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 5 178 178
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
very happy with this washing machine The reviews i read really helped me a lot when picking the product so now I want to add my comments. Very pleased with the result. The machine is very quiet and seems not using lots of water during washing. It doesn't need to connect to the hot water pipe but heat the water itself. It has lots of options but doesn't matter which option you select, you can adjust the temperature, the time and the spin speed. If you want to do spin without rinse, it has 2 options. one is to select the gentle spin (still can change the speed up to 1200) the other one is like what i read from the review to select the rinse/spin option then click the aqua plus button. (this is to remove the selection. because by default it is selected) the speed can go up to 1400. Honestly i don't know the difference between these two now and i think one seems to be enough. This is a very useful option to me since i hand wash lots of my own clothes. 19 August 2014
Excellent Machine! Really pleased with this washing machine - it produces clean washing very efficiently. The larger drum is very useful for washing sheets and duvet covers, or when we return from our holidays. The wash cycles take longer than our previous Bosch, which has taken time to get used to, but if in a hurry I use the speed button. 19 August 2014
Bosch - working very well Very pleased. Machine is efficient, quiet and the programmes can be adjusted and tweaked to suit if you want variations on the standard ones provided. The only improvement could be the format of the instructions and the poor way they are laid out on paper. JL as good as always. 18 August 2014
Excellant machine Excellent machine so far. It does do 'spin only' which was a concern after reading reviews, and the clothes seem much dryer compared to my old 1600 spin Hotpoint machine. It tackles stains better with no prior treatment. It is a little noisy, but after a while you forget about it until it finishes and the bleeping starts. The childlock is a bit of a pain, but you can't have it all. The instruction leaflet is quite basic, but if you take the time to go through all the programs they are easy to work out. 16 August 2014
Does what it says wonderfully I am very pleased with the washing machine its performance and it's a pleasure to use. 06 August 2014
More than pleased Actually went to John Lewis to buy a different make of washing machine. This Bosch was on offer at the time, so asked the assistant for advice regarding Bosch and model I meant to buy. After listening I decided to go for the Bosch and am so pleased I did. It is so easy to use temperature can be adjusted according to wash, length of wash also. Most importantly, to me, is the spin speed and This Bosch machine is fantastic. Whether at 1400 or less clothes come out of the machine how you would expect it to. Machine is quiet running and bleeps once finished. All in all perhaps one of my very best buys 06 August 2014
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