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How to Reset a Bosch Dryer

Updated November 21, 2016

The Bosch Company is probably known best for its high-end dishwashers, but the company also produces other home appliances including refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers. Bosch dryers carry the Energy Star rating. A Bosch dryer has a structured drum that provides more thorough drying and condensation drying for faster cycle completion. If mechanical problems occur with the dryer and troubleshooting efforts fail, performing a reset may return the dryer to normal functioning.

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  1. Unplug the Bosch dryer from the power supply and then reconnect to the power supply.

  2. Replace the local fuse or reset the circuit breaker if a fuse or circuit breaker has tripped.

  3. Place items to be dried into the dryer and select a program. Close the door firmly.

  4. Press "Start/Pause."

  5. Press "Stop/Cancel" if the above steps do not resolve the problem.

  6. Pull the dryer out from the wall and use a standard screwdriver to remove the central metal plate on the back of the dryer.

  7. Locate the small red reset button above the heating element and press and hold the button for a few seconds. Release the button.

  8. Place the back access panel back on the driver and move the dryer back against the wall. Repeat steps 3 and 4. If the problem continues, press "Stop/Cancel," turn off power to the dryer and contact an authorised service technician for assistance.

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Things You'll Need

  • Standard screwdriver

About the Author

Meredith Jameson

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.

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