Question about Kenmore 72062 Gas Dryer
I keep getting an E1 error and the dryer shuts off. I took off the lower front of dryer and made sure all the lent is cleaned around inside, but I keep getting the error. I can continue to turn the dryer on and it will dry but I'm afraid I have a more serious problem and I don't want to burn the house down. Any suggestions?
The E1 displayed indicates the thermistor is open and needs to be replaced.
The connections can be loose but the most likely cause of an E1 error is a bad thermistor.
The dryer will not operate if the exhaust temperature drops below 18 degrees F. or exceeds 250 degrees F.
If you're comfortable and confident in your do-it-yourself skills and have access to a volt/ohm meter you can check and replace this part yourself.
The thermistor is available from the following: www.searspartsdirect.com
Enter your model # in the appropriate box to get a full parts break-down and diagrams.
To access the thermistor see the image below.
Remember to unplug the dryer from power first.
The thermistor will have a black and red/white wire on it.
You can check continuity across it with the meter and if the circuit is open then the thermistor needs to be replaced.
When the thermistor circuit is open (>50K ohms), the error code E1 flashes in the display.
When the thermistor circuit is shorted (
Normal thermistor resistance values:
60 degrees F. - 15.3K ohms.
70 degrees F. - 11.9K ohms.
80 degrees F. - 9.2K ohms.
The thermistor -may- check ok when cool and freak out when warm!
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The machine control electronics monitors the
exhaust temperature using the thermistor, and
cycles the heater relay on and off to maintain
the desired temperature.
Begin with an empty dryer and a clean lint
1. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.
2. Set the following configuration:
? Door - must be firmly closed
? Press Control On
? Press End Of Cycle Signal (Louder)
? Press Start
3. If after 60 seconds, E1 or E2 flashes in the
display and the dryer shuts off, the thermistor
or wire harness is either shorted or open.
? Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
? Check wire connections at the machine
control electronics and thermistor. See
Accessing & Removing the Electronic
Assemblies, page 7, and figure 8 for
? If wire connections are good, remove the
two wires from the thermistor and replace
the part number is 8577274 you can remove the lower panel in the front to change the part.
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