Kenmore hybrid dryer error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore hybrid dryer. For repair how-to help, visit the DIY PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dryers, other 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 dryer.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
tE1 or tE2

Outlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the outlet thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the outlet thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the main control board if the outlet thermistor and wiring are okay.

How-to help
Possible parts
Outlet thermistor, Wire harness, Main control board
tE3

Heater thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the heater thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the heater thermistor. It should measure about 250,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the main control board if the heater thermistor and wiring are okay.

How-to help
Possible parts
Heater thermistor, Wire harness, Main control board
tE4

Steam generator thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the steam generator thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the steam generator thermistor. It should measure about 50,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the main control board if the steam generator thermistor and wiring are okay.

Possible parts
Steam generator thermistor, Wire harness, Main control board
tE5

Compressor inlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the compressor inlet thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the compressor inlet thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the main control board if the compressor inlet thermistor and wiring are okay.

Possible parts
Compressor inlet thermistor, Wire harness, Main control board
EE

Main control board failure

Check/Repair

There's a software failure in the main control board. Unplug the dryer and replace the main control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Main control board
PS

Power supply failure

Check/Repair

Check the power cord connection at the wall outlet. The L2 leg of 240-volt power could be missing. Check the house circuit breaker that supplies the L2 leg of 240-volt power to the dryer. Reset the breaker if necessary. Unplug the dryer and check the power cord wiring on the dryer terminal block. Reconnect any loose power cord connections and wire the power cord according to the directions in the installation manual. Replace the power cord if damaged. With the dryer still unplugged, check the wiring connections on the main control board and reconnect any loose wires. Replace the control board if you find damage.

How-to help
Possible parts
Power cord, Main control board
tE6

Compressor outlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the compressor outlet thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the compressor outlet thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the main control board if the compressor outlet thermistor and wiring are okay.

Possible parts
Compressor outlet thermistor, Wire harness, Main control board
tE7

Evaporator inlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the evaporator inlet thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the evaporator inlet thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it. Replace the main control board if the evaporator inlet thermistor and wiring are okay.

Possible parts
Evaporator inlet thermistor, Wire harness, Main control board
E13

Drain pump failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the drain pump for a clog. Check the drain hose for kinks or clogs. Replace the drain pump if damaged.

Possible parts
Drain pump
F0

Lint filter

Check/Repair

The dryer won't run with the lint filter removed. Install the lint filter if missing.

Possible parts

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