Electrolux Tumble Dryer Error Codes Explained

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Diagnosing your Electrolux tumble dryer problem is half the battle. But you don’t have hours or days to plough through your owner’s manual to see why your Electrolux tumble dryer keeps cutting out, why its lights are flashing or why it’s not drying your clothes. You need a quick and easy answer at your fingertips and this is why we’ve prepared this handy guide to help guide you through the process of diagnosing and troubleshooting your Electrolux tumble dryer problems. Let’s dive in. 

Electrolux tumble dryer error codes

There are numerous Electrolux condenser tumble dryer faults as seen from the list below. However, we’re giving you a glimpse into what they mean and some possible solutions for how you can resolve them on your own. Of course, other more serious issues may require expert help and this is where we come in. But for more on that a bit later. 


An E31 error code indicates that the moisture sensor feedback frequency is too high. To resolve this issue, you should ensure that there are no blockages or obstructions to the moisture sensors and then clean the sensor bars inside the dryer first. If any damage there has been noted, it should be repaired. If all the sensor components seem normal, the electronic control board could require replacement.


This error code indicates that the moisture sensor feedback frequency is too low. The cause could be dirt on the sensor bars or general damage.


The dryer door is open and this is a door sensor error. The dryer will not work with an open door. If the switch has been tested and it doesn’t work, it may need to be replaced. Alternatively, the door switch or its wiring may be damaged or defective and will need to be replaced. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, the issue could lie with a faulty control panel that will require replacement.


This indicates a motor relay failure. The motor might be intermittent or not operational.


The motor has stopped or won’t start. Begin by checking for mechanical restrictions. If you are unable to identify any, be sure to get in touch with a professional appliance repair technician. 



This is another instance where you will need to call for help because it is an indication that the drive motor centrifugal switch has failed.


An indication of a failure in the drive motor relay circuit.


Heater relay failure. You can assess the wire harness between the control board and the heating element for damage. If the harness is damaged, it should be replaced. If you see no glaring damage, then the control board could need to be replaced.


The control detected a ground short at the heating element.


Open heating element circuit otherwise known as a malfunctioning of the heater’s wiring or the heating element. Replacements may need to be made after an inspection shows that there is damage. 


The thermostat has tripped too often. Get in touch with a professional for more assistance.


An indication of a tripped thermal fuse, which can be caused owing to a number of different reasons, you should again call in a pro. 


Heating sensor circuit failure triggered by the main control or the thermal limiter has tripped. This is a crucial safety feature which occurs when the dryer has overheated. It’s vital to check the dryer vents for clogs and blockages before turning the appliance on again. If this doesn’t work, then the thermal limiter may need to be replaced.

E71 or E72

Outlet thermistor is out of range.


Inlet thermistor is out of range.


A communication error between the user interface and the main control. 


There is a mismatch between the user interface and the main control.


The control and peripherals aren’t matched or configured.


Configuration error internal to the main control.


A programme mismatch internal to the main control.


The frequency of the incoming power is out of range.


The control has detected higher than usual incoming voltage.


The control has detected lower than usual incoming voltage.


The control has detected incorrect wiring on the terminal block.


This is an important error of the main control and it must be replaced.


The temperature regulation in the dryer isn’t correct. A vent could be blocked and you should check vents and filters for blockages or obstructions. If no clogs are evident, the thermal limiter may have malfunctioned and will need to be replaced.


This happens when the maximum drying time for the selected cycle has passed and the clothes are still wet. It is an important symptom of blocked or restricted air flow. Damaged sensors may need to be replaced. 


This error code signifies a stuck key on the user interface.

Final remarks

If you’re still feeling overwhelmed and you’re unsure of where to begin, then don’t hesitate to give us a call. At MIX Repairs, we’re always here to give you that extra peace of mind in knowing that all your appliances are working optimally, no matter their make or model. Whether your Electrolux condenser tumble dryer is not drying or all your Electrolux condenser dryer’s lights are flashing, we’re here for you for a safe, quick and efficient service.  

Electrolux Tumble Dryer Error Codes Explained was last modified: January 19th, 2024 by Mix Repairs