Whirlpool Cabrio dryer error codes

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These error code explanations can help when troubleshooting a problem with your Whirlpool Cabrio dryer.

Whirlpool Cabrio dryer error codes flash in the digital display of the control panel when the control detects a failure. Follow the dryer troubleshooting steps provided in the chart to diagnose and repair the dryer failure when you see an error code flashing.

Once you figure out which parts you need to repair the dryer, search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dryer.

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Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
AF

Exhaust air flow restriction

Check/Repair

The exhaust air flow to the outside of your home is restricted. Unplug the dryer and clear the exhaust air duct system going to the outside of your home.

Possible parts
PF

Power failure

Check/Repair

A power failure occurred while the dryer was running. Press Start to continue the cycle or press Stop to clear the display. If this code frequently appears, check the power cord and replace it if it's damaged.

Possible parts
Power cord
F-01

Main electronic control board failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer for 5 minutes and the plug the dryer back in. If the code reappears, replace the main electronic control board.

Possible parts
Main electronic control board
F-02

User interface keypad failure

Check/Repair

A stuck button on the user interface control board causes this code. If you can't free the stuck key, replace the user interface control board.

Possible parts
User interface control board
F-22

Exhaust thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer. Check the resistance of the exhaust thermistor (temperature sensor). It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it.

Possible parts
Thermistor
F-23

Exhaust thermistor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer. Check the resistance of the exhaust thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms at room temperature. If the thermistor is defective, replace it.

Possible parts
Thermistor
F-26

Drive motor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer. Check the wiring connections between the main electronic control board and the drive motor. If the wiring connections are sound, replace the drive motor.

Possible parts
Drive motor
F-28

Moisture sensor failure

Check/Repair

Check the wiring harness connections between the moisture sensor and the main electronic control board. If the wiring connections are sound, replace the moisture sensor.

Possible parts
Moisture sensor
F-29

Moisture sensor failure

Check/Repair

Check the wiring harness connections between the moisture sensor and the main electronic control board. If the wiring connections are sound, replace the moisture sensor.

Possible parts
Moisture sensor
F-31

Low L2 voltage

Check/Repair

The L2 leg of 240 volt power is below 30 volts. Check the house circuit breakers for the dryer and reset the L2 breaker if it's tripped. Unplug the dryer and check the power cord wire connections on the terminal block. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the power cord if it's damaged. Have an electrician check the 240 volt power supply for the dryer.

Possible parts
Power cord
F-47

Not used

Check/Repair

This error code may appear when entering diagnostics but you should ignore it because it isn't used.

Possible parts

Symptoms common to all dryers

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Main causes: door switch failure, lack of power, broken belt, blown thermal fuse, bad drive motor, control system failure
Main causes: lack of electrical power, bad power cord, wiring failure, bad control board, blown thermal fuse, bad door switch
Main causes: bad drum support roller, damaged idler pulley, broken blower fan blade, worn drum glide bearing, bad drive motor
Main causes: bad gas valve coils, broken heating element, tripped safety thermostat or fuse, bad operating thermostat, control failure
Main causes: bad timer or electronic control board, door switch failure
Main causes: clogged exhaust vent, bad motor relay, loose dryer door catch, bad door switch, control system failure, faulty drive motor
Main causes: damaged door strike, worn door catch
Main causes: clogged exhaust system, heating system failure, deposits on moisture sensor, control system failure

Repair guides common to all dryers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your dryer.

How to install a thermal cut-off fuse kit in an electric dryer

The thermal cut-off fuse shuts off the heat if the dryer overheats when the high-limit thermostat fails. Install a thermal cut-off fuse kit to replace both parts.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to install a thermal cut-off fuse kit in a gas dryer

The thermal cut-off fuse shuts off the heat if the dryer overheats when the high-limit thermostat fails. The thermal cut-off fuse kit includes both parts.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
August 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a dryer door switch

The dryer won't start if the door switch isn't working correctly. You can install a replacement dryer door switch in less than half an hour, following these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

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