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PF on surface back plate. None of the buttons activate except on th range burners.

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PF error means power failure. It appears when the power cord to the range is unplugged or due to a power surge. Try resetting the power to the range to check if the error disappears. Reset the power to the unit and check if the error still appears. If you have a Whirlpool range then you would need to replace the
ferrite bead kit (#8190596). In whirlpool it sometimes happens due to Line interference (electrical noise) from the direct spark
ignition module. Please check these instructions for installation to install the ferrite module--

Ferrite module installation instructions

Hope this helps... If it does please do not forget to accept the solution or post back for assistance.


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