Whirlpool Refrigerator Error Codes – Display Code Reset








Is your Whirlpool refrigerator displaying an error code? These error codes are for Whirlpool Side by Side refrigerators. The error codes can assist you with troubleshooting what part or component is causing the error. See below for ALL error codes an Whirlpool refrigerator can display. Find the reason why your Whirlpool is malfunctioning and replace the part yourself to save money. Some of these error codes MAY require the assistance of a professional appliance repair service.

There are many different model numbers of Whirlpool refrigerators (side-by-side, bottom-freezers, french doors) with digital displays so when you see an error code write down what is flashing or displaying. Don’t pull the power from the fridge if it shows an error code. If you pull the power plug it will erase the fault code. NOTE: Most of the error codes below are for Whirlpool side-by-side models.

Whirlpool Refrigerator Error CodesWhirlpool Refrigerator Error Codes

Whirlpool Refrigerator Error Code: Flashing 6 on the fridge display
Condition: The 6th Sense technology is activated – If you put warm food in the refrigerator or leave the door open, the 6th Sense technology kicks on to return the refrigerator to the set temperature. The flashing 6 should go away once it gets back to the right temperature.
Part or Parts: Allow fridge to get back to temp on its own (no parts required)

Whirlpool Refrigerator Error Code: 6 on the fridge display
Condition: Computer error
Check: Remove power for 5 minutes
Part or Parts: If code returns replace mother board

Whirlpool Refrigerator Error Code: d on the fridge display
Condition: Air damper is stuck
Check: Unplug the refrigerator and the air damper that controls air flow from the freezer compartment to the refrigerator compartment for damage. If the air damper is broken, replace it.
Part or Parts: Air damper



Whirlpool Refrigerator Error Code: C on the fridge display
Condition: Refrigerator compartment thermistor (temperature sensor) failure
Check: Unplug the refrigerator and reconnect the refrigerator thermistor wire harness if loose. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness is okay, replace the refrigerator compartment thermistor.
Part or Parts: Refrigerator compartment thermistor

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Whirlpool Refrigerator Error Code: C on the freezers display
Condition: Freezer compartment thermistor failure Unplug the refrigerator and reconnect the freezer thermistor wire harness if loose.
Check: Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness is okay, replace the freezer compartment thermistor.
Part or Parts: Freezer compartment thermistor

Whirlpool Refrigerator Error Code: CF on the freezers display
Condition: Communication failure between main control board and user interface control
Check: Unplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connections on the user interface control and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires. If the wire harness connections are okay, replace the user interface control. If the problem persists, replace the main control board.
Part or Parts: User interface control, Main control board

Whirlpool Refrigerator Error Code: 18F degrees temperature reading on the freezers display
Condition: Over-temperature condition
Check: Make sure that the refrigerator power cord is plugged into the electrical outlet securely. The over-temperature condition is usually caused by a power failure.
Part or Parts: Press the freezer temperature keypad to reset the freezer temperature display once the freezer cools to its normal temperature.


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1 Khuong Dang November 24, 2018 at 4:45 am

Hello, my Whirlpool fridge, Model: GI7FVCXWY03 the freezer is not working. I’ve changed the main board but I don’t know how to set up the program since I can’t find out the button “door alarm”. Could you please instruct me? Thanks a lot.

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2 Gemma July 31, 2018 at 1:47 pm

I found your article when trying to find some info about my fridge error.

I have a Whirlpool American fridge with ice maker (although it is not currently connected to any water supply). The alarm started beeping and the display showed error F01% and the warning symbol. The freezer temperature was no longer displayed (there were two dashes instead of it). However, the freezer seems to be working properly while the refrigerator is barely cool. I tried to reset it by switching it off but nothing changed afterwards, the error F01% disappeared but the warning symbol was still there and the freezer temperature wasn’t showed…

I am not able to find the fridge manual as it doesn’t have the sticker with the model so I was wondering if you may have any idea of what it’s going on.

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3 DIY Help & Repair Tips August 1, 2018 at 12:10 am

Gemma,
It may be a defrost problem within the refrigerator.

