Self-diagnosis and repair of household appliances is not the best way to solve the problem, because there is always a small chance to make it worse than it was – especially without qualified tools and the necessary knowledge. However, most modern appliances, including dryers, are equipped with displays. The display may show numbers or letters that indicate a dryer error code. Thanks to this, you can understand what’s faulty in the dryer. But it is worth remembering that some dryer errors should not be repaired by yourself, and it is better to call an appliance repair specialist, such as SAR Cooling & Appliance Repair. The Most Common Dryers’ Error Codes and Resolutions.
If improper operation or wear and tear occurs, the dryer will shut down and a malfunction code will appear on the display. Each symbol indicates a specific breakdown that needs to be repaired. We’ve made it easy for you to find and have collected the main codes of popular dryer brands with decoding and ways to fix them. But first, let’s talk about how to avoid dryer breakdowns. We’ll give you a few recommendations.
How to avoid dryer breakdowns?
– The first and basic rule – adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions.
– Do not overload the drum. Take the drying class into account when loading. Improper use will cause the drive belt to overheat and rupture.
– Do not load laundry that is too wet.
– Set separate programs for each type of laundry.
What do the codes on the dryers mean?
All of the errors and codes on dryers mean a lot of malfunctions and other information about the condition of the unit. Some of them can be repaired by yourself, while others require contacting professional appliance repair technicians. Without experience and special equipment, you won’t be able to restore the operation of a complex dryer’s problem. Let’s take a look at the most popular dryer’s errors of some brands.
Samsung dryer error code
|Samsung dryer error code tS, tO
|Temperature sensor is broken. Disconnect the dryer and check the temperature sensor or thermistor’s resistance with a volt/ohm meter. Replace the thermistor if the resistance is more than 40,000 ohms. Replace the wire harness if the resistance is over 10,000 ohms. If this doesn’t work, the electronic control board will need to be replaced.
|Samsung dryer error code FE
|Power supply issue. Weak wiring probably exists when the dryer is connected to the wrong type of power cord. Change the power cord.
|Samsung dryer error code Et
|Control board malfunction. Turn off power to the dryer for 10 minutes to try to reset the control board. If the error code returns after power is restored, replace the control board.
|Samsung dryer error code hE
|Unacceptable heating temperature. Turn off the dryer’s power and, if required, reconnect any loose wiring. Check the electrical connections on the gas valve coils.
|Samsung dryer error code dO
|Door open. Close the dryer door. If the error code is still present, disconnect the power cord and reconnect it.
Whirlpool dryer error code
|Whirlpool dryer error code F:01
|Problem with the control board. Unplug your dryer from its power source and turn it off for a few minutes. Restart your dryer after a few minutes to check whether the problem has disappeared. If that doesn’t help, call a specialist.
|Whirlpool dryer error code PF
|Power failure. This code can be shown when a power failure occurs. Push the ‘Start’ button in order to continue the cycle. Then, stop it for clearing the display. If there are repeated power failures, examine an outlet cord of the appliance.
|Whirlpool dryer error code F:23
|Outlet thermistor failure. This error shows the outlet thermistor, which is electrically shorted. To deal with the problem, unplug the appliance and then test the thermistor’s resistance. It should reach about 10,000 ohms. If it is damaged, call a specialist.
|Whirlpool dryer error code F:25
|Inlet thermistor failure. The system finds an inlet sensor of temperature, which is electrically shorted. Unplug the dryer. After this, check the thermistor resistance. It must be about 50,000 ohms. If the inlet thermistor is damaged, replace it. Remember: the thermistor is combined with the thermostat of the high-limit.
|Whirlpool dryer error code F:28
|Moisture sensor failure. In this situation, unplug the appliance and examine wiring connections on the sensor. If they are all right, replace the sensor.
