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Power Failure caused by oven door...

I keep getting continued PF message on the display. If the door is closed all the way, there is no power at all. If it is pulled out slightly, it will work then..sometimes. It is affecting the cooktop surface as well as the oven. I am going crazy with this, help....Could the door latch thing have something to do with it? I have replaced breakers, checked power cord...

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Re: Power Failure caused by oven door...

It sound like a malfunction door switch that should be replaced. Good luck!

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What's wrong when the oven panel shows PF and doesn't work anylonger

PF stands for Power Failure. Just press the STOP or CANCEL key. That should clear the PF message, and allow you to enter in the clock time and operate your oven.

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Frigidaire oven model FEFL89CCB when turning on pf comes on and oven shuts off after a minute or so

Good Morning Ronald, thank you for your inquiry! Generally, PF means power failure and you should be able to start a cycle. Unplug the unit or flip the household circuit breaker. Wait about ten minutes and then turn the unit back on. If the error code continues to display, I would suggest contacting a professional to accurately diagnose and repair it since it could possibly be experiencing a communication problem with the EOC (electronic oven control) or a potential wiring failure.

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My Kenmore oven won't work there is a PF 5AB error

The PF on your control indicates a power failure and should be removed by pressing the cancel button. The 5ab code indicates the range is in the SABBATH mode.

If a power failure occurs when the SABBATH mode is set, the oven will return to the OFF mode and will turn the power OFF to the oven.


* Open the oven door
* Press both the HOUR "UP" and "DOWN" arrow pad at the same time - and hold for 5 seconds.
SAB ON will disappear from the display.

To disable SABBATH mode: Repeat the steps above and SAB OFF will appear.

To set the SABBATH mode for use during the SABBATH/Holidays:
* Press BAKE
* Pres TEMP "UP" and "DOWN" Arrow pad to enter a different temperature other than 350 degrees. (Between 170F and 500F)
* Press HOUR/MIN "up" or "down" arrow to set cook time
* Press DELAY START to set a delayed cook time (optional)
* Press and hold TIMER OFF for 5 seconds
SAB will appear on the display indicating it is ready.
* Press START
* To STOP cooking - press STOP/CLEAR
* To exit the SABBATH mode and return to normal operation - press and hold TIMER OFF for 5 seconds.

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May 05, 2010 | Kenmore 71414 / 71419 / 71410 / 71412 Gas...

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the next thing for you to check is your main power circuit breaker if you have one side of the breaker is bad or weak this will cause a power failure.also make sure the wiring to the terminal block is in good order and not damaged.the terminal block could have a problem as well.

Jan 24, 2010 | Whirlpool GY396 Electric Kitchen Range

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Hello, had error code PF on the clock display area, and oven has been making a loud "popping sound when it ignites. Havent used since that began. Thanks

Hi. The PF means power failure, A power failure wouldn't cause any problems. The ignitor does make a sparking sound. If you have a glow ignitor, it may be cracked

Apr 29, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

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After a power failure I am getting the code e1 f1 flashing on my display board and it will not go away.

q.gif Why is the display showing E"#"-F"#," for example, E1-F2?
Answer Is "PF" displayed on the control?
A temporary power failure has been detected. Press the Stop/Clear keypad to reset your control. You may need to reset your clock.
Is the display showing E0-F5?
The Self-Cleaning latch may be interfering with the oven door causing the Self-Cleaning cycle not to work. If the oven door is open and will not lock, press Stop/Clear to clear the display, press and hold the door switch plunger (located in the upper-right corner of the oven front), and the door latch will unlock. If the oven door is closed and locked, press Stop/Clear to clear the display; apply pressure to the upper-right corner of the oven door, and the door will unlock.
Is the display showing E"#"-F"#," for example, E1-F2?
You will need to schedule service.

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Power failier

beleive it or not set the clock,I work at an apartment complex and the cleaner always unplugs my stoves to clean behind ,everytime I plug back in PF,Just set the clock hours and minutes,Its just telling you you lost power incase you had something cooking in the oven,you wont think that your oven is broken,and also so it doesnt start automatically by it self please rate this solution thanks

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F9 Code after power outage - Model JGR8855ADS

Try unplugging the oven from the electrical power. May release the lock, which is held in place by a tiny micro switch. If not and while the electric is still off or the oven is unplugged, use a bright light flashlight to look through the slot where the lock is in the oven, not in the door.

You may be able to use a thin blade screwdriver to move the lock to the release position. Check the angle of the lever. A slightly bent lever handle also can cause this type of condition.

If all else fails, remove the access panel on the front of the oven to access the locking device and release it. May have to disconnect the wires to the lock which will allow door to function but not during any self cleaning modes.

Fault Code Interpretation Components To Check
F-1 Communication error between touch pad and ERC (clock)
Replace the touch pad or clock.
F-2 Oven temperature sensed by electronic control Replace the clock/relay board
F-3 Open oven sensor or harness. Replace the oven sensor
F-4 Shorted oven sensor or harness Replace the oven sensor
F-5 Power to element relay disabled in cook mode Replace the clock/relay board
F-7 Shorted touch pad key sensed for 32 secs. Replace the touch pad/control panel
F-8 Shorted meat probe Replace the probe jack.
F-9 Door lock safety circuit on ERC sensed Replace the door latch assembly
F-C or F-0 Communication error between boards Replace the relay board

Maytag-Maycop-Magic Chef-Jennair-Admiral: Oven Fault Codes:
F0 Function key shorted or stuck button Clean and unstick button or replace Touch Pad or Clock
F1 Defective Touch Pad or Membrane Replace Touch Pad or Membrane
F2 Oven over heat defective Relay Board or (if present) or defective Sensor
F3 Oven Sensor Open Replace Sensor
F4 Shorted wire or Sensor locate short and correct it or replace Sensor
F5 Hardware, safety circuits disagree Replace Clock
F6 Missing AC (power) signal Check for proper voltage (plug, breaker, etc.)
F7 Function key shorted or stuck button Clean and unstick button or replace Touch Pad or Clock
F8 A/D Warning Replace Clock
F9 Door Lock Warning Check door lock circuit or Replace Clock

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PF means power failure.  Usually you can hit cancel or clear and this will go away.  Let me know if this helps.

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Kitchenaid electric range

This one can be a little tricky. I really need to know a lot more information to give you a good answer. You are right pf does mean power failure. This is detected by your power board the is located under the cooktop. If you select cancel the pf should disapear and you should be able to use your oven. You didn't mention whether the control board displayed the pf before you actually tried the oven. If it did, and it gives you that error every time you use the cooktop for a period of time, you could have a problem with the thermister located right behind the console. To remove the console just remove the screws on the under side then lift the console straight up and off.

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