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Diagnostic test how long does the diagnostic test run? I have a whirlpool oven GFE461LVS that is igniting food at tempature of 350

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Replace the oven temperature sensor.
Take your model number to any appliance parts store for a replacement sensor.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold GFE461LVS electric range,

Most likely a defective temperature sensor.
Disconnect the temp sensor and use a volt meter to check the ohm resistance.It should be 1100 plus or minus 50 ohms. If more or less replace the sensor.
If the sensor is OK,replace the electronic control.

Posted on Jun 15, 2011

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check the thermocouple tube inside the ovens cavity and replace it with a new thermocouple as these just plug into the oven control nowadays

Posted on Jul 01, 2011

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Error message on Whirlpool Range Oven Model GFE461LVS Feature Not Available


The Feature not available message indicates that the range's internal computer (electronic control) has found a problem with the range. You need to access the diagnostic program to determine the fault and try to reset it. Press Cancel, Cancel (a second time) and then Start. You should see Test On. Then press Temp > Time > + . Press + again to move through the various test and information sections. Eventually you should get a list of Faults (F followed by a number or F number E number). Record these. After you press + again, the diagnostic program should enter an "Auto Test". Press Cancel to exit the test. Then press Start Time to clear the fault codes. Then try to use your oven.

Some faults mean that the oven can't be used until you fix the problem. These can be problems with the ERC (electronic range control), high temperature limit sensor, or wiring harness. Some of the parts for your range are available here: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/search.aspx?model=gfe461lvs . Without the error code, I can't pin down your issue. So please add a comment with that information after you try the diagnostic.

If your range is under warranty, contact Whirlpool for a service call.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

May 10, 2016 | Whirlpool GFE461LV Electric Range

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Troubleshoot oven temp model#RF388LXKT0


Hello,

The oven tempature is controlled by the oven sensor and if the temp. is off the sensor is very likely the problem. To test the sensor it should be unplugged from the wire it plugs into and use a multimeter set to measure ohms of resistiance and check the sensor at ROOM TEMPATURE to be between 1060-1100 ohms if its substantially higher or lower that 1060-1100 when checked at room temp. the sensor is bad.

The sensor is located in the oven chamber and it can be removed to test it by unscrewing it from the back wall of the oven cooking chamber,here is what it looks like oldtech2332_140.jpg
GENE

Oct 13, 2011 | Whirlpool Kitchen Ranges

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All the functions works well, but after a few minutes the oven stops and display "F2". The screen is well, the temperature selector, timer, clock, all works well but the oven stops functioning


Hello,

The F2 error code means that the over overheated by at least 100 degrees above the tempature that was set at the time. The usual reason the oven would over heat by so much is a defective oven tempature sensor and the sensor would need to be tested to see if is the problem to test the sensor it would need to disconnected from the wiring to it and measure the amount of ohms of resistiance AT ROOM TEMPATURE when the oven is off and cool. At room temp. the the meter used to check the sensor should display between 1060-1100 ohms,if the number is vastly different that 1060-1100 at room tempature the sensor is defiently bad and should be replaced. This is what the sensor looks like oldtech2332_129.jpg
it will be inside of the oven chamber and again to properly check it the wiring should be unplugged and the meter leads should be placed into the plug at the end of the sensor to measure the ohms


GENE

Oct 09, 2011 | Whirlpool RBS275PD Electric Single Oven

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GR448LXPS ERROR CODE E2F3


Hello,

The F3-E2 error code means that the heated well above the setting the tempature was set at. The usual reason the oven would over heat by so much is a defective oven tempature sensor and the sensor would need to be tested to see if is the problem to test the sensor it would need to disconnected from the wiring to it and measure the amount of ohms of resistiance AT ROOM TEMPATURE when the oven is off and cool. At room temp. the the meter used to check the sensor should display between 1060-1100 ohms,if the number is vastly different that 1060-1100 at room tempature the sensor is defiently bad and should be replaced. This is what the sensor looks like oldtech2332_129.jpg
it will be inside of the oven chamber and again to properly check it the wiring should be unplugged and the meter leads should be placed into the plug at the end of the sensor to measure the ohms.
If after checking the sensor if its within the range of 1060-1100 ohms at room tempature the problem is going to be the control board.


