Dryer indicated error codeF23 after 1 minute of operation

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver

Scott From Manassas, VA

Jul 28, 2009

11 out of 32 people found this instruction helpful

I followed the test guidance on the tech sheet (located behind the front lower cover). According to it, F23 was a short in the outlet thermistor. The thermistor tested good along with all the other replaceable temp related devices.
I then started a general diagnostic following the steps in the tech guide. The dryer failed a motor control step which indicated a bad control board. Replacing the board (after it arrived) took less than 5 minutes and was 100% plug and play.
The most difficult part was ensuring that the test leads for the multimeter were on the correct test points. If you are not confident in using a multimeter, I would not recommend you perform this level of repair.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Control Board (Now subbed to Electronic Control Board)

Part Number: PS2350177

Recycling Rebate Available
In Stock