Model #11097091601 Kenmore Elite residential dryer

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Question and Answers


Thermistor Replacement


Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the dryer. You are correct the thermistor is a resistor that’s values change with temperature. I do not think your problem is caused by a defective thermistor because the auto dry cycle works off the moisture sensing bars inside the dryer. The bars are located in the filter housing. Then the load tumbles in the drum the clothes brush against the bars. When the clothes are wet, it completes the path back to the control. Once the control does not sense moisture, it will advance the dryer to cool down. If the dryer is turning off to soon the problem could be the bars have fabric softener build up on them. I recommend cleaning the bars first. Just use a washrag with rubbing alcohol to clean them. You also want to check the level of the dryer. For best results on auto dry, the dyer should be a little lower in the front so the clothes come in contact with the bars. Another tip is to only dry large loads. Smaller loads don’t dry as well because the clothes do not brush the bars.

I hope these tips help with the dryer. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 21, 2012