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Bosch nexxt 100 series electric dryer wont heat up to dry clothes

Not even 4 years old. the dryer coil that runs to the outside exhaust came off, so i tilted the dryer forward and put it back on.. set the dryer down and then turned it back on and realized it was not heating up?? what can i do to start diagnosing the problem..?? im upset it happened after not even 4 years

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SOURCE: Bosch Nexxt 500 Electric Dryer: lint filter light goes on even though it does not need emptying

call bosch. they are having problems with one of the sensor in that dryer. they try to fix it but in my experiance they end up having to swap out the dryer

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I had the same trouble after moving to a new house, I first thought I had a voltage problem. It turns out that the heating coil has a high temp re-setable switch in side the back - lower right side. the sencor has 2 screws, I took it out and cleaned off the lint and now have dryed 5 loads with 0 issues. looks like a flaw in design that would allow lint to get in the heating coils!!!!! I think I'm going to look for a new dryer before I burn down the house!!

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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Hello, Welcome to FixYa. There are a couple of scenarios which may prevent the dryer from starting with Bosch, but based on your post it is most likely the emergency shut off/belt switch. It is located by the motor and in the event of too heavy a load or a broken belt it shuts the unit down & prevents any restart...until it is repaired or reset. To save time and back and forth dialog, I`ll mention what to do about it. **Unplug the dryer before attempting any repair tips suggested here please...safety first** This will require you to remove the back panel. Once you've remove the rear panel, It is located next to the belt pulley and all you need to do is push it to the right ( from the back ) Let me know if you require further assistance to do this. Keep me posted how you make out or if anything is not clear. I'm presently on my iphone, but I can post more info with pictures to guide you if necessary...but please let me know. Thanks for choosing FixYa and good luck. Regards, Macmarkus :)

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

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in 99% of the case if the unit is running correctly but not heating the heat element is blown and will require replacement.


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