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Have a Whirlpool Self-cleaning Electric Range. Can't find serial # but my book says it's one of the following: RF385PXG; RF386PXG; RF387LXH; RF388LXG. Tried to start self cleaning cycle and got error code E1 -F5-. Hit off and then tried again "Auto Clean" then "Start". Got same error code. Hit off again. Error code keeps popping up with a ding and now nothing works. Can you help?

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  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    Have a Whirlpool Self-cleaning Electric Range. Can't find serial # but my book says it's one of the following: RF385PXG; RF386PXG; RF387LXH; RF388LXG. Tried to start self cleaning cycle and got error code E1 -F5-. Hit off and then tried again "Auto Clean" then "Start". Got same error code. Hit off again. Error code keeps popping up with a ding and now nothing works.

    Can you help?

  • albertg Feb 14, 2009

    Same problem on Model Number RF386PXGW2. Oven does not work, cook top does work.

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SOURCE: E1 F5 error on self cleaning oven

Press the self-clean button. The panel becomes blank(---), then press the up arrow( ^ ). The panel will appear 3:00 (indication for the duration of self-cleaning). The oven will lock on its own and start the self-cleaning.

This code means the control has detected a problem with the door latch switch. Switch is defective and needs replaced. Part # is W10107820 and cost is $39.99. You can get it at http://www3.sears.com/.
Before calling a repair shop,go to the circuit breaker box and turn off the power to the oven. then turn it back on and then see if the door is released and the error is cleared.
its probaly bent door latch or door sensor gone bad. try pushing on the door when you start the clean cycle see if that helps.
if not our suggestion would be to replace the part....

good luck...
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Posted on Aug 10, 2009

fridgetech
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SOURCE: Whirlpool RF196LX Smooth Top Range

4 Digit Failure Code F1 - E1 Safety flip flop Replace board F2 - E0 Shorted keypad Replace keypad F3 - E0 Oven temperature sensor opened Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E1 Oven temperature sensor shorted Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E2 Oven too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F3 - E3 Clean temp too hot Replace oven temperature sensor F5 - E0 F5 - E1 and E2 Check door/latch switch Replace switch if defective

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Whilrpool Self Cleaning Range Door won't unlock

try this 1. Verify error code by pressing and holding CANCEL/OFF key for 5 seconds.
Momentarily (less than 5 sec.) press CANCEL key again to remove error code
display.
2. Press and hold any key for 1 minute until F2 E0 code is displayed.
3. Cancel F2 E0 error code.
4. Program and start the clean mode. Observe to see if door locks. If it does not,
inspect the locking mechanism from the solenoid to the latch pawl and door to
find the cause of the problem. If the door is not locking, then 1 minute from the
start of clean, the F5 E1 code will again be displayed. Steps 1 through 3 will
have to be repeated before another clean can be started.
5. Once any mechanical problems with the latch mechanism have been corrected,
program and start a clean cycle (after, if necessary, clearing F5 E1 error code)
to ensure proper operation of the door lock. Immediately cancel the clean mode to observe proper operation of door unlock

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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SOURCE: I tried to set my self-cleaning on my Electric

The E1- F5 error is a door lock error.

The control (TIMER) has likely failed in this instance - BUT...

Sometimes when you disconnect power to a range and reconnect it the electronic range control gets confused.
You should disconnect power again for 15 seconds and reconnect and see if that helps.

If it doesn't cure the E1- F5 error hold the bake button in until E0- F2 appears in the display.
This is the error for a stuck button on the keypad and is the way to clear the memory of the electronic range control.

Sometimes these work, but if the control has failed it won't make any difference.

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Posted on Sep 23, 2010

blueextc3221
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SOURCE: Super capacity 465 Whirlpool range . E1 F5 code

The E1- F5 error is a door lock error.

The control (TIMER) has likely failed in this instance - BUT...

Sometimes when you disconnect power to a range and reconnect it the electronic range control gets confused.
You should disconnect power again for 15 seconds and reconnect and see if that helps.

If it doesn't cure the E1- F5 error hold the bake button in until E0- F2 appears in the display.
This is the error for a stuck button on the keypad and is the way to clear the memory of the electronic range control.

Sometimes these work, but if the control has failed it won't make any difference.

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You said, when turning on the self clean option, after 1 minute, I get E 1 F5 on the display panel. What do I do?

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