Were is the Thermistor Located and is there a way to trouble shoot it to see if it is bad? Thank You
Answer It is located on the blower wheel housing assembly. You can test it with a multi-meter, it should read around 10,000 ohms at room temperature.
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Should the thermistor show continuity? I have tested other electrical components in the dryer and they all have continuity. My thermistor does not show any continuity. I ordered two new different Thermistors off of Amazon (ERP and Whirlpool) and none of them continuity and show 0 OHMs of resistance. I read some reviews where people received bad thermistors. Can anyone confirm if I should be showing some type of resistance? My symptons: My dryer is no longer heating at all and I keep getting Check Lint light before I start a load. It stopped heating all of a sudden. One day it was heating the next day it wasn't.
Answer Hello Brent,
The inlet thermistor and the outlet thermistor will normally have different resistance readings. It is impossible to tell what the thermistor reading will be without the model number from the units' I.D. tag. Since this is a Kenmore, we may still not be able to pull a wiring diagram or anything since sears likes to hide their information. I can tell you that when you set the meter to read resistance, if it is not an auto-ranging model, you will need to chose a high scale since it is common for the thermistor to have from 50K to 120K (50,000 to 120,000) ohms of resistance. If you need further assistance, please post the model number so we can give you sound assistance.
Dryer does not do anything,light comes on inside drum no functions no control panel..I tested the thermal fuse for continuity and it seams OK..
This issue would be caused by either a faulty control board, wiring harness between the control board and the user interface or the user interface since there are no lights on the control panel. Check the wiring harness connections first then if they check ok start with the main control board which is the most likely cause.
The dryer runs and heats fine for 5 or 10 minutes, shuts off, and gives a E1 code. Is it the thermistor?
Answer Hello Al,
As per the tech sheet on your model, “E1” flashes if the thermistor is open. Be aware that the circuit in the control can be at fault since it interprets the information sent to it by the thermistor. So, if changing the thermistor does not correct the issue and the wiring is found in good condition, the control 8566150 is suspect.
Control panel lights up and allows me to select cycles and load size, etc. but when I push start it does not run and F01 flashes.
The model number listed is not showing up as a valid model number. If this is on a dryer then the most likely cause for the F1 error code will be the control board for the unit.