AEQ6000ES2 E8C Error Code

Bill Bailey

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Location
Breinigsville, PA
Model Number
AEQ6000ES2
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
6-10 years
Im at my wits end with my dryer!

I got it from a guy on Craigslist for cheap cause the control board needed replacing (power surge burnt the board)

I replaced it and it started up got hot a spun for about 2 min beeped once and displayed PAU.

I checked the codes and it said E8C
I've replaced both Thermistors (top back and bottom)
That didn't fix it so then I replaced the thermal limit switch thinking that'd be it... NOPE!

What do I need to do to get my dryer working??
I'm tired of having to hang clothes all over my house to dry!!!

ANY HELP would be GREATLY APPRECIATED

Thankyou
Bill Bailey
 

jeff1

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Hi,

I found, a copy:

E8C

Too many trips in a period of time.

The safety (high limit) thermostat has tripped too many times within a certain period of program time.

Check for blocked lint filter, blocked exhaust, air leaks around air duct, broken blower fan blades, worn or loose drum seals, dryer installed in closet with solid doors or door seal not correctly seated.

jeff.
 

Bill Bailey

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Breinigsville, PA
Thanks for the reply Jeff!

I found that same info a few days ago.

From what I can tell it all seems fine... No broken fan blades, no blockages, lint filter is totally clean and the seals are fine.

When I had it apart to change the lower Thermistor In I vacuumed out as much lint that I could from everywhere.

Could the heating element be to blame for tripping the high limit thermostat?

Because it is heating up and gets hot quickly.

I don't want to keep throwing parts at this to fix it if I don't have too... Money's REALLY TIGHT for us...
 
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jeff1

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Bill Bailey

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Thanks for another great reply!

I'm gonna go get my multi meter and test the continuity of the element... Hopefully that's the problem...

If that isn't the problem, got any other ideas?
 
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