Technicians for dryers Frigidaire generally excel in diagnosing issues accurately. However, there was one instance where a heating problem was initially misdiagnosed as a faulty thermostat, leading to an unnecessary part replacement and additional costs. Enhanced diagnostic checks could prevent such errors.
E4A: Program Timeout Fault
The program time to dry has exceeded the program set time. The drying time has taken too long or the moisture sensor might be malfunctioning.
E5B: Heater Fault (no heating)
There is no heat being detected in the drum. This could be due to a faulty heating element, thermostat, or related components.
E56: High Motor Current
The motor is drawing too much current, which could indicate a mechanical obstruction or motor malfunction.
E66: Heating Element Relay Fault
The relay that controls the heating element isn’t functioning properly. This could be an electronic or mechanical issue.
E67: Input Voltage Problem
The control board is receiving an incorrect voltage, which could indicate a power supply problem or an issue with the control board itself.
E68: Key Stuck
One of the keys (buttons) on the user interface is stuck or is being pressed for too long.
The dryer is overheating. This could be due to a blocked vent, malfunctioning thermostat, or other reasons.
E95: Communication Error
The main control board is not communicating correctly with the rest of the dryer components. This could be due to wiring issues or a malfunctioning control board.
Ad: Auto Dry Cycle Complete
This isn’t exactly an error but an indication that the auto dry cycle is completed. It’s more of a status code.
LOC: Control Lock
The control lock feature has been activated, preventing any buttons from being pressed until it’s deactivated.
E1A: Fault in the Motor Control Board
There’s a potential issue with the motor control board. It may not be sending or receiving the proper signals for the motor to operate.
E3A: High Temperature Condition
The dryer’s internal temperature is excessively high. This could be due to a blocked vent, malfunctioning thermostat, or failed temperature sensor.
E4B: Motor Runs Without Heat
The motor is operating, but the heating element isn’t activated. Possible reasons include a faulty heating element or a problem with the related circuitry.
E5A: High Temperature on Heat Sink
The heat sink is getting too hot. This can be due to the surrounding airflow not cooling it down effectively or a malfunction in the heat sink itself.
E9E: Low Voltage to Control Board
The control board isn’t receiving sufficient voltage. This can be due to an issue with the power supply or a malfunctioning control board.
EAF: Restricted Airflow
There is limited airflow in the dryer, which can be caused by a blocked lint screen, a crushed or kinked vent hose, or other obstructions in the venting system.
EDE: Drum Error
There’s an issue related to the drum’s operation, such as it not spinning correctly or being misaligned.
EF1: Clogged Filter
The lint filter or another filter in the dryer is clogged, restricting airflow and potentially causing other issues.
EF2: Too Much Detergent
This error is more common in washer-dryer combos. It indicates an excessive amount of detergent was used during the washing cycle, which can affect the drying process.
EF3: Machine Overloaded
The dryer is loaded with too many clothes, which can strain the motor and impact drying efficiency.
E6A: Control Board Communication Error
There’s an issue with the communication between the control board and other components in the dryer. Wiring or a faulty board could be the culprits.
E6B: Heating Error
The dryer is not reaching the desired temperature in a specified time frame. This could be due to a faulty heating element, thermostat, or sensor.
E6C: Motor Circuit Error
An issue has been detected in the motor’s circuit, which might be causing the motor to malfunction or not operate at all.
E7A: Airflow Restriction
The dryer’s airflow is being restricted, which can be caused by a clogged lint screen, blocked vent, or malfunctioning blower.
E7B: Motor Speed Error
The motor isn’t reaching the desired speed, which might be due to a mechanical issue, worn-out motor, or a faulty motor control board.
E8A: Moisture Sensor Fault
The moisture sensor, which measures the level of moisture in the clothes, is malfunctioning or providing inaccurate readings.
E8B: User Interface Communication Error
There’s a communication issue between the main control board and the user interface panel. This could be due to wiring problems or a malfunctioning interface board.
E9A: Low Voltage Error
The dryer is detecting a low voltage supply, which might affect its performance. Check the power source and ensure the dryer is properly plugged in.
EA1: AC Voltage Issue
There’s an issue with the AC voltage being supplied to the dryer, which can lead to performance issues or the dryer not turning on at all.
EB1: Incoming Power Frequency Out of Limits
The frequency of the incoming power doesn’t match the dryer’s requirements. This could be due to a local power supply issue or a malfunctioning power board.
EB2: Incoming Voltage Too High
The dryer is detecting a higher voltage than it’s designed to operate on. Ensure that the power supply is correct and stable.
EB3: Incoming Voltage Too Low
The supplied voltage is lower than what the dryer requires. This might cause the dryer to underperform or not start at all.
EC1: Thermal Fuse Trip
The dryer’s thermal fuse has tripped, usually due to overheating. This acts as a safety feature to prevent potential fires.
EC2: Control Board Overheat
The control board is overheating, potentially due to faulty components or inadequate ventilation around the dryer.
EC3: Door Open Warning
The dryer door is open or not securely latched. Ensure that the door is closed properly before starting a cycle.
ED1: Dry Time Too Long
The drying cycle is taking longer than the time set. This could be due to a malfunctioning sensor or restricted airflow.
ED2: Heater Assembly Problem
There’s a problem with the heater assembly, which might include the heating element, fuses, or related components.
ED3: Exhaust Temperature Warning
The exhaust temperature has reached an unsafe level, potentially due to a blocked vent or malfunctioning thermostat.
ED4: Moisture Sensor Open
The moisture sensor circuit is open, indicating a faulty sensor or a problem in the connection.
ED5: Moisture Sensor Shorted
The moisture sensor circuit is shorted, which might affect the accuracy of the drying cycle or cause the dryer to halt.