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#1 hollymda

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:35 AM

I have had this dryer for about 6 or more years. I have recently replaced the motherboard circuit because it would not sense when clothes were dry, and stayed on for hours. It seemed to get better, but now it senses the clothes are dry when they are quite damp. What do you think the problem might be? And how can I fix it? I replaced the circuit board myself, so am fairly handy...It makes sense to me that the densor for detecting dampness is not functioning...???Holly



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:02 PM

model number ?


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:07 PM

Model # 110.82822101



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:21 PM

the moisture "Sensor" is just a pair of metal strips that can "feel" wet clothes,

and the Circuit Board doesn't let the Timer advance until the clothes are no longer "wet"

 


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

So no way to 'fix this'?



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:27 PM

I don't know what's wrong..

May be another bad Controller..

How long did this "new" Controller work ?

 

Do the clothes dry OK in 60 minutes on the "Timed Dry" cycle ?


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:53 PM

the moisture "Sensor" is just a pair of metal strips that can "feel" wet clothes,
and the Circuit Board doesn't let the Timer advance until the clothes are no longer "wet"

These sensor bars get coated and need cleaning quite a bit. Mostly because of fabric softener usage.

Take some rubbin alcohol and scrub the two bars. Or a green scrub pad, the one usually used to scrub dishes clean. A good minute or two one each bar of elbow grease should do!! Also, the cost of this fix is usually not prohibitive.

Edited by micabay, 05 September 2013 - 10:54 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:01 AM

Thank you. I will try this. The motherboard is less than 3 months old.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:36 AM

Do the clothes Dry ok in 60 minutes on time cycle?

 

I don't know what's wrong..

May be another bad Controller..

How long did this "new" Controller work ?

 

Do the clothes dry OK in 60 minutes on the "Timed Dry" cycle ?

 

 

Do the clothes dry in 60 minutes on the Time CYCLE???


Edited by bigbuck, 06 September 2013 - 07:37 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:31 AM

Try the Dean's Method and see if that clears it up:  http://appliantology...e-deans-method/






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