How to Test a Moisture Sensor in a Clothes Dryer

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It used to be that dryers functioned purely on timed settings. You would choose a cycle and it would run for a predetermined time. Modern dryers still have that, but the default setting is now a cycle that lengthens and shortens based on how wet the actual clothing is. This is thanks to the addition of a moisture sensor. This … Read More

Is a Faulty Timer Stopping Your Frigidaire Dryer From Completing a Dry Cycle?

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Your Frigidaire dryer timer controls quite a few components in your appliance. The two most important being the drive motor and the heating element. When your timer is malfunctioning your dryer can present a number of symptoms including not starting, not heating, or stopping mid-cycle. If you suspect the timer in your appliance is faulty due to the motor shorting … Read More

Is There Mold in My Dryer?

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Have you smelled something distinctly musty coming from the inside of your dryer lately? You likely know the smell. You have sniffed it in your washer, your bathroom, maybe even in your dishwasher once or twice. It is the smell of mold and mildew, something that can appear anywhere with frequent exposure to water. Your dryer is not one of … Read More

How to Replace the Cycling Thermostat in Your Whirlpool Dryer

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In order for your clothes to dry, the temperature inside your Whirlpool electric dryer can reach as high as 135 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature hits its peak, your appliance’s cycling thermostat, also known as an operating thermostat, turns off the dryer’s heating element, causing the temperature to drop. The opposite occurs when the temperature falls below a certain degree, … Read More

Dryer Maintenance That Can Help Increase Efficiency

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The dryer isn’t typically one of those appliances you think about when it comes to maintenance. In the dishwasher, you need to change the filter. In the washer, you need to make sure mildew isn’t growing. However, as the dryer doesn’t use water, it isn’t obvious that it needs to be maintained. However, maintaining your dryer is probably the most … Read More

Why Does My Dryer Keep Starting and Stopping?

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Do you put damp clothes into your dryer, turn it on, and come back a few minutes later to find out it has stopped? Your clothes inside are still wet and you are left endlessly confused. This is a sign of a problem. Unfortunately, as to what problem, that may require a little more investigation. Overheating What you should check … Read More

How to Tell if Your Dryer is Overheating

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When a gas or electric dryer overheats, it can cause serious problems. Your appliance and/or clothing might suffer damage. It’s also possible that a fire could break out if you don’t take action quickly. These symptoms may indicate overheating: 1. Hot ExteriorThe appliance’s outer housing might feel unusually hot when this happens. Be sure to check the flat surface on … Read More

How to Replace a Dryer’s Moisture Sensor

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If your dryer has an automatic dry function, then it uses moisture sensors inside the dryer tub to sense how wet your clothes are. When the clothing hits these sensors, it will detect how moist they are and adjust the time accordingly. However, if these moisture sensors are faulty then they can cause the dryer to end the dry cycle … Read More