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My Kenmore dryer has an error code of F40. is that serious.

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my Kenmore dryer has an error code of F40. is that serious. My dryer is 6 years old. should I repair or buy a new one?
Submitted: 1 year ago via ApplianceRepair.Net.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.
F40 means there is a communication error between the control boards. At 6 years old I would think it's still worth fixing but you'll want to take the dryer apart and make sure all the wires are still securely plugged into all the boards. If that checks good then there is no way to test which board is causing the problem so you'd want to order one board and replace it and if that doesn't work, return the board and order a different one. You can return control boards if you order them at which is a great option to have on issues like this where you can't test the actual boards for this particular problem. We are on the honor system here. Please remember to rate my service before you leave today. If you need anything else, just let me know. You can continue asking follow-up questions at no additional charge after rating my service if you still need assistance.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.
Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?