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Kenmore Dryer Moisture Sensor

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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If you can get it to go back in sure why not,its simply a metal strip plugged in to a wire measuring resistance, so if its not physically broken you should be able to pop it back into place

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