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Range/Stove Fault Codes
My Range is flashing a "F" something.....what does this mean??
Some terms used on this page...
- ERC - Electronic Range Control.
- Watchdog - a combination of hardware and software which acts as an internal scheme, disconnecting the systems output from the process in the event of a malfunction.
- Oven temperature sensor - What a common sensor or temp sensor looks like.
Always remember Electricity is dangerous and should be treated with respect.
Please pick a topic by Make and or problem...hope you find this helpful :-)
- A tip for the famous F1 fault code
- The biggest Fault Codes list that I am aware of!
- What does an oven temp sensor look like?
- Some info and tips on oven temp sensors
- Newer 4 digit fault codes - Maytag, JennAir, Magic Chef
- Newer Frigidaire fault codes
- Some newer GE built in oven fault codes are here.
- Newest Hamilton built GE clock fault codes are here.
- I have some of my own hand written fault codes, here and some more here.
- The Maytag Gemini and Maytag Accellic range fault codes are on this page.
A tip: The supplier recently reversed the display areas for the clocks. Therefore you may find an F1-E0 code or E0-F1 code depending on the model. They both mean the same thing, and depending on the model determines the code reference, and location of the F code. Different manufacturer of the clocks caused this.
How to test many brands of Ranges that are flashing a F1 fault code: You have either a bad ERC (clock) or a bad touch pad.
- Disconnect power to stove
- Gain access to the back of the clock (electronic range control or ERC).
- Unplug the touch pad ribbon connector from the ERC. This will be a flat wire approx. 1 1/2" to 2" wide.
- Make sure everything is clear and will not short out when power is turned back on.
- Turn power back on to stove.
- Watch for the F1 and listen for the beep.
- If you get the F1 and beep, replace the ERC.
- If after approx. 30 minutes you do NOT get the F1 and hear the beep, replace the touch pad.
- NOTE: Some models incorporate the touch pad and the clock all together as one part. * We have seen a few Maytag ranges with a F1 fault code and the problem was the oven temp sensor, check carefully the wires to and from the oven temp sensor!!
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