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LG Electric Dryer Moisture Sensor Replacement #6500EL3001A

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

All of the information for this moisture sensor replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
LG, Kenmore, GE

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, you should unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
To make replacing a moisture sensor bar easier, we recommend you remove the front bulkhead.
3
To do this, remove the screws securing the main top to the cabinet.
4
Slide the top back and lift up to remove.
5
Next, uninstall the screws securing the control panel.
6
Now lift up the tabs to detach the control panel from the support bracket and move it out of the way.
7
Remove the screws securing the support bracket then lift the bracket up.
8
Detach the door switch wire harness remove the wire from the retainer and set the bracket aside.
9
Open the dryer door and remove the lower two screws to release the front panel.
10
Pull the panel forward and lift up to remove.
11
Disconnect the light switch wire harness and moisture sensor wire harness.
12
Remove the mounting bracket screws and the screw securing the duct housing to the blower assembly.
13
Now lift the front bulkhead up and pull it forward to remove.
14
Set the bulkhead on a sturdy surface and pull the lint filter out.
15
Remove the screws securing the lint filter grille.
16
Lift off the grille.
17
Remove the mounting screw to release the moisture sensor assembly.
18
Disconnect the wires.
19
Use pliers to release the sensor bar you’re replacing and lift the old bar out.
20
Install the new moisture sensor bar by inserting the short end into the slot in the housing then snap the terminal end firmly into place.
21
Connect the wires.
22
Reposition the housing by inserting the pin into the hole in the bulkhead then secure it with the mounting screw.
23
Reposition the lint filter grille on the bulkhead then secure it with the screws.
24
Insert the lint filter.
25
Replace the front bulkhead by inserting the bracket tabs into the slots in the side panels and aligning the drum on the front rollers.
26
Secure the bulkhead by replacing the bracket screws and the duct housing screw.
27
Reconnect the moisture sensor wire harness and the light switch wire harness.
28
Replace the front panel by aligning the slots in the panel with the tabs on the frame.
29
Position the panel open the door and replace the screws to secure.
30
Reposition the support bracket by inserting the tabs into the slots in the side panels.
31
Reattach the door switch wire harness and secure the wire in the retainer.
32
Replace all of the screws.
33
Reposition the control panel and snap it into place.
34
Reinstall the screws.
35
Align the main top on the cabinet then push forward.
36
Secure the screws in the back.
37
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the dryer is functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the moisture sensor on an LG electric dryer. The most common reasons for replacing the moisture sensor are when the dryer takes too long or won’t stop.

All of the information for this moisture sensor replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
LG, Kenmore, GE
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, you should unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
To make replacing a moisture sensor bar easier, we recommend you remove the front bulkhead.
3
To do this, remove the screws securing the main top to the cabinet.
4
Slide the top back and lift up to remove.
5
Next, uninstall the screws securing the control panel.
6
Now lift up the tabs to detach the control panel from the support bracket and move it out of the way.
7
Remove the screws securing the support bracket then lift the bracket up.
8
Detach the door switch wire harness remove the wire from the retainer and set the bracket aside.
9
Open the dryer door and remove the lower two screws to release the front panel.
10
Pull the panel forward and lift up to remove.
11
Disconnect the light switch wire harness and moisture sensor wire harness.
12
Remove the mounting bracket screws and the screw securing the duct housing to the blower assembly.
13
Now lift the front bulkhead up and pull it forward to remove.
14
Set the bulkhead on a sturdy surface and pull the lint filter out.
15
Remove the screws securing the lint filter grille.
16
Lift off the grille.
17
Remove the mounting screw to release the moisture sensor assembly.
18
Disconnect the wires.
19
Use pliers to release the sensor bar you’re replacing and lift the old bar out.
20
Install the new moisture sensor bar by inserting the short end into the slot in the housing then snap the terminal end firmly into place.
21
Connect the wires.
22
Reposition the housing by inserting the pin into the hole in the bulkhead then secure it with the mounting screw.
23
Reposition the lint filter grille on the bulkhead then secure it with the screws.
24
Insert the lint filter.
25
Replace the front bulkhead by inserting the bracket tabs into the slots in the side panels and aligning the drum on the front rollers.
26
Secure the bulkhead by replacing the bracket screws and the duct housing screw.
27
Reconnect the moisture sensor wire harness and the light switch wire harness.
28
Replace the front panel by aligning the slots in the panel with the tabs on the frame.
29
Position the panel open the door and replace the screws to secure.
30
Reposition the support bracket by inserting the tabs into the slots in the side panels.
31
Reattach the door switch wire harness and secure the wire in the retainer.
32
Replace all of the screws.
33
Reposition the control panel and snap it into place.
34
Reinstall the screws.
35
Align the main top on the cabinet then push forward.
36
Secure the screws in the back.
37
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the dryer is functioning properly.

Applicable Product Model

Dryer
Brand
Product Type
Model
Subtype
Electric
Parts Needed
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Cleaner
Cleaner
$8.99
Pliers
Pliers
$25.53
Total$0.00

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