Kenmore Laundry Dryer Error Codes – What You Need To Know!
Error codes for Kenmore Dryers
|ERROR CODE||CONDITION||DIY ADVICE|
|PF||Abbreviated from Power Failure||This error is returned when some power failure occurs while the laundry dryer is in use. To reset the appliance, press Start in case you want to resume the cycle or Stop to finish it. If you see this code too often, you should examine the laundry dryer power cord or the mains outlet for any damage.|
|F:01||Main electronic control unit malfunction||Try disconnecting your dryer machine from the mains network for not less than 5 minutes and connecting it back. In case the error persists, things look like you need to replace the main electronic control unit with a new one.|
|F:02||Keypad panel malfunction||This code will light up when a button on one of the two keypad panels is stuck. Try releasing the stuck button. If you can’t do it, you will need to replace the broken panel.|
|F:20||Heater relay malfunction||In this case, you have to deal with the defective heater relay on the dryer main electronic control unit. Disconnect the drying appliance from the mains network and install a new main electronic control unit instead of the faulty one.|
|F:22 or F:23||Outlet thermal sensor malfunction||Once you see this error code, the main unit detects an open outlet thermal sensor. Disconnect the dryer machine and test the sensor’s resistance. The tester should read about 10,000 ohms. In case the outlet thermal sensor is defective, you will need to replace it with a new one.|
|F:24 or F:25||Inlet thermal sensor malfunction||Once you see this error code, the main unit detects an open inlet thermal sensor. Disconnect the dryer machine and test the sensor’s resistance. The tester should read about 50,000 ohms. In case the outlet thermal sensor is faulty, replace it with a new one.|
NOTE: on this dryer machine, the inlet thermal sensor works together with the high-limit thermostat.
|F:28||Moisture sensor malfunction||Try disconnecting the laundry dryer and examine the wires leading to the moisture sensor and all connections on it. In case everything is in a working condition, you will have to replace the moisture sensor with a new one.|
|F:29||Faulty moisture sensor||Try disconnecting the laundry dryer and inspect the wiring leading to the moisture sensor and all connections on it. In case everything is in a working condition, you will have to install a new moisture sensor instead of a faulty one.|
|F:30||The constricted airflow inside the laundry dryer||Check the machine’s lint screen and clean it if you find it clogged. This screen may also become blocked with fabric softener sheets buildup. In this case, you will have to wash the screen with water and clean it with a soft-bristled brush to get rid of the buildup. The next step you have to take is to examine the hone exhaust ventilation system leading outside your home. If blocked with something, consider clearing it the best way you can.|
|F:31||Your drier machine detects low L2 voltage||If this error is returned you might have some issue with your home power supply to your drying appliance. Check if the house circuit breakers are on. Reset them if they are tripped. Your dryer power cord may be another cause of this malfunction. Disconnect the power cord from the power mains socket and examine the cord and connections on the appliance terminal block. In case you reveal any loose wires connect them back in place or replace the power cord with a new one if you see it damaged. We advise you to call an electrician to have your power supply system checked if you feel unsure about removing this malfunction by yourself.|
|F:70 or F:71||Inlet thermal sensor malfunction||Try disconnecting the dryer appliance from the mains grid. Examine the wiring harness linking the main electronic control unit and keypad panel control unit and check if the connections on both units are secure. In case you see no issues with the wiring and the connections, we advise you to call a repair technician to have your appliance tested and the cause of the malfunction found. The repair technician will pinpoint what unit in your appliance needs replacement.|
|From F:72 to F:78||Restricted communication between the main electronic control unit and the keypad panel control unit||Disconnect the laundry dryer from the mains network. Inspect the wire harness between both keypad control units and their connections for any breaks. Next, examine the wire harness linking the main electronic control unit and the keypad panel assembly and see if the connections are secure. In case you see both harnesses fit to operate, you will probably have to replace one or both keypad control assemblies with new ones.|