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PF code on KESC300 Kitchenaid Electric Range

Two of my switches have gone out and now when I turn on another switch (for example the double burner) the entire display lights up and then I just get the clock and the "PF", none of the burners will work at this point. I took out the two switches that went bad but that didn't help. I can't tell whether I need just to replace the two bad switches or if the bad switches somehow hurt the control board?

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  • steve_fries Jan 19, 2009

    I'm trying to determine if I need to purchase a new control board for my KESC300 Kitchenaid range. If I don't have any swtiches wired-in should the main display be showing the clock and should the oven controls still work? Currently when I apply power to the unit without any switches wired-in, I get no response from the unit. If I wire-in a switch and turn the switch to the on position, I get full illumination on the display and then a "PF" error code with the clock.

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Its a power supply problem in your unit .the PF means power failure in the unit. just check out the power cord wire it may be also faulty .or getting cut in between so the required voltage is not been supplied to the unit so its showing this pf on the display.

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Hi Steve_ It is Power Failure code. PF flashes if power loss during a running cycle. Does not flash PF when it is first plugged in.

Press START to continue from the moment that power was lost -OR-

Press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display and completely cancel the cycle.

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Check out this site http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/modelsearch.aspx?model=KESC300 you can purchase your part and it will give you exploded break downs on how to dismantle it.

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These switches are too sensitive be careful my dear, you need a technician on it, cause replacement of the switch is taking the wiring and reprogram it again, the delicate part here is the wiring process, don't repair it by yourself, because it can cause short circuit,, call a technician for the safety of your kitchen range

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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    Antonio Buenafe Jr. Jan 22, 2009

    this was considered a FIRE HAZARD!!, A couple of
    days later the maytag guy had broken the backplate of the metal support
    brakets behind the control board (which was the root cause of the
    problem, until then...) Maytag guy leaves the premises, a couple of
    screws left behind, .. now the cleaning cycle does NOT work.. As you
    heard before .. they make emphasis to the point of NOT BUYING EXTENDED
    WARRANTIES... SO I clean the oven myself


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Sounds like the element switch for that burner has shorted contacts and
likely needs to be replaced.

In order to get the proper replacement part, you'll need to get the *whole*
model number off the appliance or the part number off the old switch (if
there is one). You can read tips for finding the model number on your major
home appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my site linked below.
http://ng.Appliance411.com/?re f411=KitchenAid+cooktop

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Depending on how long it was in this Condition Before you made the Repair, If the Switches are new as you Stated It will be a Main Control Board Problem.you should replace it.

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The control switch is bad, they are very sensitive to voltage spikes, mine was caused by lady bugs in my breaker box.

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It won't work properly until you replace those two switches..
good-luck ray

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Welcome to Fixya! Depending on how long it was in this Condition Before you made the Repair, If the Switches are new as you Stated It will be a Main Control Board Problem.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Jan 19, 2009

    Yes Yes and Yes. Even with the New Switches, You are still going to get Error Codes From the Board. The Board Definately is Bad and Should be Replaced.

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