Question about Frigidaire 24 in. PLD3465REC Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
My frigidaire dishwasher does not run anymore. It is just over a year old and the illuminated message on the front panel reads 'Er' along with the words 'washing', 'Dryer', 'Clean' and a small 's'. I've hit power to reset and it goes from the power failure 'PF' symbol to a number 48 and then back to the original Error message. And depressing any of the other buttons does nothing. Any advice as to what happened or what I need to do to get it running again. It is relatively new and I don't a lot of heavy washing.
I had the same problem. I pressed the "Start Cancel" button, kept it down, then pressed "Rinse Only" button. The display then went clear. I pressed "Start Cancel" again, then "83" showed up on the display. I let it run its cycle, then it corrected itself. A little scary, but it worked. This answer board is great!
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
Dudes. I totally hacked this, and I can make you a hero. If you have:
"illuminated message on the front panel reads 'Er' along with the words 'washing', 'Dryer', 'Clean' and a small 's'."
There is a PDF file for error codes online explaining that your dishwasher thinks that a button is being pressed for more than a minute during your cycle, and it shuts down with an error code. This would explain why the cycle is allowed to start, but stops with an error code.If you are like most, you just use the start button on the far right and not the 10ish other buttons to the left. If you use multiple buttons your solution may vary. I started by taking a kitchen knife to peel up the panel where the buttons are on the very top. It seems dangerous, but it is sticky and will adhere back down when you are done. At first I went as far as to apply a single layer of electrical tape to cover the contacts of all the buttons I do not use, just leaving the one button I use exposed. Turns out that this did not solve the problem, and the one button I used was the problem. So I half covered the contact of the suspect button and it worked. You may need to experiment with tape positioning, because you do want to have contact so that the button functions, but you want to keep it from generating an error code.
A good test to verify that that one of your buttons is a problem, is to peel up the adhesive keypad, start the washer, and leave it loose through a cycle to verify that this is your problem.
Posted on Mar 18, 2015
Pressed start/cancel and rinse with door closed. It worked. Display became blank. Started a cycle then.I hope the same problem wont come.
Posted on Jan 23, 2014
I am having the same problem but i can't seem to figure out how to fix it. it's not reseting? what else could i do
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
Don Marshall (earlier poster) had posted his hack of peeling back the control panel layer. I successfully fixed my dishwasher (twice) using his method and detailed my process. Hope this helps someone!
MY PROCESS from 9/2018:
From looking up the "eR" code online on removeandreplace.com, the message was:
Frigidaire Dishwasher Error Code = ER
Error Problem / Condition = Membrane Switch Failure
Check / Repair / Solution = Main Control Board has detected a stuck key or a key pressed for more than one minute. Check connection from keypad to Main Control Board. If correct, replace keypad. If error still exist, replace Main Control Board.
So then I followed a Youtube video to check the cord between keypad to main control. I took apart the dishwasher, disconnected and reconnected the cord between keypad to main control and put the dishwasher back together. But there was no change when I plugged the machine back in - it showed a "PF" (power failure) message and still had the same error message after I manage to start a cycle (took many tries).
I followed the hack and peeled back the touch pad with a knife on the right side (because I use the "start/cancel" button the most). Be careful when you peel it back and go slowly.
There are three layers:
1. black layer - where we press
2. plastic layer with the thin metal plates - when you press it, it'll "pop"
3. receptor for signal to be sent to motherboard.
You only want to peel layers 2 and 3 (layers 1 and 2 should remain adhered together). When I first did this, I peeled all 3 layers. So then I separated the bottom layer and pressed down on it to ensure that it adheres to the machine and stays there.
You want the electrical tape to be in between layers 2 and 3.
Also when you press the top layer back on, make sure that it is placed in the same way before you peeled it (all three layers needs to match for the key to work).
Then I placed a piece of electric tape on half of the "power button" and "start button" and started a cycle, but that didn't work. Still had an error message after a few minutes into the cycle. (left the touch pad loose for further tweaking if needed).
