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Jan 122011

This air flow error code refers to the dryer vent. This can refer to the dryer’s lint screen, the thermistor behind the filter, or the vent itself could be clogged.

In order to determine which one is the problem we will need to gather some information.

1. Will water pour through lint filter’s mess?

2. Outside where the unit vents on the side of the house can you feel air coming out?

3. Is the vent hose on the backside kinked or clogged?

4. Obstruction on vent housing outside (if screen is present on outside remove right away this is a fire hazard.)

Water should pour through the lint filter easily. Fabric sheets will put a layer of wax on the lint screen causing the dryer air circulation to be cut off. We should be able to feel warm, moist air at the vent outside.  If air is not present you are in need of a dryer vent cleaning. A kinked or clogged vent hose can also cause the E01 error code. Ensure the vent  hose is clear and placed in position with as few bends as necessary. When the vent is clear the E01 error should clear itself upon start up.

  8 Responses to “Bosch Dryer Error Code E01”

  1. So glad I checked this. We have been dealing with this for 1 year. I finally read “water should pour through the lint filter”. That’s what it was. I had the dryer ducts cleaned, the dryer cleaned, but finally did the water test on the lint filter. Thanks for this.
    Dirk Recker

  2. Washed the filter after I read your post I couldn’t get one drop of water threw it lol after I cleaned it it poured out I am amazed lol thanks

  3. Thank you so much for this page, I tried everything. It was taking me days to do laundry, but now that I cleaned the filter it is working great. Happy homemaker I am…now

  4. I am so relieved to see these comments and the possible solution. It has been taking me days to do laundry too. I had noticed that the filter screen had a strange appearance but thought it was just the type of mesh they used. Does anyone have any input of the best way to remove the waxy buildup?

  5. I took your advice and upon going outside to check the flow or air, I placed the back of my hand to the outlet. I could tell it seemed to be a little less than I remember then suddenly a small bird flew out from the vent, clawed it’s way from between my retreating fingers and landed in a tree nearby. I imagine the nest might be the problem…now to find a blog on relocating swallows.

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