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 Hi J.H. If you notice moisture and lint collecting on the inside of the door panel, this means that you have a major vent clog issue. Look at the back of the unit before you pull it out. If you need to change from plastic to a flex-metal/rigid vent, it will increase the exhaust performance up to 30%. When it is clogged it backs up heat and holds moisture. The complaint will be that it takes too long to dry the clothes. Make sure the outside vent hood/cap is opening and closing properly also 4-5x /yr. Use a thermometer and check at the back of the cabinet vent for on temperatures of 125-130°. Off temperatures of 155-160°. This will tell you if the cycling thermostat part # Y304475 and the heater part # 307178 is working ok. Thank You.