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Kenmore Elite HE5 Electric Dryer

When the dryer was installed and the power button was pushed, an "F70" error message appeared. Nothing else worked. What does this error message mean?

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with the same dryer I just got it installed on May 20 and as soon as it was plugged in the F 70 code came on. The sales rep. told me that it could be the dryer vent. If the dryer vent and flex hose are plastic then it might not work. I just haven't changed it yet to see if that is the actual problem.



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    Chris Neikirk Oct 18, 2018

    Your F70 issue is No communication between the electronic control board and the user interface control board assemblies. Here is the steps of what to do. Unplug the dryer. Check the wire harness connections between the main electronic control board and the user interface control board assemblies. If the connections are sound, contact a technician to diagnose the cause of the communication failure. The main electronic control board and/or the user interface control assemblies may might need to be replaced. And as needed these are the parts for replacement - Main electronic control board, User interface control assemblies. Hope this helps and good luck on your repair.
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My Dryer Kenmore Elite HE5 show the Code F70...
My Dryer Kenmore Elite HE5 shows the Code F70... What that's mean?


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The F70 and F71 error codes on this model of washer indicates a communication problem between the user interface control board and the central control unit (main control board). These error codes can sometimes be caused by a power surge or glitch through the electrical lines. Try unplugging the washer to completely disconnect electrical power. Wait 1 minute and then plug the washer back in to the see if the fault code clears. If it does, then the washer may work normally.

If the code reappears, then you could have a wire harness connection problem, a failed user interface control board or a failed central control unit. I recommend calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair this type of problem so that the correct component can be replaced.

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The F70 error code indicates a loss of communication between the console panel and machine (main) control board. Disconnect the dryer cord from the power supply and remove the top panel and check for loose connections on each control board.

If all the connections check out okay, then the machine (main) control will need to be replaced.

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SOURCE: My Dryer Kenmore Elite HE5 show the Code F70...

The F70 and F71 error codes on this model of washer indicates a communication problem between the user interface control board and the central control unit (main control board). These error codes can sometimes be caused by a power surge or glitch through the electrical lines. Try unplugging the washer to completely disconnect electrical power. Wait 1 minute and then plug the washer back in to the see if the fault code clears. If it does, then the washer may work normally.

If the code reappears, then you could have a wire harness connection problem, a failed user interface control board or a failed central control unit. I recommend calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair this type of problem so that the correct component can be replaced.


Be sure your unit is plugged into a 3 prong grounded outlet as well.


F71 is a "heatbeat failure" which means that your front interface control board is shorted and will need to be replaced. it's actually fairly easy to replace and can definitely be done by yourself. To access the part, just pull the unit forward and remove the 3 screws coming in from the back of the top panel. Remove the top panel by pulling it back, up, and off. Then remove all the screws going into the top of the control panel. Remove the dispenser drawer and remove the screws coming in through the dispenser. Remove the screws coming from the inside of the dryer going forward into the control panel, then remove the control panel (it's just clipped in on the bottom. After that you can disconnect the wire harnesses to the front interface control board and replace that part.


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