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Kenmore Refrigerator Error [How to Fix]

No matter how careful you are with your refrigerator, error codes still appear sometimes. So if you are looking for how to fix Kenmore refrigerator error codes and messages, you have come to the right place.

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Kenmore Refrigerator Error Codes – How to Solve

Below are Kenmore error codes, what they mean and how to solve them:

1. Er FS

There is a problem with the temperature sensor of the freezer. Check the wiring of the sensor to see if any wire is loose. Also, check the wire harness for faults. Additionally, check the sensor with a multimeter to see if it is defective.

2. Er 1F or Er lf

This error code means that the main control board doesn’t receive any feedback signal from the evaporator fan motor for almost 2 minutes. Check the fan motor for continuity between its wiring. And listen for any strange sound from the motor. Replace the motor if there is no continuity or of there is a sound.

3. Er rS

There is an error with the sensor of the refrigerator when you see this error code. Check the functionality of the sensor or the wire connections. You can also check the wire harness for faults.

4. Er FF

This error code indicates that the evaporator fan has failed. Replace the fan motor if it isn’t running. Also, check the control board but it is rarely the cause of the error code.

5. F dS

The freezer defrost sensor is shorted if you see this error message. Check the wiring connections and the wire harness to see if they are all connected and working well.

6. Er IS

The sensor of the ice maker is shorted if this error code appears. Fix it by checking the wire harness and the wiring. Reconnect any loose wire and change the harness if it is no longer working. Then, check the resistance of the sensor with a multimeter. Replace the sensor if there is no resistance or if it is at infinity.

7. Er rt

This code means the room temperature sensor is shorted. Check the wiring, the wire harness and the sensor itself. Replace any defective part.

8. R dS

This code indicates that the defrost sensor of the refrigerator has a problem. It could be that the wiring is loose or the sensor is shorted. Test the resistance of the sensor using a multimeter. If there is no resistance or it reads at infinity, replace the sensor. Also, check the wire harness and the wires. Fix loose ones.

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9. Er SS

This means that the sensor of the pantry is shorted. It possible you will have to replace it if there is no resistance in the sensor.

10. Er HS

There is an error with the humidity sensor if you see this error code displayed. Check the wiring of the sensor and the sensor itself. Replace the sensor if it is no longer working. Reconnect any loose wire.

11. Er It

There is a system error inside the ice maker. Run a self-test in the ice maker to see if it works. You can also reset it by switching it off and on again.

12. F dH

When you see this error message, you know that the sensor of the freezer did not reach 400F during the defrost cycle. Check the heater or the fuse. You can also check the control board, though this is rarely the cause of the problem.

13. Er gF

This indicates an error with the flow meter. Check the pressure of water or flow of water into the refrigerator. It should be steady, regular and the pressure should be at 120PSI.

14. R dH

If you see this error code, then you know the refrigerator sensor didn’t reach 400F in defrost. Test the fuse and heater for functionality. Additionally, check the control board if all else is in working order.

15. Er If

The ice compartment has a problem if you see this error code. This could be caused due to the motor of the ice fan being defective or the ice fan being blocked. It could also be because the ice maker circuit wiring is defective or the control board is bad. Check these components.

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16. Er 1F

The ice compartment fan has failed if you see the error code displayed. The motor of the fan or the circuit wiring could be defective. You can also check the control board for burns or if it has failed.

17. Er CO

There is a communication error between the display board and the main control board. Check the two board for burns or faults and replace any defective one.

18. Er CF

If you see this error message, then you know that the motor of the condenser fan is defective. Check the fan motor for continuity using a multimeter. Replace the motor if it has no continuity.

Important Note

We would like to point out here that some of the repairs needed to correct a Kenmore refrigerator error codes are too complex. Have a qualified repair technician take a look at the refrigerator and fix the problems.

Additionally, always unplug the refrigerator before you touch any part of it for diagnostic work or repairs. Doing this will prevent damage to any part of the unit as well as protect you from electric shock. If you cannot unplug it, shut off the circuit breaker of the part of the house where you keep the refrigerator.