Kenmore VMAX dryer error codes

Kenmore VMAX dryer error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore 110 Model VMAX 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

F1 E1

Motor relay stuck on the electronic control board

Check/Repair

Replace the electronic control board.

Possible parts

Electronic control board

F1 E3

Wrong electronic control board installed

Check/Repair

The code appears when you install the wrong electronic control board. Order and install the correct electronic control board for your model of dryer.

Possible parts

Electronic control board

F2 E1

Stuck button

Check/Repair

A stuck button on the user interface control causes this code. If you can’t free the stuck key, replace the user interface control.

Possible parts

User interface control

F2 E4 or F2 E5

User interface software error

Check/Repair

The user interface has an internal failure. Replace the user interface control.

Possible parts

User interface control

F3 E1

Exhaust thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the exhaust thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the exhaust thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the electronic control board if the exhaust thermistor and wiring are okay.

Possible parts

Exhaust thermistor, Wire harness, Electronic control board

F3 E2

Moisture sensor failure

Check/Repair

Check for a metal object shorted across the 2 metal moisture sensor bars inside the dryer. Unplug the dryer and check the moisture sensor wire harness. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the moisture sensor wire harness if damaged.

Possible parts

Moisture sensor wire harness

F3 E3

Inlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the inlet thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the inlet thermistor. It should measure about 50,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the electronic control board if the inlet thermistor and wiring are okay.

Possible parts

Inlet thermistor, Wire harness, Electronic control board

F4 E1 or F4 E2

Heater relay failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness connections on the electronic control board heater relays and the heating element. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the electronic control board if the wiring is okay.

Possible parts

Electronic control board, Wire harness

F4 E3

Airflow restriction

Check/Repair

Clean the lint screen. Check the flexible vent hose behind the dryer for kinks or clogs. Clean the duct system that vents dryer air to the outside of your home. Make sure that the damper vent on the outside of your home opens properly.

Possible parts

F4 E4

Voltage supply error

Check/Repair

The L2 leg of 240-volt power is missing. Check the house circuit breaker that supplies the L2 leg of 240-volt power to the dryer. Reset the breaker if necessary. Unplug the dryer and check the power cord wiring on the dryer terminal block. Reconnect any loose power cord connections and wire the power cord according to the directions in the installation manual. Replace the power cord if damaged. With the dryer still unplugged, check the wiring connections on the electronic control board and reconnect any loose wires. Replace the control board if you find damage.

Possible parts

Power cord, Electronic control board

F6 E2 or F6 E3

Communication failure

Check/Repair

Communication between the electronic control board and user interface control has been lost. Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness between the electronic control board and the user interface control. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the user interface control. If the problem persists, replace the electronic control board.

Possible parts

Wire harness, User interface control, Electronic control board

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