how to check a automatic dryer sensor for maytag dryer part # 304997 how to check with montor
Answer Lee, To test the dryness sensor bar with a meter, set the meter to the lowest resistance scale(RX1) and set one meter probe on one metal bar and one on the other metal bar, you should read an "open" circuit. Place a wet article or a metal object 9 a quarter works good) across the metal bars and the circuit should change to a "closed" circuit. You didn't mention an issue, cleaning the bar with rubbing alcohol, usually solves any sensor bar issues.
Can you please give me detailed instructions on how to install the part? I also need to know what wires connect to the part.
Answer Hello Don,
Unplug the unit from the power supply. Remove the two screws and raise the assembly up to access the wires. Now remove one wire and attach it to the new part. Disconnect the other wire and attach it to the new part. Re-install the two screws and re-connect the unit to the power supply.
My dryer is not getting my clothes dry even though I can feel the heat in the clothes when I open the door. It doesn't make any difference where I set the timing control knob. Does this unit have a humidity control that controls the time of operation because the timer does not seem to make any difference in the drying?
Answer Hello J.W. Contrary to popular belief, the heat in the dryer does not dry the clothes. The air flow does. The heat is an assistance to the air flow. The heat evaporates the moisture but the air flow carries the moisture away from the clothes. In light of this information, I would recommend that you check your exhaust duct to ensure that it's not crimped or too long and complicated. The shorter and straighter the exhaust is, the faster the clothes will dry, the lower the electric bill will be, and the longer the dryer will last. Sure hope this helps you!