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I'm getting an F3 fault code on my Maytag Mod. # CWG3600AAB. Everything points to replace the temperature sensor probe. With electrical off I have the oven pulled out but the wiring\harnesss of the temp sensor probe is located behind top\side and rear panals. Whats the least intrusive way to get to it, what panals do I remove to expose the sensor without taking the whole thing apart? Top panal, rear panal, side panal? I see where it is connected to the front control area and where it comes through the inside oven wall, but the wiring harness runs through and under the oven panals. Don't want to pull apart more than I need to.

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Your temperature sensor has failed. You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here. We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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My Frigidaire electric range has the f-3 message error what does that mean


This indicates a failure in the temperature probe. This is easy to check and replace. Here is a link that will walk you thru checking an oven Temperature Sensor .

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Dec 04, 2010 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

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Troubleshooting KitchenAid oven, range and microwave error codes


Here list of Kitchen Aid range and oven codes.


4 Digit Failure Codes

F1 - E0 EEPROM communication error
F1 - E1 EEPROM checksum error
F1 - E2 UL A/D error
F1 - E4 Model ID error
F1 - E5 Calibration shifted
F1 - E6 Latch signal mismatch error
F1 - E9 Stack overflow
F1 - E3 Wiring harness cavity size does not match stored value
F2 - E0 Shorted touch pad
F2 - E1 Keypad cable connection error
F2 - E5 Cancel key drive line open
F2 - E6 Cancel key drive line open
F3 - E0 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (upper oven on double oven models)
F3 - E1 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (upper oven on double oven models)
F3 - E2 Oven temperature is too high (Cook mode)
F3 - E3 Oven temperature is too high (Clean mode)
F3 - E4 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (lower oven on double oven models)
F3 - E5 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (lower oven on double oven models)
F3 - E6 Drawer sensor open
F3 - E7 Warming drawer sensor shorted
F4 - E1 Meat probe malfunction - shorted
F5 - E0 Door Switch
F5 - E1 Self clean latch will not lock
F5 - E2 Latch during CLEAN error
F5 - E5 Self clean temperature not reached within 45 minutes.
F5 - E6 Door is open, but latch is locked
F5 - E7 Self clean latch will not unlock
F6 - E0 Return line not connected
F7 - E1 Common switch wire defective

Two digit codes:

F0 ERC Board failure
F1 ERC Board failure
F2 Oven temperature is too high
F3 Oven temperature sensor open
F4 Oven temperature sensor shorted
F5 ERC Board failure
F7 Function key stuck on ERC
F8 ERC Board failure
F9 Oven door lock failure

Microwave and Microwave combo error codes:

F1 - E3 or F1 - E4 Electronic control malfunction

F2 - E0 or F2 - E1 Keypad connection error

F2 - E3 Keypad held down too long, or keypad is shorted.

If you get an error code, try first resetting the code:
1. Disconnect power for about two minutes.
2. Connect back power.
3. If code re-appears, test and eventually replace faulty part.

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on Mar 27, 2010 | KitchenAid KHMS155LSS 1000 Watts Microwave...

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About 1 hour into the 4 hour clean cycle an alarm started gong off. Code is F3. Frigidaire smooth top electric slide in stove.


The F3 code means

The oven temperature sensor is open Check for open wire connection between EOC (Electronic Oven Control - Clock) and the oven temperature sensor. Replace sensor if no wiring problem. Check oven temperature sensor, 1100 ohms Good Luck

Nov 27, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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My kitchenaide convection oven is displaying the E1 F4 error.


KitchenAid ovens are popular for their classic design and simple user interface. When a problem occurs in the function of a KitchenAid oven, an error code will display on the clock as soon as the malfunction registers in the oven's memory. Each code corresponds to a particular type of malfunction. Most can be corrected by disconnecting the power supply for one minute and then restarting. If the code persists, either replace the indicated part or contact a service center. F0/F1
  • The F0 and F1 codes refer to electrical issues. If the code appears as only two digits, the problem is a transistor failure, so you must replace the electronic range control (ERC). If the code displays four digits, it will read F0-E0, which indicates a failure switching from analog to digital, or F1-E1, which refers to a safety flip-flop. Both problems require the replacement of the ERC.
  • F2/F3/F4
  • The F2, F3 and F4 codes refer to problems with the oven temperature sensor or the keypad. If you see the two-digit F2 code, it means your keypad has shorted and the ERC must be replaced. The four-digit F2-E0 code means that the oven temperature is too high. Test the door lock and the relay operation, and correct as necessary. A two-digit F3 code means an open temperature sensor or thermal fuse, so those parts must be replaced. A four-digit F3-E0, F3-E1, F3-E2 or F3-E3 code or a two-digit F4 code means that either the oven is registering as too hot or the temperature sensor has shorted. Either way, the oven temperature sensor must be replaced.
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    Oven code f3 e2 whirlpool


    The F3 E2 error code indicates that the electronic oven control board in the range senses an over-temperature condition in the oven.

