Question about Kitchen Ranges
F3 appears when I tyr to start the oven on Bake or Broil
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this may seem like a silly question if you've already tried it but have you checked the over temp breaker? If you have no idea what I'm saying there is a breaker on the back side of your machine. Of course Thermador is so kind to place it convenietly behind the back panel so you'll have to remove that. There should be a little red button in there somewhere toward the top middle half of the machine I should say. If you press that button it may work.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
bad oven ignitor is the most common cause of bake failure, located onthe side of hte burner bar itself, if youd like with a multi-meter, you can check the wires leading to the ignitor for 110v. if you have power and nothing was glowing from ignitor theres your problem
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
We had a bunch of storms roll through the area and we figured a surge must have fried our control panel. We decided to buy a new oven rather than spend $200 fixing this one. Luckily, our local Sears rep wasn't in it just for the commission and suggested we flip the circuit breaker off for 10 minutes to allow the range to reset itself. Works good as new! So, try this first before you make a decision. Good luck!
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
It would appear that the electric ignitor isn't functioning as it should and might need to be replaced.
You can remove the oven racks and the bottom oven floor to observe the ignitor. now turn the oven on and see if the ignitor glows, if not, the ignitor is faulty and needs to be replaced.
You can enter in your full model number at the following site and get the replacement part number (and price). If you're going to do the repair yourself, be sure to turn off the power or unplug the range from the power outlet before doing any work on it.
You'll need to pull the oven out so you can get at the backside panel where the electrical connections are located. There is also a screw on the inside of the oven that holds the lower iginitor in place. Simply remove and replace the faulty one with the new one and you should be fine.
If you want to confirm that the ignitor is the only issue, you can swap out the broiler ignitor with the oven (lower) ignitor, as they should be the same part for your range. If you swap them and the oven doesn't ignite, then the faulty part is probably either thermocouple that tells the gas inlet valve control, which lets gas enter into the oven. The thermocouple which tells the gas valve to open, once the ignitor has reached the proper temperature, so if the thermocouple isn't working, the gas valve won't open.
Here's a link that you can enter in your model number and get the parts list and a line drawing for your range. I think you're missing a few letters or numbers in your model#.
My bet is on the ignitor as the faulty part, but the swap test will confirm that, and if the swap doesn't work, then the thermocouple is bad.
Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Hello, check to see if the ig-niter is working on the oven, this can be done by removing the floor of the oven or removing the drawer at the bottom, If it glows it's likely that the ig-niter is still bad. over time they get old and they do not get hot enough. you should replace the ig-niter. Hope this helps! mike
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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