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Dryer turns on but doesnt do anything

Just doesn't heat turn or do anything, no error code just turns itself off in a few minutes

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Test the heater element if Electric.
Turn on the pilot if Gas.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014

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SOURCE: Error Code F2

That means the sensor that tells the computer what temp the drum (and the clothes) are so it can cycle the heater on or off according has failed. Please rate my help as solved if i answered your question! THANX

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Dryer runs for a few minutes, then shuts off

thermo sensor inside is bad (are you sure ALL vents and pipes are clear?)

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Electrolux dryer error code e61

There is a 'tech sheet' in the back pf the dryer. Unplug machine, Remove the access panel on the back to get to it. Reach in and it should be there. It will tell you how to do a button check. You have to enter a test mode through the buttons.
The E 61 is a stuck button.


Enter function test mode and perform key
stuck closed (active). (button) test to determine which button is at
fault. Carefully free the and perform the test
again. If button is free but the key struck code
still exists, replace electronic control.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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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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Posted on Sep 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Brand new Lg dryer 2501, error code ''nP''

I had the same issue with two new dryers. The rep on the phone said nP can also indicate a power issue. It turned out one of the wires in the outlet had broken off. Rewiring the outlet solved the problem.

Posted on Jun 28, 2011

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