Question about Dryers
I have owned the same dryer for about a year and just started having this F03 problem. The condensation drain hose is the soft flexible rubber hose coming out of the back of the dryer and it drains into the same drain as a washer. It's easy to pull the hose off its connector at the back of the dryer and just blow hard into it to make sure there's no lint clogging the hose and reconnect it to the dryer. Next open the panel on the left of the dryer and thoroughly rinse (water only, no soap) clean the two parts behind the door (first is plastic and behind that is the condensation filter which probably is loaded with lint). Sometimes the lint in the condensation filter channels (those that run from front to back) can be quite stuck. Use a long pipe cleaner to get in there or a garden hose with a spray nozzle. Shake the excess water out of the condensation filter and dry off the outsides of two parts. Clean all the lint out the compartment where the parts go. There is one more crucial step not mentioned in the manual. Once you remove the condensation filter you will see a small plastic panel on the lower wall of the condensation filter slot. Slide a flat blade screwdriver or a blunt table knife under the panel and gently pop it open. Under the panel is a small chamber that you can't see very well where you will find a slurry of lint/water which is what clogs the condensation outlet. With latex gloves reach in there and clean it out. Use paper towel to get it all out. Blow hard into the dryer through the condensation hose to clear up any last bits. Pop the panel back in place as well as the condensation filter and the plastic part. Take out the lint filter (within the dryer drum compartment) and wash it with soap and water. Use an old toothbrush or something to clean the screens thoroughly. Rinse well and dry it completely. Clean all the lint out of the empty compartment. Put all three parts back into the dryer. Clean all lint off the door. Using paper towel moistened with white vinegar clean the two metal sensors in drum compartment on the front wall and lower left. Run the dryer empty but with heat on for a few minutes to make sure all the water is drained out. Now try drying a load. I think it's a good idea to rinse clean the condensation filter at least once a month since it collects a lot of lint. Hope this works for you.
Posted on Aug 12, 2010
Problem above is the exact issue we are having. I havecompleted the 3 steps above and have replaced the pump 3x already. I reallythink this is a flaw in product design. The new pump, hose, etc fixes theproblem for 5-8 months, but the dreaded f:03 comes back with a vengeance. And it'slike clockwork. Used Sears service 3x, the techs are incompetent, I end upputting on a display to them on Bosch appliance repair. Ridiculous. This time I am going to Bosch directly.. Ihave probably spent nearly as much on service appointments than I would have if I chose to replacethe dryer after the first incident occurred nearly 2 years ago. I hope yourexperience turns out better than mine, I don't wish this on anyone. Would have expected this should have prompteda recall, because it's not infrequent.
Posted on Nov 15, 2011
THis site stinks - where are some answers? The f03 error isn't even in the manual.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
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(WTL 5400condensationdryer only) Pump failed.
Check voltage at and wiring to pump.
Turn off dryer, measure pump resistance (110 - 136 ?) and replace faulty pump.
Also - Following items apply only to the WTL (Condensation Electric Dryer) models
Cycle is interrupted and ''E1'' appears in display• Condensate hose is blocked in some way. Turn off dryer and check hose.
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