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 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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