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Bosch WAQ283S1GB review

 Review: December 2014  

Last updated November 2015

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The WAQ283S1GB belongs to Bosch's Avantixx range and is an excellent washing machine. It has a generous 8kg wash capacity, a 1400rpm max spin speed and is very easy to use. But what makes it special are it's super-quiet operation (quieter than most Miele machines) and its incredible A+++ - 30% efficiency rating, meaning that it uses 30% less energy than the highest rating possible. It's not cheap, but it's highly recommended!



This freestanding Bosch washing machine has proven to be one of the bestsellers of 2015, and we've selected it as our best buy for under £400.

Bosch WAQ283S1GB features include:

User questions

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Why do the washing tabs always end up in the front of the door, wherever you put them in the washer?

Asked by reg fradley from uk on 1st Nov 2016

Bosch WAQ283S1GB user reviews

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Average rating from 5 reviews:

Reviewed by Linda from UK on 28th Feb 2018
I wish I hadn’t been influenced into purchasing this by the in-store Bosch rep. Compared to my previous 15 year old trouble free Bosch, this machine is rubbish. My washing is coming out too wet to be put cost effectively into my tumble drier. No matter how much fabric conditioner I use, everything dries hard. Even though I have reduced the amount of detergent to below the recommended amount, I am dissatisfied with the machines’ rinsing capability so nearly always use the Aqua Plus facility now. Cotton washes are taking nearly 3 hours to complete and the 8kg drum doesn’t seem to hold as much as the 6kg drum on my old machine. We have double checked the function of all our inlet and outlet hoses, which are fine. Buying this machine has been a very big mistake. It is disappointing as my other Bosch appliances are good.

Reviewed by Julia from Uk on 16th Feb 2017
I purchased this machine in November to replace my old faithful Bosch machine, all I can say it's the worst thing I have ever bought. It never spins correctly and the washing is too wet to put into the dryer, after numerous calls and emails with both the supplier and Bosch they are going to replace some parts. The reason given is that there are sensors on the machine for the balance. I only do 2 or three loads of washing each week as we are only 2 people, I been told to wash similar fabrics together, to put more in the machine etc etc, maybe my expectations were to high but you can't wash a pillow of even a small dogs bed as it just won't spin. Apparently all these machines are the same.

Reviewed by Alma from UK on 14th Apr 2016
Purchased this model in August 2013 worked well for two and half years then the bearing failed. Cost of replacement parts is 207 before delivery charge labour 95 Bosch Custmer Service team don't want to know, cannot offer any help. I would have expected this machine to last longer given we are two adults with no children. Rubbish machine and whats more concerning RUBBISH CUSTOMER SERVICE....

Reviewed by Ian from Uk on 9th Apr 2016
Fabulous washing machine! So quiet in operation, easy to use and plenty of features. I think Terry was just unlucky, as he said, Bosch are generally reliable! I had my last Bosch machine for 15 years, let's hope this one lasts as long!

Reviewed by Terry from United Kingdom on 29th Dec 2014
Had this machine for less than a month, noticed smoke coming from drum during spin. Contacted Bosch who will send out an engineer, and been advised not to use machine. Was also advised it could be the bearings which is puzzling as bearings on a brand new machine should not go, as the machine is only used once a week. Not happy as the machine is supposed to be good according to reviews. Always had Bosch machines and have been generally reliable.

Reply by Rick from England on 13th Aug 2017
Purchase in 2017 terrible washing machine. Never cleans properly, wet, doesn't spin correctly. Eco settings crazy not enough water. Recommend dont buy.

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