Whirlpool Cabrio Dryer Error Codes

The codes listed in this section apply to the older, original Cabrio dryers circa 2007. In the early days of self-diagnostics, error codes were sparse and applied to major malfunctions. Later in this list, we’ve included codes for the 2015 Cabrio dryer, too.

AF – Exhaust air flow restriction. The detection of restricted air flow relies on the changes in the outlet thermistor. Look for a crushed vent or lint somewhere in the vent system, especially at the end of the vent that exits your home.

PF – Power failure. This happens when power is interrupted while the dryer is running. Press START to continue the cycle or STOP to clear the PF from the display. If the code reappears, check the pigtail (power cord) for damage or bad connections.

F-01 – Main control failure. Try unplugging the dryer for 5 minutes, then apply power again. If the code reappears, replace the main control.

F-02 – User interface (UI) keypad failure. Another sign of UI failure is a constant beeping. On these older models, they sold the UI keypad as a separate part or as a console assembly.

F-22 or F-23 – Exhaust thermistor failure. This thermistor sits next to the thermal fuse on the blower housing. I’ve seen only a few go bad, which explains why the error is rare. If the thermistor checks good and the error reappears, suspect the harness or more likely, the control.

F-26 – Drive motor failure. First, check the connector at the motor. Look for burnt contacts or a loose connection. If everything checks out, replace the motor.

F-28 or F-29 – Moisture sensor failure. Check the harness between the moisture sensor and the control. Sometimes the connectors fall off from vibration or from someone accidentally pulling on them during dryer disassembly. Check for damage to the sensor. If the harness and connections appear OK, replace the sensor.

F-31 – Low L2 voltage. The control senses that the L2 leg of the 240 Vac is below 30 volts. L2 supplies the second leg of the 240 Vac power to the heater. Check the house breaker. If it’s tripped, try resetting it and check the pigtail (power cord) on the back of the dryer and the connector. Sometimes the wires of the cord come loose, overheat, and break off at the terminal block.

Either leg of the AC voltage could be lost, but, the dryer won’t turn on if L1 is missing. If everything looks OK, set your meter to high AC volts and check for 240 volts at the outside terminals of the terminal block. Check from neutral to L1 for 120 Vac and from neutral to L2 for 120 Vac. If the voltages aren’t correct, call a licensed electrician to troubleshoot the issue. Your dryer needs 240 Vac for normal operation.   

F-47 – NOT USED

 

Whirlpool 2015 Cabrio Dryer Error Codes

 

F1E1 – Stuck motor relay on the control. The only option here is a new EOC or electronic control board.

F1E3 – Wrong EOC installed. Double check the model number before ordering your new board. Always use ALL the numbers in the model number. The last number is the engineering version. Very important!

F2E1 – Stuck button on the user interface. Sometimes you can release the key, but the fix won’t last long. We suggest replacing the interface control.

F2E4 – User interface software error. This is an internal board failure and the only solution is a new user interface.

F3E1 – Exhaust thermistor failure. Check the harness from the thermistor to the control. Measure the resistance across the terminals and look for about 10K ohms at room temperature. It doesn’t have to be exact, but it should be close. Replace the control if the harness and thermistor check out OK.

F3E2 – Moisture sensor failure. Check the harness between the moisture sensor and the control. Sometimes the connectors fall off from vibration or from someone accidentally pulling on them during dryer disassembly. Check for damage to the sensor. If the harness and connections appear OK, replace the sensor.

F3E3 – Inlet thermistor failure. Always check the harness at the thermistor and the thermistor itself. Look for a reading of about 50K ohms at room temperature. If the harness and the thermistor check OK, replace the control.

F4E1 OR F4E2 – Heater relay failure. Check the harness at the board and the heater. If the error reappears, replace the main control.

F4E3 – Airflow restriction. With blocked or restricted air flow, clean and/or repair the vent at the back of the dryer. Also, check and clean the end of the vent where it exits the home.

F4E4 – Supply voltage error. The control senses that the L2 leg of the 240 Vac is below 30 volts. L2 supplies the second leg of the 240 Vac power to the heater. Check the house breaker. If it’s tripped, try resetting it and check the pigtail (power cord) on the back of the dryer and the connector. Sometimes the wires of the cord come loose, overheat, and break off at the terminal block.

Either leg of the AC voltage could be lost, but the dryer won’t turn on if L1 is missing. If everything looks OK, set your meter to high AC volts and check for 240 volts at the outside terminals of the terminal block. Check from neutral to L1 for 120 Vac and from neutral to L2 for 120 Vac. If the voltages aren’t correct, call a licensed electrician to troubleshoot the issue. Your dryer needs 240 Vac for normal operation.   

F6E2 OR F6E3 – Communication failure. Loss of communication between the control and user interface. Try to cycle the power and restart. If the error reappears, check the harness. If it checks OK, replace the interface control first, and the control if needed.

We hope this list of error codes for your Cabrio helps get you to the cause of problem with your dryer. Our group of Neli certified appliance techs are here to help you, should you need our assistance.

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