In my years as an appliance technician, nothing quite stumps a homeowner like the ominous “Electrolux Dryer Error Code E64”.
I’ve been there – staring at the flashing code, the mounting laundry, and a machine refusing to cooperate.
I’ve tackled this error countless times. And over the years, not only have I pinpointed the root causes, but I’ve also mastered the quickest fixes. To bolster my insights, I’ve collaborated with Dan Stevens, a top-tier, Connecticut-licensed appliance technician.
Together, we promise:
You’re not facing this error alone. We’ve got the expertise and solutions you need. So, let’s dive in and get that dryer humming again.
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What Is the Electrolux Dryer Error Code E64?
The Electrolux E64 code is a common error that arises due to malfunctions with the heating system of your dryer. In essence, it indicates an issue with the heating components, such as the heating element, thermostat, and thermal fuse; or it could simply be due to a dirty lint filter.
But here’s some good news:
Having dealt with this pesky error multiple times, I’ve mapped out a clear-cut troubleshooting guide.
In the sections ahead, I’ll walk you through a step-by-step process to identify and replace the problematic components.
Ready to tackle the Electrolux Dryer Error Code E64?
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4 Common Reasons and Troubleshooting Steps for Fixing the Electrolux Dryer Error Code E64
|Commonly Affected Parts||Estimated Cost|
|Heating element||$120 – $350|
|Thermostat||$70 – $350|
|Thermal Fuse||$75 – $200|
|Lint Filter||$20 – 150|
Before beginning these troubleshooting steps, turn off the power to the dryer at the circuit breaker to avoid any electrical hazards.
Now, let’s resolve this frustrating dryer error code E64.
1. Defective Heating Element
|Location||It is located beneath the belt from the pulley and motor shaft, inside the drum.|
|Ease of troubleshooting||Moderate|
|Cost||$120 – $350, depending on the model|
|Repairable||Yes – if the wiring connected to the heating element is loose or damaged |
No – if the heating element is burnt
The first to do when troubleshooting this error code is to determine whether you need to replace your dryer’s heating element.
“Through years of my professional experience, 3 in every 5 times a dryer displays error code E64, it is caused by malfunctions in the heating element“
From my personal experience:
To save time and effort, check the continuity of the heating element coils with a multimeter. If the reading is between 20 and 50 ohms, the heating element is functioning properly.
In this case, the issue is probably due to damaged or poor wire connections touching the heating plate.
If the reading is higher than 50 ohms, a replacement is required. On that note, here’s a step-by-step procedure to replace the heating element:
- Step 1: Unthread the back frame screws with a small flat-head screwdriver.
- Step 2: Remove the lint filter housing and the screws holding the front and bottom panels together.
- Step 3: Disconnect all the wiring connections (i.e., door switch wire, control board wire, drum light wire) to remove the panels fully.
- Step 4: Remove the drum support from the belt pulley to access the heating element housing.
- Step 5: Carefully disconnect the housing from the heating element terminals to remove the old heating element.
- Step 6: Then, install the new heating element and tighten the screws to secure it back in place.
- Step 7: Restore all connections and turn on the power supply to test the new heating element.
Other models may require a different procedure, so consult the appliance’s manual or contact the manufacturer for model-specific instructions.
2. Faulty Thermostat
|Location||It is located on the dryer’s heating assembly inside the drum.|
|Ease of troubleshooting||Easy|
|Cost||$70 – $350, depending on the model|
|Repairable||Yes – if the wiring connected to the thermostat is loose or damaged |
No – if the thermostat is damaged
Your Electrolux dryer error code E64 may be caused by a faulty high-limit thermostat.
This Reddit user was having problems with his Electrolux Dryer model EIMED55IIW0.
According to them:
“I’ve been getting an E64 error code for a while… I turned on the dryer, and it briefly hummed before stopping”.
As you would expect, Dan and I decided to weigh in on the issue.
In Dan’s opinion:
“The issue is likely caused by burnt terminals or faulty connections in the thermostat unit.”
And I agree.
The high-limit thermostat monitors temperature changes in the dryer, signaling the control board to switch off when there are high-amp charges.
Due to this constant heating-cooling cycle, the terminals or wiring connections can overheat and burn over time.
So, what do you do?
Tightening the wires can provide a quick fix if the problem is simply loose wire connections.
If the thermostat is damaged, a replacement must be made.
Follow this process to get it done:
- Step 1: Locate the drum housing bracket under the dryer’s front bulkhead.
- Step 2: Remove the drum by unthreading the motor shaft to locate the heating element housing.
