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Common Bosch Tumble Dryer Faults

tumbleIn this section you will find information on some of the most common Bosch tumble dryer problems and guidance on what the cause is likely to be. Although this is a good starting point for your Bosch Tumble dryer repair, remember that a professional appliance technician will be able to provide a more in-depth diagnosis.If you decide to look for a spare or request a repair, you will need the Model Number (see below for where to find it) Then when looking for the spare always start by choosing from  “The Model number listing”

Typical Bosch Tumble Dryer Problems:

The drums not turning but the motor appears to be working

If this is the case with your Bosch tumble dryer then it is more than likely a problem with the drive belt. A simple way to check for a broken belt is to turn your drum by hand. It should be quite stiff and difficult to spin if the belt is still in good condition. If your turn turns easily it is a clear indicator of a worn belt.

You can confirm your suspicions by taking the top off and looking at the belt. A good belt should be tight fitting around the drum. A broken belt needs to be replaced, this can be done by a repair professional or by a competent diy-er. Spare belts can be purchased for most models but you will need your model number to ensure you purchase the correct belt. See our guide to model numbers below

Door switch/catch problems or the handles broken

Door handles can be broken easily as they are constantly in use and are fragile by nature. If the handle has broken you may not be able to operate the tumble dryer as there is often a small catch/peg required to operate the door switch when you close the door ready for use. If the catch becomes damaged and no longer clips in place it won’t activate the switch. If this is the fault with your Bosch dryer then the handle and/or switch should be replaced.

Tumble dryer doesn’t start at all

There are a couple of things to check if this is the case as it may be a minor problem. First check that the appliance is receiving power by checking the

Indicator light is on. You can also check the tumble dryer fuse to see if it has blown. However if the cause of the problem is not apparent or the fault continues to reoccur then it is time to contact a professional.

Faulty thermostat in a Bosch tumble dryer

Most models of tumble dryer have thermostats fitted to regulate and monitor temperature. Occasionally these can malfunction and this can cause problems with the machines performance. If the thermostat is defective then it will need to be replaced. There may be two separate thermostats on your tumble dryer; one for heater control and an exhaust thermostat.

Failed heating element in the tumble dryer

If your tumble dryer won’t get hot the fault could lie with the heating element. Heating elements can fail but fortunately this is one of the easier tumble dryer repairs. You can purchase replacement elements at BuySpares. The heating element is not the only possible reason for your Bosch tumble dryer not getting hot it could also be a faulty thermal overload cut-out that’s the culprit.

Bosch Tumble Dryer Repairers

Bosch tumble dryer repairs can be tricky and the most suitable option for many people with a tumble dryer fault is to use a professional repair service.

It is important to choose a tumble dryer repair service with the expertise to get the job done at a competitive price. Please be aware that the prices quoted by many repair services do not include parts – which are often the most expensive element of the repair.

Repaircare are national and offer true fixed price repairs. This means the quoted price includes call out, labour and all parts!

Get a Repaircare quote for repairing your Bosch tumble dryer:

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Bosch Tumble Dryer Spares

There are a number of simple Bosch tumble dryer repairs you may feel confident enough to attempt your self. These will potentially include:

Venting Kits: If the venting hose has split you can easily purchase and attach a replacement. There are also a number of venting kits on the market that enable you to vent your dryer to the outdoors as well as condenser boxes for where an outside vent is not an option.

Belts: It is a common that the belts on tumble dryer slip, snap, break and wear. If your belt has seen better days you can save money by fitting the replacement yourself.

To ensure you purchase the correct part for your tumble dryer model it is often best to opt for genuine Bosch parts. You can buy a range of Bosch tumble dryer spares and accessories from online retailer BuySpares

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