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My Frigidare slide in range is setting of a beep with a F1-Err. It shuts off after heating to 325 or less and then the message F1 appears. Help please

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  • Sandra Williams May 24, 2011

    Thanks the model number is PLES389ACA it is a 2001 model.

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Hello Sandra, welcome to FixYa. I will start by saying your post indicates it is a Frigidaire slide-in range, however if you could post the complete model number and the approximate age I can speak directly about possible causes/remedies instead of generalizing. I can say this, with 99% of ranges the F1 indicates a faulty clock/timer assembly unfortunately. I'll need to clarify the model number before detailing much of course. I'll need to watch for your reply before moving forward. Thank you for choosing FixYa. Regards, Macmarkus :)

Posted on May 24, 2011

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    Mark MacDonald May 24, 2011

    Hello again,

    Thank you for the reply and providing the make and model, that certainly helps identify what the issue can or cannot be.
    Based on the model number provided the "F1" error does indeed indicate a fault internally with the clock/timer unfortunately.

    The good news first, the timer is available at most appliance part suppliers or on-line vendors such as "repairclinic.com" or "searspartsdirect.com" to name a couple.

    The bad news, it retails for around $315-395USD based on my findings, part #318183620. I'd recommend investigating the possibility of getting yours rebuilt as some suppliers do offer that service and also double checking local suppliers on price quotes if I where you.

    It comes as a complete self contained unit as shown here...


    Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance and I'll do whatever I can. Thank you for choosing FixYa. Good luck.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

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