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How do I fix a whirlpool dryer PF code?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The Whirlpool dryer pf code indicates that there is a power failure. This error code happens when the dryer is not able to get the power it needs to operate. There could be a problem with the power source, the dryer's wiring, or the dryer itself. If the problem is with the power source, you will need to contact your local power company. If the problem is with the dryer's wiring, you will need to contact a qualified electrician. If the problem is with the dryer itself, you will need to contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

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1. Check the power cord to be sure it is plugged in correctly

  1. Check the power cord to be sure it is plugged in correctly
  2. Check the outlet to be sure it is working
  3. Check the circuit breaker to be sure it is not tripped
  4. Test the dryer by pressing the power button and waiting for the dryer to turn on
  5. If the dryer does not turn on, check the power cord for damage or kink and replace the cord if necessary.

2. Check the circuit breaker or fuse to be sure it is not tripped or blown

  1. Check the circuit breaker or fuse to be sure it is not tripped or blown.
  2. If the breaker or fuse is not tripped or blown, close the dryer door and start the dryer.
  3. If the problem is still present, replace the circuit breaker or fuse.

3. Check the dryer vent to be sure it is not blocked

  1. Look for debris or lint blocking the dryer vent. If you see debris or lint blocking the dryer vent, clear it.
  2. Close the dryer door and check to see if the dryer is operating.
  3. If the dryer is not operating, check the dryer vent for blockages. If there are blockages, clear them.

4. Clean the lint screen

  1. Remove the front panel of the dryer.
  2. Remove the lint screen.
  3. Clean the screen with a cloth or vacuum cleaner.
  4. Replace the lint screen.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Have a qualified service technician inspect and repair the dryer