Range Fault Codes

Fault codes can and do vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, even between models from the same manufacturer these codes may well be different. This guide is designed only as a generalized guide and is not intended to replace your owners manual, if you have problems always check the owners manual first, it may well have the information you need and will be specific to your Appliance. We assume no responsibility for any action you may undertake as a result of using this guide.

Tips for dealing with and checking some common problems

Checking/Testing oven temperature sensor
Checking/Testing Fuses
Checking the cause of the F1 error

AMANA – CALORIC

Display Condition Repair
Door flashing #0,1,2,3 Latch switch broken Replace
lock flashing Latch switch broken Replace
F 0 Loss of safety signal Replace adapter board
F 1 Watchdog circuit Replace ERC
F 2 Oven too hot Check sensor -1100 Ω
F3 F4 Open or shorted sensor Replace sensor
F7 Shorted touch panel Replace glass panel
F9 Motorized door Check latch
FF Lock error Check switch and motor
ERC III / Relay board with separate board / push buttons
F0 Shorted push pad Replace push pad
F1 Faulty ERC Replace ERC
F2 Oven too hot Check sensor 1100 Ω
F3 F4 Shorted or open sensor Replace oven temperature sensor
F5,F6,F8 Faulty ERC Replace ERC
F7 Shorted or sticking button check glass alignment
F9 Door latch failure replace
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FRIGIDAIRE

Display Condition Repair
F0 & F1 EOC failure Replace EOC
F2 Oven too hot Defective Sensor or EOC (Electronic Oven Control)
F3 Oven Sensor Open Replace Oven Sensor
F4 Oven Sensor Shorted Replace Oven Sensor
F5,6,7 EOC failure Replace EOC
F8 Lock Switches Check or Replace
F9 Control has detected a problem with the motor door latch assembly Check wiring, replace the motor door latch assembly is necessary
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General Electric – Hotpoint – RCA
Fault Codes ( Older )

Display Condition Repair
F0 and F1 Failed Thermistor Control Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control)
F2 Oven Temp Exceeds 590 ° F
with unlocked door
High resistance or interference in sensor (Probably a bad sensor)
Replace sensor
F3 Open sensor circuit Measure, should be approx. 1100 Ω
(Faulty sensor or open sensor fuse)
F7 – A Function pad button stuck Unstick Button
F7 – B Bad clock Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control)
F8 Electrical Component failure within ERC Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control)
F9 Problem with door circuit Check Wiring and test operation of door switch
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General Electric – Hotpoint – RCA
Fault Codes ( New – 1999 to today)

Display Condition Repair
FFF Control Error, Failed EEPROM Replace Control
FC Door Lock circuit Check Wiring and test operation of switches
FF Door motor safety circuit Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control)
F0 or F7 Shorted Clear/Off Key
due to membrane switch,
Control or connector
Shorted key panel membrane switch
Check ERC
F2
During Bake
Control senses oven
temp above 615 ° F
High resistance connection in sensor circuit.
Check ERC- Welded bake relay contacts.
F2
During Clean
Control senses oven temp
Above 915 ° F
High resistance connection in sensor circuit.
ERC- Welded clean relay contacts.
Both lock switch 1 & 2 closed at the same time.
Check cooling fan in the consol and cooling fan screen
F3 Open sensor, Sensor resistance exceeds 2900 Ω during Bake, Broil or Clean Check oven temperature sensor and oven temperature sensor circuit connections
F4 Shorted sensor, sensor resistance less than 2900 Ω during Bake, Broil or Clean Check oven temperature sensor and oven temperature sensor circuit connections
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Sears / Kenmore

Sears are a department store not a manufacturer, they contract other manufacturers to build the appliances for them and these are then sold under the Sears/ Kenmore brand.

To find who made your appliance, check the first three digits of your model number against the list below and this will give you the manufacturer of your appliance.

