My electric dryer will not operate. When the cycle knob is turned to any setting, regular, damp, etc., a beeper beeps and the lint filter indicator lite comes on. I have disassembled the unit and cleaned out entire lint system as well as the filter. Is there a sensor I need to replace? David
Answer Hello David,
When the lint alarm goes off, it is an indication of poor air circulation and the exhaust duct should be checked for crimps and/or obstructions. Also, if the “lint filter” light won’t turn off, clean the lint filter (by hand) with dish soap and water. The lint filter is very fine and can be clogged over time when fabric softener or softener sheets are used.
It doesn't shut off on auto cycle.
Answer Hello Richard,
This is almost always a ducting issue. Think of it this way, on the automatic cycles, the moisture sensors are looking for moisture. If there is a ducting issue, the same moisture is recirculated over and over. This prevents the sensors from ever running without sensing the moisture. During the automatic cycle, when the sensors see no moisture is the only time the timer motor is provided with power to advance.
A few things to check are the duct behind the unit for a crimp, the outside hood where the air is exhausted, and if flexible is used through the entire length, a low part of the duct will fill with water, blocking the air flow.