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I have a Super capacity Plus, Inglis Citation Clothes dryer, Model IES7000,Type 180, Serial no. HH0505421 approx.10 yrs old. Recently it stopped turning itself off, after we had set the timer, and activated the starter switch. We called a technician who billed us & left without solving our problem. He stated that the timer was OK. but he thought that lint had plugged the sensor and caused it to malfunction. This does not make sense to me because a timer should function based on running time. I checked the outlet duct for lint and found that it was clear. I also tried to identify the timer type fitted to the machine based on dryer model number without success. Could you help me identify timer and sensor model number if any ? Does the technician mean a thermostat rather than a sensor?

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  • hecosys Oct 06, 2009

    Dear local wonder, I have now pulled out the dryer and discovered I have given you the incorrect model number. The correct model number is IE 87000 , Type 180-00 , Serial MH 0505421 . Volts 115/230, Amps 24, Hz 60. Could you tell me the part number for the sensor and where it is located. My appologies for the incorrect numbers.

  • hecosys Oct 06, 2009

    Dear Local Wonder,
    I have located the the "Use and Care Guide" for my Dryer and seven different models are covered by the same booklet. The Model Number closest to mine shown in this booklet is IE 8700. The Model number I have located inside the dryer door is IE 87000. I have inspected the rear of the dryer to locate any model number on the rear panel without success. Is it worth removing the rear panel to determine if the model number is behind the panel ?


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    The only number I can find is shown on a grey label behind
    the door on the rim of the machine is Model IE 87000 together with Type No. 180-00 & Serial No. MH 0505421.


    I have removed the back panel of the dryer and there is a
    number 0569 stamped into edge of the top panel of the machine at the rear.


    I also removed the back of the control panel console & found a part number 3405895.


    Inside the control Console I found a wiring diagram with
    Label No. 3406689 REV. REL


    I have not taken the door apart to look inside it.




  • hecosys Oct 07, 2009

    Dear Local Wonder,
    Where is the sensor located? I felt around in the outlet duct & there are two devices installed in the outlet duct upstream of the outlet elbow . One is about 2in long with two terminals the other is a circular disk about 1/2 in in diam.with four terminals .
    I cannot feel or see anything that is 7 in long which is the dimension of the sensor you have recommended.


  • hecosys Oct 07, 2009

    It is an electric Unit

  • hecosys Oct 07, 2009

    It is an electric Unit

  • hecosys Oct 07, 2009

    OK Local Wonder,
    What is the part number for the timer?


  • hecosys Oct 07, 2009

    Thank you Local Wonder for your help. You stayed with me through all the trials and tribulations.

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HI. The technician was correct in your case. The sensor and timer work together to insure proper drying time. The timer will continue to run the unit if it receives a resistance signal from the sensor(dryness) that indicates the contents are not dry. If the sensor is covered with lint, it will unbalance the signal, in return, causing the timer to initiate a overrun.

Now, with that being said, you have stated that the sensor was not covered with lint, and the duct was clear. This will confirm that the dryness sensor is damaged, and should be replaced.

I have tried to look up the part numbers to no avail. the actual model number you have posted above, seems to be incomplete. Please try to located the complete model number and post it asap. This will help with the parts search.

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    Michael Masters Oct 06, 2009

    HI. The model number you have posted is incomplete. The minimum digits for a Inglis unit is nine digits, and the maximum is eleven digit. Please locate the entire model number, if possible. It should be visible on the actual user manual, or unit.

    Without the entire model number, located the parts will be nearly impossible.


  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 06, 2009

    It may be necessary to remove the panel to access the model number in this case, but i would check these other spots as well.

    Look for your model number on the:




    rim, behind the door





    inside of the door





    back panel (towards the top)



  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 06, 2009

    Look for your model number on the:

    1.bullets rim, behind the door
    2.bullets inside of the door
    3.bullets back (towards the top)

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 06, 2009

    Look for your model number on the:

    1. rim, behind the door
    2. inside of the door
    3. back (towards the top)

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 07, 2009

    ok, i will try to search for the model number as well. This will be a blind search, but hopefully i can retrieve the number by using the serial...

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 07, 2009

    Ok, i have located the actual sensor needed to correct this fault you are experiencing with your unit. Use the link below to be directed to the purchase page.

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR NEW AUTOMATIC DRY SENSOR


  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 07, 2009

    OK, i will try to search for a diagram to help. remember, you have not posted the full and complete model number. I'm merely searching by serial, which is making this search expedition extremely tough. One moment please....

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 07, 2009

    Is the nature of the unit gas or electric?

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 07, 2009

    Ok this is good feedback. I can effectively state that the sensors(auto dry sensor), are only attached to the Gas units. The electric units do not have auto sensors. We can rule that out for sure. This will alter my diagnosis slightly. The electric units made by Inglis, are equipped with two thermostats, and a thermal fuse(cut-off). The High limit thermostat is located on the element housing. This device only regulates high element temps. This dose not control the on/off functions at all. The next thermostat will be the Cycling thermo(located on the lint shoot, or blower housing). This device maintains a certain running temp, and regulates the normal range of the element during the selected drying cycle(permanent press,normal,extra dry, etc). And last, There is the Thermal fuse. this is killed by the hi limit thermostat when the element reaches the high limit threshold, which is over 240f. this is a basic safety fuse to prevent over heating , due to a clogged vent or blower housing.

    Ok, this will lead us to the timer, which in my estimation, is the culprit. The timer test is not designed to catch this sort of malfunction. The device will test well, even if this damaged is present.

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 07, 2009

    Ok, that is the current issue at the moment. we cannot issue the correct part number without the entire model number. There are several timer modules that are listed, but there are , also, several different model numbers as well. each timer module has different specs and voltage rates. The only way to correctly match up the correct timer to your unit, is to relay the entire complete model number of your unit.

    The model number that you have posted is incomplete. Most of the model number are located inside the dryer door on the top rim on a metal plate. it must be 9 to 11 digits long and it cant be the serial. it must be the model number please.

    Without the correct model number, we cant match up the correct timer part number to your unit.


  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Oct 07, 2009

    If you still have trouble locating the model number please call the Parts, Accessories and Attachments Information Center TOLL-FREE at 1-800-807-6777 from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm (EST), Monday to Friday.

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