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Thermistor #8577274 problems.can I repair myself. second time I have had it replaced. Were there recalls or alerts given of defective part.

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You can certainly repair it yourself if you know how but usually when a thermistor keeps blowing there is a bigger problem somewhere. I would get it properly serviced rather than keep changing the thermistor.

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No there is no recalls

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What does the E1 error mean?

E1 means: Thermistor Failure. You will need to replace this.

Here's the thermistor for your model you can order:
Thermistor 8577274
You would need to take off the lower front access panel under your door, then take off the duct assembly#45, by removing the two #32 screws, and remove the #2 screw at the very bottom of the duct assembly with a bracket#11 attached to it, remove that one also. Unplug your dryer first! Then your thermistor is #42 on the blower housing, next to your thermal fuse#59.

Aug 09, 2017 | Dryers

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What do I do when the dishwasher is stuck on P2?

GENERAL INFO ERROR CODES PROBLEM PARTS SOLUTION E1 NOT ENOUGH WATER INLET VALVE CLEAN OR REPLACE E2 NOT DRAINING DRAIN PUMP KINKED HOSE--ADJUST HOSE TOO HIGH--ADJUST PUMP FAULTY--REPLACE E3 WATER TEMP TOO COOL THERMOSTAT STAT OPEN--REPLACE TIMER CONTACTS OPEN-- REPLACE HEATER OPEN--- REPLACE ABOVE FAULTS CAN ALSO CAUSE TIMER TO STALL(TIMER STOPS TO ALLOW HEATING OF WATER) TIMER WOULD STALL AT THE 2,5,7 AND 10 O'CLOCK POSITION E4 OVERFLOW SWITCH ACTIVATED CHECK FLOAT IS FREE CHECK LEVEL OF D/W SOAP- AMOUNT AND KIND WASHARM STUCK OR SPLIT E5 E6 & E7 TEMP SENSOR THERMOSTAT REPLACE ERROR CODES: DDW497W Problem Solution Error 1 Water supply is turned off Turn water supply on Detached / damaged pipe Replace / readjust pipe Low water pressure Requires min. 0.04Mpa water pressure Defective water fill valve Replace water fill valve Damaged or defective wiring Repair the wiring Defective pressure switch Replace pressure switch Heavy water usage elsewhere in home Use unit when water usage is at a minimum Defective electric control Replace electric control Error 2 Sump or filter is obstructed Clear the sump and filter Damaged/defective drain pump Repair or replace drain pump Drain hose is obstructed or detached Clear out/readjust drain hose/tighten clamps Defective pressure switch Replace pressure switch Damaged or defective wiring Repair the wiring Defective electric control Replace the electric control Error 3 Voltage is too low Minimum voltage of 198 V Damaged/ defective thermostat Replace the thermostat Damaged or defective wiring Repair the wiring NTC thermistor damaged/out of position Replace or readjust the thermistor Damaged/ defective heating element Replace the heating element Defective electric control Replace the electric control Error 4 Sump or filter is obstructed Clear the sump and filter Loose or damaged sump pump/drain pump Repair or replace sump pump/drain pump Drain hose is obstructed or detached Clear out/readjust drain hose/tighten clamps Defective pressure switch Replace pressure switch Loose heater element Tighten heater element mounting nuts Loose spray arm Tighten spray arm Damaged or defective wiring Repair the wiring Defective electric control Replace the electric control Defective Microswitch Replace microswitch Float- defective or not in the right position Reajust / replace float Error 5 Damaged/ defective power switch Replace power switch Damaged or defective wiring Repair the wiring Defective electric control Replace the electric control Error 6 NTC thermistor damaged/out of position Replace or readjust the thermistor Temperature is too low Temperature should be above -20? Damaged or defective wiring Repair the wiring Defective electric control Replace the electric control Error 7 NTC thermistor damaged/out of position Replace or readjust the thermistor Temperature is too high Temperature should be below 120? Damaged or defective wiring Repair the wiring Defective electric control Replace the electric contr

Nov 27, 2014 | Danby DDW611WLED

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I have a Whirlpool Cabrio dryer, model WED6400SW, that displays an F23 code. What type of problem does the F23 code signify?

Your heating circuit is out of range. Most of the time, it's the thermistor that has gone bad.

Sears has the replacement:

Thermistor 8577274

If that doesn't do it, then the next most common culprit is the main PCB board.

Oct 19, 2014 | Dryers

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I have model # GEW9250PW duet front loader dryer and keep getting a code E1

This is a failed thermistior error code.

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

thermistor location.

? If wire connections are good, remove the

two wires from the thermistor and replace
the thermistor.
the part number is 8577274 you can remove the lower panel in the front to change the part.
thanks and please rate me thank you....ken

Jun 07, 2011 | Whirlpool GEW9250P Electric Dryer

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Kenmore elite evenflow with auto temp control starts drying and after a couple of minutes gets an E1 error code. Does not appear to over heat and is not on long when it errors. Does it on all settings.

