"An issue frequently responsible for inadequate drying performance in Samsung dryers is a malfunctioning dryer moisture sensor. This malfunction typically leads to the dryer prematurely stopping its cycle, leaving your clothes damp.
In many cases, the solution involves replacing the sensor, although it's worth attempting to clean it first, as problems can arise from the accumulation of lint and debris.
However, it's essential to ascertain whether the sensor is indeed faulty if cleaning doesn't resolve the issue and you're contemplating a sensor replacement. This is where the importance of conducting a Samsung dryer moisture sensor test becomes evident.
So, how can you go about testing the moisture sensor?"
Samsung dryer moisture sensor test (How to tell if the sensors are bad)
"How can you determine if a moisture sensor in your dryer is malfunctioning? There's a straightforward test that doesn't involve complex technical checks; it's more of a visual examination.
To assess the sensor's condition, follow these simple steps:
- Inspect the two moisture sensor bars, which are usually present in your dryer. These bars can sometimes become entangled or damaged.
- Over time, these bars may accumulate lint, hindering their functionality. In such cases, attempt to clean them first. Only consider a replacement if cleaning doesn't restore the dryer's ability to dry clothes effectively.
In summary, begin by visually inspecting the two metal-like sensor bars for any signs of damage or obstruction. Occasionally, the issue might be as simple as an old dryer sheet stuck to the sensor bars, causing a malfunction. Removing the sheet can resolve the problem.
If everything else seems fine, and the dryer still isn't working correctly, it's likely that the moisture sensor is faulty.
A quick tip: If you switch to the timed dry setting instead of the sensor dry setting and the dryer functions properly, this can also indicate sensor issues."
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Samsung dryer moisture sensor test – an alternative way of testing the sensor bars
- Turn on the dryer and set it to "normal press."
- Hold down the "Mixed Load Bell" and "Temp" buttons simultaneously for approximately 3 seconds. The dryer should emit a beep sound.
- After the beep, press and hold both the "Temp" and "Time" buttons together for about 6 seconds. The display should now show "0."
- Open the dryer door and place your hand directly over the moisture sensor bar. The display should change to "1." Remove your hand, and it should return to "0."
In summary, the display should alternate between "0" and "1" when you cover and uncover the sensor with your hand.
Now, when might the sensor bars be considered faulty?
- If the display doesn't change to "1," first attempt to clean the sensor bars.
- Ensure the connection of the sensor bars is secure and not loose.
- Keep in mind that the sensor bars typically connect to their own plug, which is linked to another plug on the side of the dryer drum before returning to the main control board.
Samsung dryer moisture sensor location
In Samsung dryers, you'll typically find the moisture sensor positioned at the front of the dryer drum, specifically on the filter housing.
Samsung dryer moisture sensor cleaning -How to clean Samsung dryer moisture sensor
- Turn off your dryer and disconnect it from the power source.
- Open the dryer's door and remove the lint filter.
- Unscrew the fasteners that secure the lint filter housing.
- Lift the housing and disconnect the wires connected to it.
- Completely remove the housing and locate two parallel bars that resemble the ones shown below, which are the Samsung dryer moisture sensors.
- Using a small screwdriver, carefully remove the sensors.
- To clean the sensors, apply a mild soap to the bars and thoroughly clean them with a slightly damp cloth. While doing this, take the opportunity to clean your lint filter as well.
- Reinstall the moisture sensors and reconnect the wires.
- Securely screw back the lint filter housing and reinsert your lint filter.
- Finally, plug in your dryer and check to see if this resolves the issue.
When to replace the moisture sensor bars
If cleaning doesn't resolve your dryer issue, it's advisable to consider replacing the moisture sensor.
In this regard, we recommend using the genuine OEM Samsung moisture sensor designed for dryers.
Keep in mind that this part is sold individually, so if you plan to replace both sensor bars, ensure that you order two of them.
For additional installation instructions:
- Follow the steps outlined above until you reach step 7.
- At step 8, simply replace the old sensors with the new ones.
- This process is relatively straightforward and should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Can a bad moisture sensor cause the dryer to start running for a few seconds then stop then start again?
I understand your point. It's not a frequent issue with moisture sensors, but it does make sense to attempt to clean the two metal sensors first. You can use a dishwashing sponge, specifically the rough side, to clean them and see if this resolves the problem.
Conducting a Samsung dryer moisture sensor test is a valuable troubleshooting step to determine the functionality of these essential components. While moisture sensor issues may not be the most common problem, they can significantly impact drying performance.
This test involves a simple yet effective process of visually inspecting, cleaning and checking the connections of the moisture sensor bars. If the display does not alternate between 0 and 1 as it should when covering and uncovering the sensor bars, it may indicate a problem.
While cleaning the sensor bars with a dishwashing sponge's rough side is a reasonable first step, it's essential to remember that this may not always resolve the issue. In such cases, replacing the moisture sensor with a genuine OEM Samsung part can be a practical solution.
Ultimately, conducting the moisture sensor test and following the recommended steps can help ensure that your Samsung dryer operates efficiently and effectively, saving you time and energy in the long run.