Whirlpool GW395LEPQ console is completely black and E2 and F3 err
While cooking my Turkey my gas range shot up to 500 degrees and gave me a error message of E2 and F3, from what I have researched it is a temperature sensor that needs to be replaced. But my control panel also went completely blank as well. Is it the electronic control board that needs replacement as well? I have tested the outlet and its working properly and I have also unplugged it for about 30 minutes to see if it would reset itself.
I am just tryin to research the parts for these problems so I can out weigh if I should do it myself or buy a new oven.
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Thanks for using FixYa. Error F3-E2 in your Whirlpool oven means oven too hot and to resolve
this issue you'll have to replace the oven temp. sensor (probe). Please
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Unplug the range. The oven temperature sensor has failed and must be replaced. Remove the racks. Remove the temperature sensor located up high on the back wall of the oven. It is a short thin round piece of metal.
The F3 E2 error code indicates that the electronic oven control board in the range senses an over-temperature condition in the oven.
This can be caused by a failed temperature sensor probe, a wiring problem between the sensor and the control board, or a failed electronic oven control board. If the oven is apparently not overheating when this error code appears, then your likely failure is the temperature sensor probe. If the oven is overheating, then you likely have a failed electronic oven control board due to a stuck relay not cycling the oven heating element off properly.
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F3 is an open or shorted oven temperature sensor, you will have to replace this and it should be attached near one of the elements but you will have to pull it out through the back.
E2 is, sorry to say, a possible ERC or Electric Range Control, otherwise known as the brain behind it. But on the plus side, sometimes it gives this code intermittently when it can't process the information from a failed sensor, so you might get lucky.