The electronic display on our Kitchenaid Gas Range is stuck in the "Temperature Probe" mode. It's asking us to enter the probe temperature, eventhough we don't want to use it. We tried unplugging the stove hoping it would reset it, but no luck. Does anyone know the solution?
We had the same problem, and we tricked it into running it's cycle be doing the following;
1. Wrap a wet paper towel around the probe, plug it in, and close the door. Then follow the temp. probe directions in the manual: 2. Set probe temp. at 130 degrees, then select a bake cycle. We selected convect bake. 3. Set oven temp for 275 degrees, but maybe any temp over the probe temp would work. 4. Then start. The cycle took 12 minutes to complete, and when it was finished, turn the oven off and then open the door and unplug the probe. 5. Now everything works fine.
There is a "normalling" contact in the jack the lets the oven know you plugged in your probe. Infrequent use of the probe, allows a film to build up on the contacts, fooling your oven to believe the probe is inserted. As these contacts are self cleaning though use, all you need to do is plug your probe in and out several times and it should work fine. Don't, plug anything other than the probe into the jack, as you might bend the leaf contacts inside and it wont work.
This is similar to above solutions, but may provide deeper cleaning, and worked for me. Try inserting a wooden food skewer deep into the jack, and carefully rotate it around to clean the jack. Careful that the skewer doesn't break off, though.
This happened on our Kitchenaid electric stove/oven as well! I unplugged the oven, opened up the outside panel of the oven (same side as the temp probe jack) and found a small metal tab adjacent to the jack. I opened that up to reveal the jack surrounded by moist fiberglass sheeting. A boiling pot of beans had over-flowed on that side of the range the day before. Moisture had gotten down in there and was crossing the connections. Once I dried off the exposed metallic parts and moved the moist fiberglass away from the connections, problem went away. Hopefully, a good self-cleaning cycle will dry up that moisture.
I had this problem with the oven displaying the probe symbol even when no probe was inserted and asking to set the probe temp. I removed the side panel and disconnected the leads to the probe socket. Problem fixed, I don´t use the probe anyway. It seems to me that the probe socket had a short and if I wanted to use the probe I would replace the socket.
Hi all- I too had the same problem. Believe it or not I used my IPOD ear nubs/phones. I only used the RF connector piece. I took off the plastic then stuck the headphone jack in where you would connect the meat probe and problem solved. I hope this helps
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Houston, we have a problem... Your electronic relay control, (ERC), is shot, kaput, no bueno and must be replaced in order to correct your situation.
The ERC part number is 3191106, and retails for ~305.00 dollars! (I kid you not). I guess now is the time you might consider replacement over repair. That's a good question.
If you choose to proceed with the repair, repost and I'll help with details on how to do it.
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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the Controller is asking you to set the probe temp because it thinks the probe is plugged in try to plug in your probe and remove it and see if it goes away if not the probe outlet is bad or if it flashes a code i will need to know that ..also you went into the Factory Version not the Error codes menu an error code would read like a F7 or F2 just an FYI
I am not a repair man or anything, just an owner with the same gas range slidein appliance.
What we have found to work was
1) plug in the probe into the socket in the oven
2) Turn on oven with the probe set at the minimum 160 degrees. and oven temperature to 325 degrees.
3) click start
4) wait for oven to reach probe temperature.
5) oven will then beep show end
6) Click cancel
7) open door and remove probe.
8) wait five minutes before trying to use again.
I hope this helps you it has work for us so far.
I couldn't find an exact match for your fault code, but nearly every range fault code of F7 that I have experienced means you have a defective Electronic Range Control (ERC). This the electronic computer with clock and timer. The circuit board is usually not serviceable and has to be replaced. Usually an expensive repair.
Sorry...I hope this was helpful in some way.