Then I cover up the ENTIRE button for "POWER PLUS", "START/CANCEL" and started a cycle. It had a "delay 1 hr" message (which is weird because I had never used that function (don't press that button much) and did not use that button for this cycle. I also tried to undo the delay function but that didn't work. So had to unplug the machine again and tweak the electrical tape.
So what I did next was cover up the ENTIRE button for "POWER PLUS", "START/CANCEL" and "DELAY", and started a quick cycle (when I started the cycle, I held "start" button down a bit to start the cycle because I covered up the entire button). Then the DISHWASHER WORKED (and it is still working as I am typing up this post).
Because I am washing my dishes, I will not be tweaking the electrical tape placement until my next load. But I may just leave it the way it is because it's not broken. :D
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
-When you are tweaking the electrical tape or working with the dishwasher, make sure you disconnect the power.
-Also, if you suspect it is a touch pad problem and assuming the mother board is working properly, be very observant in what the machine is doing and what the display is showing. When the machine is flashing the ER/S/CLEAN/DRYING, look at what buttons are flashing (this might be the culprit). This will give you clues as to which button is the problem (I did not anticipate "delay" as one of them).
-Only take apart the machine after watching Youtube videos on how it's done and if you are certain you can put the machine back to the way you've found it.
For my situation, I was fairly sure it was the touch pad (control panel) that was the culprit. I thought that if I have to replace the control panel ($153+ on Frigidaire.com), might as well try this hack. There was nothing to lose and all for the gain.
I actually went back on here bc I had the SAME problem again with a new control panel that I had replaced about a year ago.
While dishwasher was displaying ER/S/CLEAN/DRY error code, the "WATER TEMP" and "RINSE ONLY" buttons were flashing. I peeled back the 2nd layer and used electrical tape to cover up the entire "WATER TEMP" button. I plugged the machine back in and saw the expected PF error message. I pressed "Start/Cancel" and to my delight, the display then went blank, instead of the ER code.
I tested it by pressing the "RINSE ONLY" and the display showed "17", which is minutes for rinse only cycle to complete. Then I placed my dishes in and pressed "NORMAL CYCLE" and it is now working as intended.
This is probably more detail than needed, but hope it helps someone!
Posted on Dec 07, 2020
Thanks SO MUCH for sharing the solution to this problem. I had the exact same problem (flashing ER code), and followed your directions and was able to resolve the issue!!
Posted on Apr 22, 2020
Ok I was having the same problem.... peeled back the control panel. Cleaned the contacts same problem. To my surprise.... it just so happened that one of the screws in front that holds the dishwasher to counter had worked itself loose and was continually causing the delay function to make contact for over a minute. I retapped and installed and bam. Now my dishwasher works. Thanks to all for the trouble shooting tips!
Posted on Feb 12, 2017
New $100 console panel (for me, part # 154639212) fixed the problem. You can tell that the control board is probably fine, because it is giving you this fairly detailed error ('Er' along with the words 'washing', 'Dryer', 'Clean' and a small 's') that means that there is a short or bridge in the console panel circuitry.
Posted on Dec 05, 2016
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Nov 11, 2017 | Frigidaire Dishwashers
Good Afternoon Delia Collins, thank you for your post!
Based off the information you have provided your Frigidaire dishwasher is flashing an "ER" error code on the panel. Typically, the "ER" stands for an error code sometimes to help clear out a false error code you can perform a reset on your dishwasher. In order to do that you would need to disconnect power from your dishwasher for approximately ten minutes.
If you continue to experience an issue with the error code I would recommend contacting a technician for proper repairs. The technician will be able to properly diagnosis your dishwasher and this will help you to avoid any unnecessary part purchases. Hopefully this is helpful. -Matt
Nov 05, 2014 | Frigidaire Dishwashers
"Er Clean S" is a common error with Frigidaire which means
shorted keypad. The issue is with the touchpad/keypad that should be replaced, under warranty.
However, before replacing the keypad you can unplug it and take it apart
completely and use a hair dryer to blow some warm air on the keypad assembly to
blow the moisture off but again doing this will void warranty so decide if you want to get this done under warranty or you want to do it yourself. Hope this helps...please post back for further
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