Siemens tumble dryers use state-of-the-art technology to ensure energy efficiency and great flexibility. You can choose from vented dryers, condensation dryers with containers collecting excess water, or heat pump dryers where the heat is retained for the drying process.
But sometimes your tumble dryer won’t operate as it should and maybe displaying an error code. Look at a range of Siemens tumble dryer problems and troubleshooting here…
Siemens tumble dryer error codes
Error codes are used as part of aid to diagnostics pointing you in the direction of where the fault may be. You may not be able to fix the problem yourself but will have a better understanding as to why your appliance is experiencing issues. Bear in mind that error codes will vary dependent on your Siemens model. See a sample of codes below:
E01 or E02 – this indicates that the lint filter is full and needs cleaning. You can do this by removing the lint trap and rising the filter under running water before replacing it.
E06 – this error code displays when your tumble dryer is having a problem heating. This may be an issue with the heating element or the thermostat and will need an engineer to fix it.
F09 – if there’s a fault in the heating circuit this will be the error code that flashes, and an appliance repair technician will need to conduct further tests.
F11 – if the control board is defective this code will display. You can try turning the appliance off and setting the dial to the 6 o’clock position. Wait for a couple of seconds and then press and hold the low heat button. At the same time turn the dial to the 7 o’clock setting. Wait another two seconds and release the button. If this resetting doesn’t work, you’ll need to contact an expert.
Siemens tumble dryer troubleshooting
Siemens tumble dryer problems can include:
Siemens tumble dryer not drying
This can be due to something as simple as choosing the wrong programme for the type of laundry loaded in the appliance. You may need to select additional functions as necessary. Another possibility is a blocked lint filter which can be easily cleaned. Both condenser and heat pump dryers have an extra filter drawer which can also become obstructed.
Any cleaning here can be done by using the nozzle attachment on your vacuum cleaner to gently remove the lint. Or you can clean the condenser filter by holding it under running water. Make sure all parts are dry before reinstalling them into the appliance.
Other Siemens dryer troubleshooting can cover:
Siemens tumble dryer drum won’t spin
Often this can be related to the door not being closed securely. Constant opening and closing of the door can cause the door switch to develop a fault, preventing a solid connection, resulting in the drum not turning.
Other components that may be responsible are the drive belts which may have slipped or snapped. If the drum spins easily by hand then this is most likely the cause. If the drum isn’t spinning but the motor is running this could be an issue with the motor itself or the start capacitor.
If the drum is making a squealing noise the idler pulley assembly may be the culprit. All of these faults can be identified and quickly rectified by an experienced engineer.
Siemens tumble dryer won’t start
If your dryer won’t start when you press the start button the fault may lie with the power supply. Other causes can relate to a defective power socket, blown fuse, or faulty wiring. Issues with the door switch and the thermal fuse can also be responsible. For any electrical issues simply contact your South London tumble dryer repair specialists.