E63 Electrolux Dryer – Fixed

An Electrolux dryer provides plenty of options and settings for a reasonable price, but sometimes it can present problems. For instance, if your Electrolux dryer is showing a code E63 error, what can you do?

Electrolux Dryer

An E63 error code on an Electrolux dryer means that the heater unit is faulty. Other causes include thermostat, control board, or thermal fuse problems. The standard solution in each case is to replace the parts. Before replacing them, test with a multimeter to determine the exact cause of the error.

Stick around if you want to know more! I will cover all the possible causes of this error code and step-by-step solutions for each.

1. The Heater Unit Is Faulty 

The heating element is an essential part of your Electrolux dryer, generating the heat necessary to make it work. An E63 code may indicate a problem with the heating unit, which is commonly caused by a burnt or shorted heater unit

How To Fix

The solution to a burnt or shorted heating unit is to replace it with a new one. If you’re not sure how to do this, contact a professional to do it for you. 

However, you can replace the heating unit yourself by buying a new part online or from an appliance spare parts store. 

Before replacing it, test the heating element using a multimeter to see if it’s indeed the problem. Here’s how to do it: 

  1. Unplug the dryer from power.
  2. Remove the lid, lid brace, and screws securing the pedestal brackets.
  3. Open the back panel.
  4. Release the vent tube and push it in to remove the back.
  5. Loosen the power cord and remove the back panel.
  6. Pull the vent tube out and check the heating unit.
  7. Unscrew it and remove the wiring that connects it to the device.
  8. Pull the heating element out and test it with a multimeter.
  9. If it tests outside of the 20-59 Ohm range, it needs replacing.

2. Thermostat Issues

The thermostat uses sensors to monitor the temperature inside your Electrolux dryer. The dryer can’t produce heat correctly if it doesn’t work properly. A code E63 may indicate issues with the thermostat.

How To Fix

A faulty thermostat needs replacing, which you can do by yourself if you have the tools. You may want to test it using a multimeter first to ensure it’s faulty. To replace the thermostat, follow the instructions below:

  1. Unplug the dryer from its power source and pull the back of the device away from the wall, so you can access it.
  2. Open the rear access panel by removing the screws that secure it.
  3. Locate the thermostat.
  4. Disconnect the thermostat from the wires.
  5. Unscrew the thermostat and pull it away.
  6. Install the new thermostat, connecting it to the wires as instructed. 
  7. Close the rear panel, and replace the screws.

You can always call a professional to do the testing and the replacement if you don’t want to risk any additional issues.

3. Issues With the Control Board

An E63 error may also indicate that the control board is faulty. The electronic control board controls all the dryer’s components and is essentially a circuit board that serves as the brain behind every task. 

issues with the control board

How To Fix

If the control board is faulty, it should be replaced with a new one, but before you spend money on getting a new dryer control board, you should make sure that the board is indeed faulty by looking for signs of damage. 

Here’s how to check:

  1. Unplug your dryer from the power source.
  2. Remove the screws to open the top panel.
  3. Find the control board and take a picture of the wiring connections. Alternatively, memorize them so that you can connect them to the new board if you remove the old one.
  4. Check if you can spot signs of damage or shorting on the board.
  5. If you spot any of these signs, you should replace the board immediately.

You can replace the control board yourself, but you need to be careful and follow multiple complex steps. Contact a professional to be safe if you’re not one hundred percent confident you can replace this part yourself.

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4. Thermal Fuse Problems

A thermal fuse is a one-time-use device that helps prevent fire accidents. This device is activated once the temperature inside the dryer gets higher than it should. When the thermal fuse detects a higher-than-normal temperature, it will blow, rendering the dryer useless until the fuse is replaced.

How To Fix

As you can expect, you need to replace the fuse to fix the issue. First, you need to access it and test to see if the fuse is really blown and if it is, replace it with an exact match. You can do this yourself by following these instructions:

  1. Unplug the dryer from power.
  2. Pull the dryer away from the wall and remove the screws to open the back panel.
  3. Locate the thermal fuse and remove the two wires attached to it.
  4. Test the fuse using a multimeter.
  5. If the multimeter reads 1 Ohm or a little higher, the fuse is not blown. Any other reading means it needs to be replaced.
  6. If needed, replace the fuse with the match.


An E63 code in your Electrolux dryer means that there could be issues with the heating unit, the thermostat, the thermal fuse, or the electronic control board. Typically, all these issues require replacing the faulty parts with new ones. If you don’t feel comfortable doing the replacement yourself, call a professional.