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What does the f70 error code on a whirlpool gas dryer model WGD9200SQ1 mean?

It stops running and the lights "rotate" and flash and error message of F70 shows

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SOURCE: kenmore elite eletric dryer model 8708

I've never heard of an F70 I have heard of an F07 which is possibly a motor controller error.

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The F70 code is warning you that the exhaust vent airflow is insufficient.

  • Check the exhaust hose in the rear of the machine and make sure it it not crushed or kinked. The vent pipe should be rigid metal not flexible foil or flexible plastic.
  • If using dryer sheets, rinse the lint filter with hot water to remove filmy residue that can restrict airflow through the filter
  • Inspect the outside vent hood for any blockages.
  • The exhaust system may need cleaning. Cleaning kits are available at most home improvement centers and this website:
If you need further assistance, let me know

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite HE5 Electric Dryer

I have a Kenmore HE5 Steam: after a power failure last week, now when you turn the dryer on and push"start" the cycle stops emediately and flashes PF...

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite dryer is showing F70 message code.

The "F70" fault code indicates a lack of communication between the machine control board and the console assembly. This type of failure code may require voltage tests using a volt ohm meter if you are not able to locate any loose wire connections. NOTE: I do not recommend checking voltages unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so otherwise I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer. I added instructions in the image below on how to access and what to test and the wiring diagram. I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer if you are not able to diagnose the failure yourself using the information I added below. The overheating has nothing to do with the error code. The overheating could be caused from not cleaning the lint filter, restricted vent system, heater relay sticking closed or a loose connection in the thermistor circuit. I will not be able to provide any part numbers without knowing the specific model number of your HE5 dryer. You can look up part numbers at Sears Parts Direct by entering your model number in the model number field. F70 diagnostic steps:

  1. Check for a loose wire harness connection between Console Electronics and Machine Control.
  2. Check the connections between Power Cube and Console Electronic
  3. Check for 120 VAC at Power Cube from P1-1 (L1) to P1-2 (N).
  4. Check for 5 VDC from P2-2 and P2-1 from Power Cube to Console Electronics.
  5. Check for 5 VDC on the Console Electronics at P003-2 (+5) to P003-3 (Gnd).
  6. Check for 5 VDC on the Serial COM connector on the Console Electronics side at Pins P005-3 (VDD) to Pins P005-1 (VSS3).
  7. Check for 5 VDC on the Serial COM connector on the Machine Control side at Pins P2-1 (VDD) to Pins P2-3 (VSS).
  8. If the voltage is not correct then replace the appropriate component or harness.
If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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The F70 and F71 error codes on this model of washer indicates a communication problem between the user interface control board and the central control unit (main control board). These error codes can sometimes be caused by a power surge or glitch through the electrical lines. Try unplugging the washer to completely disconnect electrical power. Wait 1 minute and then plug the washer back in to the see if the fault code clears. If it does, then the washer may work normally.

If the code reappears, then you could have a wire harness connection problem, a failed user interface control board or a failed central control unit. I recommend calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair this type of problem so that the correct component can be replaced.

Be sure your unit is plugged into a 3 prong grounded outlet as well.

F71 is a "heatbeat failure" which means that your front interface control board is shorted and will need to be replaced. it's actually fairly easy to replace and can definitely be done by yourself. To access the part, just pull the unit forward and remove the 3 screws coming in from the back of the top panel. Remove the top panel by pulling it back, up, and off. Then remove all the screws going into the top of the control panel. Remove the dispenser drawer and remove the screws coming in through the dispenser. Remove the screws coming from the inside of the dryer going forward into the control panel, then remove the control panel (it's just clipped in on the bottom. After that you can disconnect the wire harnesses to the front interface control board and replace that part.

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Hello Carol;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.


No communication between the electronic control board and the user interface control board assemblies.

Unplug the dryer. Check the wire harness connections between the main electronic control board and the user interface control board assemblies. If the connections are sound, have a technician diagnose the cause of the communication failure. The main electronic control board and/or the user interface control assemblies might need to be replaced.

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You need to take the top off the machine and check that the wiring harness between the 2 units is intact and that the plugs on the ends of the harness are firmly in place on both the Central Control Unit and the User Interface. If this fails to fix the problem, then the action indicated is that if the drum is rotating while this error is showing, the user interface is faulty and requires replacement. If the drum is NOT rotating while displaying this error, then the Central Control Unit should be replaced.

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The "F70" error code is indicating a loss of communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the user's interface board on the right hand side of the console. The main top can be taken off by removing the screws along the back edge of the top. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the top.

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  1. Check for continuity of the user interface harness
  2. Check the wire harness connections at the user interface board and the Central Control Unit.
  3. If the unit will run and rotate before the "F70" displays usually indicates the user interface board will need to be replaced.
  4. If the unit will not run and rotate usually indicates the Central Control Unit will need to be replaced.

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What does the code f70 on a kenmore elite dryer mean?

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If a loose connection is not found, the controller board will probably need to be replaced.

Please report back here what you find, OK?

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I've never heard of an F70 I have heard of an F07 which is possibly a motor controller error.

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