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Kenmore Elite Dryer error code E1

what does this code mean? My dryer model # is 110.61062000

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afritz afritz
I understand that you are getting the error code E1 on your Kenmore Elite Dryer. I have came across a link here in Manage My Life that will have the information that you need to understand what the meaning E1 means. I have attached the link below for you to view. I hope the link that I have provided you is useful!

managemylife.com/mmh/questions/138396-what-is-causing-me-to-get-an-e1-code-on
by afritz afritz Earned 1,360 community points in Kenmore
October 24th, 2010
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I'll have to look into this. This link was for an E1 code on a water softener; the E1 indicated motor trouble (on a softener?). I will look more closely at the drive motor. Unfortunately, if this error code continues, I will need to get a Sears Tech as I do not know what the design current draw of the motor is.

I would be interested if the E1 for the dryer is the same indication as was mentioned in this prior post for the water softener.
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October 24th, 2010
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Lyle W
The E1 code on this dryer indicates that you have an "open" (defective) thermistor (temperature sensor). Replacing this part (8577274) will likely fix your problem. You can order a new thermistor from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. It costs about $25.

The images below show how to access this component.

Unplug the dryer

to disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components. Remove the bottom front service panel to access the thermistor shown in the third image.

This information should help you repair this dryer failure yourself. If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Lyle W Earned 3,497 community points in Kenmore
October 25th, 2010
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Lyle,

Thank you - I will order the thermistor. It looks like it should be straightforward (though there is usually some challenge in getting to the internal components!). The code went away after we reset the dryer, but I am sure that is only a temporary reprieve. Hopefully this buys me enough time to get the part. Thanks also for the direction in ordering the part (including p/n) and the illustrations! I will follow up after the replacement.
by Manage My Life
October 26th, 2010
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I've replace the thermistor 3 different times now at about 3 month intervals. What could be causing this part to blow this often?
by Manage My Life
June 16th, 2011
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Lyle W
For Rick: I recommend that you UNPLUG the dryer and check the resistance of that thermistor. It should measure around 10K ohms (10,000 ohms) at room temperature. I provided a wiring diagram for the dryer model in the above question in the image below. If the resistance of that thermistor is okay measured directly at the component, I recommend that you reconnect the wires on that thermistor and access the control board in the console. Measure the resistance of that entire circuit (with the dryer still UNPLUGGED). You could have a wire harness problem or a failure in the control board that is causing this problem. These tips may help you resolve this problem of having to replace that thermistor every 3 months. Reply with additional details and the full model number of your dryer if you need more help.
by Lyle W Earned 3,497 community points in Kenmore
June 17th, 2011
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Lyle, I finally attacked my issue this morning. I am measuring 10K across the existing thermistor. While in there, I also took out about 50 lbs of lint (Ok, maybe not that much).

I've left the existing thermistor in place and will hold off checking the harness. My hope is that cleaning the thermal blanket off of the thermistor, fuse, etc. will allow them to cool properly and the problem goes away. If however it doesn't fix my problem, can you provide details about getting to the control board? I did try, but could not get inside.

Thank you,
by Manage My Life
July 10th, 2011
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Lyle W
The methods for opening the console to access the control board on the Kenmore dryers is shown in the images below. This may help you access that control board. If you reply with the exact model number of your dryer, then we may be able to provide you with more specific troubleshooting help.
by Lyle W Earned 3,497 community points in Kenmore
July 11th, 2011
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So following the thread, I replaced my thermistor after problems with the E1 code for several months. My dryer now runs, but shuts off after about 20 minutes and shows no code, it just shuts down. Any help would be appreciated.
by Manage My Life
December 24th, 2012
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Lyle W
Hello Greg. There is a chance that you could have a problem with that thermistor circuit even though you are not seeing that E1 code. A problem with the motor relay or the control board could also cause the motor to quit in that manner. An overheated drive motor could also cause the overload to trip so that the motor stops. Reply to this thread with the full model number of your dryer for more specific help with this failure.
by Lyle W Earned 3,497 community points in Kenmore
December 24th, 2012
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Thank you Lyle, the model number is

110 600092990
by Manage My Life
December 24th, 2012
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Lyle W
Thanks for adding that model number Greg. You may have on too many zero's in that model number. I suspect that it is 110.60092990 (instead of 110.600092990). Based on model number 110.60092990, I see that the dryer has an electronic control board in the console that controls voltage going to the dryer motor. The image below has a wiring diagram for the dryer with that motor circuit traced in blue. Try to restart the dryer just after the motor stops. If the dryer starts back up properly then the drive motor is probably okay. If the motor will not restart for 10 or 15 minutes until it cools down then you may have a problem with the drive system (excessive friction) or a bad drive motor. If the motor does restart right away, then you can UNPLUG the dryer and check that thermistor circuit from the control board using the wiring diagram shown below as a guide. Checking the resistance from the control board will test the wire harness and thermistor. If that thermistor circuit is okay, then there is a slight chance that you could have a problem with the door popping open but that is unlikely since the dryer stops consistently after 20 minutes according to your details. You may need to try running the dryer on a timed cycle to see if it runs normally. A problem with the moisture sensing system could cause the dryer to stop prematurely in an automatic cycle. If you eliminate all other potential component problems, then you may need to replace the electronic control board in the console. Reply with additional details if you need more help.
by Lyle W Earned 3,497 community points in Kenmore
December 26th, 2012
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