The purpose of error codes for Kenmore Elite appliances is to facilitate diagnosis of operational or maintenance problems. The Sears PartsDirect website provides explanations for each error code by appliance and model as well as links to a repair help section, an online owner's manual and available replacement parts.
One example of a Kenmore Elite error code is the F:02 indication on the Kenmore Elite HE line of dryers. This code refers to a failure of the keypad or user interface. The suggested troubleshooting process involves trying to free a stuck button on one of the two control assemblies on the dryer console. If the button doesn't come free, it may be necessary to replace the assembly.