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My dryer is showing A FE code on the display. I cheked the power at the recepticle, it reads 236 VAC. If I turn it off & back on then start it, it seems to work fine. What is this FE code.

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  • Steven StJohn Nov 17, 2010

    Sorry it took awhile to respond, I just found your responce last night in my spam box.

    The first time the code came in the dryer had been off for over 12 hours. After using it Sunday the code came back after about 30 minutes, but this time it showed EFE. After turning the dryer the code came back as FE again, I did take it apart and check for any air flow restrictions. Found some lint on the fan and cleaned that, but found no flow restrictions in the vent.

  • Steven StJohn Dec 04, 2010

    After replacing the control board the alarm has gone away. Thank you.


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Hi, the FE error code means Temp Control error - Overheating.

  • venting for restriction
  • thermistor
  • control board
  • cycling thermostat (regular)

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Nov 17, 2010

    Check the other likely cause of the problem i listed as the venting restriction.


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