Kenmore  Dryer  Error Codes for 796 Models

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore dryer with a model number beginning with 796. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dryers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. You can also search for owner’s manuals and find dryer replacement parts

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
tE1 Thermistor failure The electronic control detects that the thermistor (temperature sensor) has failed. Unplug the dryer and measure the resistance through the thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it.
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Thermistor
tE2 Thermistor failure The electronic control detects that the thermistor (temperature sensor) has failed. Unplug the dryer and measure the resistance through the thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it.
See the repair guide to fix it yourself
Thermistor
dE Door switch error Check the operation of the door switch using the diagnostic test mode, which is explained in the tech sheet that's typically stored in the console of the dryer. If the door switch is defective, replace it.
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Door switch