Summary: We have owned the unit for 2 years but used very little for one. It has now stopped working. The unit turns on for 3 seconds then stops. We have decided not to ask Bosch to fix it for logistical reasons (shipping etc etc) and will buy a new unit. Probably not Bosch.
Summary: Thought I was buying a premium unit, but the magnetron failed just after the one year warranty ran out. I had it repaired at a costs of $365.00. The warranty on the repair was only 90 days. The microwave failed again after 8 months of very light use. Additionally, my unit is built-in.
Summary: I bought a Bosch HMB 5050/01 along with other items to match new kitchen. The microwave's push-in / open button stopped working near the end of year one. It's a cheap plastic part that's flimsy and awkwardly designed. Bosch had a repairman come out and replace it.
Summary: My model is just about three years old...for the past 6 months the magnetron has been acting up...sounds like a Frankenstein movie. Well it finally quit working. Bosch said to call a repair man, but they wouldn't guarantee they would fix it.
Summary: Failed after 2 years! Will not stay on unless you keep pushing against door after starting it. I've had many other microwaves go 10+ years without any issue. This was one of the Bosch appliances provided by the builder in our new condo.
which we thought was a great thing. After exactly one year of living in ...
Jonathan Chisolm, Amazon
21 March 2015
Summary: Complete junk!! Bought a new house that was a model home, so basically was brand new. It came with all Bosch appliances, which we thought was a great thing. After exactly one year of living in the house, our built in microwave stopped working. Like most reviews here, it would stop after 20 seconds.
Summary: The door got harder and harder to close until the microwave stopped working altogether. The problem was twofold. (1) The bracket holding the switch assembly has minimal side-bending support and the door hooks really pushed it sideways. (2) The door hooks have a spring that is too strong.
The diagnosis was that the magnetron and inverter board were bad and would cost nearly $400 for replacement (and still ...
JC in Memphis, Amazon
17 February 2015
Summary: Our HMB5050 microwave lasted just shy of 18 months and unfortunately for us, the unit only has a 1 year warranty. The diagnosis was that the magnetron and inverter board were bad and would cost nearly $400 for replacement (and still only come with a 90 day parts warranty).
Bosch replaced and the new one lost a motherboard and the door is just terrible. The effort required to open and close is ...
Sean Hatzenbuehler, Amazon
6 November 2014
Summary: This microwave came with our new house. It failed in numerous ways all described in other reviews within 6 months. Bosch replaced and the new one lost a motherboard and the door is just terrible. The effort required to open and close is ridiculous.
Summary: Just like what other people have described. I had my microwave for 3 1/2 years and it stopped heating. Runs for 7 sec. and then shuts off. Just had service tech over. Minimum of 580.00 to repair could be as high as 850.00.