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My dryer panel is blinking F70 and smells of gas

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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.

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On Whirlpool duet steam front loading DRYER...What does the error code F70 mean?Do you have to have a certified whirlpool appliance service professional to repair?


F70 code says...
Replace the machine control electronics. You should first unplug the machine and then remove and plug back in all connectors on the front panel model as well as the electronic control module.

If that doesn't take care of the problem then it may be time to consider replacing the rear board. The FSP # 8183259

The control board is part # 14 in the link below.
Sears parts direct /Whirlpool-Parts/Model-WFW9400VE01

Mar 13, 2015 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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What does F70 mean on a front load dryer?


Hello Carol;

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

F70:

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.

Dec 06, 2014 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Sears he3 electric dryer flashes F70


This is an overheating issue. The dryer needs to be cleaned at least once a year. This means pull the bottom panel off that is under the door and vacuum out all the lint. Then clean the outlet and duct work that it connects to. There are some other causes but that should take care of it.

Jun 25, 2014 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

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What is f70 mean


Hi.

F70 is an electronic problem. I expained detains in the tip below.

The tip applies to whirpool built appliances like this Kenmore:

F70 and F71 are two logic board error codes that point at a communication error between the main log

Jul 27, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

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My Dryer Kenmore Elite HE5 show the Code F70...


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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Dec 31, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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


F70 is a "communications error" message and the first thing to check is loose wire connections.

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

Please report back here what you find, OK?

Aug 05, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8676 Dryer

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Dryer seems too hot and displays error code f70


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.


Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Mar 23, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

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F70 error code


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.


Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Mar 20, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity...

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I have a Whirlpool duet electonic gas dryer. It will not turn on. The numbers blink on and then off. When it was running the board is flashing on and off and then turns off. It did show the number F70....


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: http://www.linteater.com/.
If you need further assistance, let me know
Regards,
reg501

Jul 02, 2008 | Whirlpool Dryers

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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.

Nov 28, 2007 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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