The t5 (or tS) error code on this dryer indicates that you have a problem with the temperature sensor (also called a thermistor). You may need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure. Here is a link for the Sears Service website:
Sears Home Services
If you are confident in your technical skills and you have a volt/ohm meter, then you may be able to diagnose and repair this problem yourself.
The first step in diagnosing this failure is to
unplug the dryer
and check the resistance through the temperature sensor circuit from the control board in the top of the dryer. The first image below shows how to access the control board. The second image shows a photograph of the control board with the connections marked. I also provided a wiring diagram in that image. You can check the resistance through the temperature sensor circuit using this information. Check the resistance through the red and blue wires. You should measure around 10K ohms (10,000 ohms) at room temperature (77 degrees F). If the resistance through that circuit is way off, then you will need to check the resistance directly at the thermistor. The third and 4th images show how to access the thermistor. You will need to remove the console and front panel to reach that component. Check the resistance directly at the thermistor. If the resistance directly at that component is way off, then the thermistor (part DC32-00007A) will need to be replaced. You can order that part from the
If the resistance measured directly at the thermistor is okay then you have a wiring failure in the wire harness between the thermistor and the control board that will need to be repaired.
If the thermistor resistance measured directly at the control board is normal, then you will probably need to replace the electronic control board.
Be sure that you
unplug the dryer
when accessing internal components.
These tips should help you resolve this problem that you are having with your dryer. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.