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Troubleshooting for a GFSG80

We bought our first George Foreman grill. While cooking a turkey burger pattie, before it's done we get a 'function error' and it won't finish cooking. Can't find any resources for troubleshooting

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  • LS4921 Dec 31, 2007

    Thanks for the reply, truly appreciated!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    I recently bought the same model and also have the 'Function Error' problem. It's not a loose wire...



    There is no troubleshooting help in the manual at all (very disappointing)...



    The only solution my wife and I have found is to let the grill cool completely between uses. I can only assume there is some kind of firmware glitch with the temperature sensor in there, because if we're just cooking one item it works fine. If we try to cook more items back to back we have problems.



    Hopefully someone can post a real solution...

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2008

    We get the FnEr1 pop up. I'm thinking the cooling fan is not working properly... Seems we can only grill for 5-10 minutes and the error pops up. After it cools, it works fine... for another 5-10 minutes.

  • nadyashinen Mar 01, 2008

    trying to cook burgers and display says error function. need solution

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    Error says fner and will not heat??

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    Same error. Mine is only 2 weeks old. I noticed that the fan is no longer working. I think that is the issue.

  • calmwinds May 24, 2008

    Same issue. Mine is only 2 weeks old. I noticed that the fan stopped working as well. I think this is causing the issue. Any ideas?

  • sugar806 Oct 30, 2008

    same here. what did everyone else do about this?

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It proboly had a loose wire I would return it.

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