Bosch WTB86202UC Operating instructions

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Dryer
WTB86202UC
Welcome to Your New Dryer!
Congratulations on your selection of a new Bosch dryer
for your laundry needs. We are confident you will enjoy the
superior performance and reliability.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service
department if you have any questions or comments with
your new dryer.
Thank you for choosing Bosch.
Visit our web site at www.bosch-home.com for more
information and to view a selection of our products.
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Table of contents
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Important information ................................................... 4
Purchase information ........................................................... 4
Customer service ................................................................. 4
Your dryer is intended for ............................................. 5
Importance and meaning of symbols .......................... 5
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........................ 6
Introduction to your new dryer ..................................... 7
Standard features and helpful information ...................... 7
Special features .................................................................... 7
Environmentally friendly use of your dryer ...................... 7
Dimensions and clearances required .......................... 8
Installation for best performance ....................................... 8
Appliance dimensions ......................................................... 8
Length of power cord and drain hose .............................. 8
Minimum clearances ............................................................ 8
Installation Instructions .............................................. 10
Introduction ......................................................................... 10
Before installing the dryer ................................................ 10
Waste disposal .................................................................. 10
Parts provided with your dryer ........................................ 11
Accessories for your appliance ...................................... 11
Installation - step by step ................................................. 11
Electrical Connections ...................................................... 13
Leveling the dryer .............................................................. 14
Check heating system ...................................................... 15
Preparing to transport the dryer - step by step ........... 15
Reversing the door - step by step ................................. 16
Getting to know your appliance ................................. 18
Control panel ...................................................................... 18
Display area ....................................................................... 19
Laundry ........................................................................ 19
Preparing the laundry ....................................................... 19
Sorting the laundry ............................................................ 19
Drying tips ........................................................................... 19
Program selection table .............................................. 20
Program settings ......................................................... 21
Time Dry .............................................................................. 21
Dry Level ............................................................................. 21
Finished in .......................................................................... 21
Additional options ....................................................... 21
Low Heat ............................................................................. 21
Wrinkle Block ..................................................................... 21
Operating Instructions ................................................ 22
Your new dryer ................................................................... 22
Before using the dryer for the first time ....................... 23
Temporary disconnection of the dryer .......................... 23
Using the program selector to choose a drying cycle 23
Program selection ............................................................. 24
Selecting program settings and additional options ....
Loading the laundry ..........................................................
Starting the program ........................................................
Indicator of program sequence ......................................
Childproof lock ..................................................................
Selecting a different program .........................................
Cancel program ................................................................
Program end ......................................................................
Removing laundry/switching the appliance off ...........
Signal ...........................................................................
Cleaning and care .......................................................
Cleaning the housing and control panel ......................
Cleaning the lint filter ........................................................
Cleaning the heat exchanger ..........................................
Cleaning the moisture sensors ......................................
Cleaning the lint filter area ..............................................
Maintenance of drain hose .............................................
Troubleshooting ..........................................................
Introduction ........................................................................
Troubleshooting .................................................................
STATEMENT OF LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY ...
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Additional information on products, accessories,
replacement parts and services can be found at
www.bosch-home.com and in the online shop
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Important information
Purchase information
Customer service
Please take a moment to record the following basic
information about the purchase of your new Bosch dryer.
This information will be helpful in the event you need to
contact Customer Service or would like to order
accessories or replacement parts for your dryer.
Your dryer does not require any special care other than
the maintenance and care mentioned in this manual. If
you have a problem with your dryer, please consult
~ Troubleshooting; Page 30.
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The E-Nr. (model number) and the FD (serial) number
are found on the rating plate label.
The model number includes the slash and a two digit
number (eg: "/01"). Please be sure to include the final 2
digit number when filling in your model number. This
helps make sure any parts you may need are correctly
matched to your specific machine.
Date of Purchase:___/___/_____
Where Purchased:___________________________
E-Nr. :_______________/____ (ex: WTB86202UC/01)
FD :__________-_________ (ex: FD 9304|90007,
provides production date)
This may save you money. If a technician comes out to
advise you of information that is in the Troubleshooting
table you may be charged, even if your dryer is still under
warranty.
If service becomes necessary, contact your dealer or
installer or an authorized service center. Do not attempt
to repair the appliance yourself. Any work performed by
unauthorized personnel may void the warranty.
If you are having a problem with your dryer and are not
pleased with the service you have received, please follow
these steps:
1. Contact your installer or the Authorized Service
Contractor in your area and explain to them why you
are not satisfied. This will usually correct the problem.
2. If after working with your installer or service technician
the problem still has not been resolved to your
satisfaction, please let us know either by writing to us
at:
BSH Home Appliances
1901 Main Street, Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
or calling us at:
1-800-944-2904
When writing or calling please have the following
information available:
▯ E-Nr. (model number, example: WTB86202UC/01)
▯ FD (serial number, example: 9304|90007)
▯ Date of Original Purchase (receipt required)
▯ Date Problem Occurred
▯ Explanation of Problem
If writing, please also include a daytime telephone
number and a copy of the sales invoice.
When calling Customer Service, please be ready to
provide the model number E-Nr. and FD number. This
information will help provide the best support for your
dryer.
Additional information is available at our website:
www.bosch-home.com
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Your dryer is intended for
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Only for household use and in a non-commercial
environment.
Household use only for drying washable textiles.
The dryer can be operated by people with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, and by people
with little experience or knowledge if they are
supervised or were trained by a responsible person.
Children may not do any laundry without supervision.
Keep pets away from the dryer.
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Recommended operating conditions:
Ambient temperature: 41-95°F / 5-35°C
Relative humidity: under 95%
Installation by qualified installers.
Installation in accordance with all regulatory
requirements; if in doubt have the appliance installed
by a specialist familiar with these requirements.
Read the use and set-up instructions and all other
information included with the dryer and act accordingly.
Keep documents for future use.
Importance and meaning of symbols
Important safety information is contained in this manual
and on the warning labels located on your dryer.
Standard symbols and headings are used to identify
areas where you should take precautions to avoid injury
or damage. Please take a moment to become familiar
with each of these symbols and what they mean before
proceeding.
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WARNING
WARNING
This indicates that death or serious injuries may
occur as a result of non-observance of this warning.
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CAUTION
CAUTION
This indicates that minor or moderate injuries may
occur as a result of non-observance of this warning.
NOTICE: This indicates that damage to the appliance or
property may occur as a result of non-observance of this
warning.
Tip: This symbol is used to draw the user's attention to
important matters.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING
When properly cared for, your new appliance has been
designed to be safe and reliable. Read all instructions
carefully before use. These precautions will reduce the
risk of burns, electric shock, fire, and injury to persons.
When using laundry appliances, basic safety precautions
must be followed, including those in the following pages.
Examine the appliance after unpacking it. In the event of
transport damage, do not plug it in.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK,
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH WHEN USING YOUR
DRYER, FOLLOW BASIC PRECAUTIONS INCLUDING
THE FOLLOWING
▯ Bosch dryers are provided with an Operating, Care and
Installation Instruction manual. Read and understand
all instructions before using the dryer.
▯ Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned,
washed, soaked, or spotted with gasoline, dry cleaning
solvents, other flammable or explosive substances as
they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
▯ Before the appliance is removed from service or
discarded, remove the door to prevent children from
playing or hiding inside. Also remove the power cord/
plug.
▯ Do not allow anyone to climb, lean or hang on any part
of the dryer including any protruding components such
as the appliance door or a pullout shelf.
▯ Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is rotating.