E1 code indicates a thermistor failure. You will need to replace the thermistor. Remove the lower panel to access the thermistor. It looks like the picture below...


Part number 8577274, available at

Dec 29, 2010 | Dryers

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I have a Whirlpool GEX9868JQ0 Electric dryer. Rvery time I use it ,it will stop within a few minutes and display E1. It takes me a long time to dry clothes, having to re start the dryer over and over. ...

The electronic control detected that the thermistor is open as indicated by the fault code E1. It's either the connection between the thermistor and the electronic control is broken or the thermistor is indeed open. Troubleshooting and repair is an easy task can be one in a couple of minutes. Make sure to unplug the dryer before attempting any repair work.

Remove the dryer's back panel to access and check the thermistor. Remove the screws securing the back panel then pull the panel off the cabinet and locate the thermistor on the blower housing.

Check to make sure the wires are snugly connected and there are no signs of bad contacts or corrosion. Disconnect the wires if there's no issue found with them and the connections then tape the wires together or jump a wire between them.

Put a few load of wet or damp clothing, plug the dryer in then start it. Error E2 should appear on the display to indicate that the thermistor has been shorted. It signifies that the electronic control and the wire harness are all good and the thermistor is indeed open. Replace the thermistor with part number 8577274.

Simply unscrew it from the blower housing, install the new one, and transfer the wires from the old to the new one. It actually doesn't matter to which terminal the wires should go since the thermistor is not polarized.

Feel free to update us about the development of the troubleshooting and repair should you have further questions.

Note: This advice is outlined for the purpose of troubleshooting without the use of a volt-ohmmeter. Simply check the resistance of the thermistor if a volt-ohmmeter is available. Refer to the table below for the correct resistance reading.


Sep 02, 2010 | Whirlpool GEX9868J Electric Dryer

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It starts working for a minute and it stop working

It is an indication of a shorted thermistor. Disconnect power to the dryer and check the resistance of the thermistor.

The thermistor (part #8577274) is located on the blower housing with red/white stripe and black wires and can be accessed by removing the lower front access panel. Remove the two hex-head screws attaching the bottom of the lower front access panel to the cabinet and pull the bottom out then down and move the panel away from the cabinet.

Disconnect one wire from the thermistor and use an ohmmeter, set to X1, to measure the resistance. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the thermistor terminals and measure the resistance. The resistance reading at room temperature of a good thermistor is between 8.5 and 13.5 ohms; otherwise, replace the thermistor.

Remove the two screws mounting the thermistor to the blower housing then mount and secure the new thermistor in place. Connect the thermistor wires then slide the lower front access panel up back into position to the cabinet and secure its bottom with the two securing screws.

In case the measured thermistor resistance falls within the allowed range, measure the resistance between the disconnected thermistor wire and the other one. Replace the dryer control electronics (part #8546219).

Remove the screws attaching the top panel to the rear of the dryer then slide the panel rearward and lift it off.

Facing the front of the dryer, the dryer control board is located on the left mounted behind the bracket. Remove the three screws holding the bracket in place then rotate assembly up and set it on the side panel.

Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the control board one at a time then connect it to the new control board.

Remove the control board mounting screw near the transformer then press the side ends one at a time to release the mounting tabs and lift the end away from the bracket.

Secure the new control board to the bracket and reassemble the rest in reverse of the steps given above.

Apr 02, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Whirlpoo Duet Dryer is flashing an error code of E1. What does this mean and what is the fix?

E1 Thermistor open Replace thermistor if found defective

replace the thermistor on backside of unit behind back panel... i think its part number 8577274 you can find this on, or, or you can shop locally, let me know how itt goes

Mar 09, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity...

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HE3t kenmore dryer E1 error - have replaced the thermistor and checked the airflow out of the house and it still kicks the E1 error. The only time that it doesnt is when the dryer is on air dry

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.

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 part number 8577274 and is available from the following

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.,wkrsfrgsskrbttbxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/wbsdwtgwgxwrgbbgsgs/1/1303472/5961857/image6767img-or.gif

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Oct 27, 2009 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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My GEW9200LW0 electric dryer will stop after a few minutes and flash E1 code. Is it most likely a faulty thermistor? How do I know the correct part # to order?

HI, the thermistor is the culprit in this situation. the actual location of the affected part is inside the unit, on the blower housing(mounted on the backside). The part number is (3976615)

E-1:=(Failed Thermistor)

SIDE NOTE:-The manufacturer has replaced part number 3976615 with this item, part number 8577274. 8577274 may differ in appearance, but is a functional equivalent to prior parts including 3976615.

Oct 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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