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Hi. I've recently replaced 3 ECMs on my Amana ACF3355aw. The first one was original, about 8 years, and started throwing f1-7 and f1-1 codes. Ordered a new one, and it worked for about 2 days, then started throwing f1-1 codes as well. Ordered a replacement (warranty), and it never worked at all, just threw F1-1 codes immediately. I put the second one back in, and it works fine to about 350 degrees. Until today, when it started throwing an F1-8. to my knowledge there's no other control module in this oven. Am I going to need to replace (inspect first) the wiring, or is there something else going on? Can't believe that we've got 3 bad ECMs within a month. Thanks.

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  • bhkrause Sep 13, 2010

    Yup, saw all those already. Unfortunately I've already replaced the temp sensor as well - not getting the F1-1 since that point. I'm beginning to think that I've got some chafed wiring in the harness. Guess it's time to take teh back off the oven and chase down ALL the wires... :(

  • bhkrause Sep 14, 2010

    anyone else want to take a shot at this?

    thanks.

  • bhkrause Sep 17, 2010

    I've just called for another replacement. Hopefully they don't get tired of me.. :)

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This is the third time it is making me answer this. Hopefully it does not make you mad bhkrause. But it won't let me answer any other questions. But once again, I think that you have another bad ECM.

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This page has your error codes:
http://www.appliancetimers.com/index.php?page=failure_code_page&manufacturer=amana&type=r
The oven control sensor might be bad, or intermittent, is the codes are right. Since you've replaced the ECM so much, it must be some other component, and it could be the sensor.
Go to this page and select your exact model, and you will see some neat diagrams and parts lists:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/modelsearch.aspx?model=ACF3355
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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