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Error Codes in Dryers

 Error Codes in my Whirlpool Dryers

If your dryer displays one of these codes, there are some actions that might solve the problem. If these suggestions don't help, you may Contact Us or Schedule Service Online.

Error code Possible solutions
AF or  F4E3

Restricted airflow. It indicates that the lint screen or vent is clogged; the vent is crushed, kinked or has too many turns. The dryer will continue to run when the is error is present. Touch any key to clear the code from the display and return to the estimated time remaining. 

You may also receive an F4 E3 for this issue.

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F# E# If a code beginning with an "F" appears in the display, alternating between F# and E#, the dryer control has detected a problem that requires service. Contact Us or Schedule Service Online
L2 Low or no line voltage. There may be a problem with your home power supply, keeping the dryer's heater from turning on. The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is present. Touch any pad to clear the code from the display and return to the estimated time remaining.

NOTE: This error will only show during the initial installation. 

Try the Following:

  • Check if a household fuse has blown or the circuit breaker has tripped. Electric dryers use two household fuses or breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
  • Confirm that the power cord is properly installed. Refer to the Installation Instructions for details.
  • Select a Timed Dry heated cycle and restart the dryer. If the message persists, consult a qualified electrician.
PF Power failure. It indicates that the drying cycle has been interrupted by a power failure. Touch and hold START to restart the dryer cycle or press POWER to clear the display.

For other questions regarding Error Codes, see your Owner's Manual.

If you would like to download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Manuals and Literature page.


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