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?
Re: Error code F3-E4 Whirlpool Electric Range RF388LXKQ
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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Here a list of Whirpool oven fault codes. The codes had been collected from different service manuals. This was a memo that I wrote for my own use. I think this can be useful to owners and technicians.
WHIRLPOOL - most models Range/Stove and Oven Fault Codes, Common error codes.
F1 - Analog control board Failure Disconnect for one minute - if error comes back, replace control board F1 - Shorted control keypad Replace keypad F3 - Oven temperature sensor open Replace oven temperature probe F2 - Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature probe F3 - Oven too hot Replace oven temperature probe F3 - Clean temperature too hot Replace oven probe F5 - Door latch switch fault Test and replace the door switch.
Whirlpool with 4 Digit Failure Code:
F1 - E1 - Electronic control (flip flop) Replace control board F2 - E0 - Shorted control keypad Replace keypad F3 - E0 - Oven temperature probe open Replace temperature probe F3 - E1 - Oven temperature probe shorted Replace temperature probe F3 - E2 - Oven temp too high Replace temperature probe F3 - E3 - Clean temp too hot Replace temp. probe F5 - E0 - Check door latch F5 - E1 - Check door latch Replace switch if defective
WHIRLPOOL Polara models 5 digit codes:
F1 F0 - EEPROM communication error Replace ERC F1 E1 - EEPROM checksum error Replace ERC F1 E2:7 - UL A/D errors Replace ERC F1 E4:2 - Model ID error Reinsert keytail. F1 E6:0 - Latch signal mismatch error Replace ERC F2 E0:4 - Shorted key error Replace keypad assembly F2 E1:3 Keytail unplugged reinsert the keytail F3 E0:5 Top oven sensor open Test and replace top probe. F3 E1:6 Top oven shorted Test and replace temp probe F3 E2:9 Bake range over temperature Test and replace temp probe F3 E3:8 Clean range over temperature Test and replace temp probe. F3 E4:10 Bottom oven sensor open Test and replace temp probe F3 E:15 Bottom oven sensor shorted Test and replace temp probe F5 E0:14 Door switch errot Test and eventually replace door lock switch F5 E1:16 Door latch not operating Test and eventually replace door latch F8 E0:17 Refrigeration error Test the cooling module. PF Power failure - Does not indicate a fault. PF occurs when power is disconnected.
WHIRLPOOL Models SF3, 30'' and 24"
F2 - Oven temperature above specifications Check 8-pin connector from temp. probe to Electronic Oven Control F3 - Open oven temperature probe failure Check wiring, replace oven probe if necessary F4 - Shorted oven temperature sensor failure Check wiring harness, replace oven temperature probe if necessary F5 - Push button stuck or faulty Check for binding of pushbuttons and control panel glass. If OK, replace touch panel F6 - Electronic control logic error (timing) Replace Electronic Range Control (ERC) F7 - Electronic control logic error (lock motor) Replace ERC. F8 - Electronic control logic error Replace ERC.
Hello, The F3-E4 error code means that the oven sensor tempature probe has shorted out and it needs to be replaced. This link http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/whirlpool-oven-sensor-item-number-ap4099532.aspx shows you what the sensor looks like.It in back wall of the oven cavity usually in the upper left side. To check to see if it indeed shorted,unplug it from where it plugs into in the back panel and use a ohm meter and look for a IF GOOD ohms value of 1060-1100 ohms IF it test at ZERO ohmhs or from 1-500 ohms the sensor is going to be shorted and needs to be replaced. It will only be considered good if at room temp is 1060-1100 plus/minus 40ohms
F2 - E0 Shorted keypad (also called touch pad) 1. Check keypad connector for firm connection (keypad connects to control board). 2. Press CANCEL. If error code returns after 60 seconds, replace keypad (also called touch pad or membrane switch). Some models incorporate keypad in to control board as one unit. In this case, replace control board (also called ERC or clock). F2 - E1 Keypad cable unplugged F2 - E5 Cancel key drive line open F2 - E6 Cancel key drive line open F3 - E0 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (upper oven, if double oven) Replace Oven temperature sensor (RTD)
Note: Applies to all F3-E... codes. F3 - E1 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (upper oven, if double oven) 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, if double oven) F3 - E5 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (lower oven, if double oven) F3 - E6 Warming drawer sensor open F3 - E7 Warming drawer sensor shorted
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.
F3 code correlates to oven temperature. Either the oven temperature sensor is malfunctioning or the over-limit switch is open. This is usually the result of using the self-clean mode and the over-limit switch gets stuck open. It has to be replaced...not too bad of a job if you have some mechanical/electrical knowledge. Ask parts supplier for a schematic so location can be visualized (inside top cavity on oven wall with a couple of wires. Also, Sears carries parts for these ovens. Hope this helps.
Turn off the breaker and wait for 5 minutes. the follow this 3 steps: --> After turn the breaker back on, go to the range and press "OFF", "OFF", "START", then click on the "clock set", there is a message on the display saying that do you want to delete the error, at this time press on the "START" again. And wait for a while until the everything on the screen disappear except the clock time. Hope this will fix yours. It fixed mine.