It is still in the wash cycle - just 10 minutes in and does it on every programme less the cold one. It does it at around the 10 minute mark as it switches to do something - I was watching closely earlier and it had already filled and rotated the drum, then had just started to run water into the soap drawer. Will the heating element have been used before this?
The machine is a few years old - perhaps 5 or 6?
Yes, I replaced the pump with a new Bosch one, which seems to work well. The pipes were really packed with limescale and sludge too but we have taken them out and cleared them thoroughgly. There was a burn mark on the element that I replaced so I assumed that was the original problem or it was the pump. However both are new and original.
The only obvious problem left is the door seal which leaks a little and needs replacing but the dribbling water doesn't seem to go near anything electrical - and the cycle goes through perfectly on cold. Could it be the thermostat?
Thank you. I will order a new control board and see how it goes. Many thanks.
I am looking at the Bosch parts list and they don't list a control board. They have a Power Module and an Operating module (ME174A, BO). I presume that it is the latter that I need?