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Auto sensing dry cycle not working.

Dryer never has worked in auto cycle. It will start running and it indicates that it is sensing then it only runs for approx 5-10 min and says it's dry. The house is brand new will no obstructions in air duct. It has been this way since we bought it in 06'. Any suggestions?

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  • waltfletcher Oct 09, 2008

    Man you guys are great! Thanks for helping me. My wife says that I could have taken credit for fixing but I was so excited about an easy fix when I read your email I blurted it out when while breaking out my tools. Out of curiousity was this a problem that occurs during shipment or what because it has never worked on auto cycle since purchased in 06'

    Thanks again,




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If you open the door of the dryer you can take out the screws for the lint trap assembly, the two metal strips on this are for the sensor . when you take the three screws out from the inside the trap should pull away easily. there should be two wires on the back of this if not there will be two male connector there (on the right side). so if there are not two wire attached you will have to remove the lower metal pannel on the front of the dryer., it is held on by two 1/4" head srews ,one in each corner. with that off you should see two wires hanging there with plastic covering the female end connectors, just feed them up the lint trap an plug them in. that should fix the sensor. but while you have the bottom cover off you should give it a good cleaning with a shop vac. and take the three screws out of the black lint duct(its right in front going from the center down to the right) there is also a small tab you will have to open. the duct fan is behind this give it a good cleaning two and it should work alot better for you. i hope this helps please let me know

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