- Step 3: Then, disconnect the old high-limit thermostat from its housing bracket.
- Step 4: Install the new high-limit thermostat and connect the wire terminals to their respective positions.
- Step 5: Restore all loose connections and test the new high-limit thermostat.
3. Burnt Thermal Fuse
|Location||It is located on the blower housing inside the back cover panel.|
|Ease of troubleshooting||Moderate|
|Cost||$75 – $200, depending on the model|
|Repairable||Yes – if the wiring connected to the thermal fuse is loose or damaged |
No – If the thermal fuse is burnt out
Here’s another hack:
While changing the high-limit thermostat, inspect and replace any burnt thermal fuses as well.
This is because:
The thermal fuse serves the same function as the high-limit thermostat. The only difference is that it detects excessive heat and cuts power to the heating element to prevent overheating.
“Testing the thermal fuse requires the same procedure as testing the thermostat and heating element,” Dan points out.
Simply remove the thermal fuse from the dryer and check for continuity with a multimeter.
If the ohmic reading exceeds 50, the thermal fuse is burned and must be replaced.
To do so, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Unthread the control bracket screws and front bulkhead from the frame to locate the drum.
- Step 2: Loosen the drum from the belt pulley and motor shaft to unscrew the heating element housing.
- Step 3: Disconnect the wires from the housing and remove the old thermal fuse.
- Step 4: Install the new thermal fuse and ensure that the terminals are properly aligned.
- Step 5: Then, secure any loose connections before testing your dryer for proper operation.
4. Dirty Lint Filter
|Location||It is located directly in the filter housing, attached to the blower inside the drum.|
|Ease of troubleshooting||Easy|
|Cost||$20 – $150, depending on the model|
|Repairable||Yes – If it is merely clogged with debris |
No – If it is damaged
Another reason why your dryer displays the error code E64 is an airflow blockage caused by a clogged lint filter.
“When your dryer is running, the lint filter draws air across the heating element through the blower wheel. If it becomes clogged with lint debris, the airflow is restricted, causing the dryer to overheat—hence the error code E64.”
In my experience:
This clogged lint filter is one of the major reasons your dryer keeps shutting off abruptly.
If this lint debris is not cleared, you might replace the heating element and other components in your dryer and still get the error code.
To support this claim:
A Reddit user shared a similar experience with their Electrolux FASE7073NWO model.
“I replaced the heating element, and it worked great for 2-3 months, then boom, E64 error again…I’ve changed the heating element 3 times now, but the error code persists“.
“This is a clear indication that the issue is not with the heating element. Rather, a quick cleanup of the lint filter and vent hose will likely resolve the problem.”
To do that:
Use a soft brush or vacuum to remove any accumulated lint or debris from the filter.
Then check for any obstructions or blockages in the vent hose to ensure proper airflow.
Models Most Affected
Most Electrolux Dyer models have specific diagnostic problems that users should be aware of.
For the error code E64, the following models are mostly affected:
|Model Name||Model Number||Specific Reason|
|Electrolux Dryer EIMED60LT3||EIMED60LT3||Damaged or faulty thermostat.|
|Electrolux Dryer EIMED60LT||EIMED60LT||Defective heating element|
|Electrolux Steam Dryer EIFLS60LT0||EIFLS60LT0||Burnt thermal fuse. It is also prone to poor wiring thermostat connections.|
|Electrolux Perfect Steam Dryer||EFME617S||Faulty thermostat|
|Electrolux Dryer 137464900A||137464900A||Damaged heating element and burnt thermal fuse|
|Electrolux Front Load Perfect Steam Dryer||ELFE7637AT||Faulty thermostat or loose connection in heating element coils.|
|Electrolux Front Load Dryer||EIMED55IIW0||Damaged heating element or clogged lint filter|
|Electrolux Dryer EIED50LIW0||EIED50LIW0||Defective heating element or loose wire connections.|
The Electrolux Dryer error code E64 indicates a problem with your dryer’s heating components.
This causes heating issues, which can be very frustrating.
With the hacks I’ve provided, you can easily troubleshoot and resolve this error by:
- Replacing the defective heating element
- Replacing the faulty thermostat
- Replacing the burnt thermal fuse
- Cleaning clogged lint filters, as well as
- Repairing loose or damaged wiring.
While these diagnostic steps might seem bulky, they are actually easy if you follow the instructions carefully and take your time.
Dan agrees, stating that “Once you can successfully locate the heating element housing, the rest is straightforward.”
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