If your Whirlpool side by side refrigerator is displaying an error code, the solution may be easier than you expect. There are many Whirlpool error codes that you can resolve quickly on your own. We’ve compiled the most common Whirlpool refrigerator error codes with information about common repair parts, DIY fixes, and a description of the error code problem.

Whirlpool Refrigerator Error Codes

This list includes the most common Whirlpool refrigerator error codes our customers see in Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, and surrounding areas. If you encounter any of these problems, take the steps to reset the issue as described in the DIY Fixes section. If that still doesn’t work, schedule an appointment and one of our technicians can help fix your issue fast.

d Error code appears on refrigerator display

What caused the error?
Air damper is stuck

Possible part failure?
Air Damper.

Possible DIY Fix?
The air damper controls the air flow between the freezer and refrigerator. A stuck air damper can have two possible outcomes: 1. A refrigerator that is freezing food (air damper stuck open); or 2. A refrigerator that is warm (air damper stuck closed).

Start by unplugging the refrigerator and examining the air damper located between the refrigerator and freezer compartment. You may be able to clear an obstruction and resolve the problem. If the air damper is broken, it needs to be replaced. Call for appliance service.

C Error code on the refrigerator display

What caused the error?
There is an issue with the refrigerator’s temperature sensor.

Possible part failure?
Refrigerator compartment thermistor.

Possible DIY Fix?
Unplug the refrigerator and inspect the refrigerator compartment thermistor. Make sure the wire harness is secure. You may need to reseat the harness. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, you may need further diagnostics to determine if the thermistor needs to be replaced.

C Error code on the freezer display

What caused the error?
There is an issue with the freezer’s temperature sensor.

Possible part failure?
Freezer compartment thermistor.

Possible DIY Fix?
Unplug the refrigerator and inspect the freezer compartment thermistor. Make sure the wire harness is secure. You may need to reseat the harness. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, you may need further diagnostics to determine if the thermistor needs to be replaced.

CF Error code on the freezer display

What caused the error?
Your Whirlpool refrigerator has experienced a communication error between the control board and the user interface.

Possible part failure?
User interface control.
Main control.

Possible DIY Fix?
Unplug the refrigerator for 5 minutes. Plug the refrigerator back in to see if the interface resets. If not, there is likely an issue with your user interface or main control. You can try to reseat the wire harnesses, but be very careful not to fry your circuit board. Control board issues are best handled by a certified repair professional.

18 degrees F temperature reading on freezer display

What caused the error?
Over-temperature conditions.

Possible part failure?
Diagnostic needed.

Possible DIY Solution?
This error will appear when your freezer temperature exceeds the normal temperature. Possible causes include power outage or disconnected power supply. Ensure the power cord is plugged in securely. Press the freezer temperature pad to reset the freezer display. Allow 20+ minutes to see if the freezer cools to its normal temperature. If it doesn’t, call for service.

If you need assistance repairing your Whirlpool side by side refrigerator error codes, call Appliance Repair Specialists for service throughout Tampa, Clearwater, Brandon, and throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties.