PF Error

Whirlpool Duet Dryer PF Error

Troubleshooting and Repair - PF Error Code - WED8300SW0

The PF error stands for power failure. It means the dryer encountered a power failure while it was running. Simply press the start button to continue the cycle or press the pause/cancel button to clear the error from the display. If the error is persistent check the dryer plug at the terminal and make sure the dryer plug prongs are tightened down properly to dryer terminal block and check for any loose wiring at the main control. Also double check the wall plug and your home wiring. If all that looks good then the main board will need to be replaced.

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This Whirlpool Duet Dryer PF error troubleshooting and repair information applies to model WED8300SW0 and all the models listed under the related models section below.

Whirlpool Duet Dryer WED8300SW0
Questions For Error Code PF

Random Pf Code

We have WP Duet dryer model WED8300SW. It has issue of random shutting off during drying , showing "PF" error code. It doesn't depend on how much load was put in. Can restart after waiting for a while. Both dryer vent and power cord connection look good. Can this issue caused by faulty dryer thermistor?

No that problem is going to be cause by the main control board. The part you need is linked below.

Control Board For Model WED8300SW

How To Repair Whirpool Duet Dryer With Pf Code

WED72HEDW0 What do I need, is there video that shows how to make repair needed? Thanks.

The main control board will need to be replaced. The board you need can be ordered here.

Dryer Tub Isn’t Tumbling

Hello. I got a PF code today on my Whirlpool Duet dryer. I turned it off and turned it back on. PF code was gone, but when I selected the dryer setting and pressed start, you hear a “click” and the board starts to run through its cycle, but neither the dryer tub starts tumbling the clothes nor does the air/heat turn on. However, the display seems to think that “everything is ok”. Any advise? Thank you.

The relay on the main board failed and the board needs to be replaced. I can't give you part information without the full  model number of the dryer as they make several different boards for the duet dryers depending on the model. If you want the part information post a new question with your full model number and just ask what main control board you need for it. 

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Pf Code

Our Whirlpool dryer stops with code PF without a power failure. Appears to be load related as it will run cycle if less than half load. But more than half load, it stops and shows PF.

It sounds like the motor relay on the board is dropping the voltage to the motor. In any case, check all the connections at the board and make sure they are tight and that nothing is loose if the wiring checks out replace the board. If you need a part number for the board I will need your model number. Just post a new question with your model number and requesting the part number for the board.

Pf Displays

WED92HEFW0 Whirlpool Front Load Dryer. 2016 model Unit powers on fine. Can select cycle and change settings. But soon as you hit the start button it powers off and a PF code comes on the display.

Whirlpool Dryer PF Error means the control lost power to the control. If you continue to get this error and you are certain your outlet is providing the proper voltage to the dryer then the mainboard is bad and will have to be replaced. The board you need to replace can be ordered from the link below;

The video linked below shows how to access and replace the control board:


PF error code

Whirlpool Duet model WED9200SQ0. Replaced the thermistor and high limit switch after Error code F25. Cleaned out the lint from the unit and dryer exhaust venting. Got great air flow. Ran dryer for 6 loads, worked perfectly. 7th load, got PF error code. Followed the tech sheet diagnostics, pointing to replacing the control board electronics. Question is: could my replacing the thermistor and high limit switch have caused or contributed to the control board going out? Or is it just a coincidence that the control board went out? Could I have somehow connected the wires incorrectly on my first repair, causing the control board to fail? I really appreciate your help. Thank you.

Nothing you did caused the PF error. Even if you reversed the wiring on the components you replaced it would not have hurt anything. I am going to say coincidence on that one. Those boards are crazy expensive if you know how to solder you can just buy the repair kit below and rebuild your board for much cheaper.

Getting PF Error Code After Change Dryer Power Cord From 4 Prong to 3 Prong

I changed power cord to 3 prong, now i see PF code Does this machine take 3 prong?

All electric dryers are compatible with the 3 prong cords, if you have a 3 prong outlet to plug it in at. You must have a loose wire on the power cord or a wire fell of the dryer terminal. PF means power failure so the control is not getting the proper voltage or the voltage is dropping when the dryer is running. Check the cord connection at the dryer terminal. Make sure the middle wire on the dryer cord is connected to the middle terminal on the dryer the other two don't really matter as long as there is one on each side. Make sure the connections are tight and that the screws are all the way down and pressing the connector on the cord firmly against the terminal block contact. Then check and make sure the the wires on the dryer that connect to the dryer terminal block did not fall off in the process. If the wiring checks out ok then you may want to change out the breaker for the dryer and if that does not help the main control board on the dryer may be failing.

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