I hope i have been able to help ya fix your oven,

Oct 08, 2011 | Whirlpool Ovens

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Whirlpool Model# SF315PEMB1 - Oven takes a little while to ignite, once it does, the temperature is not accurate. If set to 350, it only heats to 275 (per oven thermometer) and when you adjust the temp to...


The problem is usually the igniter not reaching the correct amp draw .When the igniter does not reach the correct amp draw it may allow the gas valve to partially open or not open at all. The igniters are inexpensive and easy to replace. This video will walk you thru the correct procedure for testing an oven igniter. It may be a different model but the testing will be the same.You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. Not all models are available. All parts come with installation instructions.

Oct 21, 2010 | Whirlpool Ovens

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Oven does not maintain a consistent temperature


Is this oven gas or electric? If it is gas then it can be normal to see 30 to 50 degrees difference in tempature. The tempature in a gas oven works on the average tempature. For example: The oven tempature may rise all the way up to 370 degrees. Then the burner will shut off. And then the tempature can drop all the way to 330 degrees. Then take 330 and add that to 370 then divide that number by two and the average tempature will be 350. If your oven is electric then the tempature should be much more consistant but can have a 10 to 15 degree variance. Also the standard oven tempature guage that you put in the oven or even the temp guage built into the oven are not very accurate. We us a Fluke meter with a thermocouple to calibrate an oven. So to check your oven for proper tempature regulation you will first need to let the oven pre-heat for about 15 minutes. Then place the thermocouple in the center of the oven. If the oven is electric the take a temp reading every 5 minutes and average them out. If the oven is gas then you will need to take a temp reading when the tempature reaches it's highest and lowest points. Take at least 5 consectutive readings and average them out. You should get an average within 10 degrees of set temp(350 degrees). If it is off by 35 degrees or less you can usually caluibrate the thermostat back to proper temp. This procedure can be different for each range model. If it is more than 35 degrees off or you are getting irratic readings then the thermostat or thermostat components might need to be replaced.

Mar 16, 2010 | Kitchen Ranges

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My new oven doesnot cook lasagna through evenly.


Hi Angela,

There are many different possibilities that can cause this issue. From a faulty thermostat, to placement of the food in the oven, or not giving the oven enough time to pre-heat before placing your food item in the oven to be cooked. I have found that on many ovens they can reach well over 450 degrees during the pre-heating cycle. I had a customer who called because her new oven was burning her brownies on the outside and they were not done on the inside. The customer told me that she would wait for the pre-heat signal beep(oven is ready) before putting the tray of brownies in the oven. When I initially checked the oven tempature using a fluke meter and a thermocouple at the center of the oven I found that the oven was close to 460 degrees when the beep went on to indicate the oven is ready! So that is why she was burning her brownies. It took another 10 minutes after that for the oven to stabalize and keep the tempature at 350. So you might want to give your oven 20 or 30 minutes of pre-heating time before you put your tray of Lasagna in the oven. Always make sure to place the food item at the center most part of the oven. And if you are cooking several trays make sure to stagger their position on each rack so they are not right above/below each other. The positioning is important because it can interrupt the natural flow of heat in the oven. So if you let it pre-heat for a half hour and are still having the burning issue then you should have the oven tested for proper calibration to make sure the thermostat is working properly.

Mar 10, 2010 | Garland H283 Gas Kitchen Range

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Range over heats and flashes error code f3-e2 Whirlpool


That is a bake range over tempature error. First try disconnecting the power to the range for more than 10 minutes and see if the error re-appears. If it does then you will need to test the tempature probe with an ohm meter. At room tempature the probe should test 1000 to 1100 ohms. If you get a reading that is out of range or different ohms than rated replace the probe. If the probe tests good then replace the control.

Jan 17, 2010 | Whirlpool Ovens

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Oven shuts down before reaching correct temperature


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.

Dec 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Ovens

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Oven clicks to self cleans or f3, the door locks and food burns


Replace the oven temperature sensor.
Take your model number to any appliance parts store for a replacement sensor.

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