Tip & How-To about Ovens

My Whirlpool oven wont work, and I get error code E1-F5 on display.


On Whirlpool ranges the error code E1-F5 means that there is a problem with the door latch switch or with wiring to door latch.

Try first disconnecting power for five minutes, by either tripping circuit breaker or disconnecting power cord.

You may have to pressand hold the Cancel/Clear key on control pad down for about 1 minute to clear F5 failure code from ERC internal EPROM.

If that does not work, then there is a fault.

Disconnect power, access the door switch and testwires and connectors going from electronic control board to the doorswitch. An easy way to test wiring is by reading Ohms on the wire. Ifthe circuit is closed, the tester will read zero or low impedance, thatmeans that the wiring is good. If the multimeter set on impedance readsopen (no continuity), that means that the wire is broken and the wiringharness to the door latch must be replaced or fixed.

If there is no problem with the wires from Oven Electronic Control toDoor Latch Switch, then the door switch is probably faulty.
The switch can be tested reading Ohms on its contacts, and checking ifthe switch is opening and closing circuit while actuating the switchwith a pointed object at the same time.

If the switch is faulty, then replace the door switch.

After repairing the wiring or replacing the switch connect power back.You may have to pressand hold the Cancel/Clear key on control pad down for about 1 minuteagain, to clear F5 failure code from ERC internal EPROM. When F2 isshown on display, push the Cancel/Clear button again and observe theappliance working testing it again, to ensure that the repair had beensuccessful.

The tip is not only valid for Whirpool ovens, but also works on other brands that had been built by Whirlpool.

Best regards.


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