Bush Washing Machine Error Codes

Fault or error codes used in Busch washing machines we believe are made by Vestel of Turkey and sold in the UK from mid-2012 onwards. These codes relate to Bush washing machine model HW60-1460D and we are unsure if they relate to any other Busch models.

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Bush Washing Machine Fault Codes

Like other fault codes these written for washing machine repairers and not for the general public by UK Whitegoods and they assume a certain level of competence on the part of the user in diagnostic routines. We have added some notes to try to assist you in determining the nature of the fault you have but, you will still need to investigate each failure on its own merits. For more help and advice on fault finding on a washing machine please refer to our washing machine fault finding guide from this link before you begin.

Please check that any Bush washing machine spares recommended are suitable for use on your particular model and production code or serial number. If you are unsure about the suitability of any spare part please ask to ensure that you get the correct spares for your washing machine.

Please, don't guess or assume as spares can be altered on a production run with the same model number having several different alternative components used.

Error 1

Washing machine door lock has failed to operate or respond

The washing machine has detected an error with the door safety lock or interlock preventing operation.

  • Check door is closed and latched correctly
  • Check wiring
  • Check door lock

 

Error 2

Water drain time out or failure

The washing machine has failed to drain the water in a reasonable time, nominally in six minutes.

  • Check that filter is not blocked or obstructed
  • Check drain hose is clear of any blockage or obstruction
  • Check wiring to drain pump
  • Check drain pump is not defective
  • Check level sensor or switch
  • Check wiring to level sensor

 

Error 3

Not drained in time allowed - washing machine fails to drain water
  • Check that filter is not blocked or obstructed
  • Check drain hose is clear of any blockage or obstruction
  • Check wiring to drain pump
  • Check drain pump is not defective
  • Check level sensor or switch
  • Check wiring to level sensor

 

Error 4

Washing machine has detected problem with the wash heater

For this error code you need to check both the water heater or element and thermistor, the washing machine is reporting a fault on the heating circuit with this fault code but it is not capable of identifying exactly where the fault actually lies.

  • Check water heating element
  • Check heater for contunuity
  • Check thermistor or temperature sensor
  • Check the thermistor resistance
  • Check wiring to water heating element
  • Check connections to water heating element and temperature sensor
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    Error 5

    Not drained in time allowed - washing machine fails to drain water
    • Check water supply is on, clear and not frozen
    • Check the air chamber and pressure sensor hose for blockages
    • Check water inlet valve
    • Check wiring to water inlet valve
    • Check connections to water inlet valve
    • Check the main control PCB

     

    Error 6

    Motor heat protector error or failure

    The washing machine has detected an error on the washing machine's main drive motor circuit in relation to teh overheat protector within the motor itself.

    • Check motor connector block
    • Check motor carbon brushes where fitted
    • Check wiring
    • Check tacho connections
    • Check motor

     

    Error 7

    Motor error or failure

    The washing machine has detected an error on the washing machine's main drive motor circuit but, like other errors cannot pimpoint he exact location or nature of the fault.

    • Check motor connector block
    • Check motor carbon brushes where fitted
    • Check wiring
    • Check tacho connections
    • Check motor

     

    Error 8

    Washing machine has detected an overfill situation

    This error code can be caused by overfoaming which is a result of overloading (see this article) or by overdosing or, incorrect detergent as the pressure sensor will falsely read that there is too much water in the washing machine.

    Also check the pressure sensor and that the machine has not actually overfilled with water.

    • Check for overfoaming or over soaping
    • Check the air chamber and the pressure switch hose
    • Check water level sensor
    • Check wiring to water pressure sensor
    • Check connections to water level sensor
    • Check main electronic controller

     

    UNb

    Washing machine has detected an out of balance situation

    This error code is caused by an imbalanced of incorrect load in the washing machine

    • Check for overfoaming or over soaping
    • Check the air chamber and the pressure switch hose
    • Check water level sensor
    • Check wiring to water pressure sensor
    • Check connections to water level sensor
    • Check main electronic controller

     

    More Bush Washing Machine Help, Advice & Guidance

    Should you need more help and guidance please use the links from this article as most of them will help you to understand your Bush washing machine a lot better and probably very much help you in diagnosing the fault you have. Of course there are many other articles on the site that will also help you do this.

    In addition you can post in our washing machine forums after registering but please do pay heed to the information below before doing so and read the guides, they are there to help you. But if you are in any doubt at all or don't think you are up to diagnosing the fault yourself please use the engineer search to find a local washing machine engineer.

    You must understand certain things before you begin or attempt any repairs on your own and we want to make these points very, very clear to anyone that decides to investigate one of these or any other washing machines:

    • We are not responsible for your safety, you are and by using this guide you accept that and accept that any damage that you may cause and work undertaken is entirely at your own risk.
    • We will advise the common causes of the fault codes but we cannot guarantee that any parts or work recommended will resolve the issue. It is entirely your responsibility to diagnose your particular problem and resolve it.
    • We are not responsible for you buying spares that do not resolve the problem, this is down to your own diagnosis not ours.
    • No warranty is inferred, implied or given.
    You also have to understand that fault or error codes are not a "magic bullet", they will not tell you what the problem is, they will only offer you an indication of where the problem lies and they are no substitute for good old fashioned diagnostic skills. You can find out more about what fault codes actually tell you in this article. So please be well aware that, even with this new found knowledge you will still have to actually be capable of investigating and diagnosing the problem and this means adhering to basic appliance safety for working on them. As, if you don't and tell the engineers in the forums that you hooked up components to a live feed, worked on a live appliance and so on they will be a whole heap less willing to help you in our washing machine forums because they will assume that you are trying to commit suicide and are not safe working on your machine.

    Please do note that manufacturers can and do change fault codes without notice and we cannot guarantee that these error codes will apply to your particular model as all codes apply to a wide range of appliances and not normally any one specific model. To determine if these fault codes do apply to your particular Bush washing machine model please post a request to confirm this in the forums.

     

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