Question about Dryers
PF light is on and lights flashing. Tried unplugging it (overnight) but when plugged back in it begins beeping again. Held start button in per instructions, but when released, unit goes back to PF, flashing, and beeping. Help.
SOURCE: kenmore elite he3 electric dryer
If you get a series of four rapid beeps when you push START in an attempt to start your dryer, your door switch (interlock) is defective. I have experienced this problem before and it is a fairly simple problem to fix. The easiest way to tell is to open the dryer door and push the door interlock in by hand. Hold it in while pushing the START button. If the dryer starts, then all you have is a simple problem of the door not closing properly. If the dryer still does not start, however, replace the dryer door interlock. The interlock should also make a definite "click" while pushing it in. If it does not, the switch is worn out. Some dryers have an upper and lower door interlock. If yours is equipped with two interlocks, make sure they are both functioning and that the door is latched properly. I have experienced problems where dryers doors with two interlocks would close at the top, but not at the bottom. The dryer would not start as a result. If you can provide me with your model number I can get a part number and price for you. I can also tell you where you can get the part and provide instructions on how to replace it. Let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
SOURCE: GE dryer starts but..... stops
What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
SOURCE: Kenmore Elite HE3
Try this.. across the top rear of the dryer there is 3 gold screws (1/4" I believe) remove them and pull the top panel back about 6" inches then get a hair-dryer.. when standing back in the front of the machine there is now a black strip of sheetmetal you can now see that is right behind the control panel your pressing all the time.. there is a small gap about 1/2" between the black metal strip and the control panel that allows you to see a few green PC boards from the back side.. put the hair-dryer on high and work it back and forth in that slot pointing it at these boards... this will dry out the moisture back there on the boards and in the buttons themselves.. Give it a few minutes.. the beeping sounds like your timer indicator buzzer button is stuck ON so be sure to dry off the right area where those buttons are also.. once the beeping stops it should work.. Mine has done this 3 times and the hair-dryer has fixed it every time.. What's going on is because the buttons have been pressed so many times they have almost collapsed together and only a little moisture allows them to stick ON.. once the timer button does this you cant start ANY mode until it is cleared.. kinda like holding the channel button down on your remote to the TV and not being able to do anything else until you get it to stop...
Posted on May 19, 2008
FWIW ... the Sears guy came by yesterday. The problem was apparently that the door latch was not operating to the extent that the sensors thought the door was open. He is replacing the latch next week. He adjusted the old one in the mean tiome and it appears to be working fine.
This kind of stunned me, since my wife reported an electric zap and the interior light burned out as the dryer went dead -- so I was sure it would be a fried circuit board -- but, no, a little jiggling of the latch seemed to clear it up....
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
when u push the buttons do all lights light up if so ,, machine is in lock mode ,, press and hold the little icon that read lock for about 3 seconds unitll lights are off then run ,, let see
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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PF error means power failure which is generally caused when the control board inside the unit goes bad. You can try unplugging the unit for 15-30 minutes, if the issue returns then the control board needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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