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EF error code on frigidaire refrigerator, help!!!

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  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    The fridge wasn't cooling, so they changed the control board, when they took out the old CB the fridge started blinking EF, now they've put the new one in, but it won't stop blinking EF. What does this mean???



  • csham Sep 23, 2008

    Got the same E-F code on the temperature display. Thought it was the evaporator fan as indicated by someone in other forum. Looks like it's the faulty control board. How much you paid for the control board? If you've solved the issue, please post that too.


  • wrightwayapp Oct 03, 2008

    have frigidare refrigerator with ef error code reading on digital temp display changed computer all fans are working what else should i check or does refrig computer have to be reset or something to get rid of code

  • duckhunterak Nov 12, 2008

    fridgidaire refrigerator flashes E F


  • dcrosin Dec 14, 2008

    I have a side by side Frigidare & I have the same error codes right now. E on the freezer display and F on the fridge.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    i have the same problem what fixed it

  • argray May 06, 2009

    My refrigerator had the same E F codes, evap fan worked. Left it unplugged all night, plugged it in this morning it has been working fine for 4 hours. Wondering how long this lasts? I'm going out of town and hate to leave without knowing.

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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.

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  • Harold Walker Jun 23, 2012

    My three year old frigidaire gave the EF code and quit cooling. Tried all the sugestions, unplug 5 mins. and then unplug 8 hours. I am fairly handy with anything mechanical, so I looked online as to where the control board and evap. fan are located. Took the evap. fan out and was going to figure which of the wires I needed to hook up 120 volts to. When I looked at the end of the plug, I saw a pin was pushed back. Not believing it could be this simple, I [pushed the pin in, plugged the fan in and plugged the frig. in. Everything has been working for 24 hours now. I believe the pin was just making contact enough to run for 3 years until it built up resistance at the bad connection and then lost continunity. Hope this might help someone else. The plug is not made very well. Very easy to push a pin back when connecting it, which I believe is what happened at the factory.

  • Harold Walker Dec 29, 2013

    It has been at least a year now and still working fine.

  • Jim Patrick
    Jim Patrick Jan 26, 2014

    Harold - Thanks for your post. Not being quite as mechanically inclined, I followed your lead and unplugged the firg, cleaned the evap fan and coils and removedunplugged the connections. replugged the connection, plugged in the frig and got power!

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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.

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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?

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Got the E F error code, replaced the Evaporator Fan Motor -- freezer is working, but still getting E F code and fridge part is not getting cold, this is a side by side model. Already vaccumed out the vents, etc.. Any suggestions???

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    Kathleen Carlson Dec 29, 2013

    Got the E F error code, replaced the Evaporator Fan Motor -- freezer is working, but still getting E F code and fridge part is not getting cold, this is a side by side model. Already vaccumed out the vents, etc.. Any suggestions???

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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.

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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.

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  • KAYLA Jun 20, 2013

    Total for part, labor, and service call was $382.50. (If the evaporator fan had, in fact, failed - which we discussed and potentially planned to replace - it would have cost and additional $100. As soon as the new computer was in, the evaporator fan IMMEDIATELY started up).

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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.

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COULD BE A PROBLEM WITH COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE USER INTERFACE AND THE MAIN CONTROL

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