Question about Dryers

1 Answer

I have a whirlpool electric dryer and the automatic sensor mode is not working. In the automatic sensor mode it drys the clothes but will run forever. The timed mode works by drying the clothes and shutting off at the end of the cycle. I have replaced the timer and the sensor mode still does not shut off. I have cleaned the sensor strips inside the dryer with rubbing alcohol and no change. I have run the dryer without the vent by placing a stocking at the output, no change. What do I do next?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dryers Master
  • 8,220 Answers

I wonder if maybe your wire is attached to the sensors? If it vibrated off the connection that could be the problem. Here is a video I made which shows how to connect the wire:

Posted on Oct 16, 2013

Ad

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
Daniel S
  • 4323 Answers

SOURCE: kenmore gas dryer model 76812690

Hi

I believe that everything else is fine rather it is the the thermal fuse that is located inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct that is bad and should be replaced. If you want you can test this fuse for continuity and if bad replace it as it cannot be reset. If the fuse is fine then it can be due to the control board that is bad and should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


Daniel

Posted on Jun 28, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why do the Automatic cycles on my Whirlpool Duet Electric Dryer not always work?


In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

Read more :http://www.ehow.com/info_12203962_check-dryer-thermistor.htmlGOD IS So GOOD !!!! AND THAT'S WHY MY ADVICE IS FREE








24888716-k4ataymuwmgrdb2rqqdy5pxt-5-0.jpg

24888716-k4ataymuwmgrdb2rqqdy5pxt-5-2.jpg

24888716-k4ataymuwmgrdb2rqqdy5pxt-5-5.jpg

24888716-k4ataymuwmgrdb2rqqdy5pxt-5-9.jpg

Jul 30, 2014 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Changed timer/whirlpool model leq9508kq1/dryer runs in accudry mode, wont shut off,what is wrong?


if it wont shut off this is a timer problem contacts fused closed,are you sure this is a new timer?(some are remanufactured)

Feb 12, 2013 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Duet gas dryer only drys on timed


One thing you can do is clean the sensor strips located inside the dryer. Get some windex and clean the coating off them. Dryer sheets rub against the strips and form a barrier. The machine THINKS the clothes must be dry because it ain't SENSING dampness from wet cloths rubbing against them sensors.

Oct 02, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity...

1 Answer

I have a whirlpool GEQ9800LG1 Dryer that takes along time to dry


Does this dryer have an automatic mode? If so, does it dry appropriately in manual (timed) mode?

If the timed mode is working, then the moisture sensor is bad.

Feb 27, 2009 | Dryers

2 Answers

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

1 Answer

Changing gas whirlpool dryer heating ailment


Before you do that try this pull the unit out from the wall remove the venting from the back run a load and let the hot air go intop the house if it drys fine you have a plugged vent going to the outside and it will need to be cleaned out (This is the most common problem for long dry time)

Apr 13, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Time skips from 18 minutes to 6 minutes on automatic mode


It is the moisture sensor system, it is not sensing the wet clothes. Open the door, inside you should see a part with 2 metal bars that is around 3 inches long, clean these bars with a mult purpose cleaner. Sometimes fabric softner sheets and detergent builds up on this so that the machine cannot sense the moisture. Hope this helps.

Jan 28, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer must have ignited lint inside the cabinet " smells like burnt popcorn" now the dryer takes forever to dry the clothes.


check your venting !!! run a load with out the vent pipe on the back see if it drys normal if so your problem is in you vent duct to the outside

Nov 10, 2007 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

97 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15950 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...