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jsmjeepsters

09:32AM | 10/05/05
Member Since: 10/04/05
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My husband and I just got a used Kenmore dryer and it is displaying an Error 1 message after running for about 2 minutes. We don't have a manual and nobody from Kenmore wants to part with the information. The model number is 110.60072990. I really would like to know what the Error 1 message means.

Thanks,

Sarah

DanO

01:40PM | 10/05/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Kenmore dryer [model number 110.60072990] and it is displaying an Error 1 **

I've never hear of such a thing unless it is actually displaying an "E1" error message.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

The Appliance Information Site

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jsmjeepsters

06:49AM | 10/06/05
Member Since: 10/04/05
3 lifetime posts
It is displaying an E1 message. It runs for like a minute and then it turns off and displays an E1 message.

DanO

11:07AM | 10/06/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** It is displaying an E1 message. **

On your model dryer an E1 error message indicates a shorted thermistor (see the following link) which is mounted on the blower housing.

- Kenmore 110.60072990 Thermistor

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=548392

In most cases that thermistor would need to be replaced to correct the condition.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

The Appliance Information Site

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AmyJoQ

03:38PM | 05/20/09
Member Since: 05/19/09
2 lifetime posts
Replaced the Thermistor, and dryer will run sometimes, but not always for the full load time. May or may not run more than 1-2 loads in a row, and giving the E1 message again.

Amy Jo

DanO

06:01PM | 05/20/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
To Amy Jo:

What exact model of Kenmore dryer are you dealing with? They're not all the same even if they might also use a thermistor.

** Replaced the Thermistor **

When? Just now in an attempt to correct your *immediate* problem or just some time in the past?

** giving the E1 message again. **

That error message could be produced by a faulty thermistor, the electronic control that processes the sensor's information or the wiring between the two.

If the sensor was just replaced some time in the past, it may be defective again. In that case, do you use fabric softener sheets?

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

The Appliance Information Site

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Dodgezilla

01:07AM | 05/26/09
Member Since: 05/25/09
4 lifetime posts
I have had the same issue for quite some time with my HE3 dryer. Initially I could just unplug the dryer or mess with the wires to the thermister or the thermal fuse and it would run fine for a couple loads but then it would start the issue again. I tried replacing the thermister but with the brand new one in place my dryer will only run for exactly 3 minutes and shut off everytime. I put the original one back in because at least with it I have a chance of getting my clothes partially dry. The appliance repair store told me there are three more thermostat type sensors, including the thermal fuse plus two more sensors down line, that I should check before spending anymore $$$ on this thing and all checked out OK. He said the next step was to replace the control panel. Unfortunately that part is over $300. I won't spend that kind of money on this thing but I do like having a matched set of appliances so I still want to fix it. So, on my local Craigslist is a person selling a brand new control panel for an HE4 dryer. Any idea if I could make that thing work on my unit? It's only $50!!

I have been looking for a used HE3 dryer but am scared to buy one only to find that it was sold because of the same issues...

Mike

DanO

09:18AM | 05/26/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** on my local Craigslist is a person selling a brand new control panel for an HE4 dryer. Any idea if I could make that thing work on my unit? **

I'm afraid not. Neither HE3 nor HE4 are model numbers which is what is needed to identify a product in question. Those are just marketing designations relating to its features.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Search

LINK > www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

But even with the actual model numbers I don't know whom would be able to tell you whether the control panels would be compatible with each other, sorry. My guess is no one would be able to, other than to just guess or find out through trial and error.

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

The Appliance Information Site

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Dodgezilla

01:25PM | 05/26/09
Member Since: 05/25/09
4 lifetime posts
Thanks DanO. The control panels look almost identical on the outside but I just don't know if the wiring on the inside will be the same. I don't know if it's worth spending another $50 trying to solve this problem. I think I may just find a regular dryer without all these sensors.....

AmyJoQ

02:52PM | 05/26/09
Member Since: 05/19/09
2 lifetime posts
I replaced the thermistor and it immediately gave the E1 error again. I can sometimes get it to run for awhile by pushing the start to reset, however, this doesn't always work. My model # is 110.85081400

Amy Jo
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