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Moisture sensing strip coming off

Can the dryer operate safely without the moisture sensing strip, or should I replace it? I don't use that feature of my dryer.

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Re: moisture sensing strip coming off

It can work on timed dry with out the strips. they are only in use during auto dry cycle

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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try timed dry cycle instead of the auto-sensing setting. In your drum if you have auto dry such as less dry normal dry and more dry, There is a sensor sometimes in the drum and sometimes in the exhaust right after the blower. If in the drum then your clothes brush by this and if moisture is sensed then it keeps on drying. With your rack the clothes can't touch the sensor so it tells your dial to turn and that items are dry which in fact are not. Try this and see how it does.

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This is some basic info I could find on your dryer. I will need you Serial Number in order to determine the year it was produced. Please post back with comments and let me know.

Whirlpool Duet GEW9250P 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity 8 Cycle Front Load Electric Dryer With AccuDry Sensing System. Dry clothes in the time it takes to wash them. The dryers uses AccelerCare™ technology to work just as fast as the washer (Up to a 9 lb. load), giving you more time to enjoy all the good things you've worked hard to achieve.
AccuDry™ Sensing System - Monitor remaining moisture and automatically stop the cycle when the load is dry, with the AccuDry™ sensor. Reduce overdrying and save time and effort, by not having to return to the dryer to re-check progress.
Senseon™ Drying System - Moisture-sensing strips and temperature sensors inside the dryer drum monitor how fast the load is drying, how hot the air should be and when clothes are dry. The system automatically stops the cycle to help save time and prevent overdrying. Senseon™ technology safely dries clothes faster than it takes to wash them.
Wrinkle Shield™ Plus Feature (120 Minutes) - The Wrinkle Shield™ Plus option automatically tumbles the load without heat to help prevent wrinkles from forming.
Whirlpool brand offers an ergonomic solution for its front-load washers and dryers to help reduce bending, stooping, or arching. Based on your height and laundry room needs, optional 10 in. and 15.5 in. pedestals make loading, unloading, and filling the dispensers easier. The 15.5 in. pedestal doubles as a storage drawer with a convenient sliding shelf to support your laundry basket.

Item Features:
  • Super Capacity Plus - 7.0 Cu. Ft.
  • AccuDry™ Sensor
  • Senseon™ Drying System
  • 8 Automatic Cycles
  • Bulky Items Cycle
  • Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal
  • Wrinkle Shield™ Plus Feature (120 Min.)
  • 5 Temperature Selections
  • Quiet Dry Plus Noise Reduction
  • Dry Rack
  • Reversible Side-Swing Door
  • Dryer Door Window
  • Reversible Side Swing Door
  • Electronic Controls
  • Front-Mounted Lint Screen
  • Interior Drum Light
  • 4-Way Venting
  • Porcelain SpillGuard™ Top
  • Optional Storage Pedestals Available
  • Stackable Installation with Matching Washer
  • Matches Duet® Washer
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • Capacity: 7.0 Cu. Ft.
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 38 in. x 27 in. x 31 1/2 in; Depth with Door Open - 51.5"
  • Construction: Front Access, Reversible Side-Swing Door Style, Powder Coat Drum Material, Dry Rack, Extra Large Front Mount Lint Screen, Power Cord & Venting Accessories, Stackable
  • Controls: Electronic Controls
You can get an owner's manual replacement for your dryer at I believe there is a membership fee for the website, however. I hope this info helps you.

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