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Error code F3-E4 Whirlpool Electric Range RF388LXKQ

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?

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  • saywho Nov 22, 2008

    I have the whirpool gold also and it is about 5 yrs old. I am getting the e4 f3 error code. The oven will clean, broil and stay on as long as I do not put anything in the oven. As soon as I place something in the oven I get the error message.

  • Dave Peacock Nov 27, 2008

    While cooking, E4 F3 appears. Beeping is heard every 3-5 mins.(unless unplugged so you can sleep) Impossiable to finish cooking. Whirlpool ruined my Thanksgiven dinner, because no one seems to know the GENIS that engenieered this.


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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.

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