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Dryer will not turn on. it stays on the sensor light. husband thinks it might be a sensor bulb or something i don't know.

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If the sensor light is illuminated, the motor relay on the control is likely bad or the solder connection to it is burnt. Remove the control and inspect the rear of the control board for signs of damage. The new board is available at

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I have witnessed many dryer installations where they blame the dryer and come to find out its the house wiring, oh bye the way here is my bill and you need to call an Electrician to replace this and he will bill you also. My service stops at the power cord! Make sure when your husband checks for loose wires he has the power off, if you are not sure of the correct breaker turn the main off. then he can check for all the loose wires and he wont fry himself.

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