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Kenmore gas dryer 41798042701 error code E5B

Turn dryer on and it stops after 10 or 15 minutes with the lights flashing. I checked the error codes and it turns out to be E5B. I ran the test cycle in the 6:00 position and found the temperature reading was 59 degrees (room temp in my basement). Could this just be that the gas pilot went out and needs to be re-lit? If not that, what is my next step in fixing this? Dryer is only 2.5 years old. thanks, Greg

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Thanks again Landell. I'm going to borrow a multimeter from work and check this out over the weekend.
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May 5th, 2011
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Hi Greg,
You will now need to check voltage at the main control. I am including an image of the wiring diagram for this dryer. First you will need to check voltage a/c (VAC) across the heater relay. To do this you will need to start the dryer in a time dry cycle and check red to orange. I have these marked with the same colors on the image. This should read 0 VAC. If you read 120 VAC the heater relay is not closing and the control is bad or the thermistor is not reading the temperature correctly. Ohm the thermistor, blue to blue. To do this you will need to unplug the dryer and the thermistor from the control. This should read 50k (50,000) ohms at room temperature. At the room temp you gave me in our prior conversation this ohm reading will be significantly higher. Let me know what you get on these checks. Hope this was helpful. Landell.
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Thanks Landell - I checked the gas and it's on. I also pulled the thermal limiter and it passed continuity testing. If I have a step by step procedure I'm confident I can do board level electrical troubleshooting to discover the faulty components. Does such a guide exist for my dryer? I'd relaly like to try this first myself before calling a tech in.

thanks,
Greg
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May 4th, 2011
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Hi Greg,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

This dryer does not utilize a gas pilot for ignition. I would make certain that you have a gas supply first. Then you will need to check the thermal limiter. You need to ohm this component. I have attached an image below that will detail access to this component. Here is a helpful video that demonstrates the testing of a thermal limiter

Thermal Limiter Testing

After this check, the following checks will be very labor intensive; I highly recommend having a trained service technician evaluate this problem. 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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Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

Landell
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May 4th, 2011
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Having your appliance not working properly can be really concerning. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I was searching in the Manage My Life website and found your owner's manual. A suggestion I also have is to visit Sears Home Services website to set service with a Sears technician. I have attached the links below. Hope this helps!
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May 4th, 2011
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