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Frigidaire Refrigerator Error [How to Fix]

How do you fix Frigidaire refrigerator error codes? And what do they mean? Read this article to know the answers.

Frigidaire FFTR1814TW 30 Inch Freestanding Top Freezer Refrigerator with 18 cu. ft. Total Capacity, 2 Wire Shelves, 3.9 cu. ft. Freezer Capacity, in White

Error Codes of a Frigidaire Refrigerator – How to Repair

The following are some of the error codes of a Frigidaire refrigerator, what they mean and how to repair:

1. OP in the Refrigerator Temperature Display

When this error code appears in the temperature display for the refrigerator, it means the refrigerator temperature sensor is open.

To repair, unplug the refrigerator and check the connections between the electronic control board and the temperature sensor. If any wire is loose, reconnect it but if not, disconnect the sensor from the wire harness and check its resistance using a multimeter.

The measurement should be 11,304 ohms if the temperature of the sensor is at room temperature, 32,566 ohms at 32 degrees and 28,300 ohms at 37 degrees. If there is infinite resistance, replace the sensor with a new one. But if the measurement of the resistance through the sensor is exactly correct, then put the sensor back and measure its resistance again. But this time, measure it through its black/gray wires on the J4A connector, the wires that connect it to the electronic control board.

Disconnect the J4A connector from the board and measure the resistance through the black/gray wires. The resistance should read the same as the resistance of the temperature sensor. If the measurement of the temperature sensor resistance through the wires is correct, then you know the electronic control board is defective. Replace it because it is not detecting the resistance of the sensor accurately.

2. OP in the Freezer Temperature Display

When this error code appears in the temperature display for the freezer, it means the freezer temperature sensor is open.

To repair, unplug the refrigerator and check the connections between the electronic control board and the freezer temperature sensor. If any wire is loose, reconnect it but if not, disconnect the sensor from the wire harness and check its resistance using a multimeter.

The measurement should be 11,304 ohms if the temperature of the sensor is at room temperature, 32,566 ohms at 32 degrees and 84,925 ohms at 0 degrees. If there is infinite resistance, replace the sensor with a new one. But if the measurement of the resistance through the sensor is exactly correct, then put the sensor back in and measure its resistance again. But this time, measure through the wires that connect it to the electronic control board. The temperature sensor of the freezer connects to the board through white/gray wires on a J4a connector.

Disconnect the J4A connector from the board and measure the resistance through the white/gray wires. The resistance should read the same as the resistance of the temperature sensor. If the measurement of the temperature sensor resistance through the wires is correct, then you know the electronic control board is defective. Replace it because it is not detecting the resistance of the sensor accurately.

3. SH in Refrigerator Temperature Display

This code means the temperature sensor of the refrigerator is shorted. To repair, unplug the refrigerator and disconnect the sensor from the wire harness. Measure the sensor’s resistance with a multimeter. You should see 32,566 ohms if the sensor is at 32 degrees, 28,300 ohms at 37 degrees and 11, 304 ohms at room temperature, which is 72 degrees.

Put a new sensor in the place of the old one if you find infinite resistance in the multimeter. But if the resistance measurement is correct, put back the temperature sensor and measure resistance again through its wires that connect to the electronic control board. The wires are black/gray and you will find them on a J4A connector.

Disconnect the J4A connector from the board and measure the resistance through the black/gray wires. The resistance should read the same as the resistance of the temperature sensor. If the measurement of the temperature sensor resistance through the wires is correct, then you know the electronic control board is defective. Replace it because it is not detecting the resistance of the sensor accurately.

4. SH in the Freezer Temperature Display

This code means the temperature sensor of the freezer is shorted. To repair, unplug the refrigerator and disconnect the freezer temperature sensor from the wire harness. Measure the sensor’s resistance with a multimeter. You should see 32,566 ohms if the sensor is at 32 degrees, 84,925 ohms at 0 degrees and 11,304 ohms at room temperature, which is 72 degrees.

Put a new sensor in the place of the old one if you find infinite resistance in the multimeter. But if the resistance measurement is correct, put back the temperature sensor and measure resistance again through its wires that connect to the electronic control board. The wires are white/gray and you will find them on a J4A connector.

Disconnect the J4A connector from the board and measure the resistance through the white/gray wires. The resistance should read the same as the resistance of the temperature sensor. If the measurement of the temperature sensor resistance through the wires is correct, then you know the electronic control board is defective. Replace it because it is not detecting the resistance of the sensor accurately.

5. SY EF

The circuit of the evaporator fan has failed if you see this error code. To know if this is true, unplug the refrigerator and check the connection of the wire harness of the evaporator fan in the freezer.

If the plug of the harness is loose, reconnect it. But if it is not loose, check the wire connection of the fan to the electronic control board. The wires are yellow/white, brown/white and blue/white on the J4A connector and red/white wire on the J4B connector.

If these connections are okay, replace the evaporator fan. However, if the error code continues appearing, replace the electronic control board.

6. SY CE or SY CF

Whenever you see any of these error codes, then you know there is a communication failure between the user interface and the electronic control board. To be sure, unplug the refrigerator and check the wire connections between the board and the user interface. If the connections are fine, then the problem is with the electronic control board. So change it. But if the error code reappears, change the user interface.

Frigidaire Refrigerator Error Code H1 – What It Means

The error code H1 means the refrigerator is detecting the temperature in the freezer and fridge sections are too warm. Check if the temperature of any of the sections is set below the recommended point. If all is well, then unplug the refrigerator after it gets cool and leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes. Plug it back and the error code will disappear. But if it returns, check the temperature control board.

Frigidaire Refrigerator Error Code d1 SP – How to Fix

If you see the error code d1 SP on your Frigidaire refrigerator, it means the ice chute could be jammed with ice. See if there are ice cubes in the chute. Remove them if there is any. But if there isn’t and the error code keeps appearing, contact the Frigidaire service center for help.

Here is a video explaining different error codes on your Frigidaire refrigerator…

If you see any error code on the display of your Frigidaire refrigerator that doesn’t have an explanation in the manual, contact the service center immediately. This is because such an error code could mean a big damage to the refrigerator.

It is important to remind you that before you start any diagnostic or repair work, you need to unplug the refrigerator. This is for your safety as well as the preservation of the refrigerator. And if any repair work becomes too complex, don’t hesitate to call for help from a professional. This is especially true if your warranty is still running.

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Frigidaire Refrigerator Error – Related FAQs

Frigidaire Refrigerator Error Code 5b – What It Means

5b or Sb means the Frigidaire refrigerator is in Sabbath mode. To exit this mode, consult the user’s manual that came with the Frigidaire refrigerator model you have.

Frigidaire Refrigerator Error Code Ice t3 – How to Fix

This error message means there is a problem with the thermistor in the ice maker. The part is replaceable but it is very technical. Unless you are skilled with fixing technical things, contact a qualified technician to replace the thermistor or replace the ice maker assembly.

Frigidaire Refrigerator Error Code 4 – What It Means

Error code 4 displaying on your Frigidaire refrigerator means the unit is not detecting the damper control anymore. Check the damper and replace it if it is broken.