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Moisture Sensor Issues

Expert Dryer Repair Guide

3 minute read

Are you encountering dryer problems in Ottawa? Fair Appliance Repair specializes in fixing moisture sensor issues in a range of brands, including Samsung, Whirlpool, Bosch, and others. Whether your Maytag, LG, or General Electric dryer stops prematurely or doesn’t dry clothes efficiently, the issue often lies in the moisture sensor.

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Understanding Moisture Sensors in Dryers

The moisture sensor is a key component in dryers, impacting brands like Amana, Haier, and SubZero alike. Located usually on the lint filter housing grille or rear bulkhead, it gauges humidity inside the drum. This is essential in Miele, KitchenAid, and Kenmore dryers for determining when the drying cycle should stop.

Identifying Moisture Sensor Malfunctions

In our experience at Fair Appliance Repair, residue from dryer sheets is a common culprit in moisture sensor malfunctions across various brands, including Fisher & Paykel and Viking. This can lead to inefficient drying in Electrolux and other branded dryers, requiring expert intervention.

DIY Testing with a Multimeter

For a quick test at home:

Set your multimeter to the highest resistance setting.

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a picture of two hands measuring dryer wetness sensor resistance with multimeter leads

Connect the leads to the sensor bars in your dryer, regardless of the brand.

Apply a wet cloth to see if there’s a change in resistance.

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If the issue persists, it might indicate a need for professional repair, especially for complex brands like SubZero or Viking.

Professional Repair Services by Fair Appliance Repair

If DIY methods don’t resolve the issue in your Samsung, LG, or any other brand, our skilled technicians at Fair Appliance Repair in Ottawa are ready to help. We have extensive experience with moisture sensor problems in a range of dryers, ensuring efficient operation.

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A functional moisture sensor is crucial in any dryer, be it Bosch, Maytag, or Whirlpool. If you face dryer issues, starting with the moisture sensor is wise. For thorough and reliable repairs, trust the experts at Fair Appliance Repair, serving a wide array of brands with proficiency and care.

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