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Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric Dryer Moisture Sensor #279366

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the moisture sensor on Whirlpool electric dryers. The most common reasons for replacing the moisture sensor are when the dryer takes too long or won’t stop.

All the information in this moisture sensor replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Maytag, Crosley, Inglis, Amana

Tools used: hex socket, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife, pliers

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, be sure you unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to pull out the lint screen and remove the two screws near the opening.
3
Next, insert a putty knife under the front of the main top to release the two spring clips and rotate the top up.
4
Disconnect the door switch wires and remove the top front panel screws.
5
Now, lift the panel up and out. If your model has two front panels
6
Use a flathead screwdriver to release the clips above the lower panel to remove it.
7
Now, loosen the two screws at the bottom of the upper panel and lift the panel off.
8
Depress the pulley to release the belt tension and unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
9
Now use the belt to lift out the drum.
10
Disconnect the wires from the old sensor.
11
Remove the mounting screw and slide the old sensor out of the burner tube.
12
Install the new sensor
13
By inserting the tabbed end into the slot in the burner tube and securing with the mounting screw.
14
Reconnect the wires.
15
Now, replace the drum by aligning its rim on the two support rollers and loop the belt around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
16
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
17
You’re now ready to reinstall the front panel or panels.
18
If your model has a solid front panel, align the slots in the panel with the two retainer clips.
19
Line up the drum with the seal on the front panel and press the panel down until it locks into position.
20
If your model has two panels, align the slots in the upper panel with the screws while lining up the drum.
21
Tighten the screws and replace the lower panel by snapping it into position.
22
Now, reinstall the two screws on top and reconnect the door switch wires.
23
Rotate the main top back into place and press down on the front to secure the spring clips.
24
Install the two screws at the lint screen opening replace the lint screen and plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the moisture sensor on Whirlpool electric dryers. The most common reasons for replacing the moisture sensor are when the dryer takes too long or won’t stop.

All the information in this moisture sensor replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Maytag, Crosley, Inglis, Amana

Tools used: hex socket, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife, pliers
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, be sure you unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to pull out the lint screen and remove the two screws near the opening.
3
Next, insert a putty knife under the front of the main top to release the two spring clips and rotate the top up.
4
Disconnect the door switch wires and remove the top front panel screws.
5
Now, lift the panel up and out. If your model has two front panels
6
Use a flathead screwdriver to release the clips above the lower panel to remove it.
7
Now, loosen the two screws at the bottom of the upper panel and lift the panel off.
8
Depress the pulley to release the belt tension and unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
9
Now use the belt to lift out the drum.
10
Disconnect the wires from the old sensor.
11
Remove the mounting screw and slide the old sensor out of the burner tube.
12
Install the new sensor
13
By inserting the tabbed end into the slot in the burner tube and securing with the mounting screw.
14
Reconnect the wires.
15
Now, replace the drum by aligning its rim on the two support rollers and loop the belt around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
16
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
17
You’re now ready to reinstall the front panel or panels.
18
If your model has a solid front panel, align the slots in the panel with the two retainer clips.
19
Line up the drum with the seal on the front panel and press the panel down until it locks into position.
20
If your model has two panels, align the slots in the upper panel with the screws while lining up the drum.
21
Tighten the screws and replace the lower panel by snapping it into position.
22
Now, reinstall the two screws on top and reconnect the door switch wires.
23
Rotate the main top back into place and press down on the front to secure the spring clips.
24
Install the two screws at the lint screen opening replace the lint screen and plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.

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