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Dryer words (AF) what does this means?

I have a dryer that when I have it on, sometimes it shows the letter AF, can someone tell me what that means?

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Low air flow. Means that your vent is blocked or crushed and check your lint trap also

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Hope this helps someone!

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Confirm that the vent run from the dryer to the wall is free of lint and debris.
Confirm that the exterior vent exhaust hood is free of lint and debris.
Confirm that your vent system falls within the recommended run length and number of elbows for the type of vent you are using. Refer to the "Plan Vent
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Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and restart the dryer.
If the message persists, have your entire home venting run cleaned.

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AF flashing on our Whirpool Cabrio Dryer.


Hi Terry,

AF flashes if a restricted airflow condition exists. Check to make sure the lint screen is clean, the door seal is in place and the vent is not
obstructed.
I suspect it's the vent connecting the dryer to the wall or the vent pipe in the wall to the outside. Without moving your dryer, look behind it to see if the flex duct is crushed or pinched. If it is, it's pinching off your air flow, too. Pull the dryer out straighten or replace the hose (you can get vent hose at Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware) then slide the dryer back being careful to keep it about 8" from the wall (8" is the recommended distance from the back of the dryer to the wall, btw).
If the flex vent is NOT pinched off, then you should call a chimney sweep to come out and clean the vent pipe that's in the wall.

*Note---> If you want to test this diagnosis to verify it, just disconnect the flex hose from the wall and run a load of clothes. The error code should not reappear.

SG

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