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 5 184 184
Weekly wash done in a fraction of the time!! First Bosch product I've ever bought but was recommended by two washing machine repairers. Really really please so far. Seems a good solid machine, very quiet compared to my old Hotpoint and very well thought out. Simple instrument panel and loving the LED display. Its fantastic that I know when a programme will finish and I can control temperature and spin speed on nearly all the programmes. Really really love the Speed Perfect button! So for instance the Cottons programme gives you a 60 degree wash for 2 hrs 45 mins, bit long me thinks, press the Speed Perfect button hey presto its now a 1hr 6min cycle, brilliant absolutely brilliant! Would definately recommend. 13 September 2014
Big loader! Very happy with new washing machine. Love that I have the option to reduce the washing running time. The quick-wash at 15 minutes has been a life saver!. 09 September 2014
Extremely happy with the washing machine Best washing machine I have had for a long time and recommend it to everyone 09 September 2014
Excellent Build And Features I bought this machine for my grandmother as it had a 15 min quick wash feature and it also doesn't look too bad as washing machines go! Very easy to fill and use the buttons on the front. Nice clear display and beeps at you when the washing has finished! 05 September 2014
Why I love doing the Bosching up! I have been a Bosch customer for nearly 20 years. Whenever choosing a dishwasher or washing machine, it was never a case of 'which brand?'; more a case of 'which Bosch?' Well I think this machine is a cracker. Quiet, efficient and does a white wash faster and more efficiently than my old one. Also very quiet as well. The quietest high speed spin on a washing machines I have owned. Also, when it finishes, you can open the machine straight away! 02 September 2014
Really useful product Ordered and received within 5 days. Well done J.L. Very happy with order, works brilliantly, easy to understand instructions. 02 September 2014
Noisy, poor instruction manual, but would still recomended I bought this to replace a Zanussi that broke down completely after just under 2.5 years. I'd been advised by a washing machine engineer to go for a Beko and to avoid shelling out for premium brands such as Miele. However, after a lot of research online and the many positive reviews from JL customers, I decided to go for this Bosch. It's also been significantly reduced in price, making it as affordable as a Beko machine. The instruction manual is a bizarre mix of diagrams, symbols and brief notes. It would be useful if Bosch provided much more detail about the machine's features and programmes. On a full load this machine lets you know it's working hard. The motor seems to crunch and munch its way through the washing cycle and whine and whistle through the spins. There's some vibration on the 1400 spin - enough to warrant getting it mounted properly to a plywood base if you have a suspended floor. I'll stick to the 1200 spin until I secure it to my wooden floor. The child lock involves pressing a button for 5 seconds to turn on or off - this can be irritating when you're in a hurry, but definitely worth using if you have young kids as the buttons are touch sensitive. The wash performance seems very good, even on the longer eco cycle. On the final spin, some foam forms, which would suggest that it needs less detergent than specified on soap instructions. All in all a good value machine. 23 August 2014
Bosch Exxcel WAQ28461GB Washing Machine Excellent washing machine. Efficient and reliable. Would definately recommend. 20 August 2014
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