Question about KitchenAid KEMC378 Electric Double Oven
Model is KEMC378SS01, about 4 years old. Simultaneousy, the microwave oven light stopped working and display started showing DOOR error code when door is closed and I press start. If you have come across this I would be very grateful for your diagnosis. Would like to get a copy of the repair manual if you have a copy. I plan to repiar it myself, even though it means taking the unit out of the cabinet. Thanks!!
SOURCE: Kitchen Aid ovens - error codes
The F-3 error code typically means you have sensor problem. The sensor is usually mounted in the oven space up near the top of the unit. The first thing to do is turn off the circuit breaker to the oven. Do you have an ohm meter? I suggest if you don't to purchase one. They are relatively inexpensive. Maybe you can borrow one from a friend. Disconnect the sensor from the electronic control and measure the resistance. There should be a wiring diagram in the top of the unit that will help you to locate the sensor wires. Most sensors should read around 1100 ohms at room temperature. If sensor reads as an open circuit or has a very high resistance, it must be replaced. If instead it reads very low, then there is a short in the wiring. Some units have a fuse in series with the sensor. Check to see that the fuse has not blown.
Posted on May 03, 2007
ok the meat probe error is the meat probe is wired backwards yor microwave is a blown fuse in line with the primary interlock switch send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org can help the primary interlock switch is a fancy way of saying one of the three micro switches in the door that the hooks on the door trip when its closed
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
Posted on Oct 11, 2008
I had the same problem on my parents Kitchenaid KEMS378GWH0 oven, the door would only close enough to keep the light on. They propped a chair against it to cook. My father replaced the hinges and it worked for about a week. He noticed that pulling outward on the door at the very bottom edge often allowed it to close enough to use.
After completely dismantling the oven to get access to the brackets that the hinges slide into, we found it was not broken. We decided to expand on the only near solution we had and find a way to make the bottom of the door 'push out'. Our solution was very simple. Remove the small metal plate that covers the door insulation. This revealed that the insulation is a braided hollow rope that is held in by small clips that push through holes in the front of the oven. We threaded some small metal rods about 3/8 inch in diameter into the hollow insulation pushed the clips back in to re-attach the insulation, replaced the metal cover plate.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
"I get a "Door" message when I try to start it. The Message only shows when I try to set the time with one of the function buttons, like and dosent work
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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