KitchenAid Dryer Controller Fault Codes

Many failure codes are caused by a faulty timer (also known as the Electronic Range Control). Sometimes, even when the failure code implies that another component has failed this can actually be a timer problem (whereby the timer is not displaying the correct fault code). If you are not sure whether the code you are seeing is due to a problem with the timer please call us, or send us an email, since we can help you determine whether the failure code is likely a timer problem or a problem with some other component. We can repair most timers so if you are sure your problem pertains to the timer (or ERC) please fill out a repair service request and send us your timer to be repaired.


Front Loading Gas and Electric Dryer Fault Codes Models KGHS01PMT/WH and KEHS01PMT/WH

Fault CodeCondition/DescriptionResolution
PFPower failure"PF" flashes to indicate that a power failure occurred while the dryer was running. Press HOLD TO START to continue the cycle, or press OFF/Pause to clear the display.
E1Thermistor openReplace thermistor if found defective
E2Thermistor shortedReplace thermistor if found defective
E3User interface or software mismatchThis error code will ONLY appear when in the Diagnostic Test mode.
If the E3 error code is displayed, there is a user interface or software mismatch. It is also possible that a component on the console electronics or the electronic control board has failed. Repair defective component.

Kitchen Aid Pro Line Front Loading Gas and Electric Dryer Fault Codes (Models KHEV01RSS and KHGV01RSS)

Fault CodeCondition/DescriptionResolution
PFPower failurePF flashes to indicate that a power failure occurred while the dryer was running. Press Start to continue the cycle, or press Pause/Cancel to clear the display.
E1Temperature sensor openE1 flashes in the numeric display when the temperature sensing circuit is open. Replace temperature sensor if faulty.
E2Temperature sensor shortedE2 flashes in the numeric display when the temperature sensing circuit is shorted. Replace temperature sensor if faulty.
E3Blower rotation failureIf during a cycle the blower rotational speed drops below 500 rpms, all outputs will be turned off and error code E3 will be displayed.
E4Tumbler rotation failureIf during a cycle the tumbler rotational speed drops to 0, all outputs will be turned off and error code E4 will be displayed.
E5Dry rack sensorIf during a Dry Rack cycle the signal is lost, all outputs are turned off and E5 is displayed.
E6Exhaust high limit faultIf the exhaust temperature goes above 87.7C (190F) all outputs will turn off and E6 will be displayed.