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The oven (10+ years old GE True Temp double wall oven) beeps and displays an F7 error message. We can temporarily stop it by pushing the Clear button, but it starts again in a few seconds. We don't know what might be causing it, and the beeping is driving us crazy!

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I'm a GE tech, the F7 means there is either a stuck button on the keypad or relay on the board behind the keypad. Shut off the breaker. Remove the 3 screws under the keypad and lift the panel a bit to remove it. Lay it face down on the top rack and disconnect the ribbon cable. Turn power back on and if f7 goes away the problem is in the keypad. If f76 returns it's in the control. We typically replace both together because usually if you replace 1 it will come back later then be the other part.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

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  • David Myers Mar 26, 2011

    Glad to help, post what you find.

  • David Myers Mar 27, 2011

    your welcome, did you try it?

  • nanpenney Mar 29, 2011

    Husband will be back in town the end of the week. We'll work on it then. Thanks for checking!

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