Bosch Nexxt 500 spin cycle

schudogOctober 23, 2009

Howdy - proud new owner of a Bosch Nexxt 500 washer, but can't for the life of me figure out how to run a spin cylce only. Don't see anything in the owners manual (though it does tell you to run a spin cycle during installation prior to leveling it), or any button on top. Am I just missing something?


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Congrats to your new washer. I have had the Nexxt 500plus for two years now and I like it a lot.
As far as I know, it is not possible to run a spin cycle only. You can use the "refresh" cycle, which is a short rinse followed by a spin. It doesn't take long and does not use too much water, so it is not really an issue. The sibling Siemens washer has a "drain and spin" cycle, but it is not widely available.
I haven't had any issues with my washer.
Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2009 at 2:58PM
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That's what I ended up doing, was just wondering if there was a spin only cycle...


    Bookmark   October 23, 2009 at 6:30PM
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This issue was driving me absolutely crazy, especially with a soaking wet comforter in my machine this morning after repeated rinse cycles. Furious at Bosch engineers who for some reason seem to think a spin-only cycle is unimportant.

But I found this fantastic tip from Timmster over at FixYa, which I'm posting to help others. Not only did I get to do the spin only using the easy diagnostics codes, but whatever problem was stopping the machine from spinning properly before was resolved!:

'Had a repair man here for the same issue. Learned two things:

1. Too much detergent causes 'soap lock.' The electronics will get confused when there's too many suds left after a rinse and shut the spin cycle down. That's why re-running the entire cycle without more detergent solves the problem. Use less detergent.

2. There is a way to manually get the spin cycle to run using diagnostics codes. Here's what my guy did:

a. Washer selection knob in OFF position.
b. Hold the 'Spin Selection' and 'Delay Start' buttons down at the same time.
c. While holding those two buttons, turn the Washing selector knob to Permanent Press-Cold.
d. Keep the buttons held down until the LCD control panel reads 'P:01'
d. Release buttons.
e. Use the 'Spin Selection' button to cycle thru the codes. Stop when it reads 'P:04' which is the spin cycle.
f. Press 'Start/Pause' button to begin the spin cycle.

I don't know what the other codes do but this should save you from having to run the entire wash cycle.

Hope that helps! Tim'

Here is a link that might be useful: Fixya post

1 Like    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 11:51AM
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Dear Adrienne:

You are a life/money saver! I have had this issue ever since I bought it. I personally am not a fan. This same issue has cost me over $700 w/repairmen doing exactly what you showed above and still charging me for the visit.

Best Christmas present so far this year! Many, many thanks.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 4:03PM
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Just be careful doing a spin thru the diagnostics as the balancing software is disabled. This means that if a load is badly out of balance it will spin it up to full speed, even if that means broken machine parts. Always watch to make sure that the load will spin safely before leaving it alone, otherwise you could be in for a nasty surprise. Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 2:05PM
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Hallelujah, David's secret cord has been found! This has been driving me nuts and Bosch hotline agreed that it's absurd to design a washer without a drain/spin, but they knew of no way to do it. Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2015 at 11:35AM
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