We dried sneakers in our Kenmore Model# 11068622700 and it broke the moisture sensor off the back of the dryer. One of the metal ends sticking out the pack of the part is bent. Can I just purchase a new part and stick it back in? I believe the new part number is Part# 279366
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Some dryers have a moisture sensing strip in the drum area of the dryer. If this sensor gets coated with an insulator, like silicon from the backing on carpets, it does not sense moisture. When this happens, the dryer times out and shuts down. This prevents the dryer from running even after the clothes are dry.
The "Ad" in the display indicates that the dryer is in the Auto Dry cycle.
The dryer will run in the Auto Dry cycle until the moisture sensor bars detect no more moisture in the garments being dried. The machine will then go into a cool down period and then end the cycle.
If the dryer is getting unusually hot, I recommend checking for a restriction in the air flow. Make sure that your lint screen is properly cleaned before starting every cycle. Check the flexible vent hose behind the dryer for a kink or a restriction. Check the exhaust ducting to the outside of the house for lint build-up or a restriction. This may help the dryer perform properly.
Ain't no moisture sensor. This is is not an electronic sensing machine. It uses another method to determine dryness. An orange wire connects to the base of the heating element. The timer motor is driven by power from it in auto dry. The timer motor is VERY slow. Slower than most dryer timer motors.As the clothes get dryer the heat is not needed so the element is turned off by the control thermostat which is mounted next to the skinny white fuse on the blower housing. This allows for the turtle like motor on the timer to advance. Once the clothes get to the point of dryness the heater stays off way longer and the timer motor advances on over to the cool down and carry on over to the end of cycle. So the clothes won't always be dry due to factors like lint buildup in the blower housing, venting to outside and so forth. having said that my mom bought a brand new Kenmore dryer and I set it on 55 minutes timed drying. At the end of that them clothes is still damp. I then set it to auto dry high heat and that usually gets em dry. I think the main probo with this dryer is the thermostat ain't set as high as older models to keep the heat at a moderate temp so that the limits won't blow on models in apts and such. Just a theory.
Un-plug the dryer
The moisture sensor snaps in place, by looking at the new one you should see witch end has the release arm that you pry back to remove the old one. Insert a small screw diver or paper clip in the opening to release the clip. When removing the sensor be carefull not to let the two wires connected to it to fall back into the machine.
That being said, the moisture sensor is merely two strips of metal and can't realy go bad. Clean the strips with white vinegar or steel wool then test the dyer.
Too few clothes in the dryer or light items dryed with heavy items (T-shirts with bath towels for ex.) can cause the dryer to misread the dryness of the laundry.
What is the dryer doing to make you suspect the sensor? I have repaired these Bosh dryers for 9 years and only replaced one sensor becase it was physicaly damaged
Just inside the drum on the front panel is a metal sensor strip that detects a change in capacitance as the clothes get dryer. When no more dampness is read the motor is energised by the moisture sensing board. Get the goop off the sensor strips so they can send a dry message.
mamch, You said,We have a Frigidaire Gallery dryer with a moisture sensor. I've had
this model in the past with no concerns, but our current model doesn't
seem to work as well. When set to an "automatic"
cycle (where the moisture sensor is used) the clothes don't always come
out dry and it has to be turned on again. Would there be any reason for
What's the model # and the age? There are two types of moisture sensors. One has to strips of metal on a black disk looking thing on the dryer rear wall and the other works on steam rather than contact! Could be you had the better on before that was the contact one rather than the steamm sensor! How long to dry a load of clothes ?
The moisture may not be getting out of the dryer quickly enough. LONG dry time is an indication of a clogged or restricted exhaust. Inspect the hose in the back to make sure it is not crushed or kinked. Clogged or restricted exhaust is the primary cause of failure in all residential dryers. Blowing the the system with a shop vac is only a temporary solution. The system needs to be cleaned (2 to 3 times per year) with a rotary brush to scrape lint collecting from the sides of the pipe. Also consider replacing flexible plastic or foil pipe with rigid metal type. Dryer will vent 30% to 40% better. If condition persists for too long, a high limit fuse mounted on the heater will open causing the heater to no longer operate. Remember..the purpose of the dryer vent is to get rid of moisture. If the moisture can't be removed quickly....the clothes will take a long time to dry, no matter how much heat there is.... Cleaning kits are available at most home improvement centers. or at this website: www.linteater.com