June 10th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Kenmore Elite HE3 "E1" code
My usual response to a flashing error code is to call the repair man but I'm going to take a stab a home repair. The dryer may never dry again after I'm through with it. . .
E1 shows up repeatedly frequently and the clothes never seem dry after 1 cycle of drying like before. From reading some on the forum I know this indicates that I need to change the thermistor (what the heck IS a thermistor, and it seems buried deep in the bowels of the dryer. Will I EVER be able to reassemble the dryer after I change the thermi-majiger?!)
Will you tell me what exact thermistor I need to buy for my dryer and send that fancy instruction manuel for replacing the part?
June 10th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Yes, E1 means:
Thermistor Failure. You will need to replace this.
Here's the one for your model you can order:
Manufacturer part#8577274 is RepairClinic item#1181075
Unplug your dryer first!
You would need to take off the lower front access panel under your door, then take off the duct assembly#45, by removing the two #32 screws, and remove the #2 screw at the very bottom of the duct assembly with a bracket#11 attached to it, remove that one also. Then your thermistor is #42 on the blower housing, next to your thermal fuse#59.
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