Question about Bosch WTMC3510UC Gas Dryer

7 Answers

Bosch Dryer lint filer warning

Hi! I have a new Bosch Dryer. We can't seem to get it to dry. It stops after just a minute with a linter filer light flashing. We pull the filer -whiich is clean and new- out and re-intstall it.... but the error continues. what should we do?

Posted by on

7 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Bosch Dryer lint filer warning

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).

Posted on May 19, 2012

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Bosch Dryer lint filer warning

The dryer lint filter does not clean easily. It easily cleaned when the dryer was first new. Any suggestion?

Posted on May 25, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,462 Answers
Re: Bosch Dryer lint filer warning

This is from memory from some time ago. the "clean filter" light is actuated by a stat in the air flow which senses rise in temp caused by reduced air flow due to a clogged filter. i recall there is also a thermal fuse in series with this stat which if open circuit will cause the problem you describe

Posted on May 22, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Bosch Dryer lint filer warning

Kudos to the person who said push the Start/Stop Button for 5-7 seconds. That helped solved my problem. Issue: We were drying clothes. Finished several loads, then dryer would not start. Checked the lint filter, not too bad but cleaned, reinstalled, nothing. Read another board that said there's a probe down in bottom of lint filter area. Took a ruler to move a few handfuls of lint build-up. Found the probe buried under lint. Took a magnet and picked up some miscellaneous jewelry, hairpins, bling. Took a Grabit tool to pick up 70c in change. Took a wooden skewer to push some lint buildup through the filter vents inside the dryer down to the bottom of the lint chamber. Took a shop vac and a Christmas wrap cardboard tube I was going to throw away. Held the tube over the shop vac hose and squeezed the cardboard tube so it would fit down into the lint chamber. Vaccumed up all of the lint. Closed the door, pressed the Start/Stop button. Nothing. Just the Start/Stop light and filter light flashing. Read this thread about the Start/Stop button 5-7 second trick. Tried it. Nothing. Held the Start/Stop button and Signal button in for 20-30 seconds. Nothing. Held the Start/Stop Button and Delicates button in for 20-30 seconds. Nothing. Opened and closed the door for lack of anything intelligent to do. Pressed the Start/Stop button in for 7 seconds. Success! Back to normal. Dryer is nice and clean and I'm .70c richer. I was close to trying the mallet, and rocking the darn thing into submission.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013

Re: Bosch Dryer lint filer warning

The Lint Filter Light blinked and the dryer would Not Start. I pushed the Start/Stop Button down and held it down until the dryer started. Takes about 5 to 7 seconds.

Posted on May 15, 2008

Re: Bosch Dryer lint filer warning

I also have a new Bosch dryer that dries for a few minutes and the lint signal buzzes. I finally figured out that most of the lint doesn't come out with the lint filter - it just gets jammed down into the vents between the dryer and the filter. If you can figure out how to get some kind of baby bottle washer into the space where the filter goes and get the lint to come out of those little vents - then the machine will dry much longer before the next time you have to give it the bottle washer treatment.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

Re: Bosch Dryer lint filer warning

My problem was solved when I pulled the duct pipe, and cleaned out the accumulated lint. I had used my previous dryer for almost ten years, cleaning only the last three feet of the duct as it exited the house. The Bosch is much more sensitive to clogs.

Posted on May 27, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Bosch vented dryer stops after a few minutes with drying and crease hold/end lights flashing

It could be that it is over heating. I would check the vent tube to see if it's clogged or check the part where you hook up the vent to the dryer

Nov 26, 2015 | Bosch Dryers

1 Answer

I have a Bosch Maxx Sensitive WTE84100AU dryer which stops a few minutes after the dryer starts. The dryness lights all turn off. The clothes don't dry.

There is a thermal overload switch behind the back cover. It has overloaded because the big lumps of lint in a) lint basket, b) small vents either side of the vent basket (use a chopstick), c) in the big pull out condenser unit at the front bottom left, and d) reach right to the slot for the condenser unit and scrape all the lint out of the back.

Now you can do the reset - unplug your dryer first. You will need a Torx T15 screwdriver to undo the all screws around the fan & drum cover, then use a thin blade to pop off the back cover. If you don't have a Torx screwdriver, you will have to buy or borrow one - there are just too many screws to use anything else.