▯ Do not tamper with the controls.
▯ Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or
attempt any service unless specifically recommended
in the user manual or in published user repair
instructions that you understand and have the skills to
carry out.
▯ Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate
static unless recommended by the fabric manufacturer.
▯ Always unplug the dryer from the power supply before
attempting any service. Disconnect the power cord by
grasping the plug, not the cord.
▯ To reduce the risk of fire, clothes, cleaning rags, mop
heads and the like which have traces of any flammable
substance, such as vegetable oil, cooking oil,
petroleum based oils or distillates, waxes, fats, etc.,
must not be placed in the dryer. These items may
contain some flammable substance(s) even after
washing, which may smoke or catch fire by itself.
▯ Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your
dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may
contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a
load to catch fire.
▯ Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber
(may be labeled latex foam) or similarly textured
rubber-like materials. Foam rubber materials can ignite
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by spontaneous combustion.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from the dryer.
Clean lint filter before or after each load.
The interior of the machine should be cleaned
periodically by qualified service personnel.
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed
to the weather. Hoses and internal parts may be
damaged if exposed to freezing temperatures.
Do not use the dryer if it has a worn power cord or
loose plug.
The dryer must only be used for its intended purpose.
Always
follow
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fabric
care
instructions
recommended by the clothing manufacturer.
Do not operate the dryer if parts are missing or broken.
Do not sit on top of the dryer.
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, DO NOT
use an extension cord or an adapter to connect the
dryer to the electrical power supply.
Use the integrated socket only for listed appliances.
Always check pockets and remove any objects.
Cigarette lighters are particularly hazardous.
Do not operate the dryer if any guards and/or panels
have been removed.
Do not bypass any safety devices.
Do not operate this dryer until you are sure that:
- The dryer, all services (water, power, drain etc.) has
been installed according to the Installation
Instructions.
- All installation and grounding are in compliance with
all local regulations and/or other applicable
regulations and requirements.
Failure to install, maintain and/or operate the dryer
according to the manufacturer’s instructions may result
in injury and/or damage.
To avoid floor damage and mold growth, do not let
spills or splashout cause standing water around or
under the appliance.
See the installation instructions in this manual for
grounding requirements.
~ Electrical Connections; Page 13
The IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS and WARNINGS
presented in this manual do not cover all possible
conditions that may occur. Common sense,
caution and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining or operating the dryer.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or
the manufacturer about any problems or conditions
that you do not understand.
Follow the Safety Information in the INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS and the OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING
WARNINGS FOR CHILDREN
▯ Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.
Close supervision of children is necessary when the
appliance is used near children.
▯ Make sure to utilize all child lock/safety features of your
appliance, and be sure to turn the appliance Off when
not in use.
▯ Appliances are not intended for use by children,
however when children become old enough to operate
the appliance, it is the responsibility of the parents or
legal guardians to ensure they are instructed in safe
practices by qualified persons.
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Keep all laundry aids (including detergents, bleach,
fabric softener, etc.) out of the reach of children.
WARNING
STATE OF CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNINGS
This product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
Keep These Instructions for Future Reference.
In case of change of ownership, manual should be
conveyed with the dryer.
Introduction to your new dryer
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WARNING
RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to
persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS of this manual before installing or
operating this appliance.
~ IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS; Page 6
Standard features and helpful information
Thank you for choosing Bosch for your laundry
appliance needs.
Please read and follow the use and care, important
safety instructions and troubleshooting information
contained in this manual. Please retain this manual for
future reference.
About this manual
These operating and installation instructions apply to
more than one model of dryer. Illustrations used may
show details that differ from your particular model.
Read your user manual. It contains valuable information
about safety, installation and operation of your new
appliance.
This can save your time, make it easier to correctly install
and use your dryer, and improve your overall satisfaction
with your new appliance.
Special features
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This dryer complies with UL 2158 A Electric Clothes
Dryers.
Standard features
▯ Sensor controlled auto cycles.
▯ 17.7 lb (8 kg) large drum capacity (for regular cotton
loads).
▯ Large door opening, 180° opening angle.
Quality tested
Each dryer which leaves our factory has undergone a
thorough performance test and is in full working
condition.
Web Site
Visit our web site at www.bosch-home.com for more
information and to view a selection of our products.
A distinctive feature of your dryer is low energy
consumption.
An easy operation philosophy, a variety of customized
drying programs and solid touch and feel make this
appliance a user-friendly assistant in your household.
Load adjust matches power consumption to each
cycle according to the amount of laundry sensed in
the drum and the type of fabric.
The load adjust function runs automatically to keep
energy consumption as low as possible.
Environmentally friendly use of your dryer
Your new Bosch dryer is designed to use energy in a
highly efficient way to help reduce operating costs,
conserve resources and protect the environment.
To save energy, money and time, Bosch recommends
the following:
▯ Drain the laundry thoroughly!
Before drying, spin the laundry thoroughly in the
washing machine. Use the highest possible spin
speed for the type of laundry! Higher spin speeds
reduce the drying time and the energy consumption.
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Use optimum load!
Utilize the maximum amount of laundry for the
appropriate cycle. However, do not exceed loads.
Clean filter!
Clean the lint filter before or after each drying process.
~ Cleaning the lint filter; Page 27
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Air inlet on the dryer!
Do not cover or allow any articles/items to restrict the
air inlet on the front of the dryer.
Energy-saving mode!
The display panel lighting goes out after a few minutes
and Start/Pause flashes. To activate the display, press
any button.
Energy-saving mode is not activated if a program is
running.
Dimensions and clearances required
Installation for best performance
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CAUTION
DO NOT INSTALL THE DRYER:
▯ outdoors,
▯ in an environment with dripping water,
▯ near flammable materials,
▯ in rooms which are at risk of frost,
▯ in rooms which may contain gas or other fuels,
▯ on carpets.
The dryer should be installed in an open area with no
restrictions to ambient air for the best drying results.
Space allowances to fully open the door should also be
considered.
Label Dimension
U.S.
Metric
Inches cm
a
b
c
Width
Depth (to front of door)
Height (minimum)
Height (maximum)
Side clearance
(door open 180°)
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60
63.5
84.3
86.4
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Depth (door open 90°)
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Length of power cord and drain hose
To Left*
U.S.
Inches
To Right*
Metric
cm
Do not operate the dryer at temperatures above 95°F
(35°C) or below 41°F (5°C). Low temperatures affect
the drying process and may prolong the drying times.
Power Cord
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Drain Hose
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* Facing the front of the dryer
The installation surface (floor) must be level and
structurally sound. Using the bubble level and the heightadjustable feet installed on the appliance, level the
appliance side to side and front to back.
Minimum clearances
U.S.
Inches
Metric
cm
60
55
152.4
139.7
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Front of the appliance fully open.
No doors or coverings.
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U.S.
Metric
Inches cm
A
Both Sides
0.6
1.5
B
Top
6.3
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C
Rear
2.5
6.2
D
Front
2.4
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E & F are minimum area size!
E
Top Vent
63 sq. 404 sq.
F
Bottom Vent
63 sq. 404 sq.
Vent spacing is actual (not minimum dimensions)
G
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H
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66
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7.6
K
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73.6
Minimum opening dimensions
A
B
C
23.8 in.
23.8 in.
33.5 in.
60.5 cm
60.5 cm
85 cm
Under counter (Less Desirable)
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If front of the appliance is covered ventilation openings
must be installed.
E & F are minimum area sizes
E
63 sq.in.
404 sq. cm
F
63 sq.in.
