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F3 code displayed? I need to know how to get to back of control unit to test problem on Amana Range modelACS3350 and replace display translucent cover.

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Your F3 code would indicate a sensor circuit problem.
At room temperature(72 dgrs), the resistance should be less than 1,100 ohms(usually 1084 ohms). Replace the sensor and you will be good to go. Here is that part to order.
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SOURCE: F3 code--oven doesn't heat

Deirdre, F3 is a bad temperature sensor. This is the probe that is in the oven that monitors the temp. This is not a hard fix. Depending on who you call hopefully you can get it repaired for under a hundred dollars. If you do it yourself probably under 50.00 for the part...Catriver..post back.

Posted on Sep 30, 2006

SOURCE: Error code F3 on Kenmore 911.4658815 electric range

INGLIS Royal 100 STOVE F1 F2 F3 ERRORS
Mode lUP 48500 ( thats eye you, not ONE U )

I got the dreaded F3 error on the Display Panel,
every time I pressed BAKE or BROIL, BUT, I could
hear the three relays click in, and then kick out in
sequence, just before the F3 appeared.

I called Westinghouse ( that services INGLIS ) and
was told that F3 " means unpug for 1/2 hour and then
press CLEAR 5 Seconds to reset ". Which is nonsense.

All functions on the clock and timer work fine, and the
three relays were working, so its not a computer problem.
I called service REPAIR companies who said it was the
THERMOSTAT, and replace it - $147.99 ... The Glass tube
of the display is $200 with no circuit board, the relay board
is $300 and the computer/display is $400.

I did tests on the thermostat, first heating it with a propane
lighter, and it raised from 475 Ohms at room temperature,
to 600 ohms, so I knew it was functioning.

Then, I plugged in a variable resistor where the thermostat
plugs in. I went from Zero Ohms resistance to 5000 Ohms in
200 Ohms steps.

Zero Ohms ( equal to burnt out or unplugged) gives you
an immediate F1, which you cannot clear.
From 100 Ohms to 400 Ohms, you get Error F2, which
means thermostat too low.
From 400 Ohms to 665 Ohms there is no error.
At 665 Ohms, the BAKE will beep twice, stating that you
are setting the temperature at or lower than the actual temperature
of the oven ( you cant set the oven at 200, for example, if it is
already at 450 Degrees )
Using this 2 Beep code, I raised and lowered the resistance
and made a graph of the reading on the display versus the
OHMS that the thermostat would send to the controller:
665 Ohms = 170 Degrees Farenheit, which is the
lowest reading in the BAKE MODE.
800 Ohms = 240 Degrees
1100 Ohms = 380 Degrees
1400 Ohms = 500 Degrees, which iis the maximum that
the unit showed in the BAKE MODE.
1430 Ohms to 2750 Ohms, there was no reading, an NO ERRORS.
ABOVE 2750 OHMS, the F1 ERROR appeared again, meaning
thermostat out of range.

Note that the computer module supplies 5 volts DC to the thermostat,
to see the changes in current with changing resistance.
You can easily check the thermostat to see if it is OK, with an
Ohmeter across the thermostat, which should read about 475 Ohms
at room temperature. If it reads Zero, it is burnt out. If it reads
over 2750, it is defective. Check to see if the thermistor in the
tube is SHORTED to the steel outter case as well, as this should be
infinite ohms ( no contact )- if it reads ZERO it is shorted to case.

I found that on the Internet, there are hundreds of people looking for
the F3 code for the ROYAL 100 ( model number IUP 48500 )
and a general search shows that for 400 " other" models of all kinds,
F3 = REPLACE THERMOSTAT ! Not on this model, and all typical searches
for technical support or diagrams or troubleshooting did not even list
the Royal 100 AT ALL, as if it never existed.

I then did tests on the relay board, and replaced the capacitors, a few diodes,
some resistors that were a bit out of value, and two transistors that were
a bit out of value. There was no change in F3.

I cleaned the contacts on the three relays using a typical board fingernail
file that ladies use for their finger nails ( I keep a supply for cleaning
relay contacts, since there is sandpaper on both sides, and they are
tiny enough to fit between most contacts ). THEN, I realized that the BROIL
contacts were bouncing apart - they were too far apart, and not closing
properly, so I bent the stationary contact a bit closer, and plugged in the
stove = NO ERRORS..