Remove the contents of the freezer.
Remove the back panel on the inside of the Whirlpool freezer.
See if the coils have ice on them.
If the coils are iced up, this prevents the flow of cold air into the fridge side, thus the freezer is working and not the fridge.
Let the coils defrost overnight or use a hair dryer and melt the ice off.
Once done put everything back.

Pray it was a one time issue.
If this happens again, you may have a defrost sensor issue and you will have to troubleshoot the issue further.
Let us know if it happens again and we can research the issue for you and get your refrigerator working again.
-RR

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4 Gemma August 1, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Thanks so much for your help. I’m gonna follow those steps. Let’s see if it’s just a one time issue… I’ll keep my fingers crossed and I’ll let you know! Thank you!!!

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5 Jason July 14, 2018 at 10:10 pm

The whirlpool fridge is flashing 0 for both the fridge and freezer. I have tried to unplug it and plug it back in after 5 minutes to reset it. That did not help.
Model # WRF535SMBM00

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6 Frederick May 16, 2018 at 12:10 am

buenas noches tengo una nevera gi5fsa whirlpool gold la cual presenta problemas mayormente cuando hay problemas electricos en la urbanizacion. la misma queda con las luces internas encendidas pero empieza a encender y apagar las luces del teclado de la puerta y el menu y deja de funcionar el compresor y la nevera no enfria. despues de uno o dos dias logra arrancar de manera normal. en ocaciones puede tardar hasta 4 dias en arrancar de nuevo

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7 Martin Purcell March 6, 2018 at 10:18 pm

We have the 6th sense fridge freezer but the display is only showing a mumber 8 in the temperature location under the word freezer. What do you think the problem is and can I fix it or reset the display. None of the other buttons are responding except the light.

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8 jorge figueroa December 17, 2017 at 11:47 pm

replaced the board on the whirlpool follow the step to program buT showing peho2 cant enter the code

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9 Vassa Nicolaou February 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm

I have two year old Whirlpool WBE33752NFCTS fridge freezer.
It’s displaying an error on its Temp LED which I’ve identified as Error 6.
I can’t manage to speak to an engineer on the phone – they just want a paid call out which I can’t afford at the moment.

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10 Rohit December 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Every 8 hours my Whirlpool refrigerator elite 250 starts beeping alarm.
After I press alarm reset, it shows error code 60 or bo.
Beep stops after I power off and on.
This repeats every 8 hours after power on.

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11 ntombi December 5, 2016 at 11:16 am

At which temperature should I set my Whirlpool refrigerator?
The freezer is working properly but I don’t seem to get the right temperature for refrigerator.

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12 DIY Project Help Tips December 6, 2016 at 1:38 am

ntombi,
It is recommended to keep the refrigerator temperature at or below 40° F (4° C).
If your refrigerator does not have a temperature indicator, use a refrigerator thermometer and put it in the fridge to be sure the setting is at the best temp.
-RR

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13 Kip Bronson September 3, 2016 at 10:40 pm

Wrx988sibe00 Whirlpool French door fridge/freezer door open light is flashing. Usually if door is open and when open door the light is solid. I tried disconnecting power for 5-10 mins. Went away for approx 5 minutes then started flashing again. Won’t let me use ice or water controls. I checked fridge door switches also when depressed interior lights go out which indicates to me that they’re functional.

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14 Patrick Fowler August 27, 2016 at 7:16 pm

I have a whirlpool gold refrigerator with bottom drawer freezer and my display screen is blank. If I hit a button it lights up but doesn’t give me a code. It just lights everything on the screen up.

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15 Sam July 15, 2016 at 7:01 pm

WHIRLPOOL gold side by side keeps flashing 6 error code. Unplugged it for 15 min, didn’t help. Compressor is hot but not running. All fans are working. Should I replace a control board?

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16 DIY Project Help Tips July 15, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Sam,
If the Whirlpool refrigerator door was open for some time time, or you added warm food in it the display will flash 6.
This should go away when the temperature gets back to normal.
Give it a few hours and it should go away.
-RR

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17 muzib pasha. shaik July 2, 2016 at 4:46 am

what is the meaning of BO in whirlpool frost free ice magic front display panel model.

