Question about Bosch Axxis WTA 3500 Dryer
To start double check the air ducts. If there is a lint filter, clean it and eventually replace it. A dirty lint filter may cause overheating and the thermostat will blow.
If there is no heating at all, check first the thermal switch (this is a cutoff with a red button located at the back of the unit in Bosch). First try pressing the button. Then test it using a multimeter set on Ohms. If the switch is defective it will remain open. The switch reading Ohms' infinity when you touch the switch contacts with the probes (after removing switch from appliance), then the switch is gone.
If the fuse is OK, then you can have a defective thermostat or heating element. This parts are located in the heating assembly. Before going for the thermostat, ensure that the fan is running, or that will be the problem (quite uncommon).
You test the thermostats similarly to thermal fuse.Set the multimeter on Ohms and read impedance. You need to disconnect the part's contact to test properly.If the thermostat is good it will read zero Ohms (or very low impedance) at room. If they are bad they read open (infinity).
The heating element is tested in the same way. Set multimeter on impedance, disconnect element, and touch contacts with multimeter probes. If it reads open, then element is gone. A good element reading depends on the specific model. Most dryers, including Whirlpool and Maytag read between 10 and 20 Ohms, the Axxis element impedance is probably higher than that.
Posted on Mar 23, 2011
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