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DanO

03:31PM | 03/29/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
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"E1" can indicate just an open thermister which should not be that expensive to repair but since you didn't post the machine's *model number* (from its model and serial number tag), we can't tell if that possibility is applicable to your particular Kenmore Elite dryer or not.

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kimmera

05:24PM | 03/29/05
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Model number is 110 84832200.

Thanks.

DanO

07:55AM | 03/30/05
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"E1" on that model dryer does indicate an open thermistor (solid state temperature sensor) which as you can see below is not that expensive of a part.

- Kenmore 110.84832200 Thermister

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

JFYI

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kimmera

08:33AM | 03/30/05
Member Since: 03/28/05
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Error code is actually E1, not F1. If it was just a typo and it needs open thermistor to be changed, do you think I could do it myself? Are there manuals or instructions out there to replace it?

Thanks for the information.

DanO

03:29PM | 03/30/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
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Yes it was a typo and will be corrected once my edit goes through.

I have no idea of your abilities but I would think it would usually be a job most reasonable handy homeowners could do.

There is no service manual for that exact model of dryer AFAIK but there is one for Whirlpool's Duet dryer which is their equivalent of the Kenmore "HE3". That manual can be seen at the following link:

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=1021562

Here's the one for Whirlpool's Duet washer in case you're ever interested:

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=1025824

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bluegoose

04:40PM | 04/12/05
Member Since: 04/11/05
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I have a Kenmore Elite dryer model number 110.72052100 and I am getting the E1 code, but not all the time, for this model number does this error code also mean I must replace the thermistor. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Brad

San Diego

DanO

05:54PM | 04/12/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** for this model number does this error code also mean I must replace the thermistor. **

Error and fault codes are not an absolute indicator of a part's failure but just a pointer to a *possible* cause.

While E1 on your model does indicate the control *thinks* there the thermistor circuit is open, the actual problem could be the thermistor, the wiring to it or in the thermistor sensing portion of the electronic control. The control has no way to know which is the case.

You could just replace it and hope for the best. They aren't that expensive and they are often the actual cause of such error messages rather then the other possibilities.

- Kenmore 110.72052100 Thermister

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

JMO

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stgrobinson

07:16AM | 06/30/05
Member Since: 06/28/05
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I just replaced my thermistor, thanks to your information.

It was very easy. I'm not that great with appliance repair, so if I can do it, anyone can. I had the help of a neighbor, and it made it a bit easier, but I think it could be done by one person pretty easily.

A couple of tips:

1. While there is no repair manual listed as available, when I took off the back panel and the top panel of the dryer, I found that there was a manual in a plastic holder on the inside of the dryer box! It had all the information you need to do this repair, and even gives test processes. Maybe I just got lucky, but it's worth the half hour to take off the back panel and top panel to check.

2. To get to the part, take off the front kick plate.

4. Once the kick plate is off, there is an oblong plate that has to be removed. It's right in front: the first thing you see.

5. Once you have that plate off, the thermistor and thermal fuse are right there. It's a little tight in there, and a small ratchet is needed to remove the screws easily.

I went ahead and replaced the thermal fuse while I was in there. I found the parts at my local ***** parts and service center. The thermistor was $18, and the thermal fuse $12.

This fixed the problems I was having (dryer would stop and display the E1 error code).

Good luck!

Steve

DanO

10:03AM | 06/30/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** I took off the back panel and the top panel of the dryer, I found that there was a manual in a plastic holder on the inside of the dryer box! **

Most electronically controlled appliances will have a 'mini-manual' or 'tech sheet' with the appliance's wiring diagram. On dryers that is most often inside the console panel but it could also be stuck to the side of the cabinet inside the dryer or behind an access panel.

** there is no repair manual listed as available **

While not for that specific model, the repair manual at the following link covers most Whirlpool and Whirlpool built Kenmore dryers (with model numbers starting 110... except Duet and HE3 models) although the appliance's tech the sheet may still need to be consulted for model specific features. It should cover basic disassembly and common mechanical components.

- Whirlpool/Kenmore Gas/Electric Dryer Repair Manual

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=753981

** I just replaced my thermistor... This fixed the problems I was having **

Glad to hear it, thanks for the detailed follow up.

Dan O.

