Question about Kitchen Ranges
The code F3 E4 displays on the stove after the oven has been on for about 1/2 hour. According the tech sheet I have, the bottom oven sensor is open. I replaced the sensor and still have the same problem. An additional problem that may or may not be related is that the digital display goes blank after the oven has been on for awhile. This began happening about a year ago, but the oven problem has just started a week ago. I removed the back from the oven and inspected the wiring and connections to the control and found no problems. I am thinking it's a faulty control, but after wasting $60 on a sensor, I am a bit gunshy about forking over $270 for a new control. This stove is only 4-5 years old. Is this typical of Whirlpool quality these days?
The solution that the recommended appliance reapir person told me for my whirlpool electric range oven not coming on and a display of E1 F1 was to replace the digital control center with new one for $425, this is after an $89 service call to just tell me what was wrong. Since the range cost only $645 I will probably instead learn to bake with the convection part of teh microwave /convection oven I got last year for $295, and hope the obsolescence engineer at whirlfool has a burnt thanksgiving turkey and fallen cakes. this problem w/ the oven not working occurred while I was on vacation and the power company had a light out problem in our neighborhood then I guess sent a power surge back on and did my six year old oven in. Should have kept my old simple gas range.
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
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The F3 - E4 means Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (lower oven, if double oven) and is suggested to
Replace Oven temperature sensor (RTD)
Also your control board is composed from two separate parts which are both very expensive.
The part which becomes usually overheated is the power supply due to the presence of the transformer on it. So you need to visual check both above parts before proceeding with any replacement to be sure which is the one that have been over heated.
Here is the link with all above parts and also indicated the prices just to have a reference.
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