Question about Bosch Axxis WTA 3510 Electric Dryer
I have a Bosch dryer and the lint filter warning signal beeps when there is no lint on the filter. It will beep after 5 minutes and you have to open the door and close it to start it again.
Please help it is driving my husband crazy!
I posted in late December on the lint alarm and what I discovered was a bit alarming. (no pun intended) Lint had been accumulating on and around the heating coils used to dry our clothes. Some of the lint was burnt and the remainder, amounting to a small handful, was caught up in other area's around the lint sensor. After carefully cleaning the heating coils (with a tooth brush) and removing the rest of the lint and successfully putting everything back together, we have not had a lint alarm issue since. (Touch wood). No need to replace the lint sensor or any other parts. It was not that hard to take apart the back and remove the heating coils to clean, but it requires the unit to be unplugged, careful attention to what came off and where it goes back on. After what I found, I will be cleaning the heater coils out once a year. Which then raises the question. Should a person have to do this? The obvious answer is no! But from time to time we buy things that are not what we would expect and do what we need to do to make it work. From what I can tell, lint is getting past the lint filter and ending up where it shouldn't be. Hope this helps any of you that are having the same issue.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
I agree with Solution #3 posted by Guest. After spending $85. for a service call was told the only thing it could be was control panel and would have to charge me $300 plus labor!! The dryer cost me $600. 6 years ago. I cleaned the filter; soaking it in soapy water and scrubbing it with a brush. It was gray before and I finally got it to be white again. AND my dryer now works! I called my repairman and he still thinks I need a control panel. Yea right! Thank you so much for the solution. By the way, I don't use dryer sheets anymore. The manual doesn't say not to but you shouldn't. Still I wouldn't by Bosch anything anymore. Too expensive and the cheap dryers work better, no wrinkles in clothes and if they break you don't mind buying a new one. There service dept. is awful. They don't even care if you post a bad review!
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
For those of you that have bosch dryers that cut out after a few minutes and the lint filter lights flashes I can tell you what is going on. If you pull out the lint filter and look down you'll see a little metal probe sticking out on the left side next to that is a little metal disk. This disk is a temperature sensor. What is happening is is sensor opens and shuts the dryer off and turn the lint filter light on. There are two things that could be causing this, either the tempeture that the sensor is sensing is exceeding the limits of the sensor or the sensor itself is defective. The other thing you need to be sure of is that if you are using propane that the regulator in the dryer has been changed out. Most of the dryers come set up for natural gas and you must get the conversion kit to propane.In addition Bosch recomends that the venting to your dryer not exceed two 90 degeree bends. My guess is that many of us have more bends than this. This could cause this sensor to reach its limit. It could also be that the sensor itself is overly sentitive or just plain defective. If the bosch repair person replaces this and you still having the same problem it's most likely the venting. I myself plan on solving this problem by getting a sliglty higher rated sensor. This is not recomend as it would viod any warranty and if the temperture gets to hot is dangerous.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
I have a vented (not condensation) model, but I found a solution which may apply to both:
If you routinely use dryer sheets, they have a waxy substance which clogs the lint filter, limiting airflow and causing the sensor to trigger even when you've manually removed all the lint. Is your lint filter as white as the day you bought the unit? If not, wash the filter with dishwashing soap and use your fingers (not your nails) or a soft sponge to wipe the lint filter repeatedly. After doing this I saw a huge difference in the appearance of the filter (it was clean) and the lint filter light stopped triggering.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
Lint does find it's way through the filter and heat exchanger -- after that it becomes a wet glob of gunk.
The glob can build up and eventually block the drain tube. If the dryer senses drain blockage, it stops and flashes the lint filter light.
If you can get to the lower left corner -- pull the little rubber drain hose off and check for blockage. Inspect the entire length of the hose. The blockage could be anywhere. Also be prepared for a moderate (few ounces) amount of water in the hose. Depending on how much fabric softener you use, it may be oily or greasy to the touch.
Sure, they could have added a dedicated light for this specific problem. But on the other hand, at least they included this particular sensor. No need for a sensor or warning light when there's a big puddle of water on the floor -- right?
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
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