Have had this Bosch dryer for about 3 years....
Recently it has not been starting. I tried taking the filter out last time and it eventually started again after airing out for a day.
This time it is not starting at all. The timer works and counts down but it never turns on.
Any ideas...could it need new fuses?
Comment by swank, posted on Apr 20, 2007
ok, so I took it all apart and tried to figure out what was going on.
If I turned it on and press start nothing happened. If I then opened the door a current ran thru the circuit board (small flash of light) and the drum spun a little bit.
If I pressed door again after I shut it no spark and no spinning. (I am guessing because I didn't press start)
Now, the interesting part...If I dont allow the door to open and hold in the door button it will start the dryer and it will run accordingly.
Do you think its the start button having a bad connection or a bad button? If it was a bad capacitor it wouldn't work at all correct?
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Re: Addition to original problem...
You are right. faulty capacitor then no drum rotation.
fault may lie with start relay on pcb and this is not repleceable as a separate part. worth while taking pcb out and examine carefully for damaged track and dry joints
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Long shot, but you might consider cleaning the lint out of the exhaust duct. Even though you may be exhausting heat, the duct could be occluded with lint thereby limiting the airflow. I do this once every couple of years for safety and efficiency. It substantially reduces the drying time. I bought the "Lint Eater" from a hardware store. You use it with a standard drill (wired or cordless).
For the F:03 problem on the Bosch Axxis (WTE86300US) do all the things mentioned in Solution #1 above. Sometimes the lint in the condensation filter channels (those that run from front to back)can be quite stuck. Use a pipe cleaner to get in there or a garden hose with a spray nozzle. However there is one more crucial step not mentioned in the manual or in Solution #1. Once you remove the condensation filter you will see a small plastic panel on the lower wall of the condensation filter slot. Slide a flat blade screwdriver and gently pop it open. Under the panel is a small chamber where you will find a slurry of lint/water which is what clogs the condensation outlet. With latex gloves reach in there and clean it out. Blow hard into the dryer through the condensation hose to clear up any last bits. Pop the panel back in place. This should fix your problem.
This is a common complaint with this dryer.The probe generating this problem,is at fault.It likely has a film on it,from the dryer sheets.Remove the lint screen,and wipe down the probe that sticks into the air box.Should fix the problem,if not ,replace the probe.
The lint light keeps coming on and shuts the dryer off so clothes are not dry. I checked the filter and it is clear. Now the bottom of filter is cracked (plastic part) so I need to replace. But why does the lint light come on now after 5 years of use? It never came on before even when the lint filter was full?
I don't own this model of the Bosch dryer, but my guess is that your hot air flow path is partially blocked with lint or something else. Our heating/air flow element was blocked with a errant latex club hit the elements. I cleaned the flow path and removed the heater obstruction with good results for nearly a year to date.
open the bottom access panel , 3 screws on bottom front, open the filter trap and clean, it will dump some excess water, you didn't explain the spinning issue well , not spinning fast , noisy, no drainage etc....
The Bosch Dryer has a temperature probe in the heater exit and in the exhaust area visible when you open the door. If the temperature difference between the two gets to high, the lint filter is assumed to be plugged and the alarm goes off.
It seems that the temperature probe at the heater, can end up with a faulty connection to the control panel over time due to corroded contacts or lint build up. When this happens the control panel thinks the filter is clogged and it may also not turn on the heating elements properly. Remove the back cover over the heating element (12 screws) and then remove the one screw holding the red wiring connection to the dryer body. You can then wiggle out the wiring connection and clean / unplug and replug in the connector for the sensor. (plug with two small wires only). A little hard feeding the connector back through the hole so take your time and don't damage the wires). Should all work again. May want to inspect inside the heater at same time and make sure the overheating switch is not tripped. ( press in the red button).
if timer is timing down then it has power so fuse is ok. there is no internal fuse.
two things to check
if you can hear a low humming noise when drum should be turning, then the motor capacitor is faulty - very common fault and part not dear. no need to get bosch part - you should be able to source locally.to test for this fault, take top off and push the drum. if it starts turning then this confirms the fault
check also door catch - this operates an internal switch nand if catch is broken then appliance will not start