I analysed the circuit, and after turning on the 3 relays ( NOTE, when you
turn on BAKE, as in a regular oven, THE BROIL ELEMENT goes on at first
to quickly help the BAKE element get the oven up to temperature )
there is a feedback circuit that feeds 250 Volts back into the 5 Volt computer
chip ( ! ! ! ) It uses two 22 Meg Ohm resistors in series for a total of 44 Million
Ohms, which shows about 46 volts accross the resistors. Since the gas
tube display uses 30 volts to light up, the 46 volts is within the computer
board's ability to lower it enough to feed into the computer. There are transisors
on the back of the control board and Zener diodes etc. to " compare " the
voltage, where 46 volts in = 250, and Zero volts, means that the element
is burnt out, the element fuse in the fuse panel is burnt out, or, the relay
contacts are dirty. The relays are absolutely standard 24 volt relays,
with a plasic cover that snaps off if you pull and wiggle it. You will see
the round silver contact pads are blackened and probaly pitted.
Sand these flat until silver/brass shiny, and test to make certain that
when you press the metal lever that the magnetic coil pulls DOWN,
that the contacts touch! If they do not touch tight, bend the
stationary contact in a tiny bit and test again.

You can first check the fuses - there are two 120 volt fuses in the
fuse panel that give you 250. Then, you can unplug the stove,
and use an OHM meter to see if the element is burnt. The two types
of elements I checked were 3000 Watt at 18.7 Ohms, and 2500 Watt,
at 48 Ohms. If the elements are burnt out, you will get ZERO ohms.
If the element is burnt internally through the insulation in the tube,
and shorting to ground, between the ends and the steel back of the
stove ( ground) you will get a reading of X amount of ohms ( which
normally should be ZERO ) If the element is burnt or shorted to
ground, replace.

The F3 error is a really dumb mechanical errror of whether the 250 volts
is on the elements. It does not involve the computer or the thermostat,
or the relay " electronics" at all - it is just simply 3 contacts that supply
250 Volts, and whether or not the contacts work, the elements work,
or the fuses work. This the same 250 Volts that is on an ordinary
dial stove, and the dumbest part of the whole unit.

When I called service, they said they would order the $147.95 temperature
thermostat, and " see if this fixes the problem", if not they would start
replacing the modules - $300 and $400, plus labour, plus tax etc., and
since the problem was on the module, this would cost $147.95 + $300,
plus $75.00 for the first 15 minutes, and $15 for each additional 15 minutes,
for a total of about $466 dollars ( CDN ) which is about $460 dollars US.

A package of 25 fingernail files is $1.00 at the dollar store. That is all that
it cost to fix the problem. You need a square ( Robertson ) head screwdriver
to remove the 7 screws on the back panel, and then you wiggle the
covers off the relays, and clean them. It takes 10 minutes.

good luck ! Damned the manufacturers for not putting this information
in the user manual.

Robin Graves, January 2008, kidbots.com

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

  • 409 Answers

SOURCE: whirlpool gs475lems range oven problems

it means bake range over temperature.

have a technician check out the oven temp sensor. you may have a short in wiring or it may need to be replaced.

if problem still persists, replace the clock.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gas Range E2 F3

I HAVE A WHIRLPOOL GAS RANGE MODEL NUMBER SF379LEMS.OVEN WILL LIGHT UP BUT AFTER TEN MINUTES IT WILL KICK OFF ANF ON ON ,THEN AFTER AWHILE I WILL JUST SHUT OFF.ANY SUGGSTIONS. ADAM

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Error code F3-E4 Whirlpool Electric Range RF388LXKQ

the solution that the recommended appliance reapir person told me for my whirlpool electric range oven not coming on and a display of E1 F1 was to replace the digital control center with new one for $425, this is after an $89 service call to just tell me what was wrong. Since the range cost only $645 I will probably instead learn to bake with the convection part of teh microwave /convection oven I got last year for $295, and hope the obsolescence engineer at whirlfool has a burnt thanksgiving turkey and fallen cakes. this problem w/ the oven not working occurred while I was on vacation and the power company had a light out problem in our neighborhood then I guess sent a power surge back on and did my six year old oven in. Should have kept my old simple gas range.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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Dec 25, 2015 | Amana Kitchen Ranges

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Whirlpool oven, stove and range fault codes (ERC and EOC display errors).


Here a list of Whirpool oven fault codes. The codes had been collected from different service manuals. This was a memo that I wrote for my own use. I think this can be useful to owners and technicians.

WHIRLPOOL - most models
Range/Stove and Oven Fault Codes, Common error codes.

F1 - Analog control board Failure
Disconnect for one minute - if error comes back, replace control board
F1 - Shorted control keypad
Replace keypad
F3 - Oven temperature sensor open
Replace oven temperature probe
F2 - Oven temperature sensor shorted
Replace oven temperature probe
F3 - Oven too hot
Replace oven temperature probe
F3 - Clean temperature too hot
Replace oven probe
F5 - Door latch switch fault
Test and replace the door switch.


