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Information code "E3" appears on

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  • klkroma May 22, 2011

    Oops, sorry about that! The dryer actually started working again once I rescued a shirt that had gotten twisted up and caught in a part near the door to the Samsung DV665J. I would still like to know what E3 means, though.

    Thank you--


  • klkroma May 23, 2011

    So the thermostat might need replacing? Would a bad thermostat mean drying might take hours, which it does? I was told that the dryer taking a long time meant that the connecting hose to the outside was full of lint or otherwise blocked. (The guy who has been going to take a look at this hasn't shown up when he said he would).

    Thank you, Kevin!

  • klkroma May 24, 2011

    OK! I guess I know where to go from here...thanks very much, Kevin...

  • klkroma May 24, 2011

    Kevin was helpful and gave me good advice about what to do with my dryer.



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Hello & Welcome to FixYa

Please get back with the make and model# of your dryer so that I can tell you what this error code means and how to fix it.


Posted on May 17, 2011

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    Kevin White May 22, 2011

    Yeah...E3 error
    is a overload error and flashes when either the vent is blocked or the thermal
    fuse/thermostat is bad and needs replaced. Great that its solved for you......Please
    get back to me if you have any other questions.


    Yeah...E3 error is a overload error and flashes when either the vent is blocked or the thermal fuse/thermostat is bad and needs replaced. Great that its solved for you......Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


  • Kevin White
    Kevin White May 23, 2011

    You are correct Katherine....the thermostat needs replacement

  • Kevin White
    Kevin White May 24, 2011

    You are welcome :) Thanks for that rating



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