404 sq. cm
G&H
actual spacing dimensions for min. open area sizes
G
3 in.
7.6 cm
H
14 in.
35.6 cm
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Installation Instructions
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Introduction
Read these installation instructions completely and
carefully before starting to install your new dryer. The
information contained can save you time and effort and
will help to ensure optimum performance of your new
dryer. Be sure to observe all warnings and cautions.
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Unpacking the appliance
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CAUTION
Remove the appliance packaging carefully to
prevent damage to the surfaces.
After removing the packaging, immediately remove
any objects from the drum.
Check the dryer for transportation damage. Do not
connect a dryer which is visibly damaged. If in doubt,
contact your dealer.
RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY TO
PERSONS
▯ To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury
to persons, read the Important Safety Instructions
at the beginning of this manual before installing
or operating this appliance.
▯ Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a
qualified installer, according to these instructions
and according to all local codes.
In addition to the installation and safety
information in this manual, the local water and
electrical power suppliers (services) may have
special requirements.
Waste disposal
CAUTION
Disposal of Your Old Appliance
Your old appliance can be recycled if it is no longer to be
used. Prior to disposing of your old appliance observe
the following precautions to reduce safety risks.
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Dryer is heavy. Do not lift it by yourself, use
additional help and care when lifting and
positioning.
If in doubt, have the appliance installed and
connected by an authorized technican.
Take care to not damage the appliance. Do not
hold on to protruding parts (e.g. door) when
lifting.
Do not install the appliance outdoors or in an
area exposed to freezing condtions.
If freezing conditions exist where appliance is
located all drain water must be removed from
hoses, sumps, pumps, etc.
These installation instructions are intended for use by
qualified installers. In addition to these instructions, the
installation must comply with:
▯ for the United States - National Electrical Code, ANSI/
NFPA70 - and latest editions of the State and
Municipal and/or local regulations.
▯ for Canada - Canadian Electrical Code C22.1 - and the
latest editions of the Provincial, Municipal and/or local
regulations.
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Before installing the dryer
Disposal of Packaging Materials
After unpacking your new appliance dispose of the
protective packaging materials in an environmentally
friendly way. Ask your dealer or inquire with your local
authority regarding currently acceptable means of
disposal.
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WARNING
WARNINGS FOR CHILDREN
Do not let children play with packaging and
associated parts to avoid risk of choking or
suffocation.
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WARNING
TO AVOID RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH, DO THE
FOLLOWING
▯ after unplugging the old appliance, remove the
electric power cord and dispose of properly.
▯ remove the door or permanently disable the door
lock to prevent children from being locked inside.
Parts provided with your dryer
Back side of the dryer
@ drain hose pack contents:
(2) plastic ties for securing drain hose
▯ plastic connector
▯ summary of drain hose installation instructions
H literature pack contents:
▯ User manual
▯ Warranty
NOTICE: If any parts are missing please notify your
dealer immediately.
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Accessories for your appliance
Pedestal
The dryer can be mounted on a special pedestal for
easier loading and unloading.
Pedestal item number: WMZ 20500
( power cord with plug
0 drain hose connected to the dryer
8 elbow to form the hose to fit the drain
Dryer drum contents
A literature pack and drain hose pack are shipped in the
dryer drum. Be sure to remove these items before using
the dryer.
Stacking kits
The dryer can be stacked on a Bosch washer of the
same dimensions to save space.
Stacking kits without a shelf: WTZ20410
Stacking kits with a shelf: WTZ11400
Accessories can be purchased from customer service or
your local dealer.
~ Customer service; Page 4
Installation - step by step
1. Unpack the dryer.
2. Remove all objects from the dryer drum.
3. Check the dryer for visible damage.
4. Position the dryer near the installation location.
5. Disconnect the power cord and drain hose from their
clips on the back of the dryer.
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Do not disconnect the drain hose from the sump/
pump connection at the bottom of the dryer.
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Only use the drain hose included with the dryer.
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6. Connect the outlet end of the drain hose to a
standpipe or other drain inlet. Examples are shown
below.
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APPLIANCE DAMAGE COULD OCCUR IF DRAIN
WATER FLOWS BACK INTO THE APPLIANCE
In all drain conditions, scenarios, or connections
you must ensure:
The drain water from the hose is free flowing and
not obstructed allowing adequate water flow.
Drain opening is not sealed in any way and
ventilated enough not to cause a back siphon.
The end of the drain hose does not protrude into
the pumped out or standing water.
Be sure to follow all local codes and regulations
in draining the condensate water to a suitable
drain.
Secure hose and/or elbow as shown below. Basin “D”
or floor “E”.
NOTICE: Examples shown are for reference only. Not all
fittings, connectors, nuts, brackets, ties, etc. are supplied
to accommodate every application.
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Examples of connections:
▯ Plumbing box or Standpipe connection:
For most plumbing box installations (with adjacent
washer) the plastic elbow supplied with the dryer will
not be used and must be removed from the dryer
drain hose.
1. Fasten the dryer drain hose to the washer drain/elbow
as shown in picture “A”. Secure with plastic ties
supplied.
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Do not over tighten plastic ties pinching or
causing a restriction in the drain hose.
Maximum height of drain is 39 in. (100 cm).
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Attach and secure drain hose as shown below in
picture “F”.
Use a standard hose clamp available from your local
hardware store.
2. Place drain hose assembly into standpipe as shown in
picture “B”.
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Sink/Basin or Floor drain:
If using the elbow supplied on the hose re-position
elbow closer to the drain end of hose and fasten with
the plastic ties as shown in picture “C”.
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NOTICES
▯ Examples shown are for reference only. Not all fittings,
connectors, nuts, brackets, ties, etc. are supplied to
accommodate every application.
▯ Ensure there are no kinks or crimps along the entire
lenght of hose.
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If installed in an upper floor of a multi-story building,
the dryer should be installed on a drained floor to
prevent water damage to lower floors in the event of a
leak.
Electrical Connections
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Power Cord
The attached power cord is a standard 4-wire dryer cord
and is UL approved and listed in the USA and Canada. It
meets the following requirements:
▯ 208-240 volt rated (minimum);
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ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND CIRCUITS
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WARNING
ELECTRIC SHOCK
▯ Do not pull on the power cord to unplug the
dryer.
▯ Protect the power cord from physical damage
such as being twisted, kinked, pinched, or walked
on for example.
▯ DO NOT use an extension cord or an adapter to
connect the dryer to the power supply.
▯ Make sure:
- The power cord fits into the outlet/receptacle.
- The home’s internal power supply circuit wire
size is sufficient and electrically grounded.
▯ The outlet/receptacle used to power the dryer
must be connected to an individual 30 amps
Branch Circuit.
▯ Do not cut, remove or bypass the grounding
prong on the power cord end.
▯ Do not modify the plug provided. If the plug will
not fit into the outlet/receptacle have it inspected
by a qualified electrician.
▯ The power cord must only be replaced by a
qualified technician or licensed electrician to help
avoid a fire/electric shock hazard.
WARNING
ELECTRIC SHOCK
To reduce the risk of electrical shock:
▯ Only pull out the main cable by the plug and
never by the cable, as this could damage it.
▯ Never touch or hold the main plug with wet
hands.
▯ Never unplug the main plug during operation.
30 amps;
Type SRDT or DRT (UL 2158A).
NOTICE: If your specific installation requires a 3-wire
power cord follow the installation instructions for such in
the next section of this manual.
Replacement power cords are available through
our Customer Service department.
Use only a UL listed 30 amps power cord.
