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 Variable temperature selections to choose from to suit your requirements.
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 (we are unable to connect to a 'hardwired' electricity point)
  • 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 5 197 197
Great build quality Very quiet spin, excellent washing results, would definitely recommend 19 November 2014
Fault on Bosch WAQ28461GB Washing Machine I bought a bosch washing machine in Newcastle upon Tyne store earlier this year. I bought Bosch because they had very good reviews on your John Lewis website My wifes experience with the Bosch service centre seem to disagree with this. I work abroad a lot of the time so my wife has to deal most things concerning our household items and our Bosch washing machine stopped working nearly two weeks ago. The soonest time she could get an engineer out to look at it was last Saturday The Engineer inspected and tested the washer and confirmed it needed a new control panel. He later found out Bosch uk did not stock this item, so it has been placed on order from Germany I cannot believe that a company the size of Bosch does not have a stockist in the UK with that part available The estimated time of the parts arrival in the UK is eight to ten days, and then she has to again arrange a time for the engineer to fit and test the new part It will be well over three weeks without a washing machine which I find totally unacceptable and when I get home I will be completing some reviews of Bosch washing machines myself I don't think I will be buying another Bosch item. 12 November 2014
Excellent machine Excellent machine as one would expect from Bosch. 15min Superquick wash is brilliant.Would highly recommend. 09 November 2014
The constant beeping after it finishes limits its use Haven't they thought that one might one to put in the washings and go to bed? After the machine finishes it keeps beeping periodically until you come and switch it off (as already noted in one of the reviews). If there is a way to reprogram it so that it stops beeping automatically, I'd love to know how to do this. Giving one star just for this is underrating, but so is giving 5 stars to a washing machine that is only doing its job without any thrills. If I do not return it and if it keeps working reliably and without any problems for next 5 years, I'll come back and add a few stars. Finally, this washing machine is noisier than my previous over 10 year old cheep B&Q machine. I'm nor referring here to the fast spin (which has been noted as noisy in a few other review), but to the normal washing operation. I was expecting that a 5 star machine would be quieter. May be you get what you pay for, but this is by far not the cheapest model and in my opinion the 5 star rating is misleading. So may be the one star rating, but somebody needs to try to restore the balance. 08 November 2014
Amazing I've had this washing machine for a week, bought after i read the great reviews on here. I've found it to be quicker, more efficient, and quieter than my old zanussi machine. I'm surprised by the fantastic results I've had from it, already. I washed a white towel which had been stained by my friend's red hair dye, which I thought i was going to have to bleach - I washed it at 40 degrees with my regular detergent and it came out looking brand new. I can't recommend this machine highly enough, and will be buying Bosch in the future. 26 October 2014
Maximum load 4 kg I bought this washing machine to replace a 25 year old Zanussi and they've changed since then. The machine will take a maximum of 4 kg of dry clothes on the cotton cycle, far less on the other programmes. If overfilled, it flashes a warning light on the dashboard and goes in to safe mode - it carries on with the rinse cycle but wont spin. But it's quiet and shakes my suspended wood floor far, far less than the Zanussi did. Clothes come out clean, well rinsed and spun though I fear that the longer cycles are more aging to my clothes. Another reviewer said: it does the best job that EU regulations allow. That sums it up really. Had the machine about 8 weeks and now I'm used to it, I'm happy. 25 October 2014
Work good :) I'm very happy with this washing machine! The value quality/price is amazing! 03 October 2014
Excellent Machine Ordered this machine as having had my previous Bosch for almost 18 years (and it was still working though getting old!) I trusted this brand. I am very pleased with this machine and the programmes are very good. The price from John Lewis was good. The delivery date and time was as requested and the delivery men were excellent. They unpacked the machine and took the packaging away and explained some of the programmes and also made sure we knew to remove the bolts from the back of the machine (which we did!). Overall I would highly recommend this machine and John Lewis. 01 October 2014
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