I had asked about the dryer running but not heating.. You said to check the flame sensor and the igniter. Should I also replace the coils? What resisent reading should I have when checking with the meter?
Answer Hello Bob. Check the coils 279834 and see if they test good. You can test the coils using a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. The two prong coil will read 1,000-1,300 ohms, and the three prong coil will read 1,300-1,400 ohms across prongs 1&2, and 500-600 ohms across prongs 1&3. Test the coils after running the dryer for about 10 minutes. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I need to know how to replace the sensor,279366. Can you provide step by step information. I'm not going to order the part until I know how to install it.
Answer Hello George. The model number you provided is not working. You will need to remove the back panel and unclip the retainer clips and remove the wires off the sensor bar terminals. Then remove the old sensor bars from the unit and install the new ones in revers order.
My dryer heats and has strong air flow but the clothes do not dry all the way. Bad sensor (Part # AP3094143)? Do you have a video on how to replace? Thanks!
Answer David, If the two metal strips are present on the sensor, you may want to try cleaning the sensor assembly and area with some rubbing alcohol using a cloth or tooth brush. There may be a coating of softner residue on the bars, and cleaning the bars usually solves that issue.
If you choose to replace the assembly, you will need to remove the back panel and unclip the retainer clips and remove the wires off the sensor bar terminals. There are still other possibilities, partially restricted vent pipe or hood, and vent thats too short can create an issue as well, there are also the usage cituations, overloaded, mixxed loads, etc.