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Kenmore Glass Top Stove/Oven....Performed the self clean on the oven, and when it was done the oven door remained locked!!! The code F3 was displayed when I pushed in a button.

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Hello,

Wait until the oven cools down. Then try to open it. My oven did the same thing once, and that was the problem. It wasn't cool enough to open yet.

Turn off the power of your Kenmore Glass Top Stove/Oven at the circuit breaker, Wait for about an hour and it should be unlocked. The error code should also be cleared off by then.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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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.

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Range/Stove and Oven Fault Codes, Common error codes.

F1 - Analog control board Failure
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F5 - Door latch switch fault
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Whirlpool with 4 Digit Failure Code:

F1 - E1 - Electronic control (flip flop)
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F2 - E0 - Shorted control keypad
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F3 - E0 - Oven temperature probe open
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F3 - E1 - Oven temperature probe shorted
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F3 E1:6 Top oven shorted
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F3 E3:8 Clean range over temperature
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F5 E1:16 Door latch not operating
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F2 - Oven temperature above specifications
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F3 - Open oven temperature probe failure
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F4 - Shorted oven temperature sensor failure
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F5 - Push button stuck or faulty
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Did the self cleaning. Now it has a F 3 code & door will not unlock.


  • Check warranty to make sure it has expired.
  • Disconnect power for 30 seconds and see if oven will reset the electrical lock.
The following link describe for Kenmore several procedures to disengage the electrical lock securing the door.

It is unfortunate that during the self cleaning cycle the stress levels at the elevated temperature premature failure appears to occur.
How to Clear the Oven Lock Mechanism on Kenmore Stove

The F3 error is most likely the temperature sensor that protrudes into the oven near the top usually on the left. Don't be confused there can be two probes that enter the oven. One is the over temp like not to exceed type of switching device and the other is the actual sensor that maintains the temperature at the set point.

There is a procedure to replace this sensor from inside the oven. I have had only limited success doing this repair in ovens from the front. Newer ovens are equipped with a plug that is easier. In all cases ensure that the plug is pushed through away from the oven wall. In older ovens I have had to pull the built in ovens to accomplish the work from the back to ensure a good connection using wire nuts... The sensor in the second photo does not have a plug so small wire nuts that will fit through the back of the oven are used.
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26060093-3hiy01xauopzuspf4owyz2yd-3-2.jpg This second link is a suggestion that the use of the self clean feature is a concern, On two occasions I have had oven problems right after using the self clean cycle.

http://www.thekitchn.com/why-you-should-almost-never-use-the-self-cleaning-function-of-your-oven-175110

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We are using self clean feature. continuous beep about 20 minutes into cleaning screen shows F# locked door and beeps nonstop. what can we do to stop beeping but still proced with self cleaning?


F3 is a bad oven temp sensor. The sensor fail F3 code will appear if during self clean that it senses temps above 915F, or there is an open / short in the temp sensor. The only thing you can do is replace the sensor. Just getting the oven door open can be a real pain as you have unlatch the oven door lock to get to the screws that are in the top lip above the oven door so that you can change the sensor. Depending on model you may have to reach through a burner to manually unlatch the oven door lock or remove the side panel of the oven to manually unlatch the door lock. On most units It will not continue to self clean with an F3 code detected. Once an F3 code is detected the ERC shuts off power to the bake and broil elements so that it does not catch fire from a run away temperature condition.

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According to the manual, the self cleaning latch could be stuck.

If the oven door is open, press STOP/CLEAR to clear display, then depress and hold switch plunger for 6 seconds (Located in the upper right corner of the oven front) and the oven door will unlock.

If the oven door is locked, press STOP/CLEAR to clear the display then apply pressure to the upper right corner of the oven door and the door will unlock. If the "F" code reappears, contact a Sears trained repair specialist.

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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.  Good luck, ya'll!

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