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Kenmore 796. model steam dryer error codes:

Reference Model: None

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore steam dryer with a model number beginning with 796.

Code Meaning Possible Cause Possible Parts
tE1 or tE2 Exhaust thermistor failure Unplug the dryer and check the exhaust thermistor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the exhaust thermistor using a multimeter. You should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If not then replace the thermistor because it's defective. Replace the main control board if the exhaust thermistor and wiring are okay Exhaust thermistor, Wire harness, Main control board
dE Door switch error Check the operation of the door switch using the diagnostic test mode, which is explained in the tech sheet that's typically stored in the console of the dryer. Replace the door switch if it doesn't work Door switch
PS Power supply error The power cord on the back of the electric dryer isn't correctly connected. Unplug the dryer and connect the power cord according to the installation instructions
tE4 Steam generator thermistor failure Unplug the dryer and check the wire harness connections between the steam generator and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the steam generator because it houses the steam generator thermistor. The steam generator thermistor isn't sold as a separate component Steam generator assembly
Add Water Steam feeder is dry Refill the steam feeder with water

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