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Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer PF code

I've looked up the PF code on this site and people say simple power failure. Most people who explain the problem say this trips the breaker. Mine is not tripping my breaker. It happens when I use timed dry over 30 minutes.

The support guy came out, replaced the control board....did not check temp sensors or anything else. Said if the control board didn't fix it, it would be time to call electrician. I think it's an issue with the dryer. The grate on the back of the dyer (the silver one) looks rusted or scorched and I've had temp issues before. Like I said, it's not tripping the breaker either, the machine is resetting itself. Any ideas?

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  • mommaladybug Mar 10, 2008

    They are *supposedly* qualified. They are the name Whirlpool always gives me when i call in for warranty/extended warranty. Then again, not so sure if they are qualified.....they've been out on my duet washer 7 times now and the issues are still unresolved. Fighting for a replacement. Can an overheat cause a power failure? When I do check it if I get a PF right when the cycle ends, it seems super hot.

  • dmarshall05 May 15, 2008

    I'm in the troubleshooting phase, but my same model has the PF code displaying. It is NOT tripping the circuit, but will go back on after pressing Cancel button on control panel. However, we're running on the "Normal" mode (which is defaulted for 35 minutes). I haven't waited at the drying to determine how far into the 35 minutes that the PF code displays. I don't want to call an electrician if the problem is a dryer problem. The dryer was purchased on 3/15/08, so it is virtually new.

  • jeffreym May 21, 2008

    dryer runs for about 20 - 25 mins and then it shuts off and display says f70?

  • cshannon24 Oct 20, 2008

    Bought dryer in Feb 08, within one month I was having the consistent PF without any breaker being tripped, the dryer would shut off and reset itself. My previous dryer worked fine since the condo was built 5 years ago. I had technicians come out numerous times and they replaced the power board three times. Finally Oct 1st I got a I'm having the same problem!

    I've had three different electricians come out, the whirlpool repair company tested the lines first before they would replace the dryer. After the new one had the same problem I called an electrician, everything was fine. The next day the whirlpool repair guys A&E Factory Service came out and said there was no power going into the dryer. That same day I had another different electrician come out and he tested everything and said it was fine. I had him replace the outlet regardless.

    I also have noticed a consistent low buzzing noise when the dryer is on or off.

    Has anyone had any luck fixing the problem?

  • bjwollaston Dec 04, 2008

    I have recently started getting the PF error code on my dryer. Model WED8300. Which I purchased in April 2007 along with the matching WTW8300 washer. I've had problems with the washer after about six months. But dryer has worked awesome until about 2 weeks ago. Every couple of loads I notice I'm getting the PF code I just cancel it out and restart. Not sure what is causing that problem. I don't think it is any wiring problem in my house or the circuit breaker cause if it was, I would have to reset the breaker. Has anyone heard of a defect in the machine?

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I just bought this washer dryer set and ran the washer once (worked fine) and put the clothes in the dryer only to come down to find the dryer off with the PF on the display. It consistantly goes to PF after only a few minutes. I'm sending them back today for a better set since I'm still within the 7 day period you can exchange

  • jenniferhick Feb 02, 2009

    I'm having the same problem!? So, when is Whirlpool going to realize that there is a problem with the unit? WOW...I've read so many posts on different blogs, and everyone has the same problem, so truly is it really all of our electrical boxes or the unit!? I never had this problem with my first dryer!!!? And I, too, have had my electrical company out to inspect the circuit and all, and they said it was all fine and it had to be the machine. so what next?

  • rob_bennie May 04, 2009

    My dryer has done all of the things these other posts have indicated. I am on dryer number 2 now after the repair man replaced just about every component and circuit board - some twice. Finally he agreed that there must be something funny with that particular dryer and Sears provided me with an new one. Now the new one is failing the same way - We have had it for a grand total of two weeks and it indicates PF every time you try to use it. Our repair man suggested an electrical problem with the ground for our house wiring but I have checked that out and everything is normal. After reading these posts I am convinced it is the dryer. The repairman also suggested getting a universal power supply as the circuitry could be sensitive to power surges. However, my computer isn't shutting off so I don't believe that there have been any power surges at all. Furthermore if the stupid thing is that sensitive to any fluctuation in house voltage it is a huge design flaw. My old dryer worked fine - now I wish I had .kept it instead of "upgrading" to something more energy efficient!


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After ranting and raving about similar issues with my own Whirlpool Sport, with no success from a ton of repairs and technicians, I decided to check the exhaust vent from dryer to outside - thinking that the dryer must be sensing an overheating problem to trigger internal shutdowns without tripping the house breaker. Sure enough the vent flap on the outside of the house had become stuck, instead of flipping open when the dryer is working. I fixed the vent flap and the problem was solved. So check all aspects of the venting - a squashed flex hose, stuck or partially closed vent flap, something covering the vent. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the correct ones.

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We just had the same problem. have your power company come out and check for a neutral ground problem coming into the house. I know it sounds silly but the machine needs full power. Our machine started doing the same thing the other day. I called the power company and they came out and checked the neutral ground and there was a connectivity problem. the machine would just go to PF during cycle changes. this solved the problem. Had these units for 3 years and this is the first problem but we just moved into a newer house and there you go.

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Click here for the answer to your PF problem.

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Dmarshall05 again:
Two technicians have been out (new guy & experienced guy). First tech didn't take lower panel off, but 2nd tech did and found that drying vent tube (4" tubing) had disconnected. I replaced the rigid vent that came with it to vent to the left side instead of the back. That was 6/3 and today is 6/6 and it hasn't happened since. It was happening every load where it would run 3 minutes and shut off, then cool off for 5 minutes, run for 3 ....
Check you vent tube. I'll post again if this turns out not to be the solution.

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Yea i would reccomend having a Qualiified Whirlpool tech come out and have a look at that one. PF is def an indication as to a power failure. although ive ***** seen this particular problem on this particular unit.A call to the tech assistance line by the service guy while in home should prove quite helpful.

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    Ron Coons Mar 10, 2008

    Although quite familliar with this particular product a PF is not a problem ive EVER seen on this particular unit, which would immediatly make me wanna call the tech assistance line. i really dont know passed that.sorry couldn help further. You can request another service company as well you dont need to use the same company, ask if they have anotherservicer for your area


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