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    • Part Number: AP3182698
    • MFG Part Number: 8545533
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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This may be a dumb question, but how does this vent work and what is the function of the sensor or whatever it is connected to the control panel? Is it purely mechanical from internal pressure? Ours never seems to vent well and I have noticed what looks like blow-by around the door seal. Thanks, Karl

Karl for Model Number KUDS01IJBS0

ANSWER Hello Karl. The vent assembly 8545533 is used to remove the steam from inside the tub assembly. This should only occure during the drying cycle. The board sends power to the wax motor on the vent and opens the door to release the steam. Hope this helps. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, December 30, 2011

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