Proper Operation
Learn how your appliance is supposed to operate so you can determine if it is malfunctioning.

This page contains affiliate links. For more information visit our
FTC disclosure page.

  • Visit our sponsor for parts:

Maytag Automatic Cycles

When electric dryers appeared on the market more than forty years ago, the housewife guessed how many minutes it would take to dry the clothes. This was an inexact science, at best, and twenty years or more later, schemes were invented to sense when the clothes were dry and to shut the dryer off. Some of the designs to sense moisture in clothes were very complex. Various sensors were imbedded in the back wall of the dryer drum. Most of them were based on measuring the increasing resistance of something when the moisture content of the drum decreased.