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Keep getting a F 40 error code. Dryer will tumble twice and

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Keep getting a F 40 error code. Dryer will tumble twice and shut off with this code.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

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110.6808 Kenmore Elite

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Expert:  Peter replied 6 years ago.

Hi, my name is Peter. I am eager to help you solve your appliance problems.


Flashes if the communication between the

machine control and motor control is lost.

Check the connections and harness between the main control and the motor control board. Also verify that nothing is stuck in the blower motor which would cause that same error.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Not sure what exactly I need to do. You haven't given me anymore information than what I can find online with Sears/Kenmore's website.