Frigidaire AC Error Codes: Troubleshooting and Solutions

Frigidaire Appliance Company is an American consumer and commercial home appliance brand that is a subsidiary of Electrolux. Electrolux is a multinational company that has holdings in various parts of the world offering customers a wide range of products that are designed for both commercial and residential use.

Frigidaire was founded back in 1918 by Guardian Frigidaire Company based in Fort Wayne Indiana. They were the first to develop the self-contained refrigerator that was invented back in 1918. The company made a name for itself quickly to the point where General Motors personally invested in the company in 1919.

Regardless of how high a company is ranked, or how well the appliance is reviewed, you are at the risk of an error. An error is not here to tell you it’s time to switch out your appliance, it’s a direct signal from the device – one that tells the owner something is wrong with the system that needs to be fixed. So rather than ignoring the error codes, your appliance is showing its time to note down the Frigidaire air conditioner error code and get to the bottom of the problem. To help you out we have listed down the most common error codes of Frigidaire ac.

Codes List

These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance.

ProblemSolution
EAIf the display reads "EA" , the room temperature sensor has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
ESIf the display reads "ES" , the evaporator temperature sensor has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
E4If the display reads "E4" , the display panel communication has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center
P1If the display reads "P1" , bottom tray is full. Carefully move the unit to a drain location, remove the bottom drain plug and let the water drain away. Restart the machine until the "P1" symbol disappears. If error repeats, call for service.
Air conditioner will not operate.Wall plug disconnected. Push plug firmly into wall outlet.
Plug Current Device Tripped. Press the RESET button.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse with time delay type or reset circuit breaker.
Control is OFF. Turn Control ON and set to desired setting.
Air from unit does not feel cold enough.Room temperature below 60°F (16°C). Cooling may not occur until room temperature rises above
60°F (16°C).
Temperature sensing element touching cold coil, located behind air filter. Straighten away from coil.
Reset to a lower temperature.
Compressor shut-off by changing modes. Wait approximately 3 minutes and listen for compressor to
restart when set in the COOL mode.
Noise when unit is cooling.Air movement sound. This is normal. If too loud, set to lower FAN setting.
Window vibration - poor installation. Refer to installation instructions or check with installer.
Water dripping INSIDE when
unit is cooling.
Improper installation. Tilt air conditioner slightly to the outside to allow water drainage. Refer to
installation instructions or check with installer.
Water dripping OUTSIDE when
unit is cooling.
Unit removing large quantity of moisture from humid room. This is normal during excessively humid days.
Remote Sensing Deactivating
Prematurely
Remote control not located within range. Place remote control within 20 feet & 120° radius of the
front of the unit.
Room too cold.Set temperature too low. lncrease set temperature.

Control Panel

Frigidaire Room Air Conditioner Error Codes
Frigidaire Room Air Conditioner Error Codes
Frigidaire Air Conditioner Display
Frigidaire Air Conditioner Display

PTAC Codes

Your Frigidaire PTAC has a computer on-board that continuously checks key components of the unit to ensure they are operating properly. Under normal operation, unit status indicator (STATUS, on main PCB), light is steadily ON. If there is a major problem, the unit will shut down and display a diagnostic failure code on the unit’s display. If it is a minor error and the unit can correct it by itself, the diagnostic code will be flashed on the status LED that can easily be seen when the front panel is removed. Failure STATUS codes are defined in the table below.

