The Electrolux dryer is another compact, easy to use, and elegant device from Electrolux.
Though they are not as effective as conventional electric dryers, they get the work done with excellent efficacy.
As with any other device, you might hit a brick wall when using this device but won’t go any further since the error codes only get you close to the solution.
Unraveling the error code on your Electrolux dryer can be as daunting as trying to crack WWII codes.
Even the slightest of problems can seem magnified exponentially when the dryer can’t communicate in a way you understand.
In this piece, we’ll walk you through the common error codes you might experience when using these dryers and real-time diagnosis of the problems.
Table of contents
- E31: Moisture Sensors Too High
- E32: Moisture Sensor Frequency Too Low
- E42: Door Sensing Error
- E51: Motor Relay Failure
- E52: Motor Stopped
- EF3: Maximum Drying Time Reached
- E53: Motor Centrifugal Switch Failure
- E54: Motor Sensing Failure
- E61: Failure of The Heater Relay
- e63: The Heating Element Is Shorted to The Ground
- E64: Open Heating Element Circuit
- E65: The Thermostat Has Been Opened Several Times
- E66: Thermal Limiter Tripped
- E67: Heating Sensor Failure
- E71 Or E72: Failure of the Outlet Thermistor
- E73: Inlet Thermistor Failure
- E74: Drive Motor Relay Failure
E31: Moisture Sensors Too High
As a walkabout to this error, ensure nothing is obstructing the moisture sensors. If nothing is preventing the sensors, unplug them from the machine and check if the sensors’ wire harnesses are spoiled.
If everything seems normal, you might have to replace the electronic control board.
E32: Moisture Sensor Frequency Too Low
Rub the moisture sensor using alcohol to remove the moisture coating on the sensor bars that prevents it from detecting moisture.
If the error code still appears after rubbing the moisture sensors, unplug the dryer and look at the wire harness connections of the moisture sensors.
Reconnect any disconnected wires and replace the harness and the electronic control board.
E42: Door Sensing Error
Disconnect the mains power and check the door-switch wire harness connections. Reconnect loose wires or replace the wire harness if it’s damaged, then test the door switch operation using a multi-meter, after which you replace it if you find it to be defective.
E51: Motor Relay Failure
Check the motor wire harness for damage and replace it if damaged.
E52: Motor Stopped
Current overload can overheat the drive motor and cause a tripped thermal protector.
Reduce the current load and allow the machine to cool off for half at least an hour before restarting it.
If it fails to restart, unplug the dryer and inspect the drive system, after which you replace any damaged components.
If you confirm that everything’s okay, you might need to replace the drive motor.
EF3: Maximum Drying Time Reached
If the clothing remains damp even after the maximum drying time has been reached, there are some possibilities that the moisture sensors are damaged, or the dryer duct is blocked.
Clean all moisture sensors and remove all blockages from vents or replace the sensors if they’re damaged.
E53: Motor Centrifugal Switch Failure
This section is part of the drive’s motor assembly.
Disconnect the mains power supply and check the motor wire harness.
If there are any loose wires or the wire harness is damaged, replace it, but if the wire harness is okay, replace the drive motor.
You might have to replace the entire control board if the problem persists.
E54: Motor Sensing Failure
The error is a result of the circuit board detecting an internal problem in the motor relay circuit.
To remove the error unplug the dryer from power, leave it for a few minutes before replacing the electronic control board.
E61: Failure of The Heater Relay
Remove the drier from power and check the wire harness between the heating element and the electronic control board.
In case the wire harness is damaged, find a replacement; however, if it’s okay, you will have to replace the entire electronic control board.
e63: The Heating Element Is Shorted to The Ground
Inspect the heating element for damage after unplugging the dryer from the mains supply. If there isn’t any visible damage, test it for short to the metal cabinet using a multi-meter and replace the heating element if you find a short.
E64: Open Heating Element Circuit
Check the connection between the wire harness connections and the electronic control board.
If there are any loose wires, reconnect them then inspect the heating element to check if it’s damaged.
Test its connection using a multi-meter and replace the heating element if it’s electrically open.
E65: The Thermostat Has Been Opened Several Times
Examine the exhaust vent system for a blockage or restriction and ensure you don’t have a kink in the flexible exhaust vent hose.
If the exhaust system is clean, replace the high limit thermostat; however, if the problem continues, seek assistance from a reliable technician.
E66: Thermal Limiter Tripped
Unplug the dryer and check if the connection in the thermal limiter is continuous. If you find some loose connection, replace the thermal limiter.
Inspect the exhaust vent system for clog and clear it because that could be the restriction that has caused the thermal limiter to trip.
E67: Heating Sensor Failure
Such an error signifies that the electronic control board has detected a problem with its relay heater circuit.
Replace the electronic control board after unplugging the dryer.
E71 Or E72: Failure of the Outlet Thermistor
Disconnect the mains power supply and check the outlet thermistor for any loose connections.
If the wire harness looks fine, check the resistance of the outlet thermistor using a resistor of about 5K ohms at a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius.
You’ll have to order another outlet thermistor if the resistance is off.
E73: Inlet Thermistor Failure
Disconnect the dryer from the mains and examine the wire harness connection of the inlet thermistor.
Replace the wire harness if it has a problem. However, if you find it to be okay, check the resistance of the inlet thermistor with 50K ohmmeter at a room temperature of 70 degrees Celsius.
If the resistance is off, order another inlet thermistor.
E74: Drive Motor Relay Failure
First, unplug the dryer and check the drive motor harness if there is any loose connection.
If damaged, get another drive motor wire harness and replace it with the old one. If it is okay, replace the entire electronic control board.
when you’re checking your appliance for errors, don’t take the errors as the exact cause of the brick wall.
Sometimes, an error code like a door sensing problem is something straightforward that you can fix, but if the code entails a more involving code, don’t be afraid to seek help.
Outsourcing professional repair could save you the risk of damaging the equipment, consequently working to your leverage.