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The "dryness" sensor on my LG dryer doesn't seem to work anymore. It gets down to about 6 minutes and then keeps on drying on high heat indefinitely.

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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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