Question about Siemens WTXD5300US Electric Dryer

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Lint filter sensor cuts off machine within 5-10...

Filter is clean, ductwork clear. Have had "Factory Authorized" service on 3 occasions...they are clueless. Also had a service call from a non-authorized appliance repair company--more wasted money.
At this point, I prefer to disconnect the whole "lint checking" system and be done with this darn problem, as I thoughly clean lint filter each time dryer is used. The dryer has been useless for months, and it's getting too cold for a clothesline, especially in light of this unit's original cost!!
Thanks.
I await your reply.


 

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  • Shotgunthera Nov 26, 2008

    Checked sensor as suggested, same problem. Am not willing to continue with worthless technicians, nor pay (yet AGAIN) for service calls. A new control panel with installation will cost almost 80% of the cost of the unit.
    At this point...as before, I'm most interested in by-passing this little piece of junk, or over-riding it.

  • Shotgunthera Nov 26, 2008

    If by exhaust line, you're refering to the flex vent/duct-work coming from the back, yes...I snaked it out all the way to the roof.
    At present, it is disconnected and the dryer vents directly into the room (basement). Could "no vent/duct cause a problem?
    Does this beast need to create or maintain a back-pressure...or vacuum?
    Any ideas as to how to rip this Lint Monster out by it's damned roots?
    I will never by another Bosch/Seimans product ever!
    I'm especially upset and disappointed because I've used/bought and swore by Bosch tools for over 20 years...best on the market, almost indestructible in commercial use--contruction business.
    NEVER again!

  • Shotgunthera Nov 26, 2008

    I live in (Lovely) North Carolina. I belive the machine was assembled in the US.
    Would the serial numbers and such info from the name plate be of any help?
    Here is all nameplate info:
    Bosch/Seimans UltraSence.
    Model:WTXD5300US/01FD8501/30021
    (13595009).
    Ser. Number:8550\(or,the numeral 1)082971009216
    Type: WAT1
    240V~60Hz/22A

  • Shotgunthera Nov 26, 2008

    Are you joking?? Did you read my earlier posts?

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Check this link let me know if it helped or not

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Sometimes a lot of suds in tub will cause this cause lint and suds stick to the outer tub and is difficult to remove try filling the tub with hot water and use vinegar in the water half bottle let it stand for 5or 6 hrs .
Now drain the tub it should work.

regards

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 26, 2008

    sorry thought is was a washer/drier :)

    if the drier is just blowing cold air all the time and you have checked the sensors and outlet pipes, if all checks out well then the only thing it must be is the thermostat which is faulty and need looking at


    regards


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Tell me what is going on and i will see if i can help / has anyone replaced the sensor?
i dont know your dryer but some has a port on the air duct that gets stopped up and makes the sensor read wrong

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

  • Larry Youngblood
    Larry Youngblood Nov 26, 2008

    check on the air duct and see if there isn't a port stopped up with lent and if so remover and the sensor should work for you then / larry

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    Larry Youngblood Nov 26, 2008

    biggest problem is that bosch dont give out any updates on their appliance ,,,,,, i have my own service for over 20 years ans with sears the last 10 and we just could not get updates from them but i will search and get back to you.
    Larry

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Dear consult to a authorized service center, they will give you perfect assistance. 
good day

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, would suspect a location/condition mismatch to the sensor threshold of your lint filter. This specially would hold true if your dryer was intended for another region and was simply "regionalized" to conform to your country's electrical & safety requirements. Simply stated, the lint filter sensor should be replaced but not with the same specs. Should you wish to explore this notion, pls postback with your general location and an image of the dryer's name tag.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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    Louie Role Nov 26, 2008

    May I forward some thoughs:


    • the unit was intended for the European market (240V);

    • then the "Factory Authorized" service personnel would be following a checklist prepared for another country/region/condition;

    • if that were so, then certain particular settings in the control panel would be configured for European conditions, perhaps a little cooler temperature;

    • the sensors then would have a lower threshold.
    Since the lint sensor is basically as Ginko pointed out "temperature based", then it is most likely that it cuts off early. A few possible workaround would be:


    • improve the airflow over the lint filter/sensor;

    • replace the lint sensor with one for a little bit higher temperature;

    • would not suggest bypass the lint sensor, fire hazard;

    • ductwork should be as short as possible;

    • rigging an additional blower in addition to the original blower.
    But of course, your local electrical and fire safety codes should have first consideration. The above thoughts does not necessarily conform to factory repair procedures and more importantly are forwarded for evaluation purposes.

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    Louie Role Dec 04, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any updates or developments so far?





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Maybe the exhaust line is partially blocked. Have you cleaned the exhaust line lately..

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Lint sensor is a temperature based sensor working on a thermic sensor, did they check the thermic sensor?

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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    Ginko Nov 22, 2008

    remove the
    lint filter and use a flash light to inspect inside the duct. If
    it looks clogged you can try to clear it using your vacuum.

    If you still get the problem, the lint sensor is faulty and should be replaced.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 22, 2008

    See a confront between users with same lint sensor problem , click here.

    You get all possible sollutions in that link carefully, pay particular attention to the last ones.

    If the lint sensor signal does not go away, then it is either a faulty control panel, or the dryer generating an eccessive temperature.




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