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Moisture sensor not working

Can I replace this or repair this myself of do I need a repairman?

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  • oldfixer May 11, 2010

    why do you suspect sensor ?? if long dry time suspect vent to outsideif timer not advacing ck timer motor for continuity ..motor is controled in auto cycle on some models by wire from element hilimit others by metal contacts inside drum

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No parts needed for this repair! Get a warm damp cloth and reach inside the rear of the dryer and clean the **** off the 2 strips of metal in the back called sensors. Next get the rear of the timer panel off and yank out the small computer board next to the timer. This is the moisture sensing board. Get some alcohol and clean the copper contacts. Shove the board back in and retry.

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