Question about TurboChef TORNADO Electric Oven
Magnetron current error F3 when cookin with new settings and f5
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: F3 mag current
it has a problem with its timer plus the tempratuture controller sensor.both this things should be checked.normal sevicing can many times solve a problem if not a minor reparing by a sevice technician will help.
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Posted on Jun 20, 2008
SOURCE: gettinng message ''F3 mag''
Hello. "F3" is definitely the mag circuit, but not necessarily the magnetrons. Since you heard something "blow", I would be more inclined to look at the capacitors, and the rectifiers/diodes. It is possible that either of your HV transformers, or the preheat transformers has blown also, however, they would have smelled really bad and emitted a bit of smoke, which you did not mention, so I would go for the cap, diode first. Do you have access to a multimeter, and know how to use it? and just a word/warning. You are dealing with High Voltage components, that can/will kill you in an instant if not handled, or tested properly. If you had someone replace the Magnetron before, I would call them again, as they will most likely have what you need on the truck, or be able to get the correct part quickly. You could also call Turbo Chef, maybe they will sell you the parts you need, just remember there are 2 of each in there, so determine which one you need. There will probably be signs if it blew, of burnt plastic near the diode, which is under the cap. A capacitor will have a metal can, probably one will be out of shape near the top where the wires attach, you can look if you want, just unpug it please, and use a insulated screw driver to short the two termminals of the capacitor.
Hope all that helps, and thank you.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
the mag's only activate while in cook cycle, it will be hot as normal with toasted subs that are cold in the center.
AMP draw the Mag's and ohm the Mag thermal couples
Posted on Oct 26, 2010
F3 errors can indicate a mag problem. Did you replace both mags? It can also be a door switch. If your fuses are good, you need to inspect the 2 magnetrons. If you have a burned tip on one the waveguide and waveguide cover it will need to be replaced.
Posted on Feb 05, 2011
SOURCE: "F3 MAG CURR" error message,
Its a big pain in the *** issue.
IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE CLAMP AMMETER THEN ONLY YOU CAN USE MY METHOD TO TROUBLESHOOT IT.
MAKE SURE OVEN HAS 5000V IN THE CAPACITOR.DISCHARGE THEM FIRST .
AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEN STOP HERE
1. open right side pannel
2. press back key to turn off oven
3. press back and enter key simultaneously.
4. enter 9428 then press enter.You are directed to testmode.
5.put clamp ammeter on the primary wire(orange in color).The one which come from top and looping the IO board.
6.Under Displaty screen you see Word Magnetron.Press and hold the soft key to energize the magnetron.
7.Check the amperage.It should be under 14-16 Amps.
8.If its half of the value or nothing comes then.
9 half value means(one magnetron is working
10. No value means F3 fuse blown and check the cause why it blown(physically look at the transformers and the capacitors and the diodes that they didn't burnt or change their shape.
IF YES THEN REPLACE IT.
OKAY LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN REACH UPTO HERE .
AND REPLY ME
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Posted on Sep 11, 2011
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F3: Magnetron Current Low
Fault is displayed when the current transformer
(CT) on the I/O control board does not detect
enough current. The fault is monitored when the
microwave is on during a cook cycle or self-test.
The fault is cleared from the display at the onset of
a cook cycle if the CT detects current or when the
magnetron is successfully energized in Test Mode
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