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
Delicate Wash
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
Overflow protection Information An anti-flood device prevents the machine from being damaged by flooding from the inlet pipe
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


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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

Q & As


Bosch Exxcel WAQ28461GB Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1400rpm Spin, White 4.6 5 166 166
An excellent buy Needing to replace an old but very noisy machine, one of our requirements was for a comparatively quiet model but capable of meeting the full range of programs. Searching reviews narrowed the choice down to about three models but, having discussed our needs with a very knowledgeable John Lewis partner, we decided on the Bosch WAQ288461. We have not been disappointed - easy to operate and well-rated for power and water consumption. 11 July 2014
For a family of 5 - Excellent !! We had a Bosch before & didn't have any problems with it - it just died of old age & over-use. So we decided to buy Bosch again. As the price is mid-range, it was a good choice for us. And going by general reviews & 'Which' reviews we decided on this one. I have been using it everyday for 3 weeks now, from twice to four times a day! For a busy family of five, its proven to be excellent. I don't mess about with temperatures, clean clothes are much more important to me than washing on 15* I wash my whites, towels, bedding & husbands work clothes on 60* and everything else at 30* & 40* - it all comes out beautifully clean. My girls white socks & boys school t-shirts come out really white. The 1400 SPIN gets every last bit of moisture out, so drying time is cut. The SPEED PERFECT button is excellent and cuts the wash time right down for every program if you select it. If something is really dirty I just leave the program to run the full length. The LARGE DRUM is excellent & for the first time I have managed to wash our King Size 4.5 tog Duvet without going to the local Washateria! The BUTTONS are touch sensitive and if you do brush past them they do sometimes change - but now I know, I just avoid going near it when its on. The best feature for me is being able to stop the wash when it has already started, to add something to it that has been left out - like the odd sock! You can just press 'START' mid-wash - then the machine says 'YES' - you open the door and bung in the forgotten item… FAB!! The NOISE is no different from any other washing machine I have ever owned. Not mega loud nor mega quiet! I wouldn't choose to put it on when we are all sleeping as it would probably wake us up, as our house is open plan. So all our washing is done from the hours of 6.30am unto 7.30pm. No problems to me! This has been a good choice for us & hope it will continue to be so! 09 July 2014
Performs as promised Smart appearance, well finished. Very easy to load/unload. Adaptable programming - particularly like the 15 minute programme. Four weeks of use - all going very well. Not noisy, in my opinion. Instruction pamphlet very disappointing, poor quality paper and instructions not as clear as they could be. Low detergent use 04 June 2014
Good value based on cost. Wanted a good quality washing machine - almost bought a top of the range Siemens - fortunately an online review alerted me to a problem that meant the water inlet connection wouldn't fit, so next best choice was a mid range Bosch, chosen based on Which review and as it's part of the same manufacturer. No problem with washing on the cotton setting, seems to wash quicker than stated. Two issues identified so far. 1. If you wash on almost any other cycle you have to reduce the load significantly, ie easy cares max load is 3.5 kg. 2. Machine did not like washing one heavy bath mat - when it changed to rinse mode the machine almost took off. Load weight dry was 4 kg, so not overladed in any way. Have been very careful to ensure machine has not been overloaded as my research pre purchase showed that this is the main cause of faults. That has put me off unfortunately as i bought an 8 kg machine to accommodate bigger, heavier items. 03 June 2014
Brilliant Buy An excellent washing machine with lots of programmes. I like the fact that I can alter the spin speed, the temperature and the duration of the wash according to my needs, as well as having all the pre set programmes available. A quiet machine which delivers very good results. 03 June 2014
don't buy if you have a pet! This machine is awful for the money. I have had mine for a year now and have thoroughly road tested it. Firstly when the cycle finishes it continuously bleeps until you go and turn it off. We couldn't find out how to stop it doing this from the manual so we had to YouTube it. That was a right palava. Also about 7 times in the year we have had to manually drain the filter because the machine seems to let through its drum very small amounts of fluff. If you fancy water all over your floor if you have a cat or dog then a great machine, otherwise I'd say steer clear. 31 May 2014
Buy the 5 year guarantee I purchased the previous model to this machine (WAQ28460GB) 2 ½ years ago. The machine worked OK and did a reasonable job of washing clothes. Recently, the bearing went on the drum. The Bosch engineer estimated the repair to be uneconomical so the machine was written off. I was told this is an unusual event for these machines and hopefully the latest model does not have this problem but I would advise customers to purchase the extended guarantee just in case. 30 May 2014
Good quality and value for money The new washing machine is working very well so far. Very good results have been achieved on a cool wash setting and the spin dry is very effective. The Which? review mentioned that the machine can be noisy, but I have found it much quieter than the 20 year old Hoover machine that it replaced. 27 May 2014
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