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My dryer shows E1 at the end of a cycle. Sometimes it stops early. What the heck does E1 mean?

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Thanks for using FixYa. Error E1 means thermistor failure, it flashes when the thermistor circuit is open. The dryer will not operate if the exhaust temperature drops below 18° F. or exceeds 250° F. To resolve this the thermistor should be replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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