Question about Kitchen Ranges
Hi! I have a Wolf duel fuel range, 48" with 2 electric ovens, 3 yrs old. The ovens get relatively little use. I have used the cleaning cycle twice in each over 2yrs. The smaller oven initiates the clean cycle just fine, the larger oven (which I use less frequently) now gives me an Err01 when I set it to "clean". Normal bake/roast still works. Is there some way I can troubleshoot this myself, or is it a "service rep only" sort of deal? Thanks fixya I learn a lot on your site! nnnn
Well, ours is working now. We called Wolf, they said the Error 01 indicated a problem with the latching mechanism (that locks the oven during self clean).
We called the local repair outfit (they've been here several times before working on this range), they ordered a latch mechanism and arrived today to install it. The tech this time had worked at an electronic company that I also worked for about 10 years ago (I'm an electrical engineer). So we had a good time talking about the old days and working on the range - I'm always curious about such things. We removed the latching mechanism - its an assembly with a motor and a couple of switches that are used to start and stop the motor. We tested the switches and motor using a meter and power cord. Seemed to be OK. The next thing would be the control board - which we had replaced about 3 years ago - under warranty. Before removing the control board we reinstalled the latch mechanism - and, of course, everything worked fine.
We were both a little dismayed about the quality of the assembly of the range - the wiring looks more like a rat's nest than the tidy routing that we'd like to see.
So, bottom line, neither of us knows what the problem was. Could have been a food particle lodged in the switching mechanism, an intermittent connection or ???.
One thing I noticed as we checked out both ovens: We put the small oven (the one that was having problems) in self clean for a couple of minutes - was OK. Then we turned it off and turned the larger oven to clean mode - when we did that, "OPP" appeared on the display. The tech said that was because the latch of the smaller oven was not in its stop position yet. We gave it a few more seconds then tried clean mode on the other oven and it was fine. I mention that because OPP appeared on the small oven once or twice when we (my wife and I) were initially trying to figure out what the problem was. There's probably a hint in there somewhere as to what the real problem was.
At any rate, its working again ($115 later) but I'm not real confident that it will continue. Next time, I'll open it up myself (not recommended). <g>.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Thanks Soulpiration! I had the error and your recommendation was RIGHT ON. Only one side of the oven can have the knob in CLEAN mode. After the oven cooled down, I turned the knob to OFF and the other oven stopped displaying the error.
Posted on Jul 22, 2012
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