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Tried to selfclean my NEW oven but get error message F5E1

The door locks but the error message keeps appearing.

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  • erica graber May 11, 2010

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Reading all the questions and responses - I had the same problem (would press "self clean", it would run for less then a minute then give the error message), so once I saw the code was E5F1 and what it meant (thanks for whoever posted that), I just pressed on the door for the first minute of the cycle, and self-cleaning then worked. Go figure :)

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First press and hold Cancel to clear the error temporarily. Another code should appear. Press Cancel again to clear the second error. (Some models require unplugging the power cord to reset the code.)

To unlock the door, take a metal wire hanger and bend it. Slide it into the door opening and try to get the lock to move. (The lock is in the middle of the opening.) Then try to open the door. Otherwise, see below to see if you can unlock the door from the back of the unit.

You can check some of the parts by taking off the back panel and attempting to move the lock. Similarly check the motor and the cam that controls the lock. It should take a bit of force to move but not a lot.

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4Hello and sorry to hear about your problem.

The F5 E1 error message indicates the latch motor was unable to lock the door. When the self clean cycle is started, the control board will turn on the latch motor which is mounted on the rear of this range. The motor is connected to a cam that transfers the motors motion to a rod that runs under the cooktop. This rod connects to the actual latch mounted behind the oven door. The control board will then monitor a position switch that is actuated by the latch motor cam. As the motor rotates, the latch will engage the door locking it in place just as the cam contacts the switch button. When the switch contacts close, the control turns the latch motor off and starts the cleaning cycle.

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Chart below does not apply to Whirlpool Models using the "Y" line in the products model numbers. Applies to models using 4 digit displays only.

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F2-E0 Shorted Keypad Replace Keypad
F3-E0 Sensor or Sensor Fuse Open Replace Sensor or Fuse
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F3-E2 Oven over heat Replace Sensor
F3-E3 Cleaning Temp over heat Replace Sensor
F5-E0 Door Error Check Door
F5-E1 Door Latch Check Latch
F5-E2 Door Switch Check Switch

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