If your dryer is not heating correctly, and you have checked the thermostats and element, the problem may be that the NTC sensor has failed and therefore needs to be replaced.
If you are experiencing this issue with your tumble dryer, you will be pleased to know that at least you have found yourself in the right place to solve the problem. eSpares have a wide range of replacement NTC sensors within our range of tumble dryer spares, so you can be confident that you can obtain the correct fan for your appliance.
Once you have the correct NTC sensor for your machine we are able to help you further by providing this useful video that you can follow - as well as a written step-by-step guide - to show you the process of this repair.
This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar
What You Will Need:
Step 1 - Switch Off Your Appliance
Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.
Step 2 - Gain Access To The Sensor
The sensor is located at the front of the machine under the filter. To access this, simply open up the condenser door and undo the two screws, you can then remove the grill you will then have the sensor in view.
Step 3 - Disconnect The Electrical Connection
To disconnect the electrical connection, you need to use a screwdriver and then also a pair of pliers to ease the sensor out.
Step 4 - Test The Sensors With A Multimeter
Using a multimeter you need to measure the new sensor - and the reading should be around 12,000 ohms. When we take a reading of the old sensor that has just been removed, you can see that there is no reading there.
Please Note: It's worth pointing out that the reading on the multimeter will vary depending on room temperature.
For assistance you can see our useful article How To Use a Multimeter.
Step 5 - Fit The New Sensor
Proceed to put the new sensor in position, and then reconnect the electrical connection. Following this you then need fit the grid and screws back in position.
There you go - job complete! A big well done to you for learning an aspect of tumble dryer repair. Due to your hard work, and a little help from eSpares, you will hopefully be back to having a correctly heated tumble dryer. to on this repair!
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Need An NTC Sensor For Your Tumble Dryer?
Fixing your tumble dryer NTC Sensor yourself can save you a lot of money compared to booking a repair or buying a new tumble dryer. Here at eSpares, we have a wide-range of replacement tumble dryer heating elements for you to select from - so you can soon be on your way to repairing it yourself.
Now you can add tumble dryer Sensor NTC replacement to your DIY repertoire. Congratulations! If you need any other help for your appliances you can find more videos from Mat and the team at eSpares, who are always on hand with appliance repair advice in your time of need.