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Where is the thermistor located? how to get to it?

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If you mean the motor thermistor, it is attached to or build into the motor windings, It should close when the motor cools down, allowing the motor to run again , untill it overheats again.

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The error is describing a tS code. It is an indication that the thermistor is shorted. The thermistor is the temperature sensing device used on this dryer. Before replacing the thermistor check for a clogged lint screen or dirty vent pipe.If these are clear and you are still getting the code the thermistor would need replaced, the resistance of the thermistor should be about 10K ohms at room temperature.

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It is actually called a thermistor, and is located at the end of the heater element.
Which in turn is located at the rear of the washer drum.To gain access, remove lower rear cover of washer, and you will see the element and thermistor there.
To remove the thermistor, slacken the centrt nut securing element, and withdraw the thermistor.
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The "F05" error code is indicating a Water Temperature Sensor Error. Does it take long time for the water to get hot when you initially start it? If the water is cold entering the tub when hot water or warm water is selected it possibly could cause the error. It only makes sense because after you cancel the cycle and restart the washer it does OK because the cold water has been purged.

There is a thermistor located on the heating element mounting bracket which is used to monitor the water temperature. The heating element w/thermistor will be located on the lower back portion of the tub. You might find a loose wire connection on the thermistor. You will need to remove the rear panel to access the heater and thermistor. You will need an ohm meter to measure the resistance of the thermistor. See images below for specifications. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord before removing the rear panel.

If during the water heating step in the wash cycle, the water temperature sensor (NTC) value is out of range, the "F/05" error code will be displayed.

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What does f-03 mean?


Error F03 in Hotpoint washer means that the thermistor is open. When thermistor turns bad it will not let the water to heat or in some cases will boil the water to extreme temperatures. You’ll need to replace the thermistor to resolve this issue. The thermistor is located in the motor control unit. Inspect the element if its open circuit, it should read 1500-1800 ohms on Rx1 on the multimeter, if not then element is bad. To check/replace the element remove the lower rear panel. Hope this helps...


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I have a front load LG washing machine. Its two years old and it stopped working today and it is giving a code of TE on the read out. what does this mean? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

TE is a Thermistor error.

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If you have a washer with steam function. It could also be the steam generator's thermistor and or a bad heater element. The steam generator is located just behind the dispenser’s housing on the top left side.

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Thanks for using FixYa. By error F03 in Hotpoint washer we mean that the thermistor is open. This will not let the water to heat or in rear cases will boil the water to extreme temperatures. You’ll need to replace the thermistor to resolve this issue. The thermistor is located in the motor control unit. Also check the element if its open circuit, you’ll get a reading of 1.5-1.8K ohms on the multimeter, if not then element is bad. The element is also located in the motor control unit. You can check them by removing lower rear panel.

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The thermistor is located in a grommet in the heater element, which is located at the bottom of the tub at the rear of the m/c, access by removing lower rear panel.
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