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FIXED 110.82826103 Kenmore Dryer shuts off mid cycle

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Sem

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Hello,
I have an electric Kenmore Elite HE3 dryer that shuts off mid cycle. Everything checks off ok ( all fuses, thermistor, heating element) all have continuity and ohms check out good. I did change thermistor just in case but no luck, cleaned out ducts. Could this be a problem with control board?
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Sem
 

Jake

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Hi Sem,

Put it on TIMED DRY and see if it runs all the way through.

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Sem

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Hi Jake,
I put it on timed dry and it did run all the way. Does that point to Control Board?
When I have it Normal is when it turns off mid cycle.
 

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Ok,

Sounds like the moisture sensor bars may be gunked up and causing the dryer to shut down mid-cycle in AUTO DRY.

I always advise my customers to try to clean the moisture sensor bars with rubbing alcohol and see if that makes a difference.

The sensor bars can get a build-up of fabric softener film from the dryer sheets, like Bounce, and cause this problem as well.:) Lots of members here have said the rubbing alcohol cleaning fixed their dryers.

Here's the moisture sensor bars for your model:
WP3387223 Moisture Sensor Bar


Jake
 

Sem

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I did wipe the sensor bars, not with alcohol though. I just scrubbed them with a brush and a rag. I will try the alcohol method or maybe order a new one.
 

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Yes, it has to be rubbing alcohol.

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Sem

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Hey Jake,
Thanks for the advice. That’s exactly what it was, the moisture sensor. Cleaned it with some alcohol pads and “Boom” working again.

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Excellent Sem, glad to hear that fixed it. (y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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