LG dryer error code
|LG dryer error code PF
|Power failure. Turn off the dryer for five minutes and then turn it back on. If the error appears again, contact a technician.
|LG dryer error code CL
|Dryer is locked. Press and hold the Start/Pause button for five seconds until you hear two beeps.
|LG dryer error code FO
|Filter issues. Remove the lint filter from the housing and replace it. If the issue persists on the display screen, the device may need to be repaired.
|LG dryer error code D80
|Thermostat is broken. Inspect your thermostat for any signs of damage. If nothing appears to be amiss with it, try cleaning it out. You should also look at all of the wiring and each component of the thermostat. If the problem persists, the entire thermostat may need to be replaced.
|LG dryer error code D90/D95
|The dryer’s exhaust duct is clogged. 1. Remove the lint filter and clean it. Before you put it back, make sure you remove all the lint. 2. Remove the exhaust hose from the unit. Check to see if it’s clogged after unplugging it, and if so, remove any loose lint. 3. Inspect the wall duct for obstructions and, if any are discovered, remove them. 4. Look for any blockages in the outside vent and remove them if there are any.
Electrolux dryer error code
|Electrolux dryer error code E61
|Problem with the heater relay. Examine the wiring harness connecting the control board to the heating element. It is necessary to fix the broken harness. If no visible damage can be found, call a technician to replace the electronic control board.
|Electrolux Error dryer error code E64
|The heating element is broken. Replace the wire harness or heating element if there is damage.
|Electrolux Error dryer error code E66
|Thermal fuse tripped. Before turning on your dryer again, inspect its vent for clogs and clear any obvious blockages. If there are none, the thermal fuse may be broken and has to be replaced.
|Electrolux Error dryer error code EF1
|Blocked vent. Remove any blockages from your dryer exhaust vents, both inside and outside the home. If there are no clogs, the thermal limiter may have failed and has to be replaced.
|Electrolux Error dryer error code E42
|Door open. The door switch or its wiring might be broken or malfunctioning. If there is no sign of damage, the control panel has to be replaced.
Kenmore dryer error code
|Kenmore dryer error code PF
|Abbreviated from Power Failure. This error is returned when some power failure occurs while the laundry dryer is in use. To reset the appliance, press Start in case you want to resume the cycle or Stop to finish it. If you see this code too often, you should examine the laundry dryer power cord or the mains outlet for any damage.
|Kenmore dryer error code F:01
|Main electronic control unit malfunction. Try disconnecting your dryer machine from the mains network for not less than 5 minutes and connecting it back. In case the error persists, it looks like you need to replace the main electronic control unit with a new one.
|Kenmore dryer error code F:20
|Heater relay malfunction. In this case, you have to deal with the defective heater relay on the dryer main electronic control unit. Disconnect the drying appliance from the mains network and install a new main electronic control unit instead of the faulty one.
|Kenmore dryer error code F:29
|Faulty moisture sensor. Try disconnecting the laundry dryer and inspect the wiring leading to the moisture sensor and all connections on it. In case everything is in a working condition, you will have to install a new moisture sensor instead of a faulty one.
|Kenmore dryer error code F:70/F:71
|Inlet thermal sensor malfunction. Try disconnecting the dryer appliance from the mains grid. Examine the wiring harness linking the main electronic control unit and keypad panel control unit and check if the connections on both units are secure. In case you see no issues with the wiring and the connections, we advise you to call a repair technician to have your appliance tested and the cause of the malfunction found. The repair technician will pinpoint what unit in your appliance needs replacement.
Repairing dryers by yourself requires certain skills and a set of tools. Contact a qualified technician. If you have a problem with your dryers, contact SAR Cooling & Appliance Repair. Simply call us on +1(727)350-9322 or use our online booking system and we will send a technician to your home. Our master will diagnose the problem and tell you the cost of parts and labor. If you agree to the price, they will earn the privilege of repairing your household appliance. And because we are committed to customer satisfaction, we hope you will take the time to leave us a positive review on Yelp or Google!