Do not reuse old power cord.
Do not make a sharp bend or crimp wiring or
conductors at connections.
Use only a 4-wire/conductor power cord when
the appliance is installed in a mobile home,
recreational vehicle, in a new branch-circuit
installations or where the local codes do not
permit grounding through the neutral.
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WARNING
ELECTRIC SHOCK
Improper connection of the ground may result in
electric shock. Have the appliance checked by a
qualified technician or licensed electrician if you are
in doubt as to whether the dryer has been properly
grounded.
Grounding Instructions
This appliance must be electrically grounded. In the
event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will
reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of
least resistance for electric current.
This appliance is equipped with a cord that has an
equipment grounding conductor and a grounding plug.
The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that
is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all
local codes and ordinances.
If a ground fault circuit breaker is used, ensure it has this
symbol: z.
This symbol guarantees compliance with all current
regulations.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
Connecting a 3-wire power supply cord
The power cord must meet the following requirements:
▯ 208-240 volt rated (minimum);
▯ 30 amps;
▯ Type SRDT or DRT (UL 2158A).
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terminal ends) come in contact with connection box
enclosure.
1. Unplug the current power cord being used from the
outlet/receptacle.
2. To disconnect and/or reconnect a new power cord
you must remove the top cover of the appliance as
shown below.
A. Remove the two T20 torx head screws.
B. Push the top cover toward the rear of the appliance
and lift up.
NOTICE: Use only open-end spade lugs.
9. Ensure the terminal ends are long enough and are
formed (bent) so they will align with the terminal block
fastening locations (screw holes).
10.Reinstall the 2 terminal block screws (Philips head) at
locations L as shown below.
11.If the ground wire shown below from N to PE is not
part of the 3-wire cord assembly you have it must be
obtained/purchased separately and it must be
installed.
12.Install the last terminal block screw (Philips) and 1
grounding screw (T20 torx) at locations N and PE.
3. Open the connection box toward the rear of the
appliance by removing the T20 torx head screw
fastening the cover.
13.Tighten the strain relief screw ensuring the power cord
4. Remove the 4-wire power cord (as supplied):
A. Remove the 3 Philips screws (2 labeled L and one
labeled N).
B. Remove the green grounding screw PE (T20 torx).
NOTICE: Be careful not to drop the screws into the
dryer.
cannot be pulled out of the connection box but not so
tight as cut the power cord insulation.
14.Reinstall the connection box cover making sure all
wires are routed so they do not touch any part of the
enclosure and are secure.
15.Reinstall the appliance top cover as previously
described in “2” point above.
Integrated electrical receptacle
This appliance is equipped with a 208/240V 15A
receptacle for use ONLY with Bosch washer listed below.
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CAUTION
Do not use this receptacle to power any other
device.
If any other electrical device is plugged into this
receptacle Bosch will assume no liability.
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5. Loosen the strain relief clamp screw (Philips head) on
rear of the connection box.
6. Pull the old power cord out of the connection box.
7. Install the new power cord back through the strain
relief clamp.
NOTICE: Ensure the strain relief clamp has not been
moved and its clamping screw(s) are outside the rear
of the connection box.
8. Ensure the terminal ends are long enough and are
formed (bent) so that no part of them (wires or
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CAUTION
Use integrated electrical receptacle only for these
Bosch washer listed:
WAP24200UC, WAP24201UC, WAP24202UC,
WAS24460UC, WAS20160UC, WAE20060UC.
Leveling the dryer
Importance of leveling the dryer
It is important that your dryer is level and that all four
dryer feet press with equal pressure against the floor.
This will help assure the quietest, most vibration-free use
of your dryer.
To adjust the dryer feet:
1. Install the dryer on a level and solid surface, preferably
in a corner of a room.
2. If the floor is uneven (or not level) adjust the dryer feet
as required to level the dryer. Do not place anything
under the dryer feet to help level the dryer.
3. Extend the dryer feet no more than is necessary. The
more the feet are extended, the more vibration the
dryer will experience. Start with the dryer feet turned all
the way in and adjust each foot as necessary.
4. Use a bubble level to check the top of the dryer to
make sure it is level side to side and front to rear.
5. Press down on each corner of the dryer top to make
sure the dryer does not “wobble“. There should be no
"give" or movement. All four dryer feet should press
equally against the floor. This is just as important as
the dryer being level to prevent vibration.
Preparing to transport the dryer - step by
step
1. Rotate the program selector to Off.
2. Pull out power supply plug.
3. Place any accessories in the drum.
4. Close the door and secure with adhesive tape.
5. Screw the height-adjustable feet of the dryer into the
housing to prevent them from being damaged during
transportation.
Check heating system
1. Check that the drum is empty.
2. Close the dryer door.
3. Switch the dryer to Extra Dry and then press the
Start/Pause button.
4. After 3-5 minutes press the Start/Pause button and
open the door.
▯ If the interior of the dryer feels warm, the dryer has
been connected properly. Switch the dryer to Off.
▯ If the dryer does not work, switch the dryer to Off.
Look in the Troubleshooting section of this user
manual and find the fault.
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Reversing the door - step by step
Tip: To reverse your dryer door side:
▯ Use only T20 (Torx) type screw driver to remove and
reinstall door screws.
▯ Do not use any other tools to reverse the door (hinge
or latch).
5. Remove screws from the hook insert and then remove
it from the door.
1. Rotate the program selector to Off, pull out power
supply plug and open the door fully.
6. Follow the instructions at images bellow to unlock the
door ring.
2. Remove the screws from the door and pull out the
door from the dryer.
7. Remove the door from its ring and reverse the ring,
and then suit the door to the door ring.
3. Put the door on the flat, smooth, but secured surface,
e.g. on a towel or dishcloth lying down on the floor or
table.
8. Follow the instructions at images bellow to lock the
door ring.
4. Remove screws from the hinge insert and then remove
it from the door.
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9. Prepare the hinge insert and the hook insert to install
and then screw them following the instructions below.
12.Install the door lock (1.) and then door lock cover (2.)
at the opposite site of the door seal.
13.Screw the door to the dryer.
10.Remove screws from the door lock cover and then
remove it from the dryer.
14.You can now put in the power supply plug and close
the door to start operating the dryer.
11.Remove the door lock from the dryer.
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Getting to know your appliance
Control panel
( Time Dry, Dry Level, Finished in
Changing the program settings.
Indicator lamp lights up if the setting is active.
0 Low Heat, Wrinkle Block, Signal
Additional option settings.
Indicator lamp lights up if the setting is active.
8 Start/Pause
▯
▯
▯
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starts or pauses the selected cycle;
indicator lamp on (steady) - cycle running, can
be paused;
indicator lamp blinking - settings can be
changed; cycle can be started; door is closed;
childproof lock is active; cycle is in Pause mode.
@ Program Selector
Selecting a program and switching on/off;
turns in both directions.
H Display area for settings and information.
Display area
( Drying cycle status sequence
H Time Dry 3 and Dry Level ó indicators
0 Childproof lock indicator
P Indicator lamps for additional option settings: Low
8 Cleaning required indicator
X Check drain indicator
Heat, Wrinkle Block and Signal
@ 4 Digit Display:
▯
▯
Finished in time
adjustable in 1h (h=hour) steps to 24h
program duration 3:00
Laundry
Preparing the laundry
NOTICE: Damage to the appliance/fabrics
Foreign objects (e.g. coins, paper-clips, needles, nails)
may damage the laundry or components in the dryer.
