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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The on/off switch is combined with the door release switch in one item - part number 154145 (a little over £20) and my problem was the door interlock bit had failed. The following worked for me :
Plug out, remove top panel, and open door + look up at switch panel - you see 5 slots under the switch panel (the 2 outer ones are mostly covered by the main front panel). Start at either side and work across, using as wide-bladed a screwdriver as will fit across the slot width : put a wood block under blade as a support and lever bottom of panel towards front - each has a plastic pin behind pointing towards the rear, held by a spring clip. Each will pop clear and when all are unclipped you rotate the panel outwards from the bottom edge, taking the timer knob and its drive linkage with it. To get switch out I removed the door and the screws around the main front panel - one is hidden behind a cover plug below the access port (to gain access to bottom screws on main panel, lever the bottom panel outwards along its top edge).
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
YOUR DRYER HAS A FUSE AND NEEDS TO BE CHECKED. SEE IF IT IS LOCATED SOMEWHERE WHERE THE POWER CORD COMES IN AT. IT SHOULD BE CLOSE TO THE MAIN POWER COMING IN OR MAYBE EVEN IN THE CONTROL PANEL AREA.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
i have wtl 6100 bosch and the mashine is not running. There is power on the machine, it can run but it can not run and heat. I can get light in al the panel, but it is like it needs to be rebouted. I can get it to show 111,222,333 etc in the window but i cant get it to work
Posted on Sep 05, 2010
As a matter of fact I have solved the problem. The dryer is now fully functioning again. :-)
I'll try to explain how to fix the problem:
The water that condenses in the condensor (doh!) drips down into a container situated below the condensor. The moist air that passes through the condensor is the same air that circulates via the clothes, thus it also contains some lint that the filter doesn't catch. Over time there will be some build-up of lint and mucus (?), clogging the tank AND a sensor that sends a signal to the electronics to start the pump that evacuates the condensed water to the removable tank in the upper part of the machine. This messes up the function of the water evacuation system.
Alright, pull out the condensor and find a hatch in the 'floor' in the farther part of the compartment. Below the hatch you'll find the container that collects the condensed water. Start by cleaning it as thoroughly as you can. There are a few 'nooks and crannies', take your time, also flush with some fresh water and maybe some gentle cleanser to get rid of the mucus. The pump and the sensor for the pump are located in the left part (viewing from front of the machine) of the container. Try to flush there as well.
If this procedure doesn't solve the problem you'll have to disassemble the machine to also be able to remove the pump and sensor housing. I had to do this on mine. Quite a few screws to remove and keep track of, but pretty straight forward if aren't too uncomfortable with 'fixing things'.
I have some pictures of the 'project' somewhere, let me know if you would like to see them or if I may help you some other way.
Posted on Aug 09, 2011
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