Re: My Bosch Condensation dryer (W2L 5400) won't heat up...
Lanyoung, Most probably, you have a blown therma fuse. Of course it could be a number of other problems such as heating element, etc. Usually, therma fuses blow because of a restricted exhaust vent. Henry
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If you have a Tumble Dryer that is not heating up but the drum is turning ok, then the chances are the thermal overload cutout has tripped. Bosch dryers have a reset button but you will have to remove the heater cover panel to access it, you will find it just above the heating element (a black stat with small red button) simply press the red button and if it clicks you've fixed it.
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If the dryer doesn't heat, but the drum turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is blown, it will have to be replaced
The Bosch Company is probably known best for its high-end dishwashers,
but the company also produces other home appliances including
refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers. Bosch dryers carry the Energy
Star rating. A Bosch dryer has a structured drum that provides more
thorough drying and condensation drying for faster cycle completion. If
mechanical problems occur with the dryer and troubleshooting efforts
fail, performing a reset may return the dryer to normal functioning. Instructions
1Unplug the Bosch dryer from the power supply and then reconnect to the power supply. 2Replace the local fuse or reset the circuit breaker if a fuse or circuit breaker has tripped. 3Place items to be dried into the dryer and select a program. Close the door firmly. 4Press "Start/Pause." 5Press "Stop/Cancel" if the above steps do not resolve the problem. 6Pull the dryer out from the wall and use a standard screwdriver to remove the central metal plate on the back of the dryer. 7Locate the small red reset button above the heating element and press and hold the button for a few seconds. Release the button. 8Place the back access panel back on the driver and move the dryer back against the wall. Repeat steps 3 and 4. If the problem continues, press "Stop/Cancel," turn off power to the dryer and contact an authorized service technician for assistance.
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly.
if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....
If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
check outthis electric no heat tip...
Have a Nexxt 3300 and believe yours is about the same so yes, several screws to remove from the back. Top also has to come off because two screws to the back are under the top. And for the top to come off the control panel has to be pulled away. Only four screws under four white caps to remove for panel to be loosened. The top is attached with two screws in the back and four nylon clips under the top. The red reset button will be easy to see after removing the back. It is attached to the heating element housing. It is not hard to do, just a pain to get to the reset button. Link to Bosch appliance website with give you a diagram to help. http://www.bosch-eshop.com/eshop(bD1lbiZjPTAwOQ==)/bosch/us/prodp.htm?prod=WTMC632SUS%2f02&ESHOPTYPE=A Good luck.
Open the front panel, remove heat exchanger and clean. also clean out lint tray.
this might help a little. Now lets check if the thermal sensor or heating element needs to be replaced.
Unplug the dryer. remove the panel in the back of the dryer that covers the heating element. ( the inner panel). On top of the heating element you will see a thermal sensor with a small red button on it. Thats the manual reset button. To test if the heating element is working properly you can disconnect the wires from the sensor and clip the connectors together . Plug the dryer back in and start it. pay attention to the heating element. It should begin to glow shortly. if it doesn't then your heating element is bad and needs to be replaced.
Unplug the dryer. Connect the wires back to the thermal sensor. Plug the dryer back in. Before you start the dryer, press the red button on the thermal sensor. Start the dryer. If the heating element doesn't come on and dryer doesn't heat, then you need to replace that sensor.