Therefore, note the following tips when preparing your
laundry:
▯ Empty all pockets to ensure no loose debris (coins,
keys, other hard objects and cigarette lighters) are
placed in the dryer drum. The drum must be empty
prior to drying.
▯
Always dry very small items (such as socks and
handkerchiefs) and underwired bras together with
large items of laundry or in a laundry bag.
Sorting the laundry
Check the care labels on each laundry item prior to
drying. They provide valuable information as well as
limitations about the temperature of drying process.
Choose an appropriate drying cycle.
Do not dry the following textiles in the dryer:
▯ air-tight textiles (e.g. rubberized),
▯ delicate fabrics (silk, synthetic curtains),
▯ oil-stained laundry.
Drying tips
▯
▯
▯
▯
Close any fasteners (such as zippers, hooks and
eyelets) that could cause laundry to catch or become
entangled. Button up covers. Tie cloth belts, apron
strings, etc. together or use a laundry bag.
Remove any foreign objects or non-washable parts.
▯
▯
To ensure a uniform drying result, sort the laundry
according to fabric type and drying program.
Do not over-dry easy-care laundry - risk of wrinkling!
Allow laundry to finish drying in the air.
Do not iron laundry immediately after drying. Place the
laundry in a pile for a short while. Residual moisture
will then be distributed uniformly.
Knitted fabrics (e.g. T-shirts, jerseys) often shrink when
tumble-dried for the first time. Do not use the Extra
Dry program.
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▯
▯
Do not dry woolens in the dryer. They may, however,
be refreshed by using the Woolens program.
Starched laundry is not always suitable for dryer.
Starch leaves behind a coating that reduces the drying
effect.
▯
▯
When washing laundry that is to be tumble-dried
afterwards, use the correct amount of fabric softener
as specified in the manufacturer’s instructions.
For pre-dried, multi-layered fabrics or small, individual
items of laundry, use the Time program.
~ Program selection table; Page 20
Also suitable for subsequent drying.
Program selection table
Programs
max.
load up
to:
Type of laundry (For laundry which is:)
Standard programs
Cotton Dry
Cotton Extra Dry
Iron Dry
full load bed linen, underwear, cotton socks (not to be ironed)
full load terry bathrobes and terry bed linen (particularly thick or multi-ply)
1/2 load trousers, dresses, skirts, shirts, blouses, leggings, sports clothing with syntheticrich fibers, lingerie (not to be or only lightly ironed)
Perm Press Dry
1/2 load shirts, blouses, sports clothing (not to be ironed)
Perm Press Extra Dry 1/2 load bed linen and table linen, track suits, anoraks, blankets (not to be ironed, thick or
multi-ply)
Quick Dry
1/4 load laundry made of synthetic fibres, cotton or blended fabrics (for example) that
needs to be dried quickly
the values may differ from the those specified depending on the type of fabric,
mixture of laundry to be dried, residual moisture in the fabric and loading capacity
Delicates
1/4 load lingerie made of synthetic fibres, cotton or blended fabric
Woolens
1/3 load woollen fabrics suitable for washers
fabrics become fluffier but not dry
remove fabrics once the program has ended and allow to dry
Air fluff/No heat
1/3 load all type of fabrics
for freshing up or airing of items of laundry that have been worn for a short period
of time
Timed program 40 hot 1/3 load pre-dried, multi-layered, sensitive fabrics made of acrylic fibres
or separate small items of laundry
also for subsequent drying
Time Dry
1/3 load pre-dried, multi-layered, sensitive fabrics made of acrylic fibres
or separate small items of laundry
also for subsequent drying
Special programs
Jeans
1/2 load fabrics made from jeans/denim
Active Wear
1/4 load fabrics with membrane coating, water-repellent fabrics, functional clothing, fleece
fabrics (dry jackets/trousers with removable internal lining separately)
Mixed
1/3 load mixed items of laundry made of cotton and synthetics (mix)
Super Quick 15 min
1/4 load for optimal drying result dry a maximum of 5 business shirts together
after drying, iron clothes or hang them out and leave for a while, the remaining
moisture will be distributed evently
Tip: For best results it is recommended to load the drum
depending on the fabric type:
▯ full load: Cottons and Linens
▯ 1/2 load: Permanent Press, Synthetic Blends and poly
Knits
▯ 1/3 load: Wool, Mixed
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▯
1/4 load: Delicates, Silk
Program settings
At the factory initial settings are pre-set for all cycles.
You can change some program settings as follows.
After setting the Dry Level for a program, it is also
retained for other programs, until it is changed again.
Time Dry
Finished in
Available only for Time programs,
~ Program selection table; Page 20
can be selected from minimum 20 minutes to maximum
3 hours, in 10-minute steps.
Dry Level
The dryness levels (e.g. Cotton Dry) can be increased in
3 levels. The laundry is made drier.
Default setting = 0.
Selectable values: 0, 1, 2, 3.
Before the program start, the program end (Finished in
time) can be pre-selected in one-hour steps up to a
maximum of 24 h (h=hour).
Press the Finished in button until the desired setting is
displayed.
NOTICE: The cycle duration is included in the set
Finished in time.
After the start, the pre-selected drying time, e.g. 8 h is
displayed and counted down until the drying cycle
begins. Then the cycle duration, e.g. 2:30
(hours:minutes) is displayed.
Additional options
Low Heat
Reduced temperature for delicate fabrics, e.g.
polyacrylic, polyamide or elastane, with longer drying
time.
Observe the care information or symbols on the textiles
tickets.
Wrinkle Block
To prevent the laundry from creasing, the dryer drum
rotates at specific intervals following the drying program.
Standard setting for this function is 1 hour.
If the Wrinkle Block button is pressed, this function is
extended to 2 hours.
The laundry remains loose and fluffy until it is removed.
The laundry should be removed at the latest after this
time has elapsed.
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Operating Instructions
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WARNING
RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons, read the Important Safety Instructions and
Operating Instructions before operating this
appliance.
Your new dryer
#
3
+
( Control panel, display area, program selector
0 Drum with interior light (depending on model)
The light up after the door is opened and after the program starts, and switches off automatically.
Close the door
8 Open the door
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@ Lint filter
H Air inlet
P Open the maintenance flap
Close the maintenance flap
Heat exchanger
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WARNING
BEFORE INSTALLING OR USING YOUR DRYER
Read and follow all installation and operating
instructions.
Check the machine. Never start a damaged machine!
Contact your customer service!
~ Customer service; Page 4
Check to be sure your household electrical system
voltage and the voltage specifications on the dryer rating
plate correspond.
Check to be sure the dryer drain hose is installed
properly.
Turning the dryer on and off
The rotating Program Selector turns the dryer on as
drying cycle is selected and off when the selector is later
turned to the vertical Off position.
Before using the dryer for the first time
1. Read these operating instructions carefully.
2. Check that the supply voltage corresponds with the
voltage specifications on the rating plate on the dryer,
see top rear side of the dryer and/or rating plate label
inside of the dryer door.
3. Remove all objects from the drum.
4. Check the dryer for visible damage. If damage found
contact your dealer.
5. Wipe the inside of the drum with a damp cloth.
6. Check heating system.
~ Check heating system; Page 15
7. If the dryer does not work, switch the dryer to Off.
Look in the Troubleshooting section of the operating
instructions and find the fault.
~ Troubleshooting; Page 30
Temporary disconnection of the dryer
Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you
intend going on vacation or are not using your dryer for
an extended period of time, you should:
1. Turn off the circuit breaker.
2. Pull out the power supply plug if possible.
3. Clean the lint filter.
Using the program selector to choose a
drying cycle
NOTICE: If you have activated the childproof lock, you
must deactivate it before you can set a program.
