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My Fisher Paykel front load electric dryer DEIX2 shuts of erratically (sometimes before the clothes are dry and sometimes long after they are dry). It sounds like the moisture sensor is not working. Lately the hi limit thermostat breaker kicks out periodically too. Resetting works to allow heating elements to work. I have checked the vent, lint filter, cleaned the sensor element bars with alcohol, cleaned lint out of inside of cabinet, and visually checked the heating elements. Everything seems fine. I suspect one or all of the 3 thermostats, or the sensor module 395628P. However, I am unable to identify anything that looks like the sensor module inside the cabinet. Help!!!

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  • staudtlar Apr 01, 2011

    Daniel,
    I am unable to find a thermostat at the rear panel. If you could refer to the parts manual athttp://www.fisherpaykelparts.net/partman... it would help. I am able to identify only the following thermostats on page 19 of the manual: 5 - manual reset 395155, 7 - auto rest exposed disc 395668, 26 - auto reset 395455, and NI (don't know what that stands for) - under 395616 Harness Elect. Element & Mains IEC - auto reset exposed disc 395668 All of these thermostats are found on page 19 Base Panel & Components.

  • staudtlar Apr 01, 2011

    If I understand correctly, if the connectivity between the contacts on the thermostat is open (reading infinity) the thermostat is good, and if closed (zero ohms) it is bad. Is that correct? Can you tell me which one of the 4 thermostats you would suspect?

  • staudtlar Apr 01, 2011

    One reads infinity and the other reads zero, so it looks like we found the culprit. I tested the thermostats while the dryer was still hot after turning off from running a load. Will this make any difference?

  • staudtlar Apr 01, 2011

    Daniel,
    Now that the machine has cooled down, both thermostats check good (zero ohms)????????

  • staudtlar Apr 01, 2011

    Daniel,

    I'm not sure you got my last comment??? After the dryer cooled down, I checked the thermostats again and they both checked good. Now what????????

  • staudtlar Apr 01, 2011

    The dryer was unplugged when I checked the thermostats.

  • staudtlar Apr 01, 2011

    There are only 3 thermostats and they all check good. The one that originally checked bad, checked good when the dryer cooled down.

  • staudtlar Apr 01, 2011

    That thermostat no longer checks infinity. It did that only when the dryer was hot. After it cooled down, it checked zero.

  • staudtlar Apr 02, 2011

    Would you please review my problem and give me any solutions you may have. It seems to me that so far we have established that it is not one of the 3 thermostats. Do you concur? Incidentally, I made a mistake in describing the dryer. It is a top load, not a front load. You may want to reference the parts manual athttp://www.fisherpaykelparts.net/partman...

  • staudtlar Apr 02, 2011

    The thermostat in question reads infinity when it is hot right after the dryer is turned off, and returns to zero very shortly (within seconds) after the dryer is shut off. I have removed the thermostat (no. 7 and part no. 395668 in the parts manual), and it has no temperature inscribed on the case. Is it not safe to say this thermostat is good?

  • staudtlar Apr 02, 2011

    Jahn, further inspection of the thermostat shows part of the numbers being L70-15C. That could mean 70-15 deg. C, or 158 F - 59 F. 158 deg, F would seem about right.

  • staudtlar Apr 02, 2011

    Inspection of the second thermostat (#26 in the parts manual & part #395455 also shows L70-15C (158-59 deg. F). It reads zero ohms when dryer is hot and after cool. It is placed farther away from the heating elements though.

  • staudtlar Apr 02, 2011

    If the thermostats are good, I guess it could only be the "Module Sensor Assy." Would that seem reasonable to you? Wish I could be sure as this is an expensive part ($87.06) and difficult to replace. What do you think?

  • staudtlar Apr 02, 2011

    Okay Jahn, I'll check connections and then order the module. I'll let you know if the new module fixes the problem (not sure how long it will take to get part and install). You were most helpful and I will accept your solution.

  • staudtlar Apr 02, 2011

    I won't really know until I get the new module and install it. I'll make a new post when that happens.

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A good thermostat reads zero ohms when cool and infinity when hot enough to cycle off. A bad thermostat reads infinity when cool, infinity when not hot enough to cycle off, or zero when hot enough or even hotter than is cycling temperature. The temperature marking on the thermostat is its temperature rating on which it cycles off and should read infinity.

The sensor works only when an auto-dry cycle is selected. The bars or wires are shorted if the dryer doesn't shut off after the clothes are dry and open or the connection is cut open or loose if the dryer shuts off before the clothes are dry.

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    Jahn27 Apr 02, 2011

    Well, the function of the thermostats is to momentarily cut off power to the heating element to regulate the drying temperature and prevent overheating. They are not used to send signal to the module sensor assembly to shut off the dryer. Only the sensor bars are designed to send signal to the module sensor assembly by detecting the moisture content of the clothes and this happens only in the auto-dry mode.

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    Jahn27 Apr 02, 2011

    Thermostat in question is therefore good.

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    Jahn27 Apr 02, 2011

    It is reasonable that it's the Module Sensor Assembly if the sensor bars are clean and the wire harness connecting it and the former is intact the connectors are snug fit.

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    Jahn27 Apr 02, 2011

    Just update us about the result.

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Hi

I believe that everything else is fine rather it is the thermostat that is located inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct that is bad and should be replaced. If you want you can test this fuse for continuity and if bad replace it as it cannot be reset. If the fuse is fine then check the dryer belt and idler pulley...Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


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    Daniel Scott Apr 01, 2011

    Thanks for your reply....you have to check them for continuity no continuity means they are bad and should be replaced

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    Daniel Scott Apr 01, 2011

    Start with the auto reset one and if it reads open then its bad if it reads 0 ohms then its good

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    Daniel Scott Apr 01, 2011

    Nope thats fine you can replace the one that is bad

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    Daniel Scott Apr 01, 2011

    Unplug the dryer and then check and also check the other two

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    Daniel Scott Apr 01, 2011

    If the dryer was unplugged then check all four parts that you told me for continuity and replace the one thats bad

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    Daniel Scott Apr 01, 2011

    The dryer shuts down erratically because of that thermostat that checked infinity

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    Daniel Scott Apr 01, 2011

    I know that I am reading what you are writing but I believe thats bad, if you want to be sure then check/test the door switch before replacing this thermostat

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    Daniel Scott Apr 02, 2011

    if its a top load then check the lid switch assembly before replacing the thermostat....I still believe it is the part that read infinity causing erratic shut down.....

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    Daniel Scott Apr 02, 2011

    Hey....also let me know if replacing the module fixes the issue as I dont think its module because it just wont heat and everything else works fine

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