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From "bake" mode, oven door locked, both heating elements on.

Yesterday, I was baking an apple strudel. After a while, I noticed a burning smell and tried to open the oven. The door was locked (the "locked" display was on. I shut off the oven and the timer. After several minutes the door unlocked. An error code showed on the display. I think it was "E2 F3" or reverse. I took out the strudel (burnt on top) and pushed "bake" (350 degrees F) and start. After a few minutes the oven gave off three quick "beeps". I quickly opened the door and both top and bottom heating elements were on. When I closed the door it locked, with the "locked" display showing. I powered off the oven and, again, after cooling down after a few minutes the door unlocked. This is a Whirlpool built-in, single, oven, model # RBS275PD16. Christmas is in four days. If I don't fix this problem, then my (Christmas) goose won't get cooked.

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    Whenever we use the 'broil' feature on the oven, the door locks and will not unlock until the temperature drops--thus ruining the food inside! Any ideas as to how to disable this wonderful 'safety' feature that destroys our dinner?

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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.


For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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