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This piece has a tear in the plastic part that snags clothes while drying. What is this part? Temperature sensor?

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I suppose you are right.
Seems like every year they put more and more shut-offs on them to stop lawsuits from dryer fires.
If I had this problem, I'd try 3 things.
1) I'd see if I could take a Dremel tool and sand down the edges of the piece of plastic to keep it from catching the clothes.
Is it plastic?
2) I'd go to a hardware store to see if they have some epoxy that can handle extreme heat and try to "feather" the edges with epoxy.
3) Call the manufacturer and ask them for their fix, you gotta know other people are having this problem.
I think that is a Whirlpool or a Kenmore/Sears machine, by your picture.
Be blessed.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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SOURCE: whirlpool ultimate care II dryer: dry clothes sensor

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