Electrolux Refrigerator Error [Quick Fix]

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Electrolux Refrigerator Error Codes – How to Fix

SH, 5H, 3, 2, OP, oP

If you see any of these error codes, then you know that there is a problem with the fridge or freezer temperature sensor. If the display is in the fridge display, the problem is with the sensor of the fridge. But if it is in the freezer display, the problem is with the sensor of the freezer.

What this means is that there is a fault with the thermistor or its wiring. You can call a service technician to take a look at it and change if the need arises.

SY EF or 5Y EF

These error codes indicate that there is a problem with the circuit of the evaporator fan. Check the wiring that connects the evaporator fan to the control board to see if it is still connected. You can also check the control board for burns or the motor of the evaporator fan to see if it is still working.

Contact a qualified technician to ascertain what the actual fault is and fix it for you.

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SY CE or 5Y CE

The codes alert you to that there is a failure in the communication of the user interface with the main control board.

The possible causes of this failure include:

1. Loose or damaged wiring

2. Defective control board

3. Faulty display panel

Get a qualified Electrolux repair agent to help you find out which of these possible causes is the problem. They are in the best position to fix it for you.


This error code indicates that there is a fault with the defrost control board. It is best to fix this as soon as possible because the refrigerator will not be able to defrost automatically. And if it doesn’t defrost, some important parts will have frost buildup on them.

You can also check the wire harness or the wiring to the board. Additionally, check the main control board if all else is in working order.

Sb or 5b

This code shows that the refrigerator is in Sabbath mode. In this mode, some of the functions and controls of the refrigerator. This is in keeping with some holidays and religious days in some religious communities.

Disable this mode by pressing and holding the + and V buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds.

This video explains the error codes in an Electrolux refrigerator…


Always unplug your refrigerator before you begin any diagnostic or repair work. It is important for your safety and to protect the refrigerator from damage.

Check out these guides on error codes for other refrigerator brands…

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Electrolux Refrigerator Error – Related FAQs

Electrolux Refrigerator Error Code Ice T3

If you see this error code on the display of your refrigerator, you know that there is a fault with the thermistor of the ice maker. While it is possible to replace the thermistor, it could be easier to just get a new ice maker assembly.

Electrolux Refrigerator Error Code CE

This error code means that there is a communication error between the main control board and the user interface. The error could be as a result of loose wires, loose wire harness or the control board.

Unplug the refrigerator and check the wire connections. Reconnect the wires if they are loose and fix back the wire harness if it is disconnected. If not, check the control boards. You may not be able to fix this yourself so you can get a qualified technician to fix it for you.

Electrolux Refrigerator Error Code SY CF

If you see this error code, it means that there is a failure in communication after a power-up. Check the connections and wiring between the main control board and the user interface.  If the wiring is correct and the connections are intact, then check either of the boards.


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