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Hi my name isXXXXX have been an appliance repair tech since 1992. The issue you are having seems to be a lid lock assembly. Part# XXXXXYou can find it here for purchase: http://www.needapplianceparts.com/395498.aspxDirections here:(b) Disconnect the wiring harness from the display module.(c) Carefully remove the two lid buffers from the front side topof the deck by levering upwards, taking care not todamage the top deck.(d) Remove two screws under the buffers securing the topdeck to the cabinet.(e) Tilt the top deck upwards towards the rear.(f) Disconnect the wiring harness from the sensor moduleand lift the top deck clear.(g) Remove the top deck harness from the top deck.(h) Remove the lid lock, complete with harness, from the topdeck. (i) Remove the stiffener brackets from under each side of thetop deck.7.4.2 If the top deck is to be removed to gain access to othercomponents:(b) Carefully remove the two lid buffers from front side top ofthe deck by levering upwards, taking care not to damagethe top deck.(c) Remove two screws under the buffers securing the topdeck to the cabinet.(d) Tilt the top deck upwards towards the rear.(e) Disconnect the wiring harness from the sensor module andlift the top deck clear.Reassembly(a) Refit in reverse manner ensuring that the user interventionlever is in its correct position and that the cabinet top fitsbetween the lugs on the inside front of the top deck and theinside front edge of the top deck.Remove the screw securing the lid lock to the underside ofthe top deck, move the front downwards and slide out..
Are you sure? The lid can be locked and the dryer is on and then the drum stops rotating, the lights come on and it beeps and stops. I push pause, power off, and start all over without touching the lid and it starts up again but usually shuts itself off in seconds to minutes or rarely finishes the cycle. Doesn't seen to have anything to do with the lid but some kind of short in a sensor panel under the display
Sometimes I am nowhere near the dryer and some other vibration in the house occurs and the lights go on and it beeps. This is with the lid closed. I am not an appliance person, but do diagnostic work on people and this lid lock response doesn't make sense given what the problem is
When the dryer first starts , the drum rotation is sensed. If it doesn't do it correctly then it will send a fault back to the control display. Giving you the beep sound. No it could also be the drum sensor, that would make the vibration issue in the house. That would be another issue. The sensor modular is part# XXXXXYou can run a diagnostic test by :(a) Turn the power supply to the dryer on.(b) Press and hold the Auto Dry down button, then press the Power button.Last Fault code supplied can be done by,To enter the last fault diagnostics, enter the diagnostic mode as described above, then press the AutoDry up button three times.The last fault will be displayed on the drying progress LEDs, Let me know what lights are on?
I cannot do this. Auto Dry has an up and down button to witch from damp to dry, so do I push the up or the down. Are you familiar with the exact model of dryer I have?
Oh I see you said push the up button for the second part, and the down - sorry I missed that will go do it now
Yes i am looking at a service manual on this dryer, and i do work on these.
2nd light =damp and 5th light = cool down are on.
The only true way of knowing for sure is if you have a volt/ohm meter. The fault you have relates to this Fault code 8:The exhaust sensor measures over temperature (fire detection, element short circuit or lowresistance).Remedy: (1) Check the integrity of the sensor circuit checking particularly for short circuits.Approximate resistances (+ 10%) at various temperatures are; 32oF (0oC) = 33KOhms, 72oF (22oC) = 11 KOhms, 104oF (40oC) = 5 KOhms. Replace thermistorand harness if out of range.(2) Check the element integrity in that it switches off when the dryer is stopped.(3) Replace the motor control module. (4) Replace the sensor module.Do you have a volt ohm meter?
No don't have this
Well the number 4 step would be my guess. The sensor model i advised about the second answer:The sensor modular is part# XXXXX since it was making a noise issue you advised me.
which noise issue - only noise is beeping when it stops. Is that what you are referring to?
I do have an appliance person to install this, so I guess I could order the part, give him your advice and then if the part is not correct return it.
Just responds to some vibration. I read the response you gave elsewhere on the internet, before. Guess I will have to try to work this out or get a new dryer
Thanks - very complicated -
Where are you located?
It is a guess my friend, without proper testing equipment it is just an guess from an appliance repair tech. I hope it works out for you. But most places if you install, they will not accept return. So i would be cautious if the tech can just look at the machine. These machines are not the easiest to work on. Not like the old school dryers.
Long drive to California to fix my dryer! Thanks for the help. Hope you had a nice holiday. I'll have to take it from here.
No problem and good luck to you
Nowhere to find the parts