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Sensor is not working clothes staying wet or damp

When using the sensor dry my clothes are staying wet or damp.

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What does moisture monitor do


It measures the dampness of the clothing by delivering a very low powered electrical charge through the drum. The wet laundry conducts the charge telling the sensor that it is still damp. As the clothing dries the charge is conducted less and less until finally the sensor indicates no moisture.

Sep 27, 2014 | Maytag Dryers

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The dryer does not pass 6 min mark and does not shut off. How would I test a humidity sensor? Thank you for help.


A dryer moisture sensor can stop working without notice, until you notice your clothes being over dried or still wet at the end of the cycle. It is a good practice to test the dryer moisture sensor periodically. There are two types of moisture-detecting sensors for dryers. Once you understand how they work you will see how to test each one.
1. Sensor BarThese sensors contain digits that protrude outwardly. They work on an electrical current and the moisture from the clothing.
The first step to test is to place completely dry clothes in the dryer and turn on the dryer; it should run for a few moments and then shut down right away.
Secondly, place damp clothes into the dryer, turn on the dryer and watch the timer. As the clothes begin to dry the timer will move and shut off.
2. ThermostatThe timer is regulated by the thermostat. The thermostat rests in a closed position. To test this type of moisture sensor, place damp clothes in the dryer. Watch the timer; as the clothes begin to dry, the thermostat should open and the timer will move forward ,eventually shutting off.



Sep 08, 2013 | Dryers

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Why is my clothes still damp


sensor has wax buildup on it Dryer thinks clothes is dry. Shuts down. Get busy cleaning the sensor strips with windex or 409 The strips are located inside the dryer below the filter on most models. The way it works is wet clothes rub the sensor strips which discharges a capacitor on the dryness sensor board. As long as the capacitor is being discharged from the wet clothes the control knows to keep on a truckin. if no moisture is sensed then the capacitor will achieve a full charge and the control will proceed to end of cycle after a cool down period. Clean the sensor bars and party on.

Jan 04, 2013 | Dryers

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I have a Kenmore 500 series dryer, model number 110.79522800 that will note completely dry clothes. It seems like it doesn't run long enough, heat high enough or a combination of both. What can I do to...


Your Sensor that senses the clothes are wet or dry is shorted out. The dryer works likes this so the dryer heaters dont stay on while the clothes are dry. When the sensor senses the clothes are damp or wet, the heater stays on, when they start drying the sensor senses it and starts to turn down the heaters
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/dryer6.htm

Mar 10, 2011 | Dryers

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Whirlpool duet dryer - when using the settings that automatically sense if the clothing is dry the dryer is saying the clothes are dry but the clothing is still damp


Easy fix: Look inside the drum below where the filter goes in. You will see two metal strips. They sense the wetness. Now get this: the dryer sheets rub against them and a thin wax buildup on them prevents the controls from properly determining wetness. The control has no clue the clothes are still damp and thinks everything is kosher; so it advances to the end. Solution. Clean the stuff off of the sensors so that they can sense the true wetness once again.

May 22, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Dryer turns on and rotates. However, does not dry clothes completely. Cycle signals wet,then damp,cool down and finally dry,but clothes are still wet. Sometimes the dryer works fine and completely dries...


This problem may be the result of a dirty lent filter which if clogged will short cycle the dryer and the clothes will still be damp when done. Also a dirty exhaust pipe (usally 4") will prevent the clothes from drying correctly. Make sure that the air is leaving the machine. To do this you have to go outside when the machine is running.

Mar 21, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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I have a Bravos clothes dryer and when the cycle is finished, it is very damp, wet and the clothes are not dry. What can I do?


This dryer automatically starts in the "sensor dry" mode. DO NOT use the "sensor dry" mode - use the timed cycle where you manually set the time. The sensor is in the back of the drum, and it frequently misreads the wetness of the clothes, especially if there is a t-shirt or something light in the back and towels or something heavy in the front (near the door). If you are still under warranty, you can have the sensor replaced (or purchase one), but it only helps slightly.

Oct 18, 2009 | Maytag Bravos 7.0 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer

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How does may tag intelli dry work? what is the difference between less and more heat setting


there is a sensor inside the door to the right it actually "feels" the dampness of the clothes across the two strips on the sensor, if you close a wet washcloth in the door so that it hits the sensor you will see that it will show as wet and it will run longer.
if nothing in the load hits the sensor the sensor will call it dry and the load will finish, larger loads work better with sensor dry small loads not so much. if there is alot of trouble try using the timed dry cycle.

Sep 03, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Machine drys fine on timed cycles but shuts off before clothes are dry on automatic cycle.


First try cleaning the moisture sensors with rubbing alcohol, these are two silver colored strips located inside the drier just below the lint cleanout

Oct 31, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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