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Re: no lights on panel can't read temp. or time how to...
Sounds like another control board failure, common on this type oven. It appears that a capacitor (#C3 on board) overheats and goes bad. Replacement of cap is a simple soldering job but the caps can be hard to find, try electronics parts houses and explain you need a high temp replacement. Should cost you about a buck. See post by BrianGem back in may of 2008, who turned me on to the target cap. Its a 35Volt 86mF. DISCONNECT OR TURN OFF POWER PRIOR TO ANY REPAIRS.
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Disconnect power to the oven.
Open the oven door. Remove three screws from underneath the oven's control panel. Lift the control panel straight up to disengage the mounting pins on the top corners of the panel, then tip the panel toward you.
Inspect the door lock mechanism. The mechanism is in the lower left area of the space behind the control panel. Rotate the cam on the door lock mechanism to be certain it moves without binding. Replace the mechanism if its mechanical parts do not function properly.
Inspect the wires that connect the door lock mechanism to the control panel. Check for pinched or broken wires. Check for wires with frayed insulation. Repair wires as needed if defects are present.
Locate the six-pin connector on the door lock motor on the right end of the door lock mechanism.
Rotate the cam on the door lock mechanism to the unlocked position. Test the resistance between Pin 3 and Pin 1 of the door lock connector with the ohmmeter. The resistance should be 0. Replace Lock Switch 2 of the door lock mechanism if the resistance reads other than 0.
Rotate the cam on the door lock mechanism to the locked position. Test the resistance between Pin 3 and Pin 2 of the door lock connector with the ohmmeter. The resistance should be 0. Replace Lock Switch 1 of the door lock mechanism if the resistance reads other than 0.
Contact a certified GE appliance repair facility if the source of the F9 code has not been discovered. Troubleshooting the oven with the electric power turned on is a job for a certified technician.
Hi. this is a failing oven temp sensor. the sensor probe is not responding to the oven control. this will cause erratic temps in this oven. it will also damage the control board if the sensor isn't replaced soon.
I had the same problem, mine faded out over time until I couldn't read it anymore. I had to have the circuit board replaced. The technician said that over time voltage surges can burn them out. It used to be frequent that I'd come home and all the clocks needed to be reset, so I know my area does have power problems.
The board comes out rather simply, I'd do it myself if if ever happened again.
Please see post by bonanzsapilot on 14 March 2009; he gives exact & easy to follow directions for making this repair for <$10. It's listed uner 'Thermador SC301IT oven - FixYa'. In a separate post I added the correct capacitor numbers from Newark.com. I made the fix in abt 30 min & it's good as new. Thermador no longer makes control panels for this oven & no wiring diagram is available to help. Shop price was estimated at $500.
I experienced the same problem. Order a control panel piece and replace it (the clock panel -is what it is referred to on parts list). It is a matter of killing the electrical power, unscrewing the contro panel, unplugging the old panel and plugging in new panel. Takes all of 8 minutes to do. I am a woman and did it myself. Got tired of waiting for the man to do it. Lived with the old panel for about 4 months before deciding to handle it. I found the control panel on line for $146. Appliance repair shops quoted $300 and more to do it - telling me the part itself would cost $275. Save yourself some money and the installation was very easy.