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I am getting the E1 error code. Is this the thermistor? I have aKenmore Elite HE3 electric dryer

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  • pmef Sep 12, 2009

    Thank you so much. That is what my husband thought. I hope it's easy to get to.

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HI. Yes, you are correct. this E1 code represents a failed thermistor. The problem is the device is stuck open(circuit unable to close)

Replacing the thermistor will fix this issue and clear the trouble code.

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E1 error


The fault code E1 means the electronic control detected the thermistor is open. It's either the wire harness connecting the thermistor and electronic control is broken or the connection is loose or the thermistor is indeed open. Measure the resistance of the thermistor then refer to the temperature and resistance table for the normal thermistor resistance values. Click on the link below for the detailed troubleshooting procedure.

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How do I take the front panel off my kenmore elite electric dryer to see if their are tech notes about my E1error code? My dryer turns off after only a few minutes displaying and E1 error code. The...


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!

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkrsfrgsskrbttbxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/wbsdwtgwgxwrgbbgsgs/1/1303472/5961857/image6767img-or.gif

HE3 Dryer: http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wbfbgrrwtrrkfttxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/kgwgwwwdkxkfkkgwgqs/1/1303472/5961857/image7127img-or.gif


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Sep 21, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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My kenmore dryer is blinking e1 can you tell me what the prolbem is.


I have a Kenmore Electric HE3 dryer that displays the E1 error code. My husband is good at fixing just about anything so he wants to fix this himself. Is this the Thermistor? Where is it located?

Sep 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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HE3 dryer stops drying with code E1


Hi, how are ya?

The E1 is a thermistor problem. It's a little black fuse that's next to the thermal fuse on the duct housing.

It's pretty easy to fix. You need to take the bottom pannel off and then the black blower housing.

Good luck :)

Aug 06, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

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On a kenmore dryer Elite modle #11071062000 i am getting an error code "E2" can you tell me what this means? Can you tell me how to fix it? The dry runs but will not ignite.


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!

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkrsfrgsskrbttbxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/wbsdwtgwgxwrgbbgsgs/1/1303472/5961857/image6767img-or.gif

HE3 Dryer: http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wbfbgrrwtrrkfttxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/kgwgwwwdkxkfkkgwgqs/1/1303472/5961857/image7127img-or.gif


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Jun 30, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Error Code E1


replace the thermistor

Dec 20, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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I constantly got E1 Error code on my Kenmore Elite H3 GAS dryer


E1 error code indicates an open thermistor or open thermistor circuit. A thermistor is a component that relays the temperature in the dryer to the control board. If the thermistor has failed, Error code E1 will be displayed.
You need to call a repair person to fix it.

Dec 18, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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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!

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wkrsfrgsskrbttbxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/wbsdwtgwgxwrgbbgsgs/1/1303472/5961857/image6767img-or.gif

HE3 Dryer: http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wbfbgrrwtrrkfttxgtqsskgwtqkq,vi/kgwgwwwdkxkfkkgwgqs/1/1303472/5961857/image7127img-or.gif


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Jul 25, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Error Code E1


Usually when the thermistor is repaired the high limit is replaced, I dont recall the E 2 except a manual is under the console

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