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Moisture sensor Sirs:------ I have a Kenmore Dryer Mod. 110.62932100. The unit seems to time out early before all clothes are dry. I suspect it is the moisture sensor. Manual says unit must be level for sensor to work, it is . I have wiring diagram . It shows sensor with one side grounded. Can I disconnect or short out sensor. I do not think it is a necessary feature. Erwin Rosin ear.today@verizon.net

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With out a sensor you auto dry will not work (less dry/more dry)

the sensor is just inside the door to the right two metal lines ... take a wet towel and make sure that the sensor is clean...

I would suggest you check the vent that it is clean and clear and open...

also check the #8577274 Thermistor

hope it helps

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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