Amana Caloric D&M Fedders
596.####### 174.#######
960.#######
587.####### 484.#######
GE Gibson Jenn Air Kelvinator
362.#######
363.#######
253.####### 629.####### 417.#######
628.#######
662.#######
Litton Maycor Roper Speed Queen
747.####### 925.####### 103.#######
155.#######
647.#######
835.#######
911.#######
651.#######
Tappan Toshiba WCI Whirlpool
791.####### 562.####### 790.####### 106.#######
110.#######
198.#######
562.#######
665.#######
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TAPPAN

Display Condition Repair
F0 & F1 EOC failure Replace EOC
F2 Oven too hot Defective Sensor or EOC (Electronic Oven Control)
F3 Oven Sensor Open Replace Oven Sensor
F4 Oven Sensor Shorted Replace Oven Sensor
F5,6,7 EOC failure Replace EOC
F8 Lock Switches Check or Replace
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WESTINGHOUSE – GIBSON

Display Condition Repair
F0 & F1 EOC failure Replace EOC
F2 Oven too hot Defective Sensor or EOC (Electronic Oven Control)
F3 Oven Sensor Open Replace Oven Sensor
F4 Oven Sensor Shorted Replace Oven Sensor
F5,6,7 EOC failure Replace EOC
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MAYTAG – MAGIC CHEF – JENNAIR – ADMIRAL

Display Condition Repair
F1 Defective touch pad or membrane To determine which component is at fault, disconnect ribbon strip. If NO fault code, replace membrane, otherwise replace ERC
F1 Faulty ERC
F2 Oven too hot Replace relay board (if present) or oven temperature sensor (should be 1100Ω )
F3 Open sensor Replace oven temperature sensor
F4 Shorted sensor Replace oven temperature sensor
F5 Hardware and safety
circuits disagree
Replace ERC
F6 Missing AC signal Check power plug
F7 Function key shorted Replace touch pad
F8 A/D converter Replace ERC
F9 Door latch Check door lock circuit
F0 Function key stuck Replace touch pad
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WHIRLPOOL – KITCHENAID

NOTE: Not valid for Y line. If there is a Y near the end of your model number, do not use this chart.
Display Condition Repair
2 Digit Display
F0 or F1 or F5 Failed transistor Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control)
F2 Oven temp too high 1. Test operation of door lock on self-clean models.
2. Test relay contact operation
3. High resistance in sensor (should be about. 1100 Ω)
F3 Open sensor or thermal fuse Replace sensor or thermal fuse
F4 Shorted sensor Replace sensor
F6 Problem in time keeping circuit 1. Reset time and/or cooking operation
2. Check for proper ground
F7 Stuck function switch or button on ERC Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control)
F8 Failure of ERC Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control )
F9 Door lock circuit Check wiring and test operation of door lock switch
4 Digit Display
FO – E0 Analog to Digital
Failure
Disconnect for 30
seconds- if display
re-appears- replace
control
F1 – E1 Safety flip flop Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control / Clock)
F2 – E0 Shorted keypad Replace
F3 – E0 Sensor or sensor fuse opened Replace sensor or fuse
F3 – E1 Sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 – E2 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 – E3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F5 – E0
F5 – E1 and E2
Check door/latch
switch
Replace
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WHIRLPOOL
Range/Stove Oven Fault Codes, Common

Display Condition Repair
2 Digit Failure Code
F1 Analog to Digital Failure Disconnect for 30 seconds
· if display reappears
· replace control board
F1 Safety flip flop Replace board
F1 Shorted keypad Replace keypad
F2 Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 Oven temperature sensor opened Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F5 Check door/latch switch Replace switch if defective
4 Digit Failure Code
F1 – E1 Safety flip flop Replace board
F2 – E0 Shorted keypad Replace keypad
F3 – E0 Oven temperature sensor opened Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 – E1 Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 – E2 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 – E3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F5 – E0 F5 – E1 and E2 Check door/latch switch Replace switch if defective
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ROPER

NOTE: Not valid for Y line. If there is a Y near the end of your model number, do not use this chart.
Display Condition Repair
2 Digit Display
F0 or F1 or F5 Failed transistor Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control)
F2 Oven temp too high 1. Test operation of door lock on self-clean models.
2. Test relay contact operation
3. High resistance in sensor (should be about. 1100 Ω)
F3 Open sensor or thermal fuse Replace sensor or thermal fuse
F4 Shorted sensor Replace oven temperature sensor
F6 Problem in time keeping circuit · Reset time and/or cooking operation
· Check for proper ground
F7 Stuck function switch or button on ERC Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control)
F8 Failure of ERC Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control )
F9 Door lock circuit Check wiring and test operation of door lock switch
DOOR Bake or Broil
·Defective latch switch
·Shorted wire from ERC 10-pin connector, pin 10 to ground
·Replace latch switch if defective.
·Replace wire from 10-pin connector if defective
DOOR Self-Clean
· Defective latch switch
· Open wire from ERC 10-pin connector, pin 10 to ground
· Door not latched
Replace latch switch if defective.Replace wire from 10-pin connector if defective
LOCK Not in Self-Clean
· Oven temperature sensor resistance too high
Check oven temperature sensor resistance, wire harness and connections, replace defective component
4 Digit Display
FO – E0 Analog to Digital
Failure
Disconnect for 30 seconds
· if display re-appears
· replace control
F1 – E1 Safety flip flop Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control / Clock)
F2 – E0 Shorted keypad Replace
F3 – E0 Sensor or sensor fuse opened Replace sensor or fuse
F3 – E1 Sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 – E2 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 – E3 Clean temp. too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F5 – E0
F5 – E1 and E2
Check door/latch switch Replace
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ROPER – Alternative 2 Digit Fault Codes

