Kenmore dehumidifier error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore dehumidifer. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dehumidifiers, major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dehumidifier.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
E1 or F1

Humidity sensor malfunction

Check/Repair

Unplug the dehumidifier and make sure the humidity sensor wire harness connection on the electronic control board is secure. If the wire harness connection is secure, replace the humidity sensor. If the problem persists after replacing the humidity sensor, replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Humidity sensor, Electronic control board
E2, F2 or ES

Evaporator coil thermistor malfunction

Check/Repair

The evaporator coil thermistor is a temperature sensor on the evaporator coil that monitors the evaporator coil's temperature. Unplug the dehumidifier and make sure the evaporator coil thermistor wire harness connection on the electronic control board is secure. If the wire harness connection is secure, replace the evaporator coil thermistor. If the problem persists after replacing the evaporator coil thermistor, replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Evaporator coil thermistor, Electronic control board
P1

Dehumidifier is defrosting

Check/Repair

When excessive frost collects on the evaporator coil, the dehumidifier begins the defrost mode and P1 is displayed on some dehumidifier models. No action is required when the dehumidifier is operating properly.

Possible parts
No part required.
P2

Collection bucket is full

Check/Repair

Remove and empty the collection bucket.

Possible parts
No part required.
CO

Continuous operation mode is activated

Check/Repair

CO is displayed on the control panel when the dehumidifier is placed in the continuous run mode. No action is required when the dehumidifier is operating properly.

Possible parts
No part required.

Symptoms common to all dehumidifiers

Choose a symptom to see related dehumidifier repairs.

Main causes: clogged drain hose, drain hose not properly connected
Main causes: weak or dead batteries, out of range, radio frequency interference
Main causes: dirty air filter, clogged grill, dehumidifier placed too close to the wall, dehumidifier too small for the space
Main causes: loose fan motor mounting screws, loose compressor mounting bracket screws, bad fan, faulty compressor
Main causes: lack of electrical power, wiring failure, electronic control board failure, user interface control failure
Main causes: collection bucket not installed correctly, cracked collection bucket, loose drain hose connection
Main causes: room temperature below 65 degrees Fahrenheit, control system failure
Main causes: collection bucket not installed, collection bucket full of water
Main causes: dehumidifier too small for the space, bad humidity sensor, faulty evaporator thermistor, low refrigerant, bad compressor

Repair guides common to all dehumidifiers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your dehumidifier.

How to replace a dehumidifier electronic control board

If the dehumidifier won’t power up because the control board has failed, use the steps in this repair guide to replace the electronic control board and fix your dehumidifier.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
How to replace a dehumidifier user interface control board

If the dehumidifier doesn’t respond when you try to set it, follow these steps to replace it.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
January 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a dehumidifier sensor assembly

If the humidifier sensor doesn’t properly detect humidity or evaporator temperature, install a new sensor assembly, following these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less

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