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How do I clean the lint cavity area and fan blade on Bosch WTA3500

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SOURCE: How do you clean the lint filter area?

I hate this dryer overall..but, re: the lint: i purchased a long bristol brush from brookstone that is made for these kind of situations. It kind of looks like a long "rifle" cleaning barrel. it helps alittle. just stil it in the dryer and keep turning the handle and try to collect lint as possible. overall..i hate this damn dryer plus it takes forever to dry approx: 1 1/2 hrs to dry one load. my bosch washer model wfmc 6400 series sucks shakes constantly throught out the entire wash..and drain cloggs alost.

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SOURCE: Bosch Axxis dryer - lint filter indicator lights up

Make sure the exhaust vent duct is clean all the way to the outlet.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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SOURCE: After one load, dryer stopped working. lint

With the exhaust clear, you need to be sure that air is actually moving. It could be a bound or bad exhaust blower.

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

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SOURCE: my bosch wta3500 dryer is not heating to dry the

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Based on your post I understand you have a Bosch WTA3500 dryer, correct ? Further to this you've stated "is the blower fan to be turning loosely on the axle of the fan motor or is it supposed to be firmly connected?"

...It should certainly be firmly connected and only spin when the motor/drum is in operation.

It can become loose, (check the 13mm nut attaching it to the motor shaft) but if so chances are it has broke from the shaft in my almost 20 yrs. experience. I do have service manuals for these machines, but they come at a cost.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
If your dryer cabinet is feeling very wam to the touch and your clothes are not drying properly it is always caused by poor air flow problems.
Here are steps you should to attempt to get it working normally again:
1. Pull out the lint filter
a. Inspect the cavity where the lint filter was (use a flashlight). Make sure there is not lint build-up under the lint filter. Use a folded wire coat hanger and a vacuum with a crevice tool to remove any lin in this area.
b. Wash the lint filter with vinegar and water then soap and water. Fabric sheet particulate builds up on the lint filter. It will appear clean but can still be almost completely blocked.
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a. Turn on the dryer briefly and check air-flow. The air-flow should push a relaxed hand gently away from the immediate area of the vent duct connection. If you do not have good air-flow here you must inspect the internal ducting of the dryer for restrictions. Use the folded wire hanger and a vacuum to remove any debris from the internal duct vent ducting.
3. Inspect the ducting from the rear of the dryer all the way through and OUTSIDE the home. The vent flapper outside the home is most often one of the primary reasons for poor airflow. Clear the lint from both sides of the metal flapper outside the home.
4. Lastly if after doing all of the above you still have poor air-flow the most likely failure is the blower wheel attached to the motor shaft. Either there is a problem with the fan blades or the center hub has failed allowing the blower wheel to spin on the end of the motor shaft.

A final comment... when you think you have the internal dryer ducting clean.. start over cleaning again for a 2nd cleaning. I cannot tell you how many times I have performed in-home service and the customer said they had done all of the above yet when I clean the same ducting I can fill a 5 gal SHOP-VAC 50% full with the lint they did not remove.

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