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Whirlpool Dryer Displaying Fault Code E1, E2

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Thermistor Failure

The manufacturer has assigned this error or fault code to indicate a possible problem with are flow or the heating system in the dryer. This error code is indicating that the exhaust air temperature is either below 18 degrees Fahrenheit or above 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the thermistor with an Ohm meter, if it reads >50k Ohms (E1) or less than 500 Ohms (E2) it is defective. Also check the heating element to be sure it has continuity. And check the airflow through the dryer and out through the exhaust to be sure there isn’t an obstruction.

Most Frequent Causes for E1, E2 - Thermistor Failure

Cause 1Thermistor

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Thermistor for your WhirlpoolDryer
Thermistor - Part # 1181075 Mfg Part # WP8577274

Dryer thermistor. This thermistor should read approximately 11.9K Ohms of resistance at 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21’ Celsius). If the thermistor is defective, it may prolong or shorten the drying time or cause a fault code. A defective thermistor is not responsible for a dryer not heating.

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Cause 2Air Flow Problem

The manufacturer has assigned this error or fault code to indicate a possible problem with are flow or the heating system in the dryer. This error code is indicating that the exhaust air temperature is either below 18 degrees Fahrenheit or above 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the thermistor with an Ohm meter, if it reads >50k Ohms (E1) or less than 500 Ohms (E2) it is defective. Also check the heating element to be sure it has continuity. And check the airflow through the dryer and out through the exhaust to be sure there isn’t an obstruction.