Whirlpool with 4 Digit Failure Code:

F1 - E1 - Electronic control (flip flop)
Replace control board
F2 - E0 - Shorted control keypad
Replace keypad
F3 - E0 - Oven temperature probe open
Replace temperature probe
F3 - E1 - Oven temperature probe shorted
Replace temperature probe
F3 - E2 - Oven temp too high
Replace temperature probe
F3 - E3 - Clean temp too hot
Replace temp. probe
F5 - E0 - Check door latch
F5 - E1 - Check door latch
Replace switch if defective

WHIRLPOOL Polara models 5 digit codes:

F1 F0 - EEPROM communication error
Replace ERC
F1 E1 - EEPROM checksum error
Replace ERC
F1 E2:7 - UL A/D errors
Replace ERC
F1 E4:2 - Model ID error
Reinsert keytail.
F1 E6:0 - Latch signal mismatch error
Replace ERC
F2 E0:4 - Shorted key error
Replace keypad assembly
F2 E1:3 Keytail unplugged
reinsert the keytail
F3 E0:5 Top oven sensor open
Test and replace top probe.
F3 E1:6 Top oven shorted
Test and replace temp probe
F3 E2:9 Bake range over temperature
Test and replace temp probe
F3 E3:8 Clean range over temperature
Test and replace temp probe.
F3 E4:10 Bottom oven sensor open
Test and replace temp probe
F3 E:15 Bottom oven sensor shorted
Test and replace temp probe
F5 E0:14 Door switch errot
Test and eventually replace door lock switch
F5 E1:16 Door latch not operating
Test and eventually replace door latch
F8 E0:17 Refrigeration error
Test the cooling module.
PF Power failure - Does not indicate a fault.
PF occurs when power is disconnected.

WHIRLPOOL
Models SF3, 30'' and 24"

F2 - Oven temperature above specifications
Check 8-pin connector from temp. probe to Electronic Oven Control
F3 - Open oven temperature probe failure
Check wiring, replace oven probe if necessary
F4 - Shorted oven temperature sensor failure
Check wiring harness, replace oven temperature probe if necessary
F5 - Push button stuck or faulty
Check for binding of pushbuttons and control panel glass. If OK, replace touch panel
F6 - Electronic control logic error (timing)
Replace Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F7 - Electronic control logic error (lock motor)
Replace ERC.
F8 - Electronic control logic error
Replace ERC.

on Jan 31, 2010 | Whirlpool RBS305PDS Electric Single Oven

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My gas range displays code f3 then shuts off what does the f3 mean


Hi brian_oconne,

The F3 fault code description is open or shorted oven temperature sensor. Check sensor harness and harness connection between oven sensor and oven control. Replace oven temperature sensor (RTD) if wiring is ok.

Hope it helps.

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Sep 22, 2011 | Amana ACS3350AS Gas Kitchen Range

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My built in oven AKZ 110 is showing F 03 and nothing happens when I try to tune it in to work just stays on F 03 no fan no light either


This should help any further assistance please feel free to contact me.

WHIRLPOOL
Range/Stove/Oven Fault Codes Non Y-Line
NOTE: Not valid for Y line. If there is a Y near the end of your model number, do not use this chart.
Failure
Code
Condition Check/Repair 4 Digit Failure Code F0 - E0 Analog to Digital Failure Disconnect for 30 seconds - if display re-appears - replace control F1 - E1 Safety flip flop Replace Electronic Range Control/Clock (ERC) F2 - E0 Shorted keypad Replace Electronic Range Control/Clock (ERC) F3 - E0 Oven temperature sensor or oven temperature sensor fuse opened Replace oven temperature sensor or fuse F3 - E1 Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E2 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F5 - E0 F5 - E1 and E2 Check door/latch switch Replace component 2 Digit Failure Code F0 or F1 or F5 Failed transistor Replace Electronic Range Control/Clock (ERC) F2 - E0 Oven temp too high 1. Test operation of door lock on self-clean models
2. Test relay contact operation
3. High resistance in oven temperature sensor F3 Open oven temperature sensor or thermal fuse Replace oven temperature sensor or thermal fuse F4 Shorted oven temperature sensor Replace oven temperature sensor F6 Problem in time keeping circuit 1. Reset time and/or cooking operation
2. Check for proper ground F7 Stuck function switch or button on Electronic Range Control (ERC) Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control/Clock) F8 Failure Electronic Range Control (ERC) Replace ERC (Electronic Range Control/Clock) F9 Door lock circuit Check wiring and test operation of door lock switch bkg-faultcodedivider.jpg txt-gototop.jpg WHIRLPOOL
Range/Stove Oven Fault Codes, Common
Failure
Code
Condition Check/Repair Digit Failure Code2 F1 Analog to Digital Failure Disconnect for 30 seconds - if display reappears - replace control board F1 Safety flip flop Replace board F1 Shorted keypad Replace keypad F3 Oven temperature sensor opened Replace oven temperature sensor F2 Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor F3 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F5 Check door/latch switch Replace switch if defective 4 Digit Failure Code F1 - E1 Safety flip flop Replace board F2 - E0 Shorted keypad Replace keypad F3 - E0 Oven temperature sensor opened Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E1 Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E2 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F5 - E0 F5 - E1 and E2 Check door/latch switch Replace switch if defective

