Fixing a Noisey Dryer With Las Vegas Appliance Repair Masters
Today, we are looking at an Electrolux dryer and the complaint is that something broke off inside of the drum. So what we found is that the moisture sensor actually is broken, so we called the experts at Appliance Repair Las Vegas (http://lasvegasappliancemasters.com/) to help us sort things out. Some kind of clothing or something in the dryer as it was running, snagged against the moisture sensor at the back and caused it to break and come off.
Before beginning any repair always be sure disconnect the power to the appliance. It is also recommended to test the outlet for proper voltage. The tools needed for this repair are a number 2 Philips screwdriver.
So, to begin the repair, the first thing we want to do is unplug the dryer and we’re going to open the door and then, we’ll going to gain access to our which is just located on the back housing inside the dryer here.
So now, I’m in here at the moisture sensor, you can see it’s just not attached anymore to the back housing here, the clips that mount back here should be in place and the wiring instead just came off the two terminals and you can see where it just got bent, something came, you know, this drum rotates clockwise and something was able to get on here and snag it and pull it as it was rotating.
So, we’re just going to go ahead and remove our screw number 2 Philips, now we can remove our moisture sensor here and replace it with a new one. Now, if this, you know, we’re just replacing this moisture sensor because it was damaged, there is no need to test it, it has not failed electronically.
But if this were failed electronically, what you can do is take your multimeter, place both of your test lead on each terminal here of the moisture sensor and then you can take a piece of metal like this screwdriver, go across here and that gives it the continuity and you’ll hear the audible tone if you set the multimeter to audible tone and you’ll hear it beep, that means that means that this sensor is good. That’s how you would test this sensor.
Then the reasons, you know, the symptoms that would be in place if this was electronically bad would be that the dryer, you know is shutting off too soon, the clothes are still we on your automatic cycles or potentially not shutting off at all. With some models, it will throw an error code also when it recognizes that this sensor is bad.
So now we got the new moisture sensor, first thing we’re going to do is install our wires. So it’s kind of fallen into the housing here, so we’ll just going to have to fish them out. And you may have to use a pair of needle nose depending on how far they’ve dropped in there.
Alright, now that we got the wires on, there’s this tab and we’re just going to put to this slot there and then we’re going to reinstall the screw. And that’s going to complete replacing the moisture sensor.