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My dryer has a hard time getting started then after a short time dryer shuts down and shows the letters pf why

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What dose PF mean


I would check the power to make sure of the polarity, two hots and a ground. Once that checks out ok and still has a problem, check the power cord connections in the dryer, that green wire goes to chasis ground or terminal N, G, and the solid color wires to the line 1 and line 2. If it still trips on PF, then a wiring diagram and tracing the power failure is needed, perhaps a control transformer but its too early to say now. Diagnose.

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My Frigidaire dryer will not start. It shows a PF trouble code. What does this mean?


PF is showing you that there is a power problem. Check your dryer circuit breaker at the power panel. This can be a sing that one of the 2 breakers has tripped. Push the CB hard to OFF and then back to ON. Then try and start your dryer. If that does not work just respond here and I will help you.

Try selecting "No Heat" after resetting the CB and see if the dryer starts. If it does you could have a bad heating element that caused the breaker to trip to begin with. Sometimes when the heating element fails the broken link will contact the chassis and cause the CB to trip. Heating element failures are usually caused by poor airflow. You may want to look for any signs of lint in your dryer to include the lint filter area and all the way to the outside wall exhaust point.

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Error code pf


PF - Power Failure - PF error code indicates a power failure during the dryer's cycle. Press and HOLD start to continue the cycle, or press off/pause to clear display.

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I do not have a manual it and it will sometimes shut off and the letters PF are in the time box what is going on


The "PF" code means that a power failure occurred while the dryer was in operation. Unplug the dryer and check the main power cord. Make sure that it is connected tightly. One of the most common causes of this code is poor venting. Check the vent and ensure that it is clear and clean to where it vents outside. If these items are alright, then check the thermal fuse. It's about an inch long and is inside the rear of the dryer, usually attached to or near the exhaust duct. Test for continuity. A lack of continuity will mean a bad thermal fuse. I would really lean toward a venting problem first, though. Really sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

Oct 16, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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DISPLAY SAYS "PF"


HI, there may have been a power surge that shut this unit down or, the junction box may be shorting the power sector. this will damage the main control in this case. i recommend shutting the power off by, pulling the unit plug from the wall socket or, shut the circuit breaker off. let the unit sit for 5 minutes without any power. this will reset the logic chip.

Power the unit back up after this 5 minute wait to see if the reset worked. if the PF is still present, this will confirm a main control fault. replace the control in this case.

**check the power cord junction point for worn connections.

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Fridgidaire dryer stops with code PF


pf isd power failure
with so many differant possiblities
it would be hard to nail it down here
but i would check my outlet chord and termianl post
where the chord connects to the dryer
one or more of the connections could be loose

Jul 01, 2009 | Frigidaire Electric Dryer

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Dryer kicks off circuit breaker, pf code is on dryer. now won't let me do anything


pf is for power failure. sounds like You may have a short somewhere. Be careful of electric shock.

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Error codes. are any of these lit? PF Power failure "PF" flashes to indicate that a power failure occurred while the dryer was running. Press HOLD TO START to continue the cycle, or press OFF/Pause to clear the display. E1 Thermistor open Replace thermistor if found defective E2 Thermistor shorted Replace thermistor if found defective

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