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18 Tony June 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm

I have a French door whirlpool refrigerator, the lights inside went out, and nothing sounds like it’s running. Unplugged and plugged back in and everything started working again. When lights were out 01 was flashing on door. What does this mean?

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19 DIY Project Help Tips June 9, 2016 at 9:25 pm

Tony,
Whirlpool Refrigerator Code 01 means = Check water dispenser.
You refrigerator was most likely put into test mode by mistake.
It may have been running through the test mode when you looked at the screen and it was flashing code 01.
By unplugging your Whirlpool refrigerator, you reset it and it should be working properly now.
-RR

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20 kay morris May 25, 2016 at 7:29 pm

My temperature is not displaying for freezer and constantly buzzing (like when door is left open) also triangle warning sign shown. Fridge temp also went up despite altering the temp setting to cool it. Googled to troubleshoot and followed suggestions to completely defrost. Was surprised how much ice had built up at back of freezer so defrosted and reset again. This seemed to work for a day or 2 but freezer temp not displayed and starting to buzz again with warning triangle displayed. Had my whirlpool 6th sense appliance 9 years.

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21 DIY Project Help Tips May 25, 2016 at 9:59 pm

Kay Morris,
You most likely need a new control board to fix the issue once and for all, but……………

For the TRIANGLE to clear the freezer gets to -13 degrees C then the warning goes off.
If the fridge does not get to the proper temp even when you set it to freeze…
Pull the refrigerator out.
Take off the panel at the bottom rear to expose the compressor and fan.
Is the fan running?
Is the compressor running?

Next check inside the freezer.
Take the contents out.
Is there ice at the bottom rear inside the freezer?
If not, take the rear panels inside the freezer out.

Is the evaporator (the mass of pipes) blocked with ice or is there no frosting or ice at all?
Let us know what you find and we can direct you from there.
-RR

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22 chris h April 20, 2016 at 10:13 pm

I have a KitchenAid fridge KFIS25XVMS2 that I just replaced the controller board. I guess I have to program it. I saw your previous message and I got to the “PE” stage (there is a number after the “PE” (0-10 and right now it shows “0”). The code displayed is “000”. My serial number is KY4085817. It looks like the programming code has to be 3 digits as there are only 3 digits (000) showing on display. Which 3 digits go in there and how do I change the digits?

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23 DIY Project Help Tips April 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm

Chris H,

KitchenAid fridge KFIS25XVMS2 Controller Board Programming Mode:

1. Press and hold the Water Keypad
2. Press and hold the LL Keypad – At this point you’re holding two keypads
3. Release the Water Keypad and wait 3 seconds – At this point you’re still holding the LL keypad
4. The control will display PE (Programming mode) release the LL keypad
5. Press the LL Keypad once more
6. The control will display the current program code
7. If the code is correct, press and hold the Water Keypad for 3 seconds

Press the UR keypad or LR keypad to change the digit value. The decimal point indicates the selected digit. Press the UL keypad to select the next digit. Once you have the correct program code entered, press and hold the LL keypad until the program code starts flashing.

-RR

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24 chris h April 21, 2016 at 1:24 am

I just figured this out. I followed the above instructions until I got to the “PE” programming stage. The buttons are difficult to ID if the display is out but I used the upper left button for “door alarm” and the lower left for “freezer temp”. I used the upper right to increase numbers and lower right to decrease numbers. The ID label with model number and serial number had a ” code” number which was 1813. I used as follows: “PE1 813” and viola!!! All is now working. I hope this helps someone as this info was very hard to find.

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25 Shayna Callahan March 23, 2016 at 2:29 pm

I have a Kitchenaid side by side model # ksc24c8eyy01 that keeps displaying PO code. I know that whirlpool and kitchenaid are like models. When code displays it quits cooling…any advice?

