5 Reasons Why Bosch Washing Machine is Stuck on 1 Minute (with Fixes)

Having your Bosch washer stuck on the 1 minute is the last thing you would want, especially when you have a load of laundry to work on.

In this guide, you will learn various reasons for this problem and solutions to get your Bosch washing machine back to work.

The instructions in this guide apply to both Bosch front loader and top loader washers.

Why my Bosch Washer Displays Wait or Pause for 1 Minute?

Normally, your Bosch washing machine display 1 minute pause whenever it moves from one cycle to other, such as from wash to rinse or from rinse to spin.

However, if this pause prolongs, then it means there are some issues with your Bosch washer that needs to be troubleshooted.

Bosch Washing Machine Stuck on 1 Minute

When your Bosch washer is stuck on 1 minute, here’s how to fix it: First, reset your washing machine. If this does not work, then inspect and clean the water inlet valve,

I will explain these issues in-depth, along with solutions to troubleshoot the problem.

If your Bosch washing machine is under warranty, I recommend contacting Bosch support and asking for advice. Unfortunately, opening your Bosch washer will void its warranty in most cases, so leave it as a last option.

Reset your Washing Machine

Resetting Washer

Mostly, your Bosch washer is stuck on the 1 minute stage due to technical glitches in its program or board. These problems can be quickly resolved by simply resetting your washer.

So, the first step in troubleshooting your Bosch washer when it is stuck on the 1 minute left is to reset it.

Balance the Load

Washer Balanced Load

Another common cause of Bosch washers getting stuck in the “wait 1 minute or one minute left” is the uneven load. Remember, each washer has a specific capacity beyond or below which it cannot operate.

It is essential to ensure the load is balanced correctly and the washer adequately loaded. Try removing some clothes from your washer and try again.

Similarly, if it has only a few items, add more clothes and then try again.

Inspect and Tighten Drain Hose

Washer Drain Hose

The drain hose is where the used water is pumped out of the washer. If your Bosch washer get stuck, then it’s might be due to drain hose, which is either damaged or loose.

To check the drain hose, first, disconnect your Bosch washing machine from the power source. Then, access the drain hose and make sure it is properly tightened in its place. Also, check it for any clogs or obstructions.

Check Timer

Washer Timer

If your Bosch washing machine is automatic or semi-automatic, its functions depend on the timer. The timer may be displaced due to normal wear and tear if your Bosch washer is old.

If the timer on your Bosch washer is faulty or displaced, it will stop it from advancing past 1 minute stage.

Testing and replacing the washing machine timer is not something I’d recommend doing yourself, so always seek professional help.

Faulty Control Board

Washer Control Board

If none of the above fixes the problem on your Bosch washing machine and it is still getting stuck in the 1 minute stage, then its control board might have malfunctioned.

As its name suggests, the control board is the brain of electronic washers. If the control board of your Bosch washing machine malfunctions, it will not operate as it should.

The control board is inside the washing machine, so you must disconnect your Bosch washer from the power source before accessing it.

If your Bosch washer is under warranty, do not attempt to inspect or replace the control board yourself, as it will void its warranty.


Here’s how to fix your Bosch washer when it is stuck on “1 minute left“, and does not proceed:

  • Reset your washing machine
  • Check your washing machine timer
  • Balance the load
  • Inspect and tighten the drain hose
  • Inspect the control board
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