Display Condition Repair
F1 Analog to Digital Failure Disconnect for 30 seconds
· if display re-appears
· replace control
F1 Safety flip flop Replace component
F1 Shorted keypad Replace component
F3 Oven temperature sensor opened Measure oven temperature sensor resistance, should be 1100 Ω. If not, replace sensor
F2 Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor
F5 Check door/latch switch Replace component

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Checking Oven Sensor

The oven sensor is normally located in the oven cavity towards the top. To test in for faults disconnect the power to the oven then remove the sensor. You will need an ohm meter to test the sensor, most oven sensors should read about 1100Ω at room temperature 60 – 80 °F (15 -27 °C), if the sensor reading is ‘open’ or extremely high this means the sensor is faulty and needs replacing, if on the other hand the reading is extremely low then the sensor has shorted (check for wires touching each other) and will need replacing as well.
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Checking Fuses

Fuses are extremely easy to fix/replace but can be indicative of a larger problem, fuses are designed to ‘blow’ to protect circuitry from surges in power etc, so if a fuse keeps blowing (doing it’s job) the problem is probably not the fuse but something else, so get the appliance checked out. To replace the fuse

  1. Disconnect power
  2. Gain access to the back of the ERC (most fuses are located here)
  3. Remove the suspect fuse
  4. With an Ohmmeter test the fuse for continuity, if it fails the fuse is faulty and needs replacing.

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The F1 Error

On a number of ranges this can mean a number of things, the most common being a failed ERC(EOC, Clock assembly)or a faulty touchpad. Firstly if you are using a recent Maytag range it may pay to test the oven sensor as described above as this may cause an F1 error if faulty (may apply to some other ranges as well) this is not a common cause but is worth discounting. To check the ERC and touchpad

  1. Disconnect the power
  2. Gain access to the back of the ERC
  3. Disconnect the ribbon cable that connects the ERC to the touchpad
  4. Check nothing will short when power is reconnected
  5. reconnect the power and switch on
  6. Watch for F1 and listen for the beep
  7. If you get the F1 and the beep this means the fault is with the ERC and it will need replacing
  8. If after 30 mins you do not see the F1 error and hear the beep, replace the touchpad

Cookware for Glass-Ceramic Cooktops

We do not recommend glass or ceramic cookware for use on your glass-ceramic cooktop

  • To get the best performance out of your cooktop, we recommend that you use heavy gauge, flat, smooth bottom, metal pans which are not more then 1-inch larger then your cooking area.

To see if your pan will allow even heat distribution, try this test.

– Put an inch of water in the pan.
– Place the pan on the cooktop and turn it on HIGH.
– If the water bubbles evenly around the pan, you can count on good   performance.
– If the water bubbles unevenly then that means there are hot spots and poor   heat distribution is likely to occur.

How to clean Glass/Ceramic Cooktops

Depending on how dirty your cooktop is, different cleaning methods will apply.

  • If your cooktop is light to moderately dirty, use either cooktop cleaner, hand dishwashing detergent and water, or a baking soda paste. Apply with a non-abrasive cloth or paper towel.

    Note:
    If using hand dishwashing detergent or baking soda paste, make sure to thoroughly rinse and dry your cooktop when done cleaning.

  • If your cooktop is very dirty, has metal marking, or brown/gray stains from hard water, clean gently with cooktop cleaner using a non-abrasive cloth or paper towel. Put more cleaner on the cooktop and cover with damp paper towels to keep cleaner from drying out. Let it stand for 30 – 40 minutes. Then you can scrub off any remaining stains.
  • If your cooktop has burnt or crusty food on it, you can use a razor to get it off. Hold a razor blade scraper at a 30 degree angle and very carefully scrape off the burned food. Clean the rest of the cooktop with a cleaner.Note: Never use abrasive powders or pads – they could scratch your cooktop.