Kenmore Oasis dryer error codes

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This chart provides Kenmore Elite Oasis dryer troubleshooting steps to correct problems resulting in error codes. The error code explanations shown below can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore Elite Oasis dryer.

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Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
AF or F-30

Exhaust air flow restriction

Check/Repair

The exhaust air flow to the outside of your home is restricted. Unplug the dryer and clear the exhaust air duct system going to the outside of your home.

Possible parts
PF

Power failure

Check/Repair

A power failure occurred while the dryer was running. Press Start to continue the cycle or press Stop to clear the display. If this code frequently appears, check the power cord and replace it if it's damaged.

Possible parts
Power cord
F-01

Main electronic control board failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer for 5 minutes and the plug the dryer back in. If the code reappears, replace the main electronic control board.

Possible parts
Main electronic control board
F-02

User interface keypad failure

Check/Repair

A stuck button on the user interface control board causes this code. If you can't free the stuck key, replace the user interface control board.

Possible parts
User interface control board
F-20 or F-21

Heater relay failure

Check/Repair

The heater relay on the main electronic control board failed. Unplug the dryer and replace the main electronic control board.

Possible parts
Main electronic control board
F-22

Exhaust thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer. Check the resistance of the exhaust thermistor (temperature sensor). It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it.

Possible parts
Thermistor
F-23

Exhaust thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer. Check the resistance of the exhaust thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it.

Possible parts
Thermistor
F-24 or F-25

Inlet thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness connections between the main electronic control board and the inlet thermistor. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If wire connections are okay, measure the resistance through the inlet thermistor. You should measure near 50,000 ohms at room temperature. If you measure infinite resistance or near zero ohms of resistance, replace the inlet thermistor/high limit thermostat assembly.

Possible parts
Inlet thermistor/high limit thermostat assembly
F-26

Drive motor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer. Check the wiring connections between the main electronic control board and the drive motor. If the wiring connections are sound, replace the drive motor.

Possible parts
Drive motor
F-28

Moisture sensor failure

Check/Repair

Check the wiring harness connections between the moisture sensor and the main electronic control board. If the wiring connections are sound, replace the moisture sensor.

Possible parts
Moisture sensor
F29

Moisture sensor failure

Check/Repair

Check the wiring harness connections between the moisture sensor and the main electronic control board. If the wiring connections are sound, replace the moisture sensor.

Possible parts
Moisture sensor
F-31

Low L2 voltage

Check/Repair

The L2 leg of 240 volt power is below 30 volts. Check the house circuit breakers for the dryer and reset the L2 breaker if it's tripped. Unplug the dryer and check the power cord wire connections on the terminal block. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the power cord if it's damaged. Have an electrician check the 240 volt power supply for the dryer.

Possible parts
Power cord
F-40

Communication error between the main electronic control board and the blower motor control board

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness connections between the blower motor control board and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. A blown thermal fuse will prevent the blower motor control board from getting power, triggering the F-40 code. Check the resistance of the thermal fuse. Replace the thermal fuse if you measure infinite resistance through the fuse. Check the wire harness connections between the blower motor and the blower motor control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. Check to see if the blower fan spins freely. If not, check for a clog or restriction in the fan housing. Replace the blower fan if it's damaged. If the wire connections, thermal fuse and blower fan are okay, replace the blower motor control board.

Possible parts
Blower motor control board, Blower fan, Wire harness, Thermal fuse
F-41

Blower motor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness connections between the blower motor and the blower motor control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. Check to see if the blower fan spins freely. If not, check for a clog or restriction in the fan housing. Replace the blower fan if it's damaged. If the blower fan is okay, replace the blower motor control board.

Possible parts
Blower fan, Blower motor control board, Wire harness
F-42 or F-43

Undervoltage failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the power cord connections on the terminal block. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the power cord if damaged. Have an electrician check the power supply voltage to the dryer.

Possible parts
Power cord
F-44

Blower motor control board failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness connections between the blower motor control board and the main electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. A blown thermal fuse will prevent the blower motor control board from getting power, triggering the F-44 code. Check the resistance of the thermal fuse. Replace the thermal fuse if you measure infinite resistance through the fuse. Check the wire harness connections between the blower motor and the blower motor control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. Check to see if the blower fan spins freely. If not, check for a clog or restriction in the fan housing. Replace the blower fan if it's damaged. If the wire connections, thermal fuse and blower fan are okay, replace the blower motor control board.

Possible parts
Blower fan, Blower motor control board, Wire harness
F-45

Blower motor speed sensor failure

Check/Repair

Check the wire harness connections between the blower motor and the blower motor control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. Check for a clogged exhaust vent because a clogged vent can restrict fan speed and trigger the F-45 code. Check to see if the blower fan spins freely. If not, check for a clog or restriction in the fan housing. Replace the blower fan if the fan spins freely and the exhaust vent is clear.

Possible parts
Blower fan, Wire harness
F-46

Blower motor failure

Check/Repair

Check the wire harness connections between the blower motor and the blower motor control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. Check to see if the blower fan spins freely. If not, check for a clog or restriction in the fan housing. Replace the blower fan if the fan spins freely and the exhaust vent is clear.

Possible parts
Blower fan, Wire harness
F-47

Not used

Check/Repair

This error code may appear when entering diagnostics but you should ignore it because it isn't used.

Possible parts

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Main causes: lack of electrical power, bad power cord, wiring failure, bad control board, blown thermal fuse, bad door switch
Main causes: bad drum support roller, damaged idler pulley, broken blower fan blade, worn drum glide bearing, bad drive motor
Main causes: bad gas valve coils, broken heating element, tripped safety thermostat or fuse, bad operating thermostat, control failure
Main causes: bad timer or electronic control board, door switch failure
Main causes: clogged exhaust vent, bad motor relay, loose dryer door catch, bad door switch, control system failure, faulty drive motor
Main causes: damaged door strike, worn door catch
Main causes: clogged exhaust system, heating system failure, deposits on moisture sensor, control system failure

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