Bosch Exxcel WAQ283S0GB Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1400rpm Spin, White

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With water saving technology to make a splash about, Bosch’s The Winning Line washing machine boasts intelligent ActiveWater technology that uses the right amount of water for every load and never wasting a drop more.

The Bosch WAQ283S0GB washing machine combines anti-vibration design with an excellent A+++ energy rating to give you an appliance that is both energy efficient and discreet.

With a variety of programmes, this Bosch machine is a VarioPerfect model, and achieves outstanding cleaning results for all types of textiles, and for all load sizes. Practically all programmes can be combined with the VarioPerfect ‘EcoPerfect’ option for more energy savings or with ‘SpeedPerfect’ for faster results.

There are gentle options for woollens and silks, and the Reload function lets you add something to the wash if the water level in the drum is not too high - handy if you’ve dropped a sock on the stairs on the way to the machine!

The Bosch WAQ283S0GB also features the 3D AquaSpa wash system where a higher water level ensures more efficient wash results. Water enters from three sides for quick and effective water distribution. During the wash, laundry is showered from above through specially designed paddles, ensuring gentle washing and optimum usage of the water in the drum. The innovative ‘wave’ drum design provides delicate care for your laundry.

Bosch guarantees that if an appliance is discontinued, its major components will be available for at least 10 years afterwards in the event of a part needing replacement.

  • ActiveWater management system ensures every single drop of water is used effectively
  • VarioPerfect gives you speed or energy efficiency with perfect wash performance every time
  • More stability and peace with the AntiVibration Design
  • WaveDrum makes washing gentle
  • 3D AquaSpa wash system with cascade for faster water penetration
  • Reload facility
  • Super fast 15 minute wash for smaller loads
  • Safeguard monitoring system adjusts load distribution and programme settings to protect clothes
  • Child lock
  • Self cleaning detergent drawer
Automatic Load Adjustment Information Automatically adjusts water level for a smaller load, thus saving time and money
Automatic load adjustment
Delay Start
Digital display
H84.8 x W59.8 x D55cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information Amount of energy used during standard 60ºC cotton cycle
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance A++ - G, with A++ being the highest grade
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Estimated Annual Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Hand wash Information Special programme for delicates
Load Capacity Information Maximum washing load the drum can take
Maximum Spin Speed Information The faster the spin, the more water is removed in the spin cycle
Model name / number
Number of Programs
Online Exclusive Information This product is not available in John Lewis branches
Program Sequence Indicator Information Tells you progress of washing cycle
Quick wash Information Speedy programme when you need items cleaned quickly
Spin performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Time remaining indicator Information Tells you how long the programme's got to go
Variable temperature control Information Use different temperatures for different fabrics (e.g. lower temperature for synthetics)
Wash performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning
40L standard cottons cycle
Water supply (fill type) Information Whether mains cold and hot water used. Cold water only is better as mains hot water is normally hotter than most programmes so will need cooling
Cold fill
Wool Programme Information Gentle programme for washable woollens


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available


Washer Connection

The charge for this service includes:

  • Connection of the new appliance to a standard domestic water connection point within 1 metre of the installation location
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing 3-pin 13amp electricity point within 1 metre of the installation location
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing waste outlet within 1 metre of the installation location
  • A test wash to ensure the appliance is filling and draining correctly
  • Removal of all packaging

Washer Disposal

The charge for this service includes the removal and disposal of your old washing machine or washer dryer for reuse or recycling


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Q & As


Bosch Exxcel WAQ283S0GB Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1400rpm Spin, White 4.7 5 93 93
Best washing machine So far this is proving to be an excellent machine. The 1 hour wash suits our busy family life perfectly. It is quiet too. 22 April 2014
very pleased with purchase Very happy with washing machine , it works well and is quiet. John Lewis service as always super 22 April 2014
Deserves its good reputation Perhaps not the most stylish-looking washing machine - certainly not compared to something like the Samsung ecobubble - but hardly a priority for this kind of product and it looks decent enough. Quite quiet and build quality is generally good. The tray for the detergent etc. seems a little flimsy to me, though maybe just because it needs to be detachable. Comes with the usual extra features (speed/ eco perfect, aqua plus...) but I haven't bothered with these. Does its job perfectly well simply selecting the type of wash and pressing Start. Finally, unlike some other major online retailers, John Lewis don't subcontract so no worries over poor delivery service. I'd recommed using the connection and disposal option. So much less hassle! 18 April 2014
No more washday blues! Loving my Bosch Exxcel WAQ283SOGB. Washdays are no longer a chore. Excellent customer service. Machine vibrated during the first wash. A phone call to John Lewis and a speedy response by installation guy, who rectified a simple balance problem. A big thank you to both installation guys. So polite and friendly. Not like some companies I could mention..... but won't. I will be using John Lewis for all my white goods etc. in future. 14 April 2014
VERY QUIET MACHINE this seems a very efficient and most of all a very quiet devise. it has a good range of cycles and is a good size. More expensive than some but well worth it 02 April 2014
Buying from John Lewis It's too early to review the actual product but so far so good. As for the service we received from John Lewis - excellent. Wide selection, competitive price, easy purchase process and delivered when JL said it would be delivered. 27 March 2014
Washing less loads a week. The washing machine replaced an 18 year old Bosch washer/dryer with a 5kg load limit, so this has been brilliant for washing larger items of bedding. Nice and quiet and have used a number of the programmes successfully. First time I used it, the machine came up with an error code but a quick look on the internet confirmed my suspicions that my husband had not turned the water on! I just hope that it serves me as well as my last Bosch. 26 March 2014
good product very pleased with this machine. well worth the money.good spinning cycle.dont be afraid to play around with the buttons which is easier than understanding the instruction leaflet. 26 March 2014
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