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Model C970686231. Serial NF12106917. I caanot use the oven or any push buttons on the stove it is showing F1

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The F1 code indicates a failure of the Electronic Oven Control circuit, otherwise known as the EOC or clock.

The standard repair procedure for this error code is to replace the EOC circuit board.

You can try to reset the unit by shutting off the breaker to the stove at the house's main electrical panel. Leave the breaker off for 5 minutes, then switch it back on. If the stove still displays te F1 error code, then you have no choice but to replace the EOC circuit board.

You can purchase the circuit board and carry out the disassembly / replacement procedure yourself, or you can contact your local appliance dealer or service representative and have them do it for you. I am uncertain as to your willingness / ability to carry out major appliance disassembly and repair procedures, so I will not go into much more detail on that unless requested.

Obviously, if your stove is still covered under warranty, then just contact your dealer and arrange for warranty service.

I did not find any parts listed for that model so you may want to double check the model number you quoted, however EOCs generally run around $200 in price.

Please comment back here to this page if you have any questions, or just require further general assistance and I will respond as soon as I see it.

If this was at all helpful please click on the 4 Thumbs Up helpfulness rating icon you see on this page.

Thank you very much and good luck.

Joe.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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    Joe2 Mar 12, 2011

    Here is a link to a another expert's how-to guide for replacing the EOC:



    http://www.fixya.com/support/r3727366-re...



    Please give him a thumbs up rating as well if you find his information helpful.



    ---Joe.

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    Joe2 Mar 12, 2011
  • Joe2
    Joe2 Mar 12, 2011

    You may have trouble finding a replacement part for that unit.

    I did not find any available anywhere online.



    If it is only a bad connection between the circuit board and the stove, maybe removing it, and disconnecting / reconnecting the contacts on the cable with improve the electrical connection and clear the error code. Just follow the safety instructions for the procedure in the how-to guide.



    Good luck.

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