Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Our Kenmore dryer purchased in 1998 (has moisture sensor). Timer does not advance thru the cycle - machine just keeps running. Vents & hoses are all very clean. Have not taken off any panels to clean lint.
This machine is 10+ yrs old and has never caused problems - does it make sense to replace it now - are the newer ones more energy efficient.
I am assuming that this machine has a mechanical timer. It sounds like the mechanical timer might have stopped turning. Does it stay on during every cycle(timed & auto)? If it shuts off with timed but not auto dry then it is a problem with the moisture sensor otherwise it sounds like the timer. You could try removing the timer and blowing it out with compressed air completely and see it starts working again. If the timer needs replacement they cost around $200 dollars. The moisture sensor contacts inisde the dryer might just need cleaning. Try using some rubbing alchohol and a cloth on the contacts(two metal strips next to each other). The moisture sensor uses low voltage to measure if the moisture inside the dryer. It is possible that a wire connector has come loose inside the dryer causing the problem. And sometimes I have found that a mouse living in the dryer will chew through wires and cause problems. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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