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Author Topic: CE code Kenmore/Electrolux 417.81102000  (Read 222 times)

Offline PaPaDale

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CE code Kenmore/Electrolux 417.81102000
« on: September 05, 2022, 10:41:16 AM »

Iím having a very strange problem with my Kenmore elite electric dryer. The dryer throws a CE code after 10 minutes in any cycle. This is a ďCheck ExhaustĒ code. My problem originally started when the dryer through an E 64 code which was a bad heater. I opened the unit and through the back I replaced the heater, which was indeed bad and had shorted coils. I closed it back up and moved it back into position but am now getting the CE code. 
If I remove the vent hose I DO NOT get any error, the drying cycle completes without any problem.
If I connect the 5 foot vent hose and run it straight out the back without any bends, just a straight exit, that is also successful without any errors.
But, if I put a bend in the hose and raise it to the level where it connects to the house (but not actually connected) the CE problem returns.  Itís just a vent tube raised to chest high.  Itís like if there is the slightest restriction in the vent hose the CE problem occurs.  The dryer has been using this vent tube arrangement for 8 years without any CE problems.
Iíve seen some mentions that the inlet thermistor may be the problem but I hate to try parts without good reason. 
Anyone have an idea for this strange venting problem?

Offline Bearcat

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Re: CE code Kenmore/Electrolux 417.81102000
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2022, 03:29:20 PM »
You say that you replaced the heater from the back?  I have replaced many of theses heaters, and always changed them by taking off the top, and front, and then removing the drum to get to the heater.   Did I misunderstand what you meant?  Did you transfer over the high limit thermostat and fuse, from the old heater assembly?  Did you make sure the old wires went to the correct positions on the new heater?  Being that the problem occurred after the other repair, I would be inclined to believe that the new problem originates there.

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Offline PaPaDale

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Re: CE code Kenmore/Electrolux 417.81102000
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2022, 11:38:17 AM »
Thanks for the reply Bearcat.  Yes, I went in through the back.  Once the back is removed, you only have to remove the two screws for the heater mount and the screw that holds the heater to the vent. Then you can remove the whole heater assembly with the wires still attached and lay the unit outside the dryer and swap the wires directly to the new unit one by one. I was very careful to make sure every wire went to the right place. I did transfer the thermostat and fuse to the new heater. The new heater is working fine itís just this vent problem thatís now aggravating.Do you happen to know what exactly causes this condition? Is it overheating somewhere? How does the dryer know that there is a vent problem?