worth to turn to the control module. The washing machines of this brand are equipped with completely maintainable control modules. According to specialists, these devices are easier to fix than modules from Electrolux ones.
Below you can see a diagram of this module. We identified two triacs responsible for the filling valve. In addition to the serviceability of these elements, check the connections of the water level sensor. But it’s better to entrust the module repair to a professional. Especially if you don’t even know how to deal with a multimeter. And there’s even nothing to talk about complex electronics. The module on the Bosch washing machine is quite an expensive detail, so don’t make the situation worse.
So, the e17 error code appearance in the Bosch washing machine relates to water gaining. It occurs due to various reasons, from the user’s negligence to the electronic module failure. And it determines whether you can eliminate the breakage by yourself or not. Good luck!