Washing machine Doorlock error codes E01, F08, F16, F34, E61 Bosch, Neff, Siemens

by / Thursday, 13 October 2016 / Published in Door Locks & Switches, Washer Dryers, Washing machines

How to replace a washing machine door lock on a Bosch, Constructa, Gaggenau, Neff, Schulthess, Siemens, Smeg



Error fault codes with E01, F08, F16, F34, E61 Error codes Vary on different models starting with WAA, WAE, WAQ, WFF, WFL, WFP, WOK, WOL.

This video will show you how to replace a washing machine door lock (called an interlock); we will show you a step by step procedure on this process. This video can be used on Bosch, Constructa, Gaggenau, Neff, Schulthess, Siemens & some Smeg.

To find your door lock for your Washing Machine you will need the full model number and on some models we will even need the serial number as the manufactures sometimes have fitted more than one type to a model series.

Peel seal back after removing wire band


Screw type

Some door locks have screw others self locking pins


Pin Type

Unplug wiring to remove

There has been a few different types of door lock fitted on the Bosch manufactured machines over the last few years,
Some have screws holding the door lock in place others have plastic pins which need to be pressed in while sliding the lock One Direction then moving it Backwards and sliding it the other direction.

On older machines you are able to remove the front panel easily.

  • Remove the kick strip, undo doing 2 - 4 screws at the bottom,
  • Remove the wire Band around the door seal,
  • peel the door seal off the frame into washer drum,
  • remove the lid,
  • remove the 3 screws inside the soap draw and one on the side of the panel,
  • behind the facial panel you will find a couple more screws,
  • then the panel slides away giving you access to the door lock,

On the more modern Types they vary as some you can take the  panel off and others are more difficult.

The error codes on these machines can vary from model to model fault codes E01, F08, F16, F34, E61, All are normal related to the door lock. the things you need to check.

  • connection to the circuit board from the door interlock,
  • connection to the lock itself,
  • broken wires on the loom
  • faulty interlock

It is worth trying to clear the error code before you change the door lock, As this might solve the problem. but if the problem persists then you might need to change the door lock

You will need your full model number off the identification plate to be able to identify the correct lock for your machine.


4 Responses to “Washing machine Doorlock error codes E01, F08, F16, F34, E61 Bosch, Neff, Siemens”

  1. Václav Kubeš says : Reply

    Please, what is F00? Thank You

  2. Carlos O says : Reply

    Hi How-2-repair
    Thank you for your video. I have a question hoping you ca help me. I have a Bosch machine that is not working since one week. I don’t know what is the problem and I don’t know if it’s an error or a piece of the machine. When I choose a program with the door open and then I close the door, the machine tries to put the lock of the door several times (for about 10 seconds) but then nothing happens. The “start” button flashes and I try to activate it but notihng happens. So I tried to program the machine but this time whit the door closed. Again, we hear that the machine tries to put the lock of the door several times but nothing happens and even worst, if I touch the “start” button during the first 5 second, the circuit breakers leap. I thought that it could be the heater or the interference filter but both are ok. Can you help me please??? I don’t know if it’s just an error of the circuit (even if I don’t have an error code on the display). Thank you very much you for your help.

  3. Samantha Hardwick says : Reply

    Please can you give me any suggestions wether or not I need to pay for a plumber to come round to my home,as I may be able to fix it myself with your guidance. Much appreciated Samantha.

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