Water may have remained in the bottom of the dishwasher after a power failure occurred during the middle of a wash cycle. The process to cancel a cycle is similar to clearing the "PF" code, where you press the "Start/Cancel" button once. This may also drain excess water from the bottom of the tub. Consult your Frigidaire dishwasher's user manual.
Frigidaire designed the Gallery dishwasher to use the same cycle that was used in the previous wash if you do not make a new selection. Press the "Start/Cancel" button once.
Download the PDF version of your Gallery dishwasher's user manual from the Frigidaire Appliances website (see Resources below). Your model number is usually found around the outer frame of the dishwasher.
Use caution when troubleshooting power failures in your home. Contact the power company or an electrician if your electricity is intermittent.
Neighborhood power outages affect every electrical appliance in your home, but the Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher responds a little differently. The company programmed many of its Gallery family dishwashers to display the "PF" code in the event of a power failure in your home. After the power returns, the dishwasher is generally usable again, but it is important for you to realize that there was a power interruption at some point in time. Some washing cycles must run through to completion to be effective, such as the "Sanitize" option that kills germs and bacteria on dishes. Although the "PF" code has serious implications, fixing this error is quite uneventful and simple.
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Check the other appliances in your kitchen for power interruptions, as an indicator of what might have caused the "PF" error for the Frigidaire dishwasher. For example, many Frigidaire refrigerators, microwaves and ranges have LCD displays that show the current time. When there is a household power failure, usually all electrical appliances turn off. After power is restored, those clocks need to be reset, because the display will only blink and show the following: "00:00" or "12:00."
Find the "Start/Cancel" button on the dishwasher's control pad. This button is located on the far-right side of the pad on most Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher models.
Press the "Start/Cancel" button to clear the "PF" error code. Resume using the dishwasher as normal. You may have to reselect and start your cycle from the beginning.
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