Model #KEYS677EQ2 KITCHENAID Residential Dryer

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Clothing snagged in back of drum space KEYS677EQ2 Kitchenaid Dryer

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Marc -
July 07, 2013

Thank you for contacting with your question about how to replace the moisture sensor in your Kenmore dryer. I am so sorry to hear it is snagging and damaging clothing. I know it can become costly replacing torn clothing. I will be happy to help you with this repair. To better assist you with the steps I will be describing, I have included the link for the parts diagrams for your dryer.

Parts Diagrams for Kitchenaid Dryer Model KEYS677EQ2.

Safety Warning. Before starting your repair, be sure to unplug the dryer power cord to prevent injury from an electrical shock.

You will need to remove the rear panel of the dryer (key 7 on the Cabinet diagram). Be careful when you open up the dryer as there may be sharp edges that can cause serious cuts. Next, remove the lint screen (key 10 on the Top and Console diagram). Then remove the screws next to the lint screen opening (key 13 on same diagram). Insert a putty knife under the front corners of the main top (key 16). This will release the front top locks (key 20 on the Cabinet diagram). When the locks are released you will be able to lift the top up and back.

Return to the back of the cabinet and remove the mounting screws that hold the lint chut assembly (key 1 on the Bulkhead diagram) in place. Disconnect the wire from the lower terminal on the moisture sensor. Use pliers to untwist the upper terminal. Open the dryer door and remove the moisture sensor from the back wall of the drum. Because the moisture sensor is an electrical part, I recommend replacing it as opposed to trying to repair it. I have included the link to order the moisture sensor for you.

Moisture sensor for Kitchenaid Dryer Model KEYS677EQ2.

While you have the dryer opened up, I recommend taking the time to clean out any lint build up in the cabinet and lint assembly. Excessive lint in the dryer is a major cause of home fires. To greatly reduce this lint build up, I recommend cleaning the lint trap with a lint brush on a regular basis. I have included the link for the brush in case you don't have one.

Lint brush

Assemble the new sensor by snapping the electrodes into the sensor pad. Then install the pad into the drum. It will help to use a piece of tape to hold the sensor in place until you finish installing it. The washer included with the sensor will fit over the lower terminal. Then the terminals will need to be held in place by the clips. Make sure the top clip is grounded to the bulkhead and the bottom clip is isolated from the bulkhead. Next remove the tape from inside the drum. Reattach the wire to the lower terminal. Secure the lint chute assembly back in place. Snap the top back into the locks. Then replace the screws in the lint screen opening and replace the lint screen. Secure the rear panel in place, and then plug the dryer back in.

If you are not comfortable completing this type of repair yourself, you can have a Sears Technician complete the repair for you. To set up service please go to or call 1-800-469-4663.

I hope this answers your questions. If I can be of further assistance please respond to this thread. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business.

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2013
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