How to test Whirlpool Dryer Moisture Sensor 279366? Will this prevent the timer from advancing?
Answer Hello Martin. Lay a wet wash cloth across 2 metal bars and they should read closed for continuity.
The sensor that is located in the drum of the machine fell out. When inserted into the correct location, it will not stay. What is the part that is behind the drum that it needs to plugged into? And, could that part have just fallen out of place. Thank you
There are 2 clips that hold the sensor assembly in place and if the sensor will not stay in place then you will want to pull the back off the unit and remove the filter duct assembly and look for the clips that hold the sensor pad in place. If they are not there then you will want to replace the sensor pad part number 279366.
I have a Whirlpool Electric Dryer - Model # LEN2000KQ2. What happened I thought was a relatively common issue - not drying. I did the following: Initially changed the Thermal Fuse thinking that would solve the problem. It didn't. Next I purchased the Drying Element and the Hi Temp Thermostat. That didn't work. Next I tried replacing the Dryer Cycling Thermostat and Moisture Sensor, again no luck. I checked everything out with a meter and all looks good. Finally broke down today and called a "Professional" to diagnose the problem. After he checked everything and $108.00 later, he couldn't find any issue with why it wouldn't dry. The only thing he thought "might" be the problem would be the Temperature Switch on the Console. I purchased this part from you today. Do you have any idea what so ever as to why this is not working? All parts were purchased through you. I even checked the parts with a meter and everything is perfectly fine. Now I have over $200.00 invested in parts and "labor...with the professional tech" - just want the thing to work. Any advice or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thank you
Answer Hello Bruce,
The first thing you should do is turn off the breaker to the unit and turn it back on. This is in case one side has tripped and the unit is only getting 120Vac instead of the required 240Vac. If this does no good, the components in the heating circuit are as follows: The heating element, the high limit thermostat, the operating thermostat, the thermal cutoff, the heat switch, the timer, and the centrifugal switch in the motor. If all of these components test good, the only thing it could be is a harness issue.
I have continuity across all thermal safety's and operating thermostat , ignitor and gas valve operate. Flame lights and stays on awhile, then goes out clothes are not dry. Is this a moisture sensor problem.
While the sensor would be a possible issue, you will want to check to make sure that the venting from the blower wheel to the outside of the home is clear and no obstructions as this would cause the moisture to not be able to escape. This will cause the unit to not dry properly.
My dryer heats up the lent is all free its running but the clothes are still damp. It takes longer for it to dryer could it be the sensor cause that fell off.
Answer Hello Karyn,
The only thing that could cause the clothes to not dry is if the exhaust duct is stopped up. You need to check the air output outside to make sure the ducting isn't clogged or crimped off before exiting the home.