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26 DIY Project Help Tips March 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm

Shayna Callahan,
KitchenAid or Whirlpool Refrigerator = PO error code = Power Outage. The power outage indicator lets you know if the power supply to the refrigerator has been cut off and the freezer temperature has risen to 18°F. When power has been restored, PO will flash on the display screen and the Power Outage icon shows. When the indicator is on other control and dispenser functions are disabled until you confirm that you know of the power outage. To reset, press MEASURED FILL to reset the display screen to normal.
-RR

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27 David Simpson September 11, 2016 at 3:26 am

Brand new refrigerator. Plugged it in and I have the same PO issue and pressing Measured Fill is not resetting the display screen. Any other ideas?

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28 anton lira March 22, 2016 at 10:25 am

My whirlpool fridge freezer gave a CF alarm I replaced the back PC board but still have the same fault alarm.

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29 DIY Project Help Tips March 22, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Anton Lira,
CF error on the Whirlpool refrigerator means a Communications Failure. The back board and the front board are not able to communicate. Since the front board is displaying this error, its most likely the back board is at fault. If you have already replaced it… You may simply have a loose wire harness or similar. Do some troubleshooting to find the issue.
-RR

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30 Noémie March 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm

My fridge is showing “e” on the control panel, nothing else. Fridge runs well, I think. When I open the door panel works again for a while then starts to show “e” again.
I don’t know what it means, can you help?
Thank you

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31 DIY Project Help Tips March 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Noémie,
If you have a Whirlpool refrigerator, the E error is not listed as an error or fault code. The errors for Whirlpool refrigerators will be D, C, and CF. Are you sure it is an E error or could it be something else? Is your fridge Whirlpool or another brand?
-RR

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32 Noémie March 6, 2016 at 12:30 am

Hi,
Yes my fridge is a whirlpool (;
I don’t know what else this could mean.. Also, it shows: e; Not: E. right in the middle of the screen, and nothing else. But the fridge is running, doesn’t seem to have a problem. Maybe the screen has a problem? But then again, why would it show a small e, and why does everything (temperature etc.) come back for a while after I open the door?
Thank you

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33 Annatjie March 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Flashing F (6 times)? Whirlpool fridge (side by side)

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34 DIY Project Help Tips March 4, 2016 at 9:38 pm

Annatjie,
Is it F or CF? There is no error code for F on Whirlpool in the error database. If we had to guess, the refrigerator is telling you to CHANGE THE WATER FILTER.
-RR

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35 Randy hunter January 30, 2016 at 2:40 am

I have a whirlpool side by side model B22CT80SN501 I just plugged it in for the first time and I have a PE showing in freezer temp and none of the controls do anything. Refrigerator does not run.

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36 DIY Project Help Tips February 1, 2016 at 11:44 pm

Randy Hunter,
This MAY mean the control board has not been programmed. Did you recently replace the board or is it a new fridge?
Here is how to reprogram the board…
1 – Press and hold the door alarm keypad
2 – Press and hold the freezer temp down pad
3 – Release the door alarm pad
4 – Wait 3 seconds then release the freezer down keypad
5 – The control should display PE to indicate you are in the programming mode.
6 – Entry is confirmed by pressing the freezer temp down pad once more.
7 – The control should display the current code. Your code is on the serial # XXXXX.
NOTE: If the correct code is not displayed then you will have to change the code.
If the correct code is displayed, simply open the refrigerator door and the control will reboot.

If this did not work let us know…

-RR

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37 Jeff Francis January 31, 2017 at 5:23 am

I did everything on my Whirlpool Gold Refrigerator, put in the code and nothing, i open doors and still nothing.

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38 Khuong Dang November 24, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Hi, My frigde is whirpool WI7FVCXWY03 AND Don’t have door alarm keypad, please let me know how to go to program mode. thanks

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39 Gordon mangan November 24, 2015 at 4:10 pm

The two internal lights fridge and freezer went out and the control panel as well, none of the dispensers are working there are no codes on the panel only a – in the window where freezer temp is displayed nothing on the control panel appears to be working. Power is on.

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40 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Gordon,
Could be a board issue, possibly a bad cap or short on the board is causing the issue and not supplying power to lights or the dispenser. Does the fridge and freezer cool? Are lights burnt out in fridge freezer? Do the fans operate? Compressor coming on? Please describe in detail.
-RR

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