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flashskyhi

10:19PM | 08/17/05
Member Since: 08/17/05
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Initial Symptoms:

My dryer showed the E1 error intermitently while running, but unplugging the unit for a few minutes got rid of the error. This was an acceptable workaround, but lately the temperature just hasn't been hot enough so the clothes don't dry.

What I did:

Thanks to the great advice I've read on this thread I figured this is likely the thermistor. According to the "repair parts list" (came with product manual), I know I need a 3976615, which I know how to order. But I decided to disassemble the unit first to make sure the service job was managable (yes, it is indeed very simple).

My current problem:

Upon taking off the lower front cover plate, I discovered a lot of lint! I also took off the Lint Duct Assembly and Blower Cover and wow there was more lint and the presence of fine white powder (like accumulated powder detergent paste). I vacuumed everything out (including the thermistor) and believe this may possibly fix my E1 problem without actually having to replace the thermistor.

My question:

I discovered that my periscoping vent had collapsed, thus restricting airflow. My gut tells me this is why there was lint everywhere. Can anyone confirm that lint should NOT normally accumulate inside the unit? I'm now also wondering if I should disassemble the blower wheel to clean out the housing, which still has a lot of the white powder that doesn't vacuum out because of the wheel obstruction. If I must do this, does anyone know how to remove this wheel? Are there other maintenance work that I should perform - like on the drum - knowing that I've had an exhaust issue for as long as a year?

I'll post my results once I have everything cleaned and re-assembled.

Thanks!

Flash


DanO

10:01PM | 08/18/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** Can anyone confirm that lint should NOT normally accumulate inside the unit? **

It is not designed to but can build up depending on conditions.

** I'm now also wondering if I should disassemble the blower wheel to clean out the housing **

Making sure all internal ducts are clear is a good idea was well as the blower wheel.

** does anyone know how to remove this wheel? **

On most Whirlpool/Kenmore dryers the blower wheel is screwed onto the motor shaft using a left-hand thread but if you post the proper model number of your dryer ("HE3" isn't it), we can check.

I would however suggest you NOT attempt to remove the blow fan from the motor if you don't absolutely have to. They can be difficult to remove and may get broken in the process. Sometimes they have to be broken to get them off!

** Are there other maintenance work that I should perform - like on the drum - knowing that I've had an exhaust issue for as long as a year? **

Other than cleaning the lint and fixing the vent, there shouldn't be... unless there are additional symptoms or problems. You can read a bit about proper dryer venting at the following link:

- How long can my dryer vent be?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=778

JFYI

Dan O.

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butthead

08:13AM | 09/07/05
Member Since: 09/06/05
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Just foound this forum Googling for the "E1" code on my Whirpool Duet. Thanks for the info!

As mentioned, you should have a service tech manual inside the dryer cabinet. Just pop the top by removing the 3 screws along the back edge.

Or... save the effort and grab the scanned copy of mine :)

http://www.xxiii.com/pub/Whirlpool_Duet_Dryer_GEW9200Lx_Tech.pdf

I just bought the thermistor from a local place ($24), and expect that will fix 'er up.

-Wayne


nenis1

10:30AM | 10/12/06
Member Since: 10/11/06
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Dan,

Would my model number also be a likely candidate for thermistor replacement given an E1 error code?

Thanks!

DanO

09:48AM | 10/13/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** Model number 110.92822100 dryer HE3 -- Would my model number also be a likely candidate for thermistor replacement given an E1 error code? **

Yes, an E1 error code on that model indicates an "open" thermistor as well.

- Kenmore 110.92822100 Thermistor

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

While it is the most likely cause, there are the other possibilities I stated previously which might also cause it although they are much, much rarer.

JMO

Dan O.

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joehandy

06:36PM | 03/23/08
Member Since: 03/22/08
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I have the same problem as described in the post by "flashskyhi". Following his correction by cleaning out/vaccumed all the lint, dust and the accumulation of fine paste and white powder cake in the Lind Duct Assenbly and Blower. Also, I did remove the thermistor and wiping it to clean the surface to remove all the white powder deposit. The dryer did work fine after the cleaning.

Thanks for this post. I did not want to replace the thermistor until knowing for sure that this is the cause. It seemed that this cleaning out the blower duct and wiping the surface of the thermistor corrected the error.

