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My dryer isn't starting, I just bought it form someone used, The dials and switches light up but when I push the start button there isn't anything that happens. The start button is blinking , can you help ?

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  • icatci Aug 25, 2010

    Hi dear.Would you able to let me know the model number & type of the dryer like:condenser or vented.Thanks.

  • meb40 Aug 25, 2010

    Model: WTXD5300US and it is vented



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Welcome to FixYa.

It sounds like a tripped hi-limit thermostat based on your description.

I would need you to provide the model number to instruct you how to find it and then reset it since there are several variations of the Siemens dryers..

The number should be located on a white sticker inside the door opening, if not there check on the back.

I`ll watch for your reply and respond asap.

macmarkus :)

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Aug 30, 2010

    Hello again,

    I was reviewing my post`s and just wanted to follow-up on your inquiry.

    Did you manage to find the hi-limit thermostat, or was it indeed something else or are you still experiencing trouble ?

    Let me know how you made out or if you still require assistance.

    macmarkus :)

  • Sushil
    Sushil Feb 28, 2014

    I am having the exact same issue. My dryer model # is WTXD5300US

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Mar 01, 2014


    Welcome to FixYa.

    There are a couple of scenarios which may prevent the dryer from starting with Bosch.

    To save time and back and forth dialog, I`ll mention the most likely based on your description...and what to do about it.

    **Unplug the dryer before attempting any repair tips suggested here first**

    There is an auto shut off or emergency kill switch next to the motor which will prevent it to start in the event it was tripped for whatever reason... likely from an excessive load. Though it is possible the belt has broken.

    The "kill switch" will look like this image below and all you need to do is push it to the right ( from the back )...


    If you`ve already taken the back of the dryer off to gain access you should have no problem. If you never have, it`ll take some time.

    Either Scenario I alluded to ( the other would be resetting the hi-limit cut out, you can see through the back vent opening when the vent is removed and then by pushing the red button in...shown below ) both require the removal of the rear panel so let me know if you require further assistance to do this.

    hi-limit - i.e.

    Keep me posted how you make out or if anything is not clear.

    I don't often partake here at Fixya these days...too busy in my day to day life, but I hope this helps. Thanks for choosing FixYa and good luck.


    Macmarkus :)

  • Karalyford
    Karalyford Apr 17, 2016

    I have the above problem on a Siemens condenser tumble dryer model WT79020EU/01 any ideas?



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