    This can be caused by a failed temperature sensor probe, a wiring problem between the sensor and the control board, or a failed electronic oven control board.
    If the oven is apparently not overheating when this error code appears, then your likely failure is the temperature sensor probe.
    If the oven is overheating, then you likely have a failed electronic oven control board due to a stuck relay not cycling the oven heating element off properly.


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    RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


    If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
    In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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    Controlpanel flashes f 3


    You have a faulty keypad. You could probably special order this part from a local appliance parts supply store for 50-60$ or purchase a new microwave.

    Oct 22, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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    New GE Microwave JVM1750DM1BB with F4 error in Sensor cooking


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    Microwave Fault Codes Failure
    Code
    Condition Check/Repair F1 Open sensor, will occur below 190F of cavity temperature within 15 minutes after starting convection, combination or roast cook Check oven temperature sensor for continuity. Replace if zero or infinite ohms F2 Shorted thermal sensor, will occur if a shorted thermal sensor is detected continuously over 5 seconds on convection, combination or roast cooking Check oven temperature sensor for continuity. Replace if zero or infinite ohms

    Note: It will take a minimum of 5 minutes of convection run time before F1 or F2 code will be displayed if the thermal sensor is shorted or open. F3 Shorted key panel (touch pad), will occur if a shorted key panel is detected continuously over 60 seconds Replace key panel (touch pad) F4 Open humidity sensor, will occur if humidity sensor is detected as being open continuously over 5 seconds Replace humidity sensor F5 Shorted humidity sensor, will occur if humidity sensor is detected as being shorted continuously over 5 seconds Replace humidity sensor F6 Shorted temperature probe, will occur if temperature probe is detected as shorted continuously over 5 seconds Replace temperature probe ProbEe Open temperature probe, will occur if temperature probe is detected open, or not plugged into the receptacle If probe is plugged in and "ProbE" is on display check continuity of the probe with an ohm meter. If zero or infinite ohms, replace it

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    Spacemaker beeping loud and f3 message driving us crazy


    The error code F3 indicates an oven sensor problem. The oven sensor is most likely the failed part. The oven sensor probe must have the correct resistance readings at specific temperatures. When the electronic range control (ERC) cannot identify the correct resistance of the oven sensor or the resistance is way out of specs F3 will display.
    I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your oven.

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    I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN GE 'S HELP WHERE THEY WANT TO CHARGE 9.99 DOLLARS FOR HELP ON MY MICROWAVE WHICH IS OUT OF WARRANTY. IT IS ALMOST 2 YEARS OLD


    Hi AGAIN DIBARTRK

    Now that you have indicated the make of your oven....... the fault codes for GE microwaves are as follows. I have given you all of them for you future reference. :)

    F1 - ( open thermal sensor ), will occur below 190�F of cavity temperature within 15 minutes of starting convection, combination or roast cook.
    F2 - ( shorted thermal sensor ), will occur if a shorted thermal sensor is detected continuously over 5 seconds on convection, combination or roast cooking.
    Note: it will take a minimum of 5 minutes of convection run time before F1 or F2 code will be displayed if the thermal sensor is shorted/open.
    F3 - ( shorted key panel ), will occur if a shorted key panel is detected continuously over 60 seconds.
    Note: It will take a minimum of 1 minute of run time before the F code will be displayed.
    F4 ( open humidity sensor ), will occur if humidity sensor is detected as being open continuously over 5 seconds.
    F5 - ( shorted humidity sensor ), will occur if humidity sensor is detected as being shorted continuously over 5 seconds.
    Note: It will will take a minimum of 15 seconds after the magnetron is energized before the F4 or F5 code will be displayed if the humidity sensor is shorted/open. Also the unit must be plugged into a 120 volt outlet for at least 5 minutes before sensor is checked, this also applies after the humidity sensor has been changed. Before checking operation of new sensor allow init to be plugged in for at least 5 minutes.
    F6 - ( shorted temperature probe ), will occur if temperature probe is detected as being open or not plugged into the receptacle. If probe is plugged in and "ProbE" is on display, check probe for continuity with ohm meter.

    they are all different for different brands... It is much easier to get a solution from FixYa you actually tell us what sort of equipment you are having trouble with. :) Do I get a FixYa rating now... :)

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    May 06, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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    Gas double oven--Roper


    This code means you have a bad temperature sensor or thermal fuse, or a fault in the wiring harness to or from one of them.

    You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

    Nov 19, 2007 | Microwave Ovens

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