Kenmore Elite dryer error codes

Kenmore Elite dryer error codes

Kenmore Elite

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore Elite dryer. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dryers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dryer.

Error Code

Condition

DIY advice

PF

Power failure

Check/Repair

A power failure occurred while the dryer was running. Press Start to continue the cycle or Stop to clear the display. If frequent power failures occur, check the outlet cord for the dryer.

Possible parts

Outlet cord

F:01

Main electronic control board failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer for 5 minutes and then plug it in. If the code returns, then replace the main electronic control board.

How-to help

How to replace a dryer electronic control board

Possible parts

Main electronic control board

F:02

Keypad/user interface failure

Check/Repair

A button is stuck on the keypad on one of the two user interface control assemblies in the console. If you can’t free the button, replace the user interface control assembly with the stuck button.

Possible parts

User interface control assembly

F:20

Heater relay failure

Check/Repair

The heater relay on the main electronic control board failed. Unplug the dryer and replace the main electronic control board.

How-to help

How to replace a dryer electronic control board

Possible parts

Main electronic control board

F:22

Outlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

The control detects an electrically open outlet thermistor (temperature sensor). Unplug the dryer and check the resistance of that thermistor, which should be about 10,000 ohms. If the outlet thermistor is defective, replace it.

How-to help

How to replace a dryer thermistor

Possible parts

Outlet thermistor

F:23

Outlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

The control detects an electrically shorted outlet thermistor (temperature sensor). Unplug the dryer and check the resistance of that thermistor, which should be about 10,000 ohms. If the outlet thermistor is defective, replace it.

How-to help

How to replace a dryer thermistor

Possible parts

Outlet thermistor

F:24

Inlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

The control detects an electrically open inlet thermistor (temperature sensor). Unplug the dryer and check the resistance of that thermistor, which should be about 50,000 ohms. If the inlet thermistor is defective, replace it. NOTE: The inlet thermistor is combined with the high-limit thermostat on this dryer.

Possible parts

High-limit thermostat/inlet thermistor

F:25

Inlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

The control detects an electrically shorted inlet thermistor (temperature sensor). Unplug the dryer and check the resistance of that thermistor, which should be about 50,000 ohms. If the inlet thermistor is defective, replace it. NOTE: The inlet thermistor is combined with the high-limit thermostat on this dryer.

Possible parts

High-limit thermostat/inlet thermistor

F:28

Moisture sensor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the wiring connections on the moisture sensor. If the wiring connections are sound, replace the the moisture sensor.

Possible parts

Moisture sensor

F:29

Moisture sensor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the wiring connections on the moisture sensor. If the wiring connections are sound, replace the the moisture sensor.

Possible parts

Moisture sensor

F:30

Restricted airflow

Check/Repair

Clean lint from the lint screen. If you use fabric softener sheets, wash the lint screen with water and a soft-bristled brush to remove fabric softener buildup. Clear any clog or restriction from the exhaust air duct system to the outside of your home.

Possible parts

F:31

Low L2 voltage

Check/Repair

The L2 leg of 240 volt power is below 30 volts. Check the house circuit breakers for the dryer and reset the L2 breaker if it’s tripped. Unplug the dryer and check the power cord wire connections on the terminal block. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the power cord if it’s damaged. Have an electrician check the 240 volt power supply for the dryer.

Possible parts

Power cord

F:70 or F:71

No communication between the electronic control board and the user interface control board assemblies

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer. Check the wire harness connections between the main electronic control board and the user interface control board assemblies. If the connections are sound, contact a technician to diagnose the cause of the communication failure. The main electronic control board and/or the user interface control assemblies may might need to be replaced.

Possible parts

Main electronic control board, User interface control assemblies

F:72 through F:78

User interface control assembly failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer. Check the wire harness connections between the user interface assemblies. Also check the wire harness connections between the main electronic control board and the user interface assemblies. If the wiring connections are okay, one or both user interface control assemblies probably needs to be replaced.

Possible parts

User interface control assemblies

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