Question about Refrigerators
My Frigidaire also got the dreaded E-F error code and stopped cooling. Technician over the phone told me to unplug it for 5 minutes and then plug it back in to see if the control board would reset itself. Did that with no luck. Unplugged the refrigerator last night while I tranferred my food to a spare fridge in the garage. Plugged the fridge back in this morning (9hrs later) and it works fine with no error codes. It looks like the control board has reset itself but how long it takes...I dont know. 10.. maybe 15 minutes? Well more than 5 at least. Guy over the phone told me that you can buy DRY ICE at a local grocery store and put it some in your freezer and a little bit in the frigdge to keep the food cold for a day. I had a spare fridge but I thought that was a good tip for anyone that needs to buy time for a tech to come repair the fridge. I had just bought $300 in groceries the night before so that tip would have come in handy if I did not have the spare fridge. I have no idea what the EF error was for but it's been 5 hours since I plugged my fridge back in and it's running fine so I'll cross my fingers. Got around to cleaning the fridge and plugging in a surge protector too. Hope this post helps someone out there.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
I got a replacement controller board from RepairClinic.com and it solved the problem. The board is located under the freezer side of the unit. You have to take out an outside panel and unscrew an upside-down nut with, I believe, a 10mm wrench or socket. After that, the front of the tray will drop and you can slide the tray out. The controller board is inside the tray. There are three sets of connectors. You just need to unplug them and put in the new board and reconnect.
I suspect how my unit failed was due to power spike. Since then, I put a surge protector between the unit and the wall outlet. It's been working fine since Sept.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Csham, what exact part number did you replace? When I look on RepairClinic.com, I see both a "Board-main power" and a "Control,electronic". Is it one of these?
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
Fridge stopped working. Had the E & F. Removed the Main Control Board from under left side. (one screw and it's out) Replaced with same Electrolux 241511102 Refrigerator Main Power Control Board and all working again.
This does not require a service tech. It's too simple. Just unplug cables from board, throw board away, plug cables in new board, replace back in it's spot and you're done. Had nothing to do with the cooling fan.
Posted on Aug 15, 2013
Mine was what csham described above, in the place as described (although I had to have someone do it for me...) It was part 24151101. Word to the wise - we had this happen a couple times before, then resolve itself - several times! This time, it wouldn't fix itself, and I was sad. I wish I had done something more proactive when I didn't have a fridge and freezer full of food and have to wait two days for a part and for a repairman!)
IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EVAPORATOR FAN.
Posted on Jun 20, 2013
What I did to determine if it was the fan is: unplugged fridge then got to the fan and spun it with my finger. "Fan is located on back wall in freezer section". Then plugged fridge back in, and it worked fine. After a couple days it stopped working again with same code. Spun once more and again worked fine for a couple days. Problem is surface rust creating resistance on fan motor. Replaced motor and no further problems. Don't just go buy a board.
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
COULD BE A PROBLEM WITH COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE USER INTERFACE AND THE MAIN CONTROL
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
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Good Afternoon friend, thank you for your inquiry!
Based off the information you have provided you replaced the control board and continue to experience troubles with your Frigidaire refrigerator. Normally an "EF" error code stands for evaporator fan circuit failure. This could be an issue with your evaporator fan or main control board. I would suggest consulting with a professional for proper diagnosis to avoid any unnecessary part purchases. I hope this helps to some degree. -Matt
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