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Dryer runs about 20 minutes on its cycle and cuts out. It will not turn back on without a 20 or so minute rest. I have checked the lint filter as well as the exhaust and they are both clear. Anyone have any other solutions.

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  • l_leonardi_j Nov 12, 2009

    By checking I mean taking the lint exhaust off and wiping the entire thing down inside and out along with the fan blower to make sure there are no obstructions. The hose I made to that it was less then a foot and double checked to make sure nothing was in it as well and the vent to the outside and again no obstructions. When the dryer gets to the point that it is near the 20 minutes or so there is a faint smell almost like burning plastic.

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Check the exhaust path, where the lint trap goes. If there is lint in the path, it will retain heat that will shut the unit off. You can't just look and see, you will have to dismantle the path from dryer to final exhaust port to make sure it is all clear.

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hi there,

i can understand your frustration. i have reviewed the information that i have from Bosch and they indicate that the lint filter indicator light should only come on as a reminder but should not shut off the dryer.

here is my recommendation and also a question:

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does the display show any error messages?

can you tell me what they are?

thanks again

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