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The heat stopped working on my Bosch WTL 5100 dryer (the dryer turns around just fine). I cleaned out the condenser filter, then opened up the back and pressed the red reset button. It worked -- once.

See above. I don't have a continuity tester, so I can't check the heating element that way.

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    Kenneth Glantz Dec 05, 2014

    My full question doesn't appear above. The dryer stopped working again after one load. (The fan works. It just doesn't heat up.)

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Is the fan working?

Posted on Dec 05, 2014

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    Kenneth Glantz Dec 05, 2014

    Yes, the fan is working, W.L. Thanks for looking into it.

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    Kenneth Glantz Dec 05, 2014

    Not sure how to Answer an Answer here, so just commenting that yes, the fan is working. Thanks.

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We continuously had a similar problem with signals forever coming on after just a few dryer loads. The problem was corrected when we took the back off of the dryer and cleaned the recirculating fan and removed a rubber glove that somehow came through the system and blocked the air flow at the heating element. Low air flow is the same as plugged filter and apparently the computer in our German-made Bosch dryer simply says that. We cleaned the area well, removed all traces of the glove and restored the dryer to operation. We have not had the filter problem since. We routinely clean the heater area at the back of the dryer to maintain our sanity. And we now dry our clothes. Bosch never responded to my query.

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