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No heat from wtmc3300us Bosch dryer. Pushed reset and the heater started working. Next load and no heat. If it tripped the overload again, what now?

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Looks like you may have an over heat problem. Look for a problem with your vent system and pipes. If its partially blocked you will trip the heater over temp thermostat.

Posted on Apr 08, 2015

  • Robert Kramer Apr 09, 2015

    thanks Jerry. took the back off and thoroughly cleaned the interior filter and everything else to the exterior vent. it worked 2 loads and tripped the heater over temp again. hat is next?

  • Jerry Smith Apr 09, 2015

    I was a GE tech for 25 years so I am using that experiance to try and help with your Bosch dryer, But I haven't worked on one. It still sounds like an overheat problem. We just have to figure out way. Most dryers use a bimetal disk for temp control and some fancier ones use thermisters hooked to the main board. If yours has the bimetal type it may be sticking on too long causing the problem. If the thermister type, the internal resistance may have changed also causing too long of a heat on cycle. My problem is I can't find a diagram of your machine to tell you where those parts may be. Maybe someone else has more knowledge of your dryer than I do.

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Just to clarify your statement "dryer does not heat up I pushed both reset buttons..." are you referring to the hi limit cut out ( on the heater box ) and the emergency shut off switches ( next to the belt pulley ) you've reset already ?

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I'll assume you are unless you say otherwise since you've also stated the dryer will indeed tumble just not heat, correct ?

Have you checked the heating element for continuity following the reset attempts ?

If not, that is where I'd direct your attention going forward. With the aid of an ohm meter or a multi-meter, place a lead on each element terminal and you should have continuity.

If you're uncertain about how to go about this, send me an email at macmarkus@live.ca and I can attach a short .wmv file approximately 3.5MB ( there is no audio and it is directly from Bosch ) on "how to".


I'll watch for your reply. Good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)







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