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Samsung dryer starts then stops after about 3 secs and shows

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Samsung dryer starts then stops after about 3 secs and shows error upside down F followed by E
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Samsung is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: DV511AERXAA front load dryer. about 5 years old.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If I can
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not really
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

Good morning. My name is ***** ***** I'll be helping you with your dryer today. The upside down F is supposed to be a lower case "T" so the error you're seeing is actually "tE". There are only 2 things that can cause the tE error and that's a bad sensor or a bad control board. It sounds like you've already changed out the main relay board so if you're still getting the "tE" error check the wires in between the board and the sensor. Ohm them out to make sure they are good. If they check good, then you'll need to replace the thermistor even if it appears to test good. Below is a link to the thermistor for your dryer which is mounted to the vent below the dryer drum.

CLICK HERE for thermistor

Below is a link to a video on how to replace the thermistor.

CLICK HERE for video

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 months 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?