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I have a Maytag bravos washer and dryer and the dryer is

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I have a Maytag bravos washer and dryer and the dryer is giving me trouble ive replaced the heating element and the thermistor and now its throwing a code and im not sure what to look for . The code is f3 el any idea whats happening
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: medx700xwo or mvwx700xw1 one is washer other is the dryer im looking at an old picture
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I have up to now it depends on whats wrong im considering junking it rt now
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not that I know of
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 months ago.

It sounds like you're on the right track and must know that the error means the thermistor is out of range. It's possible that the thermistor came faulty, but not likely. If you have a multimeter you can test and see for sure what the problem is. Here are the steps.

1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.

2. Access the machine control panel electronics.

3. Remove the P14 connector on the main control board, then measure the resistance between P14-3 (red-white wire) and P14-6 (red-white wire) at the connector.

5. If 5–15 kΩ are measured, replace the machine control electronics. If the resistance is greater than 20 kΩ, replace the exhaust thermistor.

Now my guess is that the control board is bad since you already replace the thermistor already but if you wanted to test first you can definitely do that.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 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 and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?