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Broken sensor My dryer does not shut off when using moisture sensor modes, but works fine in timer mode. Does the sensor need to be replaced? If so, where is it located?

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  • t_winkley Jan 31, 2009

    I think if the wire was loose, your solution would have worked, but I think we need a new sensor. Thank you so much!

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In a GE dryer the sensor rods are below the front support and air duct assembly it may be that a wire has come loose or broken. The sensor itself may be bad but I would remove the front panel check wires before purchasing the part.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • diane trott Jan 07, 2009

    Remember to unplug the dryer first.

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