Bosch  Dryer  Error Codes for NEXXT Models

The E:01 and E:03 codes are displayed in the normal drying mode. To view all error codes, enter the diagnostic test mode. While pressing START/STOP and DELICATES, turn the cycle selector knob to EXTRA DRY – REGULAR/COTTON. Then push the START/STOP button to scroll through all the error codes. Turn the cycle selector knob to OFF to end the test mode.

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Bosch NEXXT dryer.  For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dryers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. You can also search for owner’s manuals and find dryer replacement parts.

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
E:01, E:11 or E:12 Overheating due to clogged exhaust air path Clean lint from the lint screen. Clear any clogs from the flexible exhaust hose behind the dryer and straighten out any kinks. Replace the flexible exhaust hose if damaged. Clear the vent duct system to the outside of your home. Check that the exhaust vent damper outside your home opens properly.
Flexible exhaust vent hose
E:03 or E:13 Maximum drying time exceeded The maximum drying time is 4 hours. Reduce the load size if the dryer is too full to dry. If the dryer isn’t getting hot enough to dry clothing, unplug the dryer and check the heating element or gas burner components. Replace any defective heating components.
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Heating system components
E:17 Lint screen temperature sensor error Unplug the dryer and reconnect the wire harness on the lint screen temperature sensor if loose. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness connections are okay, replace the lint screen temperature sensor.
Wire harness, Lint screen temperature sensor (also called the negative temperature coefficient, or NTC)
E:18 Heater temperature sensor error Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness connections on the heater temperature sensor. Reconnect the wire harness if loose. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness connections are okay, replace the heater temperature sensor.
Wire harness, Heater temperature sensor (also called the negative temperature coefficient, or NTC)
E:20 through E:26 Defective control module Unplug the dryer for 3 minutes to reset the control module. If the code returns when power is restored, replace the control module.
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Control module