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Patricio

Samsung dryer DV405ETPAWR/AA 01

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I went on call for this 1 year old Samsung dryer complaint being noise like bearing gone bad & dryer shuts down leaving damp clothes.  Noise cleared up after a good cleaning, some play on rollers, & blower was somewhat caked with lint.  This machine is heavily used at a beach rent house (Nice @ $850 a night)  The manager says she washes several loads of linens each day.

 

The vent system is pretty clean but rather long, two 45's at back wall to move it over a foot & 30 foot horizontal run, it has good volume exiting this run.  

 

I found the thermistor was open at room temperature.   I read previous posting from 2 years ago about the thermistor failing in high salt/sand enviroments such as this.  The dryer heater would heat initially but I did not have the time or a load to dry to see how it would cycle.

 

My question is will a whirlpool dryer thermistor work in this case as I am going to be back on the island tomorrow for another job &  I can pick up a thermistor on the way.  A Samsung thermistor will take me a week to have it shipped.

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Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

... beach rent house (Nice @ $850 a night)  

... vent system is pretty clean but rather long, two 45's at back wall to move it over a foot & 30 foot horizontal run,

... will a whirlpool dryer thermistor work in this case ... A Samsung thermistor will take me a week to have it shipped.

:burnin:  can't relocate the Dryer to shorten the run ?

 

tech sheets results Thermistors seem to be the same

 

Samsung Thermistor $

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=2068429

Thermistor-DC32-00007A-01308116.jpg

Maytag Thermistor $$ :woot:

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1185513

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:burnin:  can't relocate the Dryer to shorten the run ?

 

Dryer was already revented from the roof.  No it is 30 foot no matter which way ya go.  The builders never take in account the needs of a dryer.

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From the sizing grid it looks like the Samsung thermistor is just a tad longer at mounting holes.  If the pictures are accurate then looks like the Whirlpool/Maytag one would only be able to be mounted with one screw.

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Already only has one screw mounting.  Going to try it.

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Put the Maytag thermistor in, an exact fit.   Left without trying a wet load, but in auto pilot with no load it went from lots of minutes down to 1 in short time whereas in timed cycle the element cycled on & off.   3 times the cost of the Samsung, maybe 3 times the quality.   Any way I have it today & repaired not next week.  Good for business.

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