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Bosch WTE86300US

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  1. Testfreaks.33053966
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    jwhite
    24 March 2014

    We chose this ventless dryer by Bosch because at the time there was only one other by LG being discontinued. We also believed wrongly that Bosch products were superior to others. We paid 3x the price of a vented but really wanted to have the convenience of doing laundry in our apartment and unfortunately did not realize before purchasing our new construction building did not support vented. The dryer takes 1.5 -2 times longer to do a regular size load. We follow all maintenance advice in manual and still have many problems with the build up of condensation within the dryer. Cleaning the air cooler, lint filter, and wiping sensor are all that is mentioned. We have later learned that behind the air cooler (never mentioned or shown in user manual) is a long metal filter that accumulates with water, wet lint and mildew. We have to slide the part out (easy) and wash under tub faucet and then allow to dry completely. Since was never mentioned, first time was gross the build up. But really upsetting is that further behind this part is a trap that is almost impossible to reach to clean and dry out. The F03 error message stops the machine from working and you then try your best to clean the air cooler, and this metal filter behind it and dry the inside of this internal working area of machine. The manual also does not show how to check the condensation hose. We will have to pull machine out and check back hose. We are now at this step to get our dryer working and I am really annoyed. I wrote this review because I do not believe all the positive things written about this dryer. These reviews must be written by Bosch employees! Be warned. Do not buy this product.

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    • When it works, you have a dryer within your apartment that takes 1.5-2 times longer to dry your close., clothes (oops typo)
    • Dryer stops working due to condensation build up in system. Owner manual is incomplete for trouble shooting this problem. I would not purchase again.
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  • Bosch Axxis Dryer T20-UL, WTE86300US that displays F-03 which I

    Bosch Axxis Dryer T20-UL, WTE86300US that displays F-03 which I know refers to the condensation. I had a service repair person come to check it and they said the lint had clogged things and I needed to hose the large filter box (recessed in dryer). I cleaned that and still had trouble (same code). There definitely seems to be condensation within the dryer area (where clothes dry). When I called back into bosch, they suggested that I wash the regular lint filter with soap and water and dry completely. Also suggested that I wipe down the sensors with white vinegar. i did both and, after one drying session, had the same error code F03. I try to "dry out" the chamber (running dryer without wet clothes) between drying sessions. The dryer is less than 2 years old. Any suggestions for correcting the F03 code? Thanks!!

    Answered by bellor01 2010-08-14:

    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 more