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F3 code and beeping

Displaying F3 code and beeping constantly every 1 minute or so.

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  • Donald M Nov 18, 2007

    F3 Code and beeping problem. If its a termperature sensor, where is it and how do you check it?

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    Beeping and displaying F3

  • cilla1105 Feb 18, 2009

    Once my oven reaches it desired temp, its starts beeping, and giving me f3 and f4 codes.

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F3 - F4 Open oven temperature sensor (circuit) (over 2700 ohms) or, shorted oven temperature sensor. Could be a result of:
· contamination on terminals
· pinched wire in oven temperature sensor circuit
· cold solder joint on control. · Disconnect power to range and remove oven temperature sensor connector from control.
· Measure oven temperature sensor resistance at oven temperature sensor connector (take care not to damage terminals in block) - Should read 1100 ohms at room temperature (approx 72 degrees F).
· Measure each oven temperature sensor lead from connector block to ground. If shorted, look for pinched or cut wire in oven temperature sensor circuit.
· Check connector terminals - Look for deformed or corrosion on terminals. Repair or replace.
If all above is ok replace control

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F3 - F4 Open oven temperature sensor (circuit) (over 2700 ohms) or, shorted oven temperature sensor. Could be a result of:
· contamination on terminals
· pinched wire in oven temperature sensor circuit
· cold solder joint on control. · Disconnect power to range and remove oven temperature sensor connector from control.
· Measure oven temperature sensor resistance at oven temperature sensor connector (take care not to damage terminals in block) - Should read 1100 ohms at room temperature (approx 72 degrees F).
· Measure each oven temperature sensor lead from connector block to ground. If shorted, look for pinched or cut wire in oven temperature sensor circuit.
· Check connector terminals - Look for deformed or corrosion on terminals. Repair or replace.
If all above is ok replace control.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

  • Craig Shelton
    Craig Shelton Nov 17, 2007

    In many cases, replacing the oven temp. sensor will solve the probem and they are much less expensive than a new control.

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