Use the program selector to select the desired drying
cycle. Turns in both directions.
The machine is switched on.
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In the display area, the cycle duration for the selected
program appears.
Program selection
For optimum drying results your dryer offers several
program groups and additional options.
Select the required drying program from the program
table according to the examples
~ Program selection table; Page 20.
Automatic programs
There are automatic programs for different types of
textiles (regular/cotton, permanent press).
The program sequence of automatic programs is
controlled by sensors. The duration of the program
depends on the measured degree of moisture in the
laundry and on the selected degree of dryness (e.g.
Cotton Dry or Cotton Extra Dry).
▯
Time programs
Time programs run at specific temperatures. Suitable for
prie-dried, multi-ply, delicate textiles or individual small
items. Also for subsequent drying
~ Program settings; Page 21.
Regular/Cotton
Selecting program settings and additional
options
▯
Permanent Press
Special programs
The programs Sanitary, Jeans, Active Wear, AntiShrink,
Super Quick 15 min, Towels, Mixed and Heavy Duty
(depending on model) are made for special application
cases. Details
~ Program selection table; Page 20.
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By selecting program settings and additional options,
you can adjust the drying process still better to suit the
items you are drying.
The settings can be selected and deselected depending
on the cycle progress.
The indicator lamps of the buttons light up if the setting is
active.
For Time Dry, Finished in, Low Heat, Wrinkle Block and
Signal the settings are not retained after the appliance is
switched off.
~ Program settings; Page 21
~ Additional options; Page 21
For Dry Level the setting is retained after the appliance is
switched off.
~ Dry Level; Page 21
Loading the laundry
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Load the laundry
WARNING
RISK OF EXPLOSION
Do not dry the laundry that has ever been in contact
with solvents, oil, wax, grease or paint (e.g. hair
styling products, nail varnish remover, stain
remover, cleaning solvent, etc.).
1. Check lint filter.
Place laundry in the empty drum. Put each piece of
laundry into machine separately.
For best results the laundry to be dried must be sorted
according to type of laundry and desired degree of
drying.
~ Program selection table; Page 20
~ Sorting the laundry; Page 19
~ Dry Level; Page 21
Starting the program
The filter should be cleaned after or before every
drying process. Cleaning the filter reduces the drying
time and saves energy.
~ Cleaning the lint filter; Page 27
2. Load the laundry into the drum and close the door.
1. Rotate program selector to the desired program.
Select the program which corresponds to the laundry
in the dryer from Program selection table.
~ Program selection table; Page 20
Tip: If the door has not been closed properly, the dryer
will not start.
L
The Start/Pause indicator light starts flashing.
2. Press the Start/Pause button. Indicator lamp lights up
and the cycle starts.
Tips
After loading, close the door carefully so as not to trap
any items between the door and the rubber seal. The
door should close until a click is heard.
Foreign objects left in the drum may damage laundry.
Before inserting any laundry, check to make sure no
foreign objects are in the drum.
Recommended Load Size
Recommended maximum load size can be found in the
program selection table in this manual.
~ Program selection table; Page 20
During the cycle, the display area indicates the
estimated remaining time and, after starting the drying
cycle, the cycle duration and the symbols for the cycle
progress are flashing.
~ Display area; Page 19
NOTICES
▯ If you want to protect the cycle against inadvertent
adjustment, select the Childproof lock.
~ Childproof lock; Page 26
▯ If Cleaning req. indicator lights up, clean the lint
filter and/or heat exchanger.
~ Cleaning the lint filter; Page 27
~ Cleaning the heat exchanger; Page 28
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If Check drain indicator lights up, check the drain
hose and its connection.
~ Maintenance of drain hose; Page 29
3. If required, select Low Heat by pressing the button.
~ Additional options; Page 21
4. If required, select Wrinkle Block by pressing the
button.
~ Additional options; Page 21
▯
Tip: The estimated remaining time will be updated.
Indicator of program sequence
The dryer uses an electronic control system. A moisture
sensor continuously checks the moisture in the laundry.
Drying ends automatically as soon as the selected
degree of dryness has been reached.
The drum continues to rotate at specific intervals for one
hour to prevent creasing.
The current state of the process and level reached during
the program sequence is indicated by indicator lights
(dry, damp, regular).
Selecting a different program
If you have inadvertently started the wrong program, you
can change this as follows:
1. Press Start/Pause.
2. Select another program.
3. Press Start/Pause. The new drying cycle starts from
the beginning.
Cancel program
If required, you can cancel the selected program:
1. Press Start/Pause.
2. Rotate the program selector to Off.
Program end
End appears in the display area, the Start/Pause button
indicator lamp is off and the regular indicator lights up.
After the program end, rotate the program selector to
Off.
Childproof lock
You can secure the dryer against inadvertent changing of
the set functions. To do this, activate the childproof lock
after cycle start.
To Activate/Deactivate, press Start/Pause for approx. 5
seconds. In the display field, you will see the D symbol
light indicating the childproof lock is active.
NOTICE: The childproof lock will remain activated until
the next cycle start even after switching the machine off.
You must deactivate the childproof lock before the next
cycle and, if necessary, activate it again after starting the
cycle.
Signal
For switching the buzzer on and off press the Signal
button.
The Buzzer indicates program end if it is activated.
Other alarms are not influenced by this option.
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Removing laundry/switching the
appliance off
1. Open the door and remove the laundry.
2. Turn the program selector to the Off position.
Appliance is switched off and dryer light goes out.
3. Clean lint filter.
~ Cleaning the lint filter; Page 27
4. Close the door.
Tip: If at the end of the drying cycle the display does not
light, the energy-saving mode is active. To see diplay,
e.g. press any button.
~ Environmentally friendly use of your dryer; Page 7
Cleaning and care
WARNING
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2. Open the door.
RISK OF EXPLOSION
Never use solvents or highly flammable liquids for
cleaning.
CAUTION
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Incorrect cleaning may damage the dryer.
Do not spray with a water jet.
Do not use scouring agents or all-purpose cleaners.
Do not use steam cleaners.
3. Pull out filter.
Cleaning the housing and control panel
Wipe the housing and fascia with a soft cloth and soapy
water only.
Wipe the drum, door seal and inside of the door with a
damp cloth only.
NOTICE: Do not clean with a water jet.
Remove detergent and cleaning agent residue
immediately.
During drying, water may occassionally accumulate
between the window and the seal. This does not affect
the proper operation of your dryer.
4. Open the filter.
Cleaning the lint filter
A dirty filter extends the drying time and increases
energy consumption.
The filter should be cleaned before or after each drying
process.
If the Cleaning req. indicator lights up during a drying
program, clean the filter immediately.
5. Remove fluff (run hand over filter).
Tip: The program interrupts automatically.
To clean the lint filter:
1. Switch off the dryer. Rotate the program selector to
Off.
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CAUTION
The inside of the door heats up during the drying
process. The drum, the door and the laundry may
be hot.
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6. Close the filter and re-insert it.
4. Turn both locking levers towards each other.
7. Close the door.
5. Pull out the heat exchanger cap.
NOTICE: The filter should be rinsed once a year under
warm running water.
6. Remove the heat exchanger.
The filter must be dried thoroughly before being
replaced.
NOTICE: Do not damage the heat exchanger! Clean
with warm water only. Do not use hard/sharp-edged
objects!