Note that the white paste/powder deposit is the result of the Bounce dryer sheets/softenner. So you need to be aware of the repeated use of Bounce sheets and poor ventilation could cause the E1 error. To prevent this problem from reoccurring, one should always clean out the vent and do the complete cleaning out of the Lint Duct Assembly and the thermistor. If necessary, replace the thermistor but this part should be very durable since it is stationary and only functions as a sensor by reading a certain amount of hot air across it sensing surface. For an image of the thermistor and its sensing surface, you can visit a site called repairclinic.com and look up Item # or Part # 1181075 which is the replacement part for the original thermistor part # 3976615.

mlburg

02:29PM | 10/17/09
Member Since: 10/16/09
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We've started getting the same error, on a model # 110 92826101. Would this also be a thermistor indication?

thanks!

--Mike

DanO

06:20PM | 10/18/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
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An E1 message indicates a problem with the sensor circuit. Whether it is the sensor itself or not would have to be determined.

JMO

Dan O.

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vidwarren

11:03AM | 12/27/09
Member Since: 12/26/09
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Any idea how to get to the thermistor?

butthead

11:48AM | 12/27/09
Member Since: 09/06/05
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If you actually read the previous posts you'll see the part about a service manual inside the cabinet. It's a good thing to have. But short answer -- take of the kick panel under the door and it's right there.

tbryan

06:38PM | 01/23/10
Member Since: 01/22/10
1 lifetime posts
My dryer will only work for 10 - 15 minutes on the automatic cycle then shuts off. It has never given an error code it just goes from drying to cool down then shuts off. It has been working on the manual cycle but takes a long time to dry. I just bought a new vent hose since the old one had some built up lint. I do have the Owners Manual and Installation Book and the Repair Parts List Book with the model number 110.828.22101. The Parts List book gives me a dissection of the dryer. From what little I have found on blogs and such, could it be the thermistor?

DanO

06:48AM | 01/25/10
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** My dryer will only work for 10 - 15 minutes on the automatic cycle then shuts off. It has never given an error code **

Do you have the signal turned on?

On some models a problem may be signaled by the end of cycle signal rather than displaying an error code. If you have that signal turned off, you would miss such a notice.

** I just bought a new vent hose since the old one had some built up lint. **

You replaced the venting from the dryer right to the outdoors or just from the dryer to the wall?

If just to the wall someone should look into cleaning the *whole vent length* (see the following link). Do NOT put off such a cleaning as it could be a fire hazard!

- How long can my dryer vent be?

LINK > www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=778

JFYI

Dan O.

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midusa

02:48PM | 10/06/10
Member Since: 10/05/10
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I have the same issue as the first post, an E-1 Error code, and a short dry time, about 10-15 min.

Model # is 110.82826102

Is the fix the same as the first post? Close in model number, but thought I'd ask.

Seemed simple enough, great explainations and answers.

Thanks

DanO

09:08AM | 10/07/10
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** Model # is 110.82826102 E-1 Error code. Is the fix the same as the first post? **

"E1" on that model dryer does also indicate an open thermistor, yes.

- Kenmore 110.82826102 Thermistor

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=8577274

JFYI

Dan O.

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

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BV000610

04:07PM | 03/15/13
My model number is 110.82832100. Is the fix the same as the first post?

BV000954

03:11PM | 05/05/13
Thanks for the help, I was struggling with the same code. When I pulled out the dryer, I found the vent pipe pointed down with the first elbow, then turned upward, tightly, with flex pipe. Then up 3 feet to the exit point with one more elbow. I think this caused too much restriction of the air flow. Like a drain trap in plumbing. Crazy, no?

BV007312

01:33PM | 03/21/15
I have the E1 error and have replaced the thermistor and continue to have the same error code. can you please advise what if any other electrical wiring could cause this issue.

BV007655

08:32AM | 04/27/15
Thank you so much for your post. We followed directions, purchased the thermal fuse and replaced it. Now our dryer works again.

BV009817

04:19PM | 12/16/15
Hello everyone just wanted to add to the comments I worked on this dryer today and had the 1e error ,what I found that caused this was one of the plugs on the board fell out some how once I put it back all was ok

BV016837

10:39AM | 07/10/18
DRYER STARTS RUNNING DISPLAYS 40 MINUTES ON TIMER WITHIN 1 MINUTE IT JUST STOPS SPINNING AND WONT START BACK UP FOR A FEW MINUTES NOT SURE WHAT TO REPLACE. I WOULDN'T THINK ITS OVER HEATING CAUSE IT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO HEAT UP.


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