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Cannot calibrate pan sensors after changing right front element

My pan sensors do not work. I get a fault code of f160. The sensors were working fine before I changed my right front burner. The right front burner kept shutting off with a code f153. I am trying to calibrate thr sensors but I must be doing something wrong.

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  • larryljc May 29, 2009

    Fixed. The solution is in the manual..

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You have a open heat sensor, one 1 of your heating elements.
I suggest you contact a service company for repairs.

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