I was thinking of drilling a 6mm hole in about the right spot so I can poke a chopstick through to press the reset button. 6607f76a-b20b-43ef-8059-a4858d51d2dd.jpg

Jan 08, 2013 | Bosch Dryers

1 Answer

Hi! I have a new Bosch Dryer. We can't seem to get it to dry. It stops after just a minute with a linter filer light flashing.

i take it you have cleaned the lint filter if so then it has a bad sensor reader in the filter system

Dec 22, 2010 | Bosch WTMC3510UC Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Bosch WTL5400 Drier runs fine for 5/10 minutes, then it stops and the "start" light flashes. Pressing this then restarts the process, but a few minutes later it cuts out again. I have checked...

I have the same problem, the dial to select the dry program is making a bad contact causing it to stop. Try using a different program.

I tried to clean the dial but it didn't help.

Dec 06, 2010 | Bosch Axxis WTL 5400 Dryer

1 Answer

Warning signal "linter filter" comes on and dryer

You don't have very much information here to give you a better diagnosis, like the model or the error code, but I'll take a shot at it. If you're thinking that the flashing list filter light is the error code you can relax. The lint filter light ALWAYS flashes at the end of a cycle or before you hit the start button to begin a cycle. This is just a reminder to check the filter.
If your dyer is displaying an E:01 code this indicates blockage in the venting system. Do the simple thing 1st. wash your lint filter with some dish soap and running water, lightly scrubbing it with your finger tips. After rinsing clean pat the filter dry and re install it in the dryer. While you have the filter out look down in the filter holder area and see if you have lint built up there. They make brushes for cleaning this area or you can use a vacuum cleaner attachment to reach in there and **** out the lint.
If you still have an E:01 error after doing all this you may need to have your house vent pipe cleaned. But before you do this check your vent hood where the dyer vent exhausts out of the house. If it's obstructed you found your problem

Nov 27, 2010 | Bosch Nexxt 500 Dryer

1 Answer

I'm using a Bosch Axxis dryer for the first time. The dryer seems to run for a minute, cut out for a minute, run again, cut out again etc. Is this normal? I'm renting this place for a month and there are...


Werlcome to FixYa.

That is indeed perfectly normal. It is actually changing direction each time it stops and starts. That`s how those particular Bosch operate.

On another note, if you operate the unit on the "auto dry" cycles without enough items or extremely light weight materials in it, the dryer will stop since it cannot "sense" the garments.

Otherwise it`s all good !

Good luck.

Thank you for choosing FixYa today. Please take a moment to rate the info provided here today.


Macmarkus :)

Aug 27, 2010 | Dryers

3 Answers

Bosch Nexxt 800 series dryer E01 error

My wife has a Bosch Premium dryer that had drying problems. The lint filter would get cleaned but the machine still did not operate correctly, as you explained above. Her machine was made in 2005 and the lint screen, the plastic slotted unit in front of the lint filter was the problem. It gets clogged up with hair/lint that never makes it to the filter. I tried a shop vac to vacuum it but the problem was still there. Get a pistol cleaning kit for a 22 cal gun. Pull the lint filter out & then take the pistol rod and insert it from the drum side into each slot and pull out the tons of lint. Pull the lint off the rod when done and take a flame to burn the rest off as the rod is a brass brush with small wires on it.

Jun 14, 2009 | Bosch Nexxt 500 Plus Dryer

3 Answers

Bosch Axxis Starts and stops

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?

Apr 20, 2009 | Bosch Axxis WTA 3510 Electric Dryer

3 Answers

Bosch maxx wtl 6300 dryer when placed on a dry cycle it beeps every couple of minutes and stops and the filter light flashes. The lint filter is cleaned and it still does this any help?

Hi Guys...
At least I can shed some light on how to open the bottom part.
When you are looking into the dryer with the door open, take a look at the bottom hinge of the door. There is what looks like to be button popped out slightly.. 
Place your thumb on it and press. This should open the bottom part of the dryer.  Then clear out the gap between where the lint filter connects to the other units below it (when the door is closed...)
Hope this makes sense... there seems to be a sensor there..  I just cleaned mine so praying that the beeps stop.. Its been driving us mad for the last 8 months!

May 14, 2008 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Bosch WTMC3510UC Gas Dryer Logo

6,561 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bosch Dryers Experts

Elie Balas

Level 2 Expert

165 Answers


Level 3 Expert

56797 Answers


Level 3 Expert

347 Answers

Are you a Bosch Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides