How to Troubleshoot a PF Code for a Kenmore Dryer

Kenmore builds many models of clothes dryers for the home, all of which are sold through Sears stores.
Kenmore dryers feature sophisticated electronics within their control panels that monitor every phase and cycle during operation. Among these controls is a code system used to troubleshoot particular symptoms that may occur. For example, if the LED readout on the dryer display panel indicates a “PF“ error code, the dryer is experiencing a power failure. You can take corrective action to restore the power and reset the dryer in just a few steps.

Step 1

Check the loading door of the Kenmore dryer to ensure it is fully closed. Make sure clothing was not caught in the door during closing. This may keep the door ajar enough to prevent the activation of the door safety switch.

Step 2

Check the power cord plug to ensure it is fully inserted into the electrical receptacle at the rear of the appliance.

Step 3

Check the circuit breaker at the main house panel. If the breaker assigned to the dryer has been tripped, reset the breaker by turning it to the "Off" position first, then to the "On" position.

Step 4

Reset the dryer to correct the PF error code and resume drying by depressing the "Start" button and holding it for 5 seconds.

About the Author

Max Stout began writing in 2000 and started focusing primarily on non-fiction articles in 2008. Now retired, Stout writes technical articles with a focus on home improvement and maintenance. Previously, he has worked in the vocational trades such as automotive, home construction, residential plumbing and electric, and industrial wire and cable. Max also earned a degree of biblical metaphysician from Trinity Seminars Ministry Academy.