Bosch Exxcel WAQ28461GB Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1400rpm Spin, White

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The Bosch WAQ28461GB 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 ‘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 WAQ28461GB 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.

 Key Features:

  • 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
  • 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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Bosch Exxcel WAQ28461GB Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1400rpm Spin, White 4.6 5 137 137
Great washing machine I purchased this to replace my previous Bosch washing machine, which provided 13 years of good service. The replacement is similarly quiet in operation to my previous model, and quieter in spin mode with less vibration (an important consideration for flat dwellers). Washing performance is excellent, and I look forward to seeing reductions in water and energy bills with this more efficient model. The John Lewis delivery team were truly outstanding, tackling removal of my old appliance and delivery of the new one to the kitchen of my second floor flat with utmost professionalism, by arriving on time, taking care not to damage doors or walls, and being very courteous. 17 April 2014
Excellent Excellent washing machine. Does everything I want really well. Very quiet. 16 April 2014
bosch exxcel WAQ28461GB This is our second Bosch machine and compared to the previous one I'm not that impressed. The first time we used it the cloths seemed wet after a 1200 spin. Our old machine the cloths came out almost dry. I discovered to my anoyance that you can' t spin without it rinsing first. Also you can't overide the spin programe. The Machine washes well and I have no complaints in that department. Bosch please kill off that annoying bleep at the end of the wash cycle 11 April 2014
washes well Washing machine looks good and washes well but you can't do a spin without a rinse which is really annoying. The spin also leaves the clothes wetter than my old zanussi machine as you can't up the spin speed if it the programme says something else. 11 April 2014
Bosch chosen for quality Overhaul very pleased with new Bosch washing machine. Technology has moved on since buying the last one so suprised to find that unless you use the 'Speed Perfect' button the washing cycle is twice as long as on my previous Bosch washing machine, having said that the machine is much quieter and it does the job. 09 April 2014
Bosch Exxcel WAQ28461GB Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1400rpm Spin, White Pleased with my purchase and service from John Lewis was first class.The only issue is that the 1400 spin only applies to certain washes and I don't seem to be able to overide the spin speed to make it 1400 for my general 40 degree wash.You also need to be very careful when you turn the dial to the type of wash and check that it is on the correct wash cycle.Other than that it is much quieter than previous older Bosch machine. 09 April 2014
Excellent product and service Existing machine stopped spinning.It was 15 years old so time for a replacement. New machinehad better spec and was cheaper than the old one. Quick delivery, what more could one ask for. Well done John Lewis. 08 April 2014
Top Wash My previous Bosch went to washer heaven so I replaced it with this new and even better model; it takes a giant load and has more flexible programme options than my last one. It is quiet and smart and the delivery/fitting service was surperb. 08 April 2014
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