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8kg Front Load Bosch Washing Machine WAS32742AU

Model Number WAS32742AU
Brand Bosch
Warranty 2 Years
Colour White
Capacity Wash 8kg
Hinged On Left
Spin Speed 1600RPM
Energy Star Rating 4
Water Rating 5
Energy Use (p.a.) 328kWh
Hinge Left

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  • 15 Washing programs
  • Express wash: 2kg of lightly soiled garments in only 15 minutes
  • EcoSilence Drive
  • AntiVibration Design
  • VarioPerfect
  • Automatic load adjustment
  • LC Display
  • VarioSoft® drum system
  • Two personal memory programs
  • Automatic stain removal system
  • Time remain and time delay
  • Self-cleaning detergent dispenser
  • TouchControl buttons
  • Child lock
  • Automatic stabilisation
  • Audible end of program signal
  • Pause/reload function
  • Foam detection with additional rinse cycle
  • Can be built-under benches
  • Pump protector
  • Quiet operation
  • AquaStop™ anti-flood protection

  • Anti-flood hose protector requires a minimum 70mm cabinetry hole. Please assess hose access for any under bench installation. Our Free Connection service does not include any cutting of cabinetry. Professional installation can be selected above at $90.


842 mm
600 mm
590 mm

Package Size & Weight

Package Length:
69.00 cm
Package Width:
66.00 cm
Package Height:
88.00 cm
Package Weight:
82.00 Kg

There's a reason why Bosch is one of the most trusted brands in household appliances, and that's because their products well made, well designed, easy to use, and reliable. This Bosch 8kg front load washing machine is the embodiment of all these qualities - delivering load after load of outstanding wash results. Better still this washer is very environmentally friendly, with a 4 star energy rating and a 5 star WELS water rating.

Our customers love this washing machine, and for good reason. It offers a high spin speed of 1600RPM which significantly reduces drying time. The AntiVibration Design® offers excellent stability and also makes it very quiet to run. Plus is has an automatic load detection function which suggests how much detergent you should use, and adjusts the water level so nothing is wasted.

Other benefits include a choice of 15 wash programs, a cold wash option for all programs, and AquaStop™ anti-flood protection. All in all, this is an excellent quality washer that will deliver years of satisfaction.

Key Features

15 Wash programs
Includes: Mixed Load, Delicate/Silk, Wool, Super Quick 15 min, Sensitive, Sports, Fitness, Shirt/Blouse, Jeans/Dark Wash, 2 special memory programs, Start and reload, and Cold Wash.
EcoSilence Drive®
Developed by Bosch, the EcoSilence Drive® is quieter, faster, more energy efficient, more durable, and more powerful than regular motors. It takes less time to reach peak performance which results in a faster wash.
AntiVibration™ Design
On the sides of this washing machine you'll see a spiral pattern - this increases stability and reduces vibrations. It also helps to dampen the sound of the motor.
VarioSoft® drum system
Unique to Bosch, the VarioSoft® system changes the drum shape depending on the level of stain-removal needed. This optimises the wash cycles - providing gentle care for delicate garments, and intensive action for stubborn stains.
Automatic load detection
This washing machine will automatically detect the size of your load and the level of soiling, and then tell you how much detergent is needed.
The VarioSoft® drum uses a raindrop structure to provide extra care for delicate cycles, and the asymmetrical glass porthole gently returns articles to the centre of the drum, ensuring all items are integrated into the wash. The VarioPerfect™ drum also helps to reduce creasing.

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 17 votes by customers who purchased the 8kg Front Load Bosch Washing Machine WAS32742AU