Cleaning the heat exchanger
The heat exchanger requires periodic cleaning
(recommended once per month under normal drying
conditions). The frequency of cleaning depends on the
amount and type loads being dried.
To clean the heat exchanger:
1. If the dryer is hot, run on Air fluff/No heat program to
allow the dryer to cool down.
2. Residual water may escape, place an absorbent cloth
under the maintanance flap.
3. Unlock the maintanance flap and open it completely.
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7. Rinse the heat exchanger and the cap on all sides with
a jet of water to completely remove all of the fluff.
8. Remove any fluff from the seals on the dryer and heat
exchanger.
9. Allow the cap and the heat exchanger to dry fully.
10. First insert the heat exchanger, then the cap.
11. Turn back both locking levers.
2. The deposit on the sensors can easily be removed by
wiping the sensors (the two bars next to the lint filter)
with a cloth and a little white vinegar.
NOTICE: Use white vinegar only!
Clean the moisture sensors once a month.
12. Close the maintanance flap until it locks into position.
Cleaning the lint filter area
Over time, fluff from the drying process collects in the lint
filter area.
This fluff can be easily removed using your vacuum
cleaner, at least once a month.
13. Look in the Troubleshooting table also to reset the
maintenance indication.
~ Troubleshooting; Page 30
Cleaning the moisture sensors
Occasionally the moisture sensors have to be cleaned
because a fine layer of transparent buildup is deposited
on the sensors.
To clean the moisture sensors:
1. Open the door.
Maintenance of drain hose
If Check drain indicator lights up, check the drain hose, it
may be kinked or bent, and/or the drain hose connection
conditions.
NOTICE: If Check drain indicator still lights up after the
maintenance, you should contact customer service or
your local dealer.
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Troubleshooting
Introduction
NOTICE: Before doing maintenance work or trying to
rectify a problem by yourself, rotate the program selector
to Off.
The program will not continue running when the power
supply has been restored. Desired program must be
selected again and start button pressed.
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WARNING
RISK OF INJURY TO SKIN
The door, the drum and the laundry may be hot.
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WARNING
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK! EXPLOSION HAZARD
Repairs or replacement of parts should be carried
out by authorized technicians only.
Before calling the customer service, check whether you
can rectify the fault yourself by means of the following
table.
If a fault cannot be rectified or a repair is required:
1. Set program selector to the Off.
2. Pull the mains plug out of the socket.
3. Call customer service.
~ Customer service; Page 4
Troubleshooting
If you encounter a problem, it often will merely be
something minor. Before you call customer service,
consider the suggestions and instructions below:
NOTICE: The troubleshooting items listed below can
help you resolve minor issues with your dryer quickly and
without the necessity of waiting for a service call.
Service calls for issues that could have been solved by
using this table may not be covered under the
warranty. Please rule out any of these issues before
calling customer service.
Determing the Problem
Problem
Possible cause(s)
Solution(s)
Dryer does not start.
Start/Pause indicator
light does not illuminate.
Main plug not inserted at all or not
inserted correctly.
A fuse of power supply is tripped.
Start/Pause button not pressed.
Door not closed properly.
Insert main plug correctly.
Ambient temperature below 41°F/
5°C.
Program not selected.
The display panel lighting and indicator lights
go out, Start/Pause
indicator light flashes.
The display panel
switches off.
The Cleaning req. indicator light up.
Energy-saving mode is activated.
Sleep mode after setting the Finished in option is activated.
Lint filter dirty.
Heat exchanger dirty.
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Replace/switch on fuse.
Press Start/Pause button.
Check if laundry is caught in the door, address the
issue. Close the door until a click is heard.
Increase room temperature.
~ Your dryer is intended for; Page 5
Rotate the program selector to desired program.
~ Program selection table; Page 20
Press any button to activate the lighting.
~ Environmentally friendly use of your dryer; Page 7
Press any button to activate the lighting.
Clean lint filter.
~ Cleaning the lint filter; Page 27
Press the Start/Pause button to reset the displayed
indication and then press Start/Pause button again to
reset the appliance if necessary.
Clean heat exchanger.
~ Cleaning the heat exchanger; Page 28
Press the Start/Pause button to reset the displayed
indication and then press Start/Pause button again to
reset the appliance if necessary.
Problem
Possible cause(s)
Solution(s)
The Check drain indicator light up.
Water has not drained
completely.
Drain hose is blocked.
Check drain hose.
~ Maintenance of drain hose; Page 29
Check drain hose connection conditions.
Drain hose is leaking: is not
screwed on the tight at both ends,
or rubber not placed in hose.
Dryer is not leveled.
Check the drain hose, be sure that it is on the dryer
securely with the clamp in place; may need to replace
the drain hose if leaking continues.
Level the dryer.
~ Leveling the dryer; Page 14
Clean the heat exchanger seal.
~ Cleaning the heat exchanger; Page 28
Ventilate the room.
Water is leaking out.
The heat exchanger seal is dirty.
Program terminates
shortly after starting.
Ambient temperature greater than
41°F/5°C.
Laundry is not loaded.
Load too small for selected program.
Loaded laundry dry.
The door opens by
itself.
Creasing.
The door not closed properly.
Load the laundry.
~ Loading the laundry; Page 25
Use time program.
~ Program selection table; Page 20
Check the loaded laundry. If it is dry, open the door,
remove laundry and turn program selector to Off.
Close the door until a click is heard.
Laundry load exceeded.
Unsuitable program selected.
Do not exceed the maximum load for selected program. Remove items of laundry immediately after the
end of the program, hang them up and pull into shape.
Turn program selector to Off.
~ Program selection table; Page 20
Drying result is not sat- Warm laundry may feel damper
Remove items of laundry immediately after the end of
isfactory (laundry feels than it really is.
the program and turn the program selector to Off.
too damp).
The selected program does not suit Use another drying program or, in addition, select the
the load.
time program.
~ Program selection table; Page 20
Dryness level is not adjusted.
Use Dry Level to adjust the dryness level.
~ Dry Level; Page 21
Fine layer of limescale on the
Clean the moisture sensors.
humidity sensors.
~ Cleaning the moisture sensors; Page 29
Program termination e.g. main
See the problem(s) mentioned in this table.
power supply failure, door open or
maximum drying time reached.
Laundry is too wet.
Spin laundry at higher speed in the washing machine,
before drying.
Switch off the dryer and switch on again.
Drying time too long.
Lint filter is dirty.
Clean lint filter.
~ Cleaning the lint filter; Page 27
Insufficient supply of air.
Ensure that air can circulate.
Air inlet possibly blocked.
Do not obstruct the air inlet on the front of the dryer.
Ventilate the room.
Ambient temperature higher than
95°F/35°C.
Program does not start Program ending time has been
Drying cycle will begin at proper time to complete at
Finished in (remaining) selected and activated.
the selected Finished in time.
time is displayed.
Program does not start Childproof look is activated.
Deactivate Childproof look.
~ Childproof lock; Page 26
- D symbol light up.
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Problem
Possible cause(s)
Solution(s)
One or more indicator
lights are flashing.
Lint filter or/and heat exchanger is
dirty.
Installation conditions are not fine.
Clean lint filter or/and heat exchanger (see solution of
the problem(s) in this table above).
Check the installation conditions.
~ Electrical Connections; Page 13
Switch off the dryer, allow it to cool down, switch back
on and restart the program.
Remove laundry from the dryer immediately and
spread out. This allows the heat to dissipate. Be careful as the door, the drum and the laundry may be hot.
Fault in program sequence or malfunction.
Power failure.
