Lately when I turn my oven on and it reaches the 350 degree mark, I will get a F3 or F5 signal. I turn the oven off for about 5 minutes and try again. Sometimes it will continue cooking as it should, but often it continues beeping the signal and I have to give up.
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Re: F3 and F5 signals
Could be a probe thats that brass looking rod you see when you open the oven f3 is oven probe code it controls the temp some of them you can take the two screws out on the in side and pull the probe out far enough to get to the connector to change some you have to pull the oven
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Typically an oven beeps when the interior temperature macthes the temperature where you set the dial. This is an audible signal to that fact and particularly helpful when you need to pre-heat the oven. For example it you want to cook something at 350 degrees, you set the dial at 350. When your oven reaches that temperature it beeps to let you know. Some cooking directions tell you to preheat your oven. In that case, when you set the dial to 350 and wait for the beep...you know you are safe to start your cooking process because the oven is now pre-heated to the temperature you set. If your recipe requires a pre-heated oven, and you don't wait for the beep, your taking a guess at what temperature you're cooking your food. Additionally, if you want to know what the internal temperature of oven is and your oven is heated...you simply turn you dial setting and listen for the beep. Again, if you set your oven at 350 and you want to know how hot your oven is... slowly turn the dial setting. If the oven beeps at 275 then that's how hot your oven has gotten. To let it finish heating to 350 just reset the dial and wait for the beep.
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.
Thanks for using FixYa. Error F3 in your range/oven means oven temperature sensor circuit failure. To resolve this issue you’ll have to check the oven temp. sensor circuit if the reading is more then 1100ohms then it should be replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
You will need to check the oven calibration using a thermocouple based thermometer(the one you stick in the oven is not reliable). Electric ovens should keep a near constant tempature so if you have it set to 350 the oven should stay around 350 once temp is reached. Now gas ovens are a little different. Most use a on/off thermostat and that means the temp can vary from 320 degrees to 370 degrees to keep an average tempature of 350. So if it is a gas oven you will need to let it warm-up for 10 minutes then start taking the lowest and highest 5 consectutive readings. Then add the 5 reads together and then divide the number by 5 and it should be within 10 degrees of the set tempature. If it is off by more than 50 degrees then you might not be able to get it back to proper calibration. The calibration methods are different for each range and depend on the type of thermostat you have digital(push button controls) or manual(knob). The owner's manual for your range might contain the instructions or consult the manufacture's website for the instructions.
GE / Hotpoint / RCA Oven Fault Codes Display Condition Remedy F0 & F1 Failed Thermistor Control Replace ERC F2 Oven Temp Exceeds 590 with unlocked door High resistance in Sensor, likely a bad sensor F3 Open Sensor circuit Open (blown) sensor fuse or bad Sensor F4 Shorted wire or Sensor locate short and correct it F7-A Function pad button stuck Clean and unstick F7-B Bad Clock Replace Clock F8 Electrical component failure Replace ERC F9 Program with door circuit Check wiring
Frigidaire / Westinghouse / Tappan / Gibson Oven Fault Codes Display Condition Remedy F0 & F1 EOC failure Replace EOC F2 Oven over heat Defective Sensor or EOC F3 Oven Sensor Open Replace Sensor F4 Shorted wire or Sensor locate short and correct it F5 EOC failure Replace EOC F6 EOC failure Replace EOC F7 EOC failure Replace EOC
Maytag / MAYCOR / Magic Chef / Jennair / Admiral Oven Fault Codes Display Condition Remedy F0 Function key shorted or stuck button Clean and unstick button or replace Touch Pad or Clock F1 Defective Touch Pad or Membrane Replace Touch Pad or Membrane F2 Oven over heat defective Relay Board or (if present) or defective Sensor F3 Oven Sensor Open Replace Sensor F4 Shorted wire or Sensor locate short and correct it or replace Sensor F5 Hardware, safety circuits disagree Replace Clock F6 Missing AC (power) signal Check for proper voltage (plug, breaker, etc.) F7 Function key shorted or stuck button Clean and unstick button or replace Touch Pad or Clock F8 A/D Warning Replace Clock F9 Door Lock Warning Check door lock circuit or Replace Clock
Amana / Caloric Oven Fault Codes Type with display - glass link ERC Display Condition Remedy F0 No Safety Signal Replace adapter board F1 No Safety Signal Replace ERC F2 Oven over heat Replace defective Sensor F3 Oven Sensor Open Replace Sensor F4 Shorted wire or Sensor locate short and correct it or replace Sensor F7 Shorted Touch Panel Replace Glass Panel F9 Door Latch Error Check latch FF Lock Error Check switch and motor ERC III - Relay board with separate board/push buttons F0 Shorted Push Pad Replace Push Pad F1 Defective ERC Replace ERC F2 Oven over heat Replace defective Sensor F3 Oven Sensor Open Check/Replace Sensor F4 Shorted wire or Sensor locate short and correct it or replace Sensor F5 Defective ERC Replace ERC F6 Defective ERC Replace ERC F7 Shorted or sticking button Clean button or replace touch pad F8 Defective ERC Replace ERC F9 Door Latch Error Check latch
The following diagnostic chart Does not apply to Whirlpool 'Y'
line products. If the model number contains a Y near the end of the
number, DO NOT use this chart. Whirlpool / KitchenAid / Roper Oven Fault Codes Ovens with 4 digit displays Display Condition Remedy F0-E0 Analog to Digital failure Disconnect panel for 30 seconds. if error re-appears then replace control F1-E1 Defective ERC Replace ERC F2-E0 Shorted Keypad Replace Keypad F3-E0 Sensor or Sensor Fuse Open Replace Sensor or Fuse F3-E1 Shorted wire or Sensor locate short and correct it or replace Sensor F3-E2 Oven over heat Replace Sensor F3-E3 Cleaning Temp over heat Replace Sensor F5-E0 Door Error Check Door F5-E1 Door Latch Check Latch F5-E2 Door Switch Check Switch Ovens with 2 Digit Displays F0 Defective ERC Replace ERC F1 Defective ERC Replace ERC F2 Oven over heat Replace defective Sensor F3 Oven Sensor Open Check/Replace Sensor F4 Shorted wire or Sensor locate short and correct it or replace Sensor F5 Defective ERC Replace ERC F6 Problem with time keeping circuit Reset Time or cooking operation and check for proper ground F7 Shorted or sticking button Clean button or replace ERC F8 Defective ERC Replace ERC F9 Door Latch Error Check latch and latch circuit