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It senses to see how much moisture is in the cloths

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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.



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Sensors may be coated with waterproof wax from dryer sheets. Wash them with windex. The dryer not sensing moister it THINKS them clothes it dry. Cleaning the sensors works. Try it. The sensors will be behind the filter wall just below the filter on most sensor type dryers.

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My performa dryer is leaving burn marks on clothes. The marks (pattern) is from the covered opening on the back of the dryer. Any idea what could cause this or how to fix it?


You have a bad sensor that is not sensing when to turn the heat off, it just heats full on the whole time, you can check sensor with the power off and a meter on continuity, the sensors are located on the heating tube that the coils are inside. the sensors should have shut your dryer down but maybe your sensor is stuck closed with would make it work and not tell the dryer when to turn off heat, or your wires are touching eachother where the sensor is located, so you accidently or defectively the wires are connected and not running through the sensor
check the wires and replace the sensors. there are a few sensors on my dryer, they are small devices that sit on the exhaust tube and the heating coil can, simply use your probes to check for continuity on the two lead wires to the sensor, and make sure the wires are seperated and not touching eachother where they plug in to the sensor, one may have gotten bent over and now you have a jumper. same as if you pull the wires off the sensor and touch them together. I have a bad sensor and touched my wires together and now my dryer works, but is dangerous, and needs monitored until you get a new sensor in place and hook up correctly

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Dryer does not heat up. cleaned exhaust, tried different cycles. still nothing. possibly heating element?


On the back of your dryer there are two over temp sensors, most times one will go bad for know reason, looking at the wires on the back you will see them going into a small silver cap looking thing this is the sensor , after you unplug this dryer remove the back of this unit, follow the wires till you see the sensor this has two wires on it , remove the wires and check the sensor for continuity . And of coarse inone is found then replace this sensoe it has the part number on it and if i remember corect it was around $4 , remember there are two sensors so look for both , if you dont have a tester then remove the wires and use a small jumper wire in it's place , start the dryer to see if it heating , if it is order the sensor , do not use the dryer with out the sensor , you could get a dryer fire !!! Frank

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I have a Bosch nextt 500 series dryer and after 2 years of use the problem I have is the heat will shut off and the dryer will keep running and I have to press the reset button on the backside of the dryer


Open the front panel, remove heat exchanger and clean. also clean out lint tray. this might help a little. Now lets check if the thermal sensor or heating element needs to be replaced.
Unplug the dryer. remove the panel in the back of the dryer that covers the heating element. ( the inner panel). On top of the heating element you will see a thermal sensor with a small red button on it. Thats the manual reset button. To test if the heating element is working properly you can disconnect the wires from the sensor and clip the connectors together . Plug the dryer back in and start it. pay attention to the heating element. It should begin to glow shortly. if it doesn't then your heating element is bad and needs to be replaced.

Unplug the dryer. Connect the wires back to the thermal sensor. Plug the dryer back in. Before you start the dryer, press the red button on the thermal sensor. Start the dryer. If the heating element doesn't come on and dryer doesn't heat, then you need to replace that sensor.

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Have you tried replacing the sensor? Would you like a manual?

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The moisture sensor is in the lint filter. Remove 4 screws from inside the drum and you have the sensor attached by 2 wires. On my dryer I disconnected then reconnected these 2 wires, reassembled the lint trap and auto dry works fine again

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LG Electric Dryer DLE2515S - dryer timer is stuck on 6 minutes and continues drying until I manually switch off - sensor dryer does not appear to be working either.


OK, test the dryness sensor for its operational value. if the test confirms sensor function, you will need to replace the main PCB board in this case.

Now, if the sensor test reveals a faulty sensor device, simply replace the sensor. In most cases, this iwll be a fualty PCB main and, replacing it will usually fix this issue.

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Not drying


I had the same problem with my dryer.

MAKE SURE THAT POWER IS OFF AND PLUG IS UNPLAGED AT WALL
On the back of the dryer there is a white metal cover in the centre with two philips screws. Once removed you will see metal box which has elements like a toaster built inside it.

You will see two sensors sticking out of top of metal box. The left one is the sensor for safety cut out in event of the dryer sensor on the right stopping working and letting the dryer overheat.

If you disconnect the left sensor 2 crimps and put multimeter on the left sensor two pins and if the meter beeps on continuety the sensor is ok. but if no beep the sensor is bad.

If sensor bad you can tempary bypass the sensor by joining the two cables together and try running dryer on a program and if heats up you know that you need to get new sensor.

WARNING! IF YOU LEAVE THE LEFT SAFETY SENSOR BYPASSED IF THE RIGHT HAND SIDE SENSOR MALFUNCTIONS THE TEMPERATURE WILL RISE AND CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE OR FIRE. THE PURPOSE OF THE RIGHT HAND SENSOR IS WHEN THE DRYER HEATS UP TO HEAT IT CUTS OUT AND WHEN DROPS DOWN IT HEATS UP AGAIN SAME AS AN OVEN.

You can maybe buy sensor from a meile dealer or RS COMPONENTS have the same sensor for £3.35 each.

NOTE: I ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY IN MY ADVICE FOR REPAIR OF DRYER.

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