Jul 16, 2011 | Whirlpool Ovens

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Fault code F-3 displayed


Hi paulkowalews,

The F3 fault code description is an open or shorted oven temperature sensor. Check sensor harness and harness connection between oven sensor and oven control. Replace oven temperature sensor (RTD) if wiring is ok.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Nov 23, 2010 | Amana ACS3350AS Gas Kitchen Range

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Gives codes F-2 &F3 what is the problem jachin2145@comcast.net


Hi, Error Code F2
An F2 error code indicates a failed connection with the keypad. Ensure that the connection between the keypad and control board is tight, and press the "Cancel" key. Wait one minute to see if the error code returns. If it does, the keypad is defective and needs replacing.


Error Code F3
F3 error codes are triggered by problems with the oven temperature sensor. You cannot tell whether the sensor has shorted out or has simply failed to generate a reading if your Whirlpool range only displays two-digit codes. On a Whirlpool range with four-digit error codes, the F3-E0 code represents a failed temperature sensor and F3-E1 represents a short in the sensor. Regardless of which code is displayed, replacing the temperature sensor is the only way to correct the problem.

Hope that helps.

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Kitchen aid wall oven Model YKEBS2780B1 SHOWS


Hello,4 Digit Failure Code F0 - E0 Analog to Digital Failure Disconnect for 30 seconds - if display re-appears - replace control F1 - E1 Safety flip flop Replace Electronic Range Control/Clock(ERC) F2 - E0 Shorted keypad Replace Electronic Range Control/Clock(ERC) F3 - E0 Oven temperature sensor or oven temperature sensor fuse opened Replace oven temperature sensor or fuse F3 - E1 Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E2 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F5 - E0 F5 - E1 and E2 Check door/latch switch Replace component 2 Digit Failure Code F0 or F1 or F5 Failed transistor Replace Electronic Range Control/Clock(ERC) F2 - E0 Oven temp too high 1. Test operation of door lock on self-clean models
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F2e0 error on stove


Turn off the breaker and wait for 5 minutes. the follow this 3 steps:
--> After turn the breaker back on, go to the range and press "OFF", "OFF", "START", then click on the "clock set", there is a message on the display saying that do you want to delete the error, at this time press on the "START" again. And wait for a while until the everything on the screen disappear except the clock time. Hope this will fix yours. It fixed mine.

Dec 28, 2008 | KitchenAid KESC307 Electric Kitchen Range

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Amana range will heatup then turn it's self off


F3 F4 Open or shorted oven temperature sensor Replace oven temperature sensor
Oven temp. sensor needs to be replaced. You should be able to look at diagrams with the model # for part location @ http://www3.sears.com/ or http://www.appliancepartspros.com/. The sensor looks like a rod about 4-6 inches long and mounted to the back wall inside the oven. Some can be pulled out from insided the oven by taking out the two screws. If no screws then you will have to pull the oven out and remove from the back.

Nov 07, 2007 | Amana ARGS7650 Electric Kitchen Range

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Roper gas range Model# FGS337GQ


Here are the codes for you range:

F0 - E0 Analog to Digital Failure Disconnect for 30 seconds - if display re-appears - replace control F1 - E1 Safety flip flop Replace Electronic Range Control/Clock (ERC) F2 - E0 Shorted keypad Replace Electronic Range Control/Clock (ERC) F3 - E0 Oven temperature sensor or oven temperature sensor fuse opened Replace oven temperature sensor or fuse F3 - E1 Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E2 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F5 - E0
F5 - E1 and E2 Door latch problem Check door/latch switch, replace if necessary

Looks like yours is a bad oven control. There is a # at the end of your model # 0-5 that will determine which control it takes. Once you have that # you can look it up at http://www3.sears.com/ Looks like the part costs about $165.

Nov 04, 2007 | Kitchen Ranges

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