My dryer is no longer drying clothes. It is switching on and turns the clothes as normal but it does not heat up and there are no fibres on the filter after a period of running. I'd like to know if this is a simple problem that can be easily fixed or do I need to look at replacing it.
Re: Bosch Logixx vented dryer not working correctly
I had the same problem.
I took of the cover on the back and found the heating element had blown. I just replaced it for a fraction of the cost of a new drier, just unscrewed it and conected the two wires easily.
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Sounds like something's blocking the hot damp air being removed from the drier. If you are confident enough, go through the drier vent system looking for a blockage. If not get a good DIY neighbour or appliance engineer. Silly question, is the drum turning?
If your dryer is taking a much longer time to dry clothes here is a simple tip. Remove the vent tubing and more than likely it will be full of dense lint. Dryers made these days have a safety device that will shut off the heat if the temperature gets too hot inside the dryer. In most cases when the vent tube is blocked the dryer will not even heat up for you making you think your dryer has broke down. Before you go as ask questions about the operations why the heat does not work, inspect and clean if necessary. In most cases the dryer will work normally again for you. Oh yes another hint. The vent tube should be four feet or less in length with out no bends or elbow fittings with the exception of the connection directly to the dryer. Longer vent tubes will give you grief every year for they will need to be cleaned that often
it means the float at the base of the machine has been triggered. Open the back panel on the machine (turn off power and water tap first) then remove all screws and take metallic back off. Dry inside base with a towel and push down the float which is located in the corner. This will reset it. Keep an eye on it as it may mean you have a leak.
It sounds as if the wash cycle isn't terminated by pumping the rinse water out and spinning to rid the clothing of most of the water.
Most dryers sense moisture but I think they all will have a maximum run-time to prevent possible fires if the programmer fails to shut them down at the end of the drying cycle.
I would watch the machine and when it started the drying cycle, I would shut it off and check for surplus water that hadn't been pumped out as it should have been.
Here is the link for a manual for your washer/dryer if you need it;
sounds like the heating element has failed, or just possibly the thermostat for the hot air. follow this link for a list of spares if you want to try it yourself, or for bosch repair centre details if not.
ask if you want to do it yourself for any guidance you need.
Hope this helps :)