When trying to use the sensor function of the dryer it does not dry the clothes. Only the timer function works to dry them. Could it be the sensor bar?
Answer Hello Noel,
The only thing that can make the automatic cycles not work when the timed dry cycles work is the exhaust duct. There has to be a crimp or clog in it. To prove this, remove the duct from the back of the unit and start it on an auto dry cycle. The timer will move noticeably in 5 to 10 minutes.
Dryer stopped working. Sensor light is on. Cannot advance. Is this a sensor? and if so, what one? Also, it seems to take a long time to dry. Works best on timed dry. Any suggestions on this?
Answer Hello Jody,
The sensor light is for when the unit is sensing the clothes drying. The sensor bars can be cleaned by using rubbing alcohol on them. You will also want to check your venting to make sure that the venting from the blower all the way to the outside of home is clear. If clogged then the unit will not dry properly.
I am working on a whirlpool dryer,the control come on but the unit does't run and the
unit has a error code saying sensing what part i need to repair the unit.
Answer MM, Are you sure you have 220-240 VAC at the outlet and the terminal block of the dryer ? If all's OK, you'll need to check the thermal fuse, Wiring, and belt switch. If the fuse, switch, or blue wiere are open, the power to the motor is eliminated and the dryer won't start or run. Here's some meter usage information if you need it [http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html] And we'll send you some more information to help you out. Good Luck and Thanks