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
What is the indications when is time to replace the Moisture sensors? Is it a good idea to replace both, in this particular model I can see it takes two white metal curb stripes. Thank You!
Answer Hello Mr. J. The only time the moisture sensor would have to be replaced is when one gets damaged. Even if they get coated with softener film they can be cleaned with a clean cotton cloth and rubbing alcohol. In case they were to be in need of replacement, the part number is 3387223. Be aware, since the part is illustrated with only one, if both need replacement, you will need to order two. I hope this helps you out!
I have a new moisture sensor but don't know how it's installed. Is a print off available of installation directions?
Answer Bruce, Here's some help " REMOVING THE MOISTURE SENSOR NOTE: Sharp edges may be present. 1. Turn off the gas to the dryer and disconnect the electrical power. 2. Open the dryer door and remove the lint filter screen. 3. Remove the two front screws from the
outlet grille. 4. Remove the three inside screws from the outlet grille.5. Pull the moisture sensor away from the dryer and disconnect the black and yellow- red wires from the moisture sensor strips." Good Luck and Thanks
Why does my dryer beep and shut off several times during one cycle. I have to turn the timer knob off and back on before it will start up again.
Answer Hello Morgan. 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.
Auto settings suck on this dryer. I have had to go to timed dry to get the deal done. Elect. dryer. Kinda figure it is the moisture sensor. Cheap and easy to replace, unless I should "clean" it first?
Answer Hi Felipe. After some time of dryer fabric sheets use they will leave residue build up on the moisture bars. Take some "scotchbrite" and scuff clean the bars so they can sense once again. Remove power and lower panel. On the rt. side if the lint catcher area is a wiring harness with a blue color -"mov"- the size of a "nickel" . Make sure this is plugged in all the way and not damaged. This short harness assy. is part # 3406653. Thank You.