Frigidaire Dehumidifier Error Codes



Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.

How do you fix a code on a Frigidaire dehumidifier?

Error CodesMeaning
ASSensor has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
ESSensor has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
ECIf the display reads "EC" , check the following operating conditions. Outlet voltage should be 115V - 10% and the surrounding temperature should be with in the range of 41 °F to 96 °F. Unplug the unit and plug it in again under normal operating conditions. If the "EC" code persists, contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center
F0If the display reads "F0" , check the following operating conditions. Outlet voltage should be 115V-10% and the surrounding temperature should be with in the range of 41 °F (5 °C) to 90 °F (32 °C). Unplug the unit and plug it in again under normal operating conditions. If the "F0" code persists, contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
F1Turn off and unplug the unit, then plug it in again in 30 minutes. If the unit malfunctions again, please contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
F2Turn off and unplug the unit, then plug it in again in 30 minutes. If the unit malfunctions again, please contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
F5Turn off and unplug the unit, then plug it in again in 30 minutes. If the unit malfunctions again, please contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
L1Turn off and unplug the unit, then plug it in again in 30 minutes. If the unit malfunctions again, please contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
H3Turn off and unplug the unit, then plug it in again in 30 minutes. If the unit malfunctions again, please contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
C5Turn off and unplug the unit, then plug it in again in 30 minutes. If the unit malfunctions again, please contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
E5Turn off and unplug the unit, then plug it in again in 30 minutes. If the unit malfunctions again, please contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
Frigidaire Dehumidifier Control Panel
Frigidaire Dehumidifier Control Panel

Location and How It Works

How It Works

When the unit is started, the fan begins to pull moisture-laden air across the dehumidifying coils. The coils condense or draw moisture from the air, and air flows through the side louvers into the room as dry, warm air. Moisture removed from air is collected in a bucket on the front of the dehumidifier. The unit is designed to operate between 41°F (5°C), and 96°F (35°C). If the unit is switched off and needs to be switched on again, wait three minutes before doing so. Make sure the tank is fitted correctly otherwise unit will not turn on.

Selecting a Location

  1. Dehumidifier must be operated in an enclosed area to be most effective. Close all doors, windows, and other outside openings to the room. The effectiveness of the dehumidifier depends on the rate at which new moisture-laden air enters the room.
  2. Place dehumidifier in a location that does not restrict airflow through the rear of the unit.
  3. A dehumidifier operating in a basement will have little or no effect in drying an adjacent enclosed storage area, such as a closet, unless there is adequate circulation of air in and out of the area. lt may be necessary to install a second dehumidifier in the enclosed area for satisfactory drying.
  4. The dehumidifier must be installed on a level floor that will support it with a full bucket of water.
  5. There should be a minimum of 12 inches clearance around the dehumidifier.
  6. Dehumidifier generates heat, do not operate in small spaces like closets, overheating may occur. rance around the dehumidifier

Troubleshooting

Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.

Frigidaire Dehumidifier Troubleshooting
Frigidaire Dehumidifier Troubleshooting

Trouble: Dehumidifier does not operate.

Solution:

  1. Plug is disconnected from outlet. Push plug firmly into wall outlet.
  2. House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit breaker.
  3. The dryness level you selected has been reached. Dehumidifier automatically shuts off when selected amount of moisture has been removed from the air. If you want to remove more moisture, Select ‘CONTINUOUS’ by using the humidity button or knob. After the dehumidifier starts, reset the control to the desired setting.
  4. Bucket not installed properly.
  5. Water in the bucket has reached its preset level. Dehumidifier automatically turns off when this occurs. Empty bucket and return bucket to position.
  6. Dehumidifier is not turned on. Turn unit on.

Trouble: Dehumidifier runs too much.

Solution:

  1. Windows or doors near dehumidifier are open to outdoors. Close all windows or doors to outside.
  2. Area to be dehumidified is too large. Check with your dealer to see if capacity is adequate.
  3. Air movement through dehumidifier is blocked. Grill or filter may be dirty. Use brush attachment of vacuum cleaner to clean grill.
  4. Dehumidifier has been installed or restarted recently. The higher the moistuire in the room, the longer the dehumidifier will operate.
  5. Dehumidifier is in the CONT mode and will remain on in this mode use the humidity button or knob to set a RH% higher level.

Trouble: Dehumidifier is operating but room is not dry enough.

Solution:

  1. Humidity setting is too high. Press the HUMIDITY button or rotate knob to a lower setting or choose CONTINUOUS for maximum dryness.
  2. Dehumidifier has been installed or restarted recently. The higher the moisture in the room air, the longer it takes for the room air to become dry.
  3. Dehumidifier does not have sufficient clearance to operate. Air flow to front grill is blocked.
  4. Room temperature is too low. Unit will not operate satisfactorily if the room temperature is below 41°F (5°C).
  5. Refer to causes under DEHUMIDIFIER RUNS TOO MUCH.

Trouble: Frost appears on coils above bucket or drip tray.

Solution:




  1. Dehumidifier has been turned on recently. This is normal due to refrigerant rushing through the coil. Frost will usually disappear within 60 minutes.
  2. Room Temperature is too low. All models will operate satisfactorily at temperatures greater than 41°F (5°C).

Trouble: Noise is like a fan.

Solution: Air is moving through the dehumidifier. This is a normal sound.

Removing Collected Water

a. Emptying the Bucket:

Removing Collected Water-Emptying the Bucket
Removing Collected Water-Emptying the Bucket
  1. When the bucket is full, the unit will shut down and the BUCKET FULL indicator will illuminate.
  2. Do not move the unit at this time otherwise water may spill on the floor.
  3. Press sides of bucket gently to unclip the bucket from the unit.
  4. Remove the bucket as shown in the photographs below and empty the bucket.
  5. Replace the empty bucket back into the unit and once seated correctly, the unit will start up again.
  6. You should hear a click when the bucket is in the correct position.

If the bucket full light does not extinguish, check that the float is correctly snapped in place as indicated by the diagram.

b. Continuous Drainage:

Removing Collected Water-Continuous Drainage
Removing Collected Water-Continuous Drainage
  1. For continuous drainage operation, you will need a garden hose and a drain nearby to discharge the water into.
  2. Unscrew the drain cap on the back side of the unit. (fig.1)
  3. Insert the female threaded end of the hose onto the drain connector of the unit. (fig.2)
  4. Screw the garden hose onto the threaded portion of the drain connector. (fig.3)
  5. Make sure the hose is secure so there are no leaks.
  6. Direct the hose toward the drain, making sure that there are no kinks that will stop the water flowing.
  7. Place the end of the hose into the drain. (fig.4)
  8. Select the desired humidity setting and fan speed on the unit for continuous draining to start.

Care and Cleaning

Frigidaire Dehumidifier Care and Cleaning
Frigidaire Dehumidifier Care and Cleaning

Filter

  1. Remove the filter every two weeks based on normal operating conditions.
  2. To remove the filter, pull the tabs and then take out the filter.
  3. Wash the filter with clean water then dry. Do not dry the air filter with electric hair dryer.
  4. Once filter is dry, replace on rear of unit and snap in place.

Cabinet

  1. Dust cabinet with an oil-free cloth, or using a damp cloth.
  2. Vacuum grill using brush attachment.

Water Bucket

  1. Clean bucket with warm water and detergent.
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