Average Rating - 4 star
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5 star
The washing machine is excellent, we noticed the difference in our washing straight away. Everything comes out beautifully clean, it's quite, easy to use it's a piece of mind and well worth the money spent. It has become my wife's new best friend, she loves washing now, she looks forward to using it over and over again. We love it.
Reviewed by Markus on 26/05/2011Speech bubbleRothwell, QLD
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5 star
This was the top of the line washer, but worth paying for. It does an excellent job and for a front-load machine breaks the problem of long washing time by providing a very good fast wash. By locking this into memory, with added fast spin, a 20 minute cycle is perfect for almost all everyday washing.
Reviewed by Peter on 29/08/2011Speech bubbleBlackheath, NSW
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5 star
Excellent washing machine, soooo quiet! Washes well and the clothes hardly take any drying time on the line as the Bosch can spin them so fast! Glad I went with the Bosch, it may have cost a bit more but I'm sure it will be worth it in the long run!
Reviewed by Mellissa on 17/04/2011Speech bubbleAtherton, QLD
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5 star
This is the best washing machine I have ever used. I cannot believe how clean the clothes are now with just normal washing powder. I no longer need to use any stain removers as this machine does it all.
Reviewed by jenee on 26/08/2011Speech bubbleBellara, QLD
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5 star
Very happy with the 8kg Bosch. Still learning about the various options. Like the memory option. Very quiet, sturdy, simple to use.
Reviewed by Colleen on 09/09/2011Speech bubbleCronulla, NSW
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5 star
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Reviewed by Selena on 23/08/2011Speech bubbleWentworth Falls, NSW
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5 star
My order took a few phone calls to get right as the sales person incorrectly recorded my credit card number and email address. Other than that it was a quick and easy to use service! If i was looking for an appliance in future I would start with Appliances Online
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5 star
Excellent service, prompt delivery and keen pricing. We even received a partial refund of the purchase price when we notified Appliances Online that they were offering an even better deal on the same model washing machine a week after delivery and installation!
Reviewed by Nick on 19/07/2011Speech bubbleBella Vista, NSW
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5 star
Priced matched item and called back within five minutes to confirm price match. Can not fault the service we received, although did have to wait a week for delivery - however was made aware of this upfront because we are in a rural area.
Reviewed by michelle on 09/02/2011Speech bubblebroughton, NSW
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5 star
Appliances Online is an excellent store to deal with. Had the most competitive price, the order was supplied very quickly at a time that suited. I would highly recommend this online store and I would not hesitate to buy from them again.
Reviewed by jenee on 26/08/2011Speech bubbleBellara, QLD
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                  Product Questions - 8kg Front Load Bosch Washing Machine WAS32742AU Product Questions Product Questions

Q What is the main difference between this model and the other 8kg one? Does it have a full cold water wash?
Asked by Pat (6/08/2010 2:09:55 PM)

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A The main differences are that the WAS32742AU spins at a higher speed of 1600RPM instead of the WAS28440AU at 1400RPM, amounting to dryer clothes. It also has a higher water rating at 5 stars instead of 4. The WAS32742AU also seems to offer an anti-vibration system for increased stability along with a load weight indicator that suggests required detergent amounts according to the size of the load. Both will offer you a cold only setting.

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Q Where is this appliance manufactured?
Asked by Prudence (30/06/2011 3:37:27 PM)

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A This appliance is manufactured in Germany.

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Q How long is the normal wash cycle?
Asked by Mike (15/06/2011 11:35:18 AM)

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A A normal wash cycle is between 2 hours and 2 hours twenty minutes, depending on whether it is a cold or hot wash.

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Q Does this model come with the option to have the door hinged on the right?
Asked by Kristen (17/12/2011 1:09:32 PM)

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A No, unfortunately the Bosch washing machines' hinge side can't be altered.

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We are very happy with our purchase of our washing machine, delivery was so quick so much better than with our local retailers and the price was a lot better too.
Peter , Tallong, NSW

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This is the second time that I have ordered an appliance from you and I must commend your company for its efficiency and ease of service; right from the ordering to within less than 24 hours having the washing machine delivered, hooked up and the broken machine carted away. Amazing service takes effort and I appreciate what you have provided. Thanks again.

"Terrific after sales services"

Just saying thank you for terrific after sales services; my washer was fixed in 48 hours by a local contractor under your excellent extended warranty system
Ann , Cooran, QLD

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I think it's safe to say that I will no longer be looking in the High Street for any other electrical appliances after such a great experience with Appliances Online. Easy website to navigate, great range of high quality products, the lowest prices around and friendly and helpful staff. What's not to love? Well done guys!
Julie , Stanmore, NSW

"Very happy with the customer service"

I just want to let you know that I am very happy with the customer service I received while purchasing my washing machine. The phone call last night from a lovely lady, set my mind at rest about delivery of my washing machine, and I had a good nights sleep. I would also like to thank the two delivery men who were very kind and nothing was too much for them. So thank you again for your service and I will not hesitate to purchase further products from you.
Sonja , Tewantin, QLD

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