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I just bought a Kenmore HE5 dryer. It dosen't work! When I turned it on, I recieved error code F:70. What does this mean?

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  • skipjackson Dec 24, 2008

    we have an HE5 ,less than a month old; today we received an error code F70?

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I opened the unit and replaced a 1.25A fuse which had blown. check your wiring diagram. look in back panel and check the little fuses but this is the one you need to replace. 1.25a thats the main cause of this error

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Based on my brief internet research on this issue, after recieving the same error code, it appears to result from a communication issue between the electronic systems of the machine. Personally, I'm returning mine. Too many posts about this error.

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

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