Resets are one of the simplest ways to get a device to work again, whether it’s your cellphone, computer, or household appliance. And your dryer is no exception.
However, you might struggle to find good answers when you look up where your Bush dryer’s reset button is. Instead, you may be inundated with countless threads, videos, and posts about Bosch dryers—an entirely distinct brand.
Fortunately, we’ve got some answers for you.
If your Bush dryer has a reset button or switch, you’ll find it on the thermostat. Typically, the thermostat is located on the heating assembly box that houses the heating element.
This post will tell you how to access this reset button if your dryer has it and what to do if it doesn’t work or if your dryer doesn’t have a reset button to start with.
Where Is the Bush Dryer Reset Button?
Most dryers have a reset button on the high-limit thermostat, located on the heating assembly box. Some models, like the Hoover tumble dryer, have a switch instead that you flip by inserting something thin into the thermostat.
If your Bush vented or condenser dryer has one, you’ll find a reset button or switch on the thermostat. You should be able to access this by removing the back panel and finding the heating assembly box, which is typically a silver box.
The thermostat will be a cylindrical component on the top of the box. If there’s a button on it, press it; if there’s a pinhole in the center, insert something until you hear a click.
Why Is My Bush Tumble Dryer Overheating or Underheating?
Heating problems can be frustrating, costly, and potentially dangerous. Substantial overheating, for instance, can cause your clothes or dryer to catch fire. Underheating, meanwhile, will force you to run multiple cycles, wasting precious energy and cash.
When a reset doesn’t work—or isn’t possible—you may need to inspect other components to solve this problem. Listed below are other common reasons that your Bush tumble dryer isn’t heating correctly.
The high-limit thermostat tells your dryer how hot to get. If its settings are too high, it can let the dryer get too hot. Settings that are too low won’t let your dryer get hot enough.
You can test your thermostat for continuity using a multimeter. Replace the part if there’s insufficient continuity.
Vented tumble dryers rely on airflow. Whether that’s air coming in or going out, your dryer needs steady access to air in order to function properly. Not enough air can cause both under- and overheating.
Clear away any obstructions in the vents that could impede airflow and run another cycle. If airflow was the problem, your dryer should work once you clean away the debris.
The heating element delivers heat to the drum through coils. But this component can either misshapen or short out.
When the heater element deforms, it can bring the coils too close to the drum and overheat it—or it can move the coils too far away from the drum to heat it up at all.
Similarly, if the coils themselves are defective, the element won’t be able to deliver sufficient heat to the drum. You can check for this using a multimeter.
You must replace a malformed or dysfunctional heating element.
The igniter is responsible for providing the flame to the gas that heats the dryer up. Much like a lighter that won’t spark, if your igniter isn’t working, you won’t be able to heat up the appliance. Conversely, if it doesn’t turn off at the right times, it may cause the machine to overheat.
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How does your dryer know when your clothes have dried? The answer: the moisture sensor.
This sensor measures the amount of moisture left inside the drum. It then informs your dryer that there’s either moisture left and it needs to keep drying or that the moisture is gone and your laundry is ready.
A malfunctioning moisture sensor may incorrectly tell your dryer there’s still moisture when there isn’t, causing it to overdry and overheat clothes. Or it may tell your dryer that the clothing is dry when it’s still damp.
If this part isn’t working correctly, you’ll, unfortunately, have to replace it.
You may be able to find a reset switch or button in your Bush dryer by examining the thermostat. You should be able to reach this component by removing a back panel or two.
If performing a reset isn’t enough—or if there isn’t a re-set button or switch to complete a reset with—you may want to consider inspecting other elements like the vents, moisture sensor, igniter, or heating element. Before you do so, be certain to unplug the dryer from the wall.
When in doubt, call customer service or contact a service technician to give you additional assistance.