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  1. #1
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    Default Samsung Thermistor error?

    Model Number: dv4015j
    Brand: other

    I have a Samsung dv4015j dryer (part of the Big Wash set). When I start it, it works for less than a minute, then gives an E3 error. Belt was replaced previously. I phoned Samsung in the USA and was told it could be three things:
    1 - overload (too much laundry)
    2 - vent blocked
    3 - thermistor error

    #1 and #2 have been ruled out so it is #3. The operating manual that I have gives no schematic. I'll looking to repair it myself. Any ideas? Samsung said that I could look for open source manuals online but I have not found anything. Anyone know if this is an easy repair?

    I was told by someone at another site that:"The thermistor is located down at the front on the blower housing. 2 similar looking plastic pieces with 2 wires coming from it. The one on the left is the thermistor. Very very inexpensive to replace."

    Not sure where the blower housing is and what a thermistor looks like. Is it where the heating coils are?

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    The thermistor should be mounted on the blower wheel housing.

    I couldn't locate the repair manual for your model exactly, but I did locate one here thats close to your model.

    On page 5-4 here:
    https://secured.whirlpool.com/Servic...tier_Dryer.pdf

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    Thank you. I will have to try that when I am over at my parent's place. I guess I should measure the resistance to see if the thermistor is actually out (blown or shorted??)

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    Unplug your dryer first!

    To test the thermistor you use a ohm meter and go by this chart:
    Here's the thermistor chart, it works on ambient temperature:


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