Frigidaire PTAC AC Error Codes and Troubleshooting
Frigidaire PTAC AC Error Codes
Failure CodesProblem
F1Indoor air temp sensor open/short. 8-segment display ‘F1’, with STATUS light flash 1 times and off 3 sec, repeat.
F2Indoor coil sensor open or short. 8-segment display ‘F2’, with STATUS light flash 2 times and off 3 sec, repeat.
F4Outdoor coil sensor open/short. 8-segment display ‘F4’, with STATUS light flash 3 times and off 3 sec, repeat.
FPFreeze Guard protection. 8-segment display ‘FP’.
Indoor coil freeze protectionSTATUS light flash 5 times and off 3 sec, repeat.
Outdoor coil high temp protectionSTATUS light flash 6 times and off 3 sec, repeat.
Defrost (heat pump type)STATUS light flash 7 times and off 3 sec, repeat.
Indoor coil high temp protectionSTATUS light flash 8 times and off 3 sec, repeat.
Thermostat wiring errorSTATUS light flash 9 times and off 3 sec, repeat.

NOTE: When status light is flashing, it will be ON for 1 seconds and OFF for another 1 seconds.

Frigidaire PTAC AC Display Control
Frigidaire PTAC AC Display Control

Portable AC Codes

Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner Error Codes
Frigidaire Portable Air Conditioner Error Codes

When you turn on the unit, the louver will swing and stop at a certain angle. You can press the SWING button to let the louver swing automatically. Press the SWING button again while you want the louver stop at desired angle.

Check Filter Feature: This feature is a reminder to clean the Air Filter (See Care and Cleaning) for more efficient operation. The LED (light) which above the “Filter” button will illuminate  after 250 hours of operation. To reset after cleaning the filter, press the “Filter” button and the light will go off.

Error CodesSolution
EAIf the display reads "EA" , the room temperature sensor has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
ESIf the display reads "ES" , the evaporator temperature sensor has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
E4If the display reads "E4" , the display panel communication has failed. Contact your Authorized Frigidaire Service Center.
P1If the display reads "P1" , bottom tray is full. Carefully move the unit to a drain location, remove the bottom drain plug and let the water drain away. Restart the machine until the "P1" symbol disappears. If error repeats, call for service.
Frigidaire Portable AC Remote COntrol
Frigidaire Portable AC Remote Control

Dehumidifier Codes

Frigidaire Dehumidifier Error Codes
Frigidaire Dehumidifier Error Codes

1. If the display reads “F1”, “F2” or “L1” error codes, please turn 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.

2.If 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.

3.To turn the unit on, press the ON/OFF button. The unit will run in the factory setting of CONTINUOUS and high fan speed. In the CONTINUOUS mode, the unit will only display CO and not the room humidity. It is recommended you leave the unit running in the CONTINUOUS setting for the first three or four days until the sweating and dampness odors have stopped.

4.After a few days when the Relative Humidity has declined, press the HUMIDITY + or – buttons to choose a value between 35% to 85%, so the room is kept at a comfortable humidity. Pressing the + or – buttons will change the humidity selection in 5% increments. After you have set the desired humidity, the readout will display the actual room humidity. If at any time you want to return to the CONTINUOUS Mode, pressing the HUMIDITY + button will lower the Relative Humidity through the 5% decrements until the display reads CO.

When unit is in operation, pressing + and – button will simultaneously for 3 seconds can lock buttons. If this function is enabled, LOCK indicator will illuminate and display shows LC, which will blink for 3 times. Then room humidity will be display again. To disable this function, press + and – button simultaneously for 3 seconds and the LOCK indicator will turn off.

Manuals Pdf

Room Air Conditioner  Manual

Portable Air Conditioner Manual

PTAC AC Manual



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19 thoughts on “Frigidaire AC Error Codes: Troubleshooting and Solutions”

  1. I own a 18,000 BTU Frigidaire AC. It shows the code U9. What can I do? The ac refuses to cool and only blows outside temperature air.

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  2. mine shows the power botton and cuts off for itself and comes on for itself and I tried resetting it but nothing works please help me

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  3. Hola en la pantalla del aire split frigidaire inverter de 24.000 me aparece después de encendido sin enfriar e1 a que se debe? Y luego cierra su ventana …gracias

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  4. When I turn on the Air conditioner turns on normally but in 5 minutes appears the code E6. And never cooled the room stays in 90 degrees.

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