You load a damp stack of freshly washed clothes into the Kenmore dryer, expecting it to come to life and start tumbling. Instead, you’ll hear a few beeps and see the F1 error code. Worst of all, your wet garments are stuck in a dryer that won’t dry them.
Kenmore dryer F1 error code and indicates that something has gone wrong with the thermistor, and it requires quick repair in order to start drying your clothing. There are a few methods for diagnosing this error code.
Do A Soft Reset
Your electronic control board is faulty, which could cause error code F01 to appear on the screen. A disruption in the normal flow of electricity can lead to this error code.
This could be caused by a faulty circuit breaker or tripped safety switch, so we’ll need to troubleshoot this issue step-by-step. The first thing we’ll need to do is unplug the dryer for 10 minutes — leaving both ends (one connected to the plug, one connected to the wall) disconnected — and see if that clears up the issue.
Check Thermal Fuse
On most dryers, a thermal fuse is the safety device that burns out and causes the machine to stop working when the heat gets too high. Their purpose is to ensure that you don’t start a fire in your laundry room while you aren’t home.
If your dryer overheats and the thermal fuse burns out, it could be an indicator of more serious problems within your dryer — like clogged vents or faulty heating elements.
The fuse can be accessed through a labeled service panel located on top of some machines (usually on top of the lint trap). The panel can sometimes be secured by screws or plugs; those are usually located just below the front edge of your washer drum.
The panel will either lift straight up, or swing out and up from the safety bar above it. Once open, you will see a small metallic box containing wires — this is where you’ll find your thermal fuse.
If your clothes dryer isn’t working, there are a few things you can check before calling a repairman. First, make sure the power cord is plugged into an outlet.
Then, open up the dryer and check to see if the thermal fuse on the circuit board is melted. If it is, you’ll need to replace it with another fuse. Once you’ve done that, try running the dryer again.
Since you already accessed the faulty thermistor to test it, all youll need to do now is screw the new thermistor into the housing and reattach the wires. The wires can go in either spade connector. Working backward, replace the lint duct housing and the service panel. Plug your dryer back into the wall or turn on the gas. Your dryer should start tumbling and should function normally. If not, further Kenmore dryer troubleshooting is necessary.
Your first step is to remove the wet clothes from the dryer and consider hang drying them while you work.
The thermistor is diamond shaped with rounded edges. Remove any wires attaching it to the dryer. Take this time to vacuum any dust buildup that could be interfering with the internal temperature reading. Then, a 1/4-inch wrench will remove the screws that secure the thermistor to the machine.
You put a wet pile of just-washed clothes in your Kenmore dryer, expecting the machine to whir to life and start tumbling. Instead, youre met with a few beeps and an F1 or F01 error code. Worst of all, your sopping clothes sit still in a dryer that refuses to dry.
Check your warranty to see if parts might be covered under your plan. If you need to pay out of pocket, its wise to go through the manufacturer to replace the part. Kenmore is manufactured by Whirlpool and sold by Sears, so Sears Parts Direct will be able to help you get the proper part for the specific Kenmore model you own.
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