OUr dryer has a moisture sensor in it so it shuts off automatically when clothes are dry.I have replaced the moisture sensor bar towards the front of the door and that did nothing to shut off the dryer 1x when the clothes are dry. We now have to run the clothes 3x with the autosensor(not on a timed setting)to get them dry vs 1x when we bought it. I have cleaned the dryer totaly out from lint and the duct work is now cleaned too. After that, it still needs 3x on autodry cycle get clothes dry. Could you please give me an idea what I should do and look for now? thank you very much!
Answer Bob, When you replaced the sensor bar, are you sure the wires did not get disconnected or knocked loose or shorted to the chassis. You may want to check the circuit resistance of the sensor circuit at the main control board on the J4 connector. In the wiring harness pin 3 and pin 4(blue wires) there should be an "open" circuit between the wires, place a metal or wet object on the sensor bar and the circuit should "close". Then check each wire to chassis ground, there should be an "open" circuit. If all's OK, recheck the dryer operation and heat with the vent disconnected from the dryer, an average sized/type load should take 35 to 45 minutes to dry if the dryer is heating properly. Otherwise you may need a control board. Good Luck and Thanks
My dryer heats up too high to the point where the you can burn yoursel on the clothes. I think its the high temp t-stat . No clogs in vent is the any other t-stat I should replace as I am replacing high temp.?
Answer Hi Patty. You need to replace the cycling thermostat which is not opening and closing correctly anymore. (Common- w/age). Then it will begin to cycle on the high limit and over use it . The thermostat is mounted on the blower housing, it is part # 694674. The high limit switch is mounted on the lt. side of the heater can . It is part # 303396. Make sure that your entire vent system is not clogged, and the vent hood/cap outside opens and closes correctly or this will happen again in a very short time. Thank You. Thank You.
The dryer shuts off before the laundry is complete dry.
Answer Hello Robert. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly. Hope this helps.
Is the thermostat Part Number 303396 for electric dryers only?
Answer Hello Natalie! yes, the 303396 our part number 303396 is the hi limit thermostat for electric dryers only. For the hi limit thermostat used on gas dryers use part number 303395. Thanks!
My dryer is an electric one. My dryer is not heating at all now. It has been like this for some time. My house has a electric problem in that my dryer does not get all of the 220 volts it needs to run smoothly. That is another problem I will deal with. Can you tell me what is wrong with my dryer not heating?
Answer Hi Porter. Yes the dryer has to have 240 vac supplied to the dryer. 120 vac from one leg (L-1) to neutral and 120 vac from the opposite leg (L-2) to neutral. The timer and motor uses one side (L-1) and the heater circuit uses the other side (L-2). By using the picture diagram on the back of the unit by the terminal cover, it will show the L-1 (blk) and neutral (white) and L-3 (red). The Thermal fuse part # is 306604, will open due to vent blockage excessive inner blower hsg. heat. The thermistor is the cycling thermostat and tells the unit command to allow the heater on/off time. (normal cycling demands) It will get weak and cause non-heating issues also. Part # is 306056. Safety thermostat is part # 306060, all 3-parts are on the blower housing. While you are there, make sure the blower wheel does not spin loose on the motor shaft. Blower part # is Y303836. Check the terminal block to see if the supply cord is tight. Remove power first. Now, the heater assy. can be "re-strung" part # is 314503. Or totally replaced part # is Y306111. The heater coil should ohm closed and not shorted At 8- 11 ohms. The high limit thermostat is located on the heater can and is part # 303396 . Thank you.
Hi - dryer has blown a thermal fuse. After replacing it, I noticed the temperature controls don't work and it runs very hot, even on delicate (low) setting. Now, it has blown the fuse again. Could the High limit thermostat be at fault? and how do I test it? Any other possible causes?
Thanks much - Buz
Answer Buz, First thing to check is the exhaust vent system, make sure it's not restricted, kinked,or clogged, all the way out to the vent hood. You could have a weak hi limit thermostat, if the dryer has been running hot for a while, but it should have been replaced when you replaced the thermal fuse( general rule of thumb). The hi limit switch will circuit test OK, because the dryer heats, Good Luck.