If you find that your clothes are not drying as quickly or as thoroughly as normal, you could have a problem with your Bosch Dryer’s programming or with a specific defective part. Usually, ineffective drying is caused by a malfunctioning moisture sensor or the wrong drying program. Read on to learn more about what could be causing your Bosch Dryer to be not drying.
If your Bosch dryer is not drying, make sure to check the moisture sensor. The moisture sensor can be found near the lint filter. See if it has any residue of either limestone or detergent covering it. If this is the case, use a damp cloth with some white vinegar on it to wipe the sensor clean.
The moisture sensor can be accessed in the door area. Also, be sure to clean out the fluff filter as well. Pull it out and wipe it clean with a clean cloth and then dry it off with a paper towel and replace it.
Bosch Dryer not Heating
Even top-quality dryers like Bosch dryers can have problems drying effectively. Most times, the problems leading to poor heating can be fixed rather easily. You should not delay when addressing these types of issues as they can often lead to more complicated problems and even a potential fire in the dryer if not taken care of.
If your Bosch dryer is not drying and not heating, first check to see if the Bosch dryer is overloaded. Check the lint screen and wipe out any debris within it. Then see if the dryer vents are clogged as this can restrict the airflow and increase the internal temperature.
Bosch Dryer Not Getting Hot
Problems with your Bosch dryer not getting hot could also be due to issues with a thermal fuse that has blown. The thermal fuse is specifically made to fail when the temperature inside the dryer gets too high. When the fuse has “popped”, the dryer will not get hot.
If your Bosch dryer is not drying and is not getting hot, you need to check the thermal fuse. Use an electrical multimeter to check the leads for continuity. If no continuity is found, the thermal fuse will need to be replaced.
If the thermal fuse has blown out it usually indicates that there is a restriction of airflow that needs to be further evaluated.
Bosch Dryer Not Drying Completely
If your Bosch dryer continues not to dry completely despite checking the issues addressed above, it is time to check out the heating element to see if it has failed. The heating element is responsible for heating up the air within the dryer. Unfortunately, the heating element has a tendency to become worn out and subsequently fail as time progresses.
If your Bosch dryer is not drying completely, first disconnect the dryer’s power. Then take off the bottom front panel and locate the heating element that you will see within a rectangular frame. Take the screws out and then disconnect the wires.
Now remove the heating element and replace it and just reconnect all of the wires involved.
Bosch Dryer Not Draining
The worst thing that can happen when you are drying clothes is to find your clothes sitting in a pool of water in your Bosch dryer. If you see that the “drain” indicator light is on, it tells you that the dryer drainage system is either blocked by lint or blocked by another type of debris. Take the following steps to fix this drainage problem.
If your Bosch dryer is not drying and is not draining, find the condensate hose that runs into a sink or another outlet. Take the hose off from the back of the dryer and check it for any obstructions. Make sure the hose is not kinked. If the issue persists, consult a certified Bosch Service Technician.
Also, if the water tank is full, you can try to empty it to see if this resolves the problem. You can also check the condenser coils to see if they are coated with any dust or other debris. Check the floating sensor and make sure that it is moving both up and down normally.
Finally, check the pipes that exist from the pump. Take off the rubber pipes and examine them for any signs of lint blockage. Use a pipe cleaned to remove any obstructions and then reconnect the pump to the Bosch dryer.
Bosch Dryer Not Blowing Air
The flow of air is essential for the efficient working of your Bosch dryer. Most important is the flow of air through the dryer vent. You can easily and quickly check to see if your dryer’s air vent is clogged by following the following troubleshooting steps.
If your Bosch dryer is not drying and not blowing air, unplug the dryer and move the dryer so that you can remove the vent from the dryer. Take off the vent screen from the outside and use a vacuum cleaner to take any lint out of the vent. Then reconnect the vent.
Also, clean out the lint trap to clear out any obstructions to airflow. Also, you can check the door switch. The door switch is responsible for stopping the dryer from running if the door is open.
You can also check to see if your clothes are simply too wet. If this is the case, check the settings on your washer. Soaked clothes can prevent the normal flow of air within the dryer. Look at your washer’s settings to make sure that nothing is going wrong with the wash cycles.
Also, check the drive belt that rotates the dryer drum. If this is not working well, it can obstruct air flow. To evaluate it, open the front and top panels of your Bosch dryer and take the belt off from the motor and the pulley.
Finally, check out the heating element to ensure that it is heating up the air. If it is not functioning properly, you will need to replace it.
ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on November 9, 2021.