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Bosch dryer lint light flashes

My lint filter keeps blinking and my dryer is not ventilated! How can I fix it

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    My lint light keeps blinking (sometimes every 5 minutes or so) the dryer stops and keeps sounding the alarm. When I check, the lint filter is practically clear.


    I will add that I am not happy with the lint collector anyway. DIfficult to clean thoroughly and awkward to get to.
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    I think it has a tendency to overheat at the times the lint signal goes off. And it doesn't happen all the time. 

  • pdogg59 Aug 19, 2008

    same exact problem but dryer only runs for about a minute

    till signal goes off and shuts off the dryer and begins to beep

  • moon1oh Oct 06, 2008

    same exact problem - any solutions - it's driving me crazy

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My Bosch Nexxt electric dryer had the same problem with the lint filter light blinking and the dryer not running. It turned out that the door switch was not engaging. The service technician informed me that there is a plastic tab (available only by opening the top access panel) that was not fully snapped in place. When he snapped the tab back in place and then secured it with a screw, the door switch fully engaged, the lint filter light went out, and the dryer ran perfectly! I hope that helps you!

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