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Hi, welcome to Just answer
How old is it ?
about 10 years without any problem until now
OK, if you want to be sure then you can test the element for continuity
however, as everything else is fine and it is just the problem with not heating then it is the element that will need replacement
OK. Do you have any idea what this might cost in labour?
It is not difficult to replace the element, new element cost around £27 and you can buy it from here
If you are still willing to get it done from a engineer it will cost around £110 including labor...you can also contact Bosch or www.repaircare.co.uk to get a repair quote
OK. I'll bear that in mind, but having already paid your fee.plus will need to pay for the part, as well as pay £60 call-out fee, I'm close to spending a large percentage of what it'll cost for a new (less powerful and with smaller capacity) machine! What would you do, may I ask?
Please check this Video, it will give you an idea on how to replace the element (in case if you decide to do that yourself) ... looking at the age of the washer of course it is fine to spend like £30 for parts as it might work for another 2-3 years however, it is not worth to spend like £100
Thank you Kevin. I have watched - and understood - the video but, alas, fear that I do not have the strength to remove all the bits before getting at the element (I'm 78) or to remove the machine from under the work surfaces. I think you have convinced me to plunder my pension and invest in a new machine. Thank you very much for your help.
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