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My dryer quit working. The screen is flashing "PF". The manual said to hold down the start button and it should reset itself, but that did not work. I unplugged it and plugged it back in same thing happening. I tripped the breaker still nothing. The cycle ending signal is constantly going off and nothing I press stops the noise. Can Is there another way of resetting the machine? If there is anything I can do please let me know.
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  • archmom03 Oct 07, 2008

    My Kenmore Elite HE 4 electric dryer is stopping before clothes are dry--doesn't matter which cycle I use. The screen flashes PF. I hit cancel and can use it again right away, but it keeps stopping itself. The breaker is not tripped. The light inside comes on, while the screen is still black. I had a repair guy say it's not the dryer. But the breaker and recept test fine. We put a amp meter on and the dryer was receiving power when it went out. Not sure replacing the mother board will help.

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Have you tired unplugging for 30 minutes? This will often reset some of the common glitches.

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PF - Power Failure - PF error code indicates a power failure during the dryer's cycle. Press and HOLD start to continue the cycle, or press off/pause to clear display.

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Hello ratcliffe. I did a house call last week with this same problem. In that case it turned out that the circuit breaker, in the home's electrical panel, was shot and needed to be replaced. That said, electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring.

To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:
If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician. If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician. JOE Thanks for choosing Fixya!

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