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Error Message 'Er' on frigidaire dishwasher

My frigidaire dishwasher does not run anymore. It is just over a year old and the illuminated message on the front panel reads 'Er' along with the words 'washing', 'Dryer', 'Clean' and a small 's'. I've hit power to reset and it goes from the power failure 'PF' symbol to a number 48 and then back to the original Error message. And depressing any of the other buttons does nothing. Any advice as to what happened or what I need to do to get it running again. It is relatively new and I don't a lot of heavy washing.

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  • moolyons May 20, 2009

    I have two Frigidaire dishwashers installed in my kitchen (large family and lots of dishes). About a year ago the PF (power failure) message appeared on one of the dishwashers. We flipped the breaker and tried everything we could think of to try to "reset" the unit but couldn't get the PF message to go away and therefore it wouldn't run. We called for service and were told that the control panel needed to be replaced. Fortunately this part was under warranty. About two weeks ago a similar but different error message (this message was about the dishwasher being locked) appeared on the second dishwasher. Again the service tech told us that the control panel needed to be replaced. Clearly this is a huge problem with Frigidaire dishwashers. Unless you are handy, I am afraid that you too will need to call for service. Hopefully your unit is still under warranty (I think it is five years for the control panels) as it is like to cost more than $250.00 for parts and labor. There are tons of complaints about the Frigidaire dishwasher control panels on the internet. Good luck.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    try holding pause/cancel also remove the lower kick panel and get the tech data sheets read see if you find it there then get back to me

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I had the same problem. I pressed the "Start Cancel" button, kept it down, then pressed "Rinse Only" button. The display then went clear. I pressed "Start Cancel" again, then "83" showed up on the display. I let it run its cycle, then it corrected itself. A little scary, but it worked. This answer board is great!

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    bones49765 Jun 11, 2012

    Thank You. I did what you said only to have the er s display again. Did it twice. Then I read somewhere else to turn off the unit for 10 minutes to clear the panel. I turned it off at the breaker box. Opened the door, turned the breaker on. pushed rinse only, pushed start and it ran through the cycle. It is fine now TYVM. It was scarey as every other site said 250 to fix.

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    Donna Trice Jan 03, 2014

    Thank you rdugas...after pressing rinse and hold the display read 13 and once I hit start it is finishing cycle. Hopefully this works.

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Dudes. I totally hacked this, and I can make you a hero. If you have:
"illuminated message on the front panel reads 'Er' along with the words 'washing', 'Dryer', 'Clean' and a small 's'."
There is a PDF file for error codes online explaining that your dishwasher thinks that a button is being pressed for more than a minute during your cycle, and it shuts down with an error code. This would explain why the cycle is allowed to start, but stops with an error code.If you are like most, you just use the start button on the far right and not the 10ish other buttons to the left. If you use multiple buttons your solution may vary. I started by taking a kitchen knife to peel up the panel where the buttons are on the very top. It seems dangerous, but it is sticky and will adhere back down when you are done. At first I went as far as to apply a single layer of electrical tape to cover the contacts of all the buttons I do not use, just leaving the one button I use exposed. Turns out that this did not solve the problem, and the one button I used was the problem. So I half covered the contact of the suspect button and it worked. You may need to experiment with tape positioning, because you do want to have contact so that the button functions, but you want to keep it from generating an error code.
A good test to verify that that one of your buttons is a problem, is to peel up the adhesive keypad, start the washer, and leave it loose through a cycle to verify that this is your problem.



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    Andrew Shalat Jul 16, 2015

    Could you put a link to that PDF?

  • Shari Salem-Kizziar
    Shari Salem-Kizziar Nov 29, 2015

    It seems to me as though it should not be this complicated for the dishwasher to run correctly. I have had a repairman out to our house two times now and he can't fix our dishwasher with the same problem as the one above, except instead of "48" we have "17" which I believe correlates to the rinse cycle..

  • Ken Weeks
    Ken Weeks Feb 22, 2016

    Makes sense, since most appliance techs will not mitigate these kind of mechanical problems, they will just replace the control panel at great cost, and some profit. I'm going to try this fix, because it makes sense that the most used button will wear first. Thanks, Don!

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Pressed start/cancel and rinse with door closed. It worked. Display became blank. Started a cycle then.I hope the same problem wont come.

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I am having the same problem but i can't seem to figure out how to fix it. it's not reseting? what else could i do

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New $100 console panel (for me, part # 154639212) fixed the problem. You can tell that the control board is probably fine, because it is giving you this fairly detailed error ('Er' along with the words 'washing', 'Dryer', 'Clean' and a small 's') that means that there is a short or bridge in the console panel circuitry.

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