STATEMENT OF LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY
Bosch Clothes Dryer
What this Warranty Covers & Who it Applies to:
The limited warranty provided by BSH Home Appliances
Corporation (Bosch) in this Statement of Limited Product
Warranty applies only to the Bosch Clothes Dryer
("Product") sold to you, the first using purchaser, but
strictly conditioned on the Product having been
purchased: (1) for your normal, household (noncommercial) use, and has in fact at all times only been
used for normal household purposes (any commercial
use or setting of the Product automatically voids the
warranty); (2) new at retail (not a display, "as is", or
previously returned model) purchased directly by the
end-user consumer, and not for resale, or commercial
use; and (3) within the United States or Canada, and has
at all times remained within the country of original
purchase. The warranties stated herein apply only to the
first purchaser of the Product and are not transferable.
Bosch reserves the right to request proof of purchase at
the time any warranty claim is submitted to confirm that
the Product falls within the scope of this limited product
warranty. The warranty is automatically void if the Product
was a display model, sold "as is", tampered with, a
damaged or "scratch and dent" model, or a previously
returned model, a free give-away, charitable donation or
contest prize.
Limitation for Third Party Accessories:
Third party accessories, other than those shipped with
your Bosch appliance, and any consequential damages
resulting there from, are not covered by this warranty.
This limitation expressly includes the implied warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose,
which are also expressly excluded with respect to third
party accessories, other than those shipped with your
Bosch appliance. Use of third party accessories, other
than those shipped with your Bosch appliance, does not
void this warranty on any other part, and all other
provisions of this warranty remain in effect.
Please make sure to return your registration card; while
not necessary to effectuate warranty coverage, it is the
best way for Bosch to notify you in the unlikely event of a
safety notice or product recall.
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How Long the Warranty Lasts:
Bosch warrants that the Product is free from defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of three hundred
sixty-five days (365) days from the date of purchase. The
foregoing timeline begins to run upon the date of
purchase, and shall not be stalled, tolled, extended, or
suspended, for any reason whatsoever.
Repair/Replace as Your Exclusive Remedy:
During this warranty period, Bosch or one of its
authorized service providers will repair your Product
without charge to you (subject to certain limitations
stated herein) if your Product proves to have been
manufactured with a defect in materials or workmanship.
If reasonable attempts to repair the Product have been
made without success, then Bosch will replace your
Product (upgraded models may be available to you, in
Bosch's sole discretion, for an additional charge). All
removed parts and components shall become the
property of Bosch at its sole option. All replaced and/or
repaired parts shall assume the identity of the original
part for purposes of this warranty and this warranty shall
not be extended with respect to such parts. Bosch's sole
liability and responsibility hereunder is to repair
manufacturer-defective Product only, using a Boschauthorized service provider during normal business
hours. For safety and property damage concerns, Bosch
highly recommends that you do not attempt to repair the
Product yourself, or use an un-authorized servicer; Bosch
will have no responsibility or liability for repairs or work
performed by a non-authorized servicer. If you choose to
have someone other than an authorized service provider
work on your Product, THIS WARRANTY WILL
AUTOMATICALLY BECOME NULL AND VOID. Authorized
service providers are those persons or companies that
have been specially trained on Bosch products, and who
possess, in Bosch's opinion, a superior reputation for
customer service and technical ability (note that they are
independent entities and are not agents, partners,
affiliates or representatives of Bosch). Notwithstanding
the foregoing, Bosch will not incur any liability, or have
responsibility, for the Product if it is located in a remote
area (more than 100 miles from an authorized service
provider) or is reasonably inaccessible, hazardous,
threatening, or treacherous locale, surroundings, or
environment; in any such event, if you request, Bosch
would still pay for labor and parts and ship the parts to
the nearest authorized service provider, but you would
still be fully liable and responsible for any travel time or
other special charges by the service company, assuming
they agree to make the service call.
Extended Limited Warranty:
LENGTH OF EXTENDED LIMITED WARRANTY
2 year Limited Warranty from date of Purchase.
SCOPE OF EXTENDED LIMITED WARRANTY
Bosch will repair or replace, free of charge, any printed
circuit boards, drive motor or component part of the drive
motor that proves defective under conditions of normal
home use during the first two years from the date of
purchase, labor charges excluded.
Out of Warranty Product:
Bosch is under no obligation, at law or otherwise, to
provide you with any concessions, including repairs, prorates, or Product replacement, once this warranty has
expired.
Warranty Exclusions:
The warranty coverage described herein excludes all
defects or damage that are not the direct fault of Bosch,
including without limitation, one or more of the following:
(1) use of the Product in anything other than its normal
customary and intended manner (including without
limitation, any form of commercial use, use or storage of
an indoor product outdoors, use of the Product in
conjunction with air or water-going vessels); (2) any
party's willful misconduct, negligence, misuse, abuse,
accidents, neglect, improper operation, failure to
maintain, improper or negligent installation, tampering,
failure to follow operating instructions, mishandling,
unauthorized service (including self-performed "fixing" or
exploration of the appliance's internal workings); (3)
adjustment, alteration or modification of any kind; (4) a
failure to comply with any applicable state, local, city, or
county electrical, plumbing and/or building codes,
regulations, or laws, including failure to install the
product in strict conformity with local fire and building
codes and regulations; (5) ordinary wear and tear, spills
of food, liquid, grease accumulations, or other
substances that accumulate on, in, or around the
Product; and (6) any external, elemental and/or
environmental forces and factors, including without
limitation, rain, wind, sand, floods, fires, mud slides,
freezing temperatures, excessive moisture or extended
exposure to humidity, lightning, power surges, structural
failures surrounding the appliance, and acts of God. In
no event shall Bosch have any liability or responsibility
whatsoever for damage to surrounding property,
including cabinetry, floors, ceilings, and other structures
or objects around the Product. Also excluded from this
warranty are scratches, nicks, minor dents, and cosmetic
damages on external surfaces and exposed parts;
Products on which the serial numbers have been altered,
defaced, or removed; service visits to teach you how to
use the Product, or visits where there is nothing wrong
with the Product; correction of installation problems (you
are solely responsible for any structure and setting for
the Product, including all electrical, plumbing or other
connecting facilities, for proper foundation/flooring, and
for any alterations including without limitation cabinetry,
walls, floors, shelving, etc.); and resetting of breakers or
fuses. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THIS
WARRANTY SETS OUT YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES
WITH RESPECT TO PRODUCT, WHETHER THE CLAIM
ARISES IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING STRICT
LIABILITY, OR NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE. THIS
WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ANY WARRANTY
IMPLIED BY LAW, WHETHER FOR MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR
OTHERWISE, SHALL BE EFFECTIVE ONLY FOR THE
PERIOD THAT THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY IS
EFFECTIVE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE MANUFACTURER
BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, "BUSINESS LOSS", AND/OR
PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION TIME AWAY FROM
WORK, HOTELS AND/OR RESTAURANT MEALS,
REMODELLING EXPENSES IN EXCESS OF DIRECT
DAMAGES WHICH ARE DEFINITIVELY CAUSED
EXCLUSIVELY BY Bosch, OR OTHERWISE. SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, AND SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG IMPLIED WARRANTY
LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. No
attempt to alter, modify or amend this warranty shall be
effective unless authorized in writing by an officer of BSH.
How to Obtain Warranty Service:
To obtain warranty service for your Product, you should
contact the nearest Bosch authorized service center.
BSH Home Appliances Corporation - 1901 Main Street,
Irvine, CA 92614 / 800-944-2904
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