Beeping with 'f2' & 'f3' message when cleaning but did not finish cleaning. Oven now cooled but still locked.
I have an electric Kenmore range. I do not know the model since it was here when we bought the house. It is a drop-in with no back panel and the controls are in the front. I do not have an owner's manual or instruction book to troubleshoot my problem. Earlier today I turned on the clean oven mode. It was cleaning and after about an hour it started beeping and 'f2' appeared on the display. I pressed the cancel button. Then I pressed the clean button again to see if it would start up where it had stopped, but started at the beginning (3.30). After a minute or so it started beeping again and this time it showed 'f3' The lock light remained on and I figured it would go off when the oven cooled. Well, that was over 8 hours ago and the light remains on and the oven door locked. The oven is not hot to the touch, but it is a little warm on the stove top by the back right burner where it usually gets warm(but more than it is now)whenever the oven is on. I also notice a slight humming noise that I haven't noticed before. Please let me know if anyone can tell what the f2 or f3 message means and if there is sommething I can try or if an appliance repair tech will need to come out. Thanks
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Here is a list of oven error codes for your model Kenmore oven.
F0 indicates a Stuck key pad.
F1 and F7 may mean relay is turned on.
indicates that the oven is over temperature in one of the following
modes within either cooking or cleaning mode of operation. The control
is sensing over 615 degrees with the door lock circuit in the unlock
mode. Control senses oven temperature above 915 degrees with the door in
the locked mode.
F3 and F4 indicates an open or shorted oven sensor or sensor circuit.
F5 indicates a loss of relay drive circuit.
FF indicates a loss of door motor safety switch.
FC indicates a door lock circuit problem.
the display of your control is flashing "F" followed by a number or
letter its a range malfunction. Press the clear/off pad. Let the range
cool for 1 hour and place the range back into operation. If the problem repeats, call for service.
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 F2/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 however, if the rating is fine then it is the Electronic Range Control (ERC) that has gone bad & should be replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
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 however, if the rating is fine then it is the Electronic Range Control (ERC) that has gone bad & should be replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
Hello,4 Digit Failure
F0 - E0
for 30 seconds - if display re-appears - replace control
F1 - E1
F2 - E0
F3 - E0
sensor or oven temperature sensor fuse opened
temperature sensor or fuse
F3 - E1
F3 - E2
Oven too hot
F3 - E3
F5 - E0 F5
- E1 and E2
2 Digit Failure
F0 or F1 or
F2 - E0
operation of door lock on self-clean models 2. Test relay contact operation 3. High resistance in oven temperature sensor
F2 Oven temperature too hot Check and replace oven temperature sensor (RTD). F3 Open oven temperature sensor (RTD) Check sensor harness and harness connection between oven sensor and oven control. Replace oven temperature sensor (RTD) if wiring is ok. So i suppose its a sensor replacement is necessary.These are the fault code explanations by frigidaire.good luck with the machine.Please do post results and comments.
i think f3 error code has something to do with the temp probe maybe it is the problem. the temp probe is located if you open the door directly in the back wall. it looks like a prong. should read 1100ohms the f2 error code though usually has something to do with the keypad i would check all the connections maybe they are loose.
I used the self cleaning mode for 2 hours and the error f2 keeps flashing and beeping, I did try to power off with the breaker and left it off for about a half hour and it still continues to beep and flash f2, what should I do?