Question about Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer
The E1 displayed indicates the thermistor is open and needs to be replaced.
The connections can be loose but the most likely cause of an E1 error is a bad thermistor.
The dryer will not operate if the exhaust temperature drops below 18 degrees F. or exceeds 250 degrees F.
If you're comfortable and confident in your do-it-yourself skills and have access to a volt/ohm meter you can check and replace this part yourself.
The thermistor is available from the following: www.searspartsdirect.com
Enter your model # in the appropriate box to get a full parts break-down and diagrams.
To access the thermistor see the image below.
Remember to unplug the dryer from power first.
The thermistor will have a black and red/white wire on it.
You can check continuity across it with the meter and if the circuit is open then the thermistor needs to be replaced.
When the thermistor circuit is open (>50K ohms), the error code E1 flashes in the display.
When the thermistor circuit is shorted (
Normal thermistor resistance values:
60 degrees F. - 15.3K ohms.
70 degrees F. - 11.9K ohms.
80 degrees F. - 9.2K ohms.
The thermistor -may- check ok when cool and freak out when warm!
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Posted on Sep 23, 2010
HI. the thermistor is shorted. replacing this damaged part will fix this issue.
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