I removed all the lint from the screen and then ran a vacum from the back of the machine through the vent hole. I looked through the opening with a flashlight and it looks like I got all the lint (and other stuff) out of the bottom of the machine. I also made sure the vent hose to the outside (about 2 feet long was completely clean. I am still getting the error. Is there some other place the lint can be hiding or could it be a bad sensor (that I could replace)?
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Re: Lint Error and shut down on Bosch WTA 3500
Hold the filter up to the light ,can you see thru it? wash with soft brush.filter sensor located inside duct right inside door ,clean off.look 1 inch silver probe.Hope this helps ,please rate my response :)
Is your dryer the sort with a secondary lint trap? Our Bosch dryer has the easy one that's located in the door and a second one to the lower left of the front - you have to pull it right out and rinse it out. I had no idea it was even there so it took three years for me to clean it and by then there was piles of lint in the works of the machine itself. A repairman cleaned it all out for us but six months later it's got the same problem again... The repairman said you should ideally empty the secondary lint trap every five washes and that the way to do it is by rinsing water right through it - not by vaccuuming.
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Thanks for using FixYa. To start with the first
thing you should do is to remove the lint filter and clean the lint out of
inside where the lint screen goes, I mean if you have not done this already. After this unplug the unit for 5-10 minutes
and then push & hold the start/pause button for 10-15 seconds and reconnect
the unit. If still it won’t work then it’s the Thermal fuse that has gone bad and
needs to be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or
else revert for further assistance.
check where your dryer vent goes through your outside wall they sometimes clog up with lint and cause the escaping heat to recirculate back to your dryer causing the sensor to read the dryer as too hot clear all lint from the outside vent so you can feel the air coming out very steadily and quickly If this works you are all set otherwise check your heating element
You need to vacuum the lint from the entire vent system from the door to the outside vent. Wash the lint screen in hot water and detergent to remove fabric softener sheet residue which plugs the screen.
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.
Depending on how old this is or how much it is used depends how much lint has built up inside the air flow tube. I have seen where you look inside where the lint screen is and beneath it with screen removed there is nothing but lint, in which case the dryer thinks the screen is clogged. You might have two screws on the inside of the drum that hold the screen holder in place. First remove the lint screen and hold the little door that closes when you remove the screen, open the little door and look down inside it with a flash light, if you see a lot of lint, like I said you might be able to remove the holder and clean this area out, also take a coat hanger and bend a little piece at the end and use this to get most of the lint out of this area and the tube that Leeds down from this area. If this can be done and you get this area clean and it still happens, you might have to clean the entire area the tube and the back tube,the tube leeding to the outside of the house and vent. Any questions please post back.
Absolutely those dryer sheets are the root of all evil....I would also recommend a good vent brush to clean your dryer vent.
Follow these steps, it worked for me:
1. use a shop vacuum to clean out the dry vent or a vent brush.
2. Clean your lint filter with windex, hot water and and soft bristle brush.
If this doesnt work try running the until disconnected from the vent for a cycle to isolate the vent as your issue.
When you say you vacumed the lint area, did you mean the lint catcher underneath where the lint screen sits? The most effective way is to remove the 2 1/4" screws on the bottom of the lower front panel. Once you have the panel down and off, you will see a lint chute (the part under the lint screen). Remove the lint screen, 2 more 1/4" screws towards the top of the lint chute on either side and a 1/4 screw on the bottom by the black clip and youcan remove it for best cleaning and also any possible build up around your blower wheel (the white looking fan underneath the lint chute) Can you run it sucessfully without the hose attached? It could indicate a problem between where the hose enters the wall and exits to the outside of the building. (it will get very hot, humid and a little linty doing this test, but it would eliminate any kind of blockage with the venting). When you washed you lint screen did you scrub it? I usually use soap water and an old tooth brush as you can actually get a clear coating on the screen without even being able to see it. How do your seals look? (put your head in the dryer drum and you will see a grey ring both in the rear and as you look back towards yourself) Are they dammaged? Have you cleaned your moisture sensors? This can cause a false error. While you have your head in the drum and are looking back towards the front, you should see 2 silver bars. Clean them off with the abrasive side of a sponge or a fine grit sand paper. If it is still malfuntioning, drop me a note back with your model and serial numbers (loacted just inside as you open the door) and I will see what else I can come up with.