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I get an error code on my Whirlpool RF362BXKW range. I have shut down the power to the unit, have cleaned the unit and the error code won't go away. None of the oven cooking options work with the error. The error code is FSE1 or F5E1

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  • christineboc Nov 20, 2008

    I have tried to turn on the slef cleaning button for the oven and it sits for a few minutes reading 3:30 and starts to beep and the F5E1 error code pops up on the time display. It will not go into the self cleaning mode.

  • khouse01 Mar 28, 2009

    This happened to me also right after doing a self cleaning. Sounds like a recall issue whereas the self cleaning oven is getting too hot and burning the switch.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Have cut the power to it - did no good.



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What I did was hit cancel and hit the unlock button. Then I leaned against the door a bit as I hit the lock and hit the self clean and start the lock check dissapeared. I hit lock again and nothing else and it started the cleaning process.

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F5 E1 Solenoid/motor not
operating or latch
switch failure
1. If door latched:
A) Disconnect power from unit.
B) Check wires and connectors from control to door switch, then from door switch to
control. If no damage found, proceed to step C.
C) Replace door switch.
D) Reapply power to unit for more than 1 minute and verify operation.
2. If door not latched:
A) Disconnect power from unit.
B) Check wires and connectors from control to latch switch, then from latch switch to
control. If no damage found, proceed to step C.
C) Repeat steps A) and B) for door switch.
3. Measure door switch (door open = switch open small low voltage terminals).
4. Measure latch switch (unlatch = switch open, CAUTION - oven light contacts are closed).
5. If corrections are made in any step, reconnect power and verify correction.

6. If failure remains, disconnect power, replace control.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008


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