I purchased a bosch large capacity front load washing machine model wfm3200uc from pc richards in watchung, nj in 2006. It was very expensive, so I also purchased the extended warranty. The electronic controls failed just after the warranty ran out. As I really liked the washing machine at that time, I spent the nearly $300 to replace the part, as well as a few other items, the door boot seal and the front door latch mechanism. I didn't think much about it at the time, except for the outrageous prices, but, heck, it's german, so what did I expect? Anyway, today, at the start of a holiday weekend, the motor quit. I did some research and found information that said this is a common problem, and that all I needed were carbon brushes. Except this is a brushless model. The bosch website lists the motor (Another $161 plus shipping) as "unavailable". A call to the company (On hold for 12 minutes) says that they are off for the holiday weekend (Supposed to be available until 6pm saturdays), call back tuesday. I tried all over the tri-county area (Union, middlesex, somerset), but no one has a new or reconditioned motor. Pc richards no longer carries bosch. I wonder why?
Bottom line: stay away from bosch products!