One of the most common problems with GE electric built in ovens is the
error code “F7′ shown on the display. I’ve seen it many times before
and today I had a service call for the same problem again. The error
code “F7” will be displayed along with a beeping sound if the ERC
(Electronic Range Control) or “clock” senses one or more buttons on the
control panel stuck. It could be displayed in any mode: “cook”, “clean”
or even more often in the “time of the day” mode. In order to fix it,
the control panel has to be replaced. This is a very simple job and you
will need just a 1/4′ nut driver and a Phillips screwdriver.
To get the right replacement part just click on the link AppliancePartsPros
then type the model number of your oven (it is located at the bottom
left corner on the door frame of the lower oven) in the search box,
click on the “search” button and in the new window type the word
”control panel” in the “search by keyword” box and click the “search”
Always turn off the circuit breaker first.
Open the oven door (if you have a double oven, it should be
the upper one) and remove three screws (on some models just two on
corners) from the bottom of the control panel. If the control panel on
your oven is made of stainless steel, then you have to pull the oven
out of the cabinet for about 2′ to 3′ to get better access. Pull the
control panel forward and up to remove the tabs on the top of the
frame, out of the holes in the end caps. Pull the control panel out and
turn it about 90° toward yourself (the face of the control panel down).
Unplug the control panel ribbon from the ERC. Remove four screws
holding the ERC to the control panel. On some models you also have to
remove the screw which attaches the ground wire to the control panel.
Let the ERC hang on its wires, remove the old control panel and replace
it with the new one. On some models before you do it, you have to
remove the end caps and the bottom shield from the old control panel
and install them on the new one. Do not forget to plug the new control
panel ribbon into the ERS slot. Attach the new control panel to the
oven and turn the circuit breaker on. Set the time of the day and you
are back in business