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Whirlpool GMC305PD E3 and F2 error codes

We are getting an E3 and F2 error code and then the door locks and the broiler goes on (like cleaning mode). It did it first when we were cooking something (burnt the chicken because we couldn't get the door open- said it was "hot'). Now if it is on it will all the beep, lock the door, turn on the broiler and show the error codes, then say 'hot'. We can turn off the circuit, but everytime we turn it back on it does it again, so we can not even use the microwave. Can you help?

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Is it E3 & F2 or F3 & E2?

    This seems to be a bad temperature and/or a shorting keypad.

    The
    first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a
    minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: won't cook but everything works like it should

Good idea to run at half power. Good thinking. That can sometimes reveal an overheating magnetron.

Does it seem to buzz or hum louder than normal?

If so, you may have a shorted high voltage diode or a bad magnetron. If not, I only suspect the magnetron.

If it's less than one year old, it should be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We have critical safety & disassembly info (including a how-to video) at our site, linked here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

Whirlpool customer service is here.

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: No door lights, vent fan or microwave

That's what I thought.

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Whirlpool Microwave MH6130XEB

If it's the cooling fan inside the main body of the microwave, I would suspect an open thermistor / temperature sensor. If it's the vent fan (for the grille across the top) then I would suspect the hood thermostat is shorted. The oven should have a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) inside, usually in the control panel frame behind the door open button. It shows these parts and how to test them. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool microwave cook light turns on but oven does not work

Check and replace the door safety switch.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

najah
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SOURCE: microwave door locked

open the cover of the oven you can see see the lock near the key pad. Press the lock the door will open. You can adjust the alignment by refixinfg the screws.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Error code F2.Q1

One thing to do before you start disassembling the door:
The touch pad connects to the turntable and other functions via a pair of connectors just to the left of the lights. Since these are located directly above the stovetop's cooking surface, your problem may be moisture accumulation on these connectors.
1. Remove the bottom panel; and locate these connectors.
2. Disconnect and clean both sides of these connectors with electrical contact cleaner.
3. Reconnect and test.
Good luck,
m

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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Whirlpool mircowave model MH3184XP the display reads F2



There is a problem with the control pad. The membrane, or surface, of the pad may be broken or damaged somewhere, resulting in the F2 error code. This is common for Whirlpool microwaves.


Press "Stop/Cancel" twice and select a new cook program. Press "Start" to begin.

If the error code persists, press "Stop/Cancel" again and unplug the microwave. Wait several minutes and plug it in. If the F2 code appears again, it requires repair.


Replacement membranes can be found online


http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-panel-asy-control-8205376-ap3775860.html


but the internals of a microwave are dangerous, having high voltages even when unplugged. With the cost of parts and labour from a service tech, you may be best buying a new oven.

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Troubleshooting KitchenAid oven, range and microwave error codes


Here list of Kitchen Aid range and oven codes.


4 Digit Failure Codes

F1 - E0 EEPROM communication error
F1 - E1 EEPROM checksum error
F1 - E2 UL A/D error
F1 - E4 Model ID error
F1 - E5 Calibration shifted
F1 - E6 Latch signal mismatch error
F1 - E9 Stack overflow
F1 - E3 Wiring harness cavity size does not match stored value
F2 - E0 Shorted touch pad
F2 - E1 Keypad cable connection error
F2 - E5 Cancel key drive line open
F2 - E6 Cancel key drive line open
F3 - E0 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (upper oven on double oven models)
F3 - E1 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (upper oven on double oven models)
F3 - E2 Oven temperature is too high (Cook mode)
F3 - E3 Oven temperature is too high (Clean mode)
F3 - E4 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (lower oven on double oven models)
F3 - E5 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (lower oven on double oven models)
F3 - E6 Drawer sensor open
F3 - E7 Warming drawer sensor shorted
F4 - E1 Meat probe malfunction - shorted
F5 - E0 Door Switch
F5 - E1 Self clean latch will not lock
F5 - E2 Latch during CLEAN error
F5 - E5 Self clean temperature not reached within 45 minutes.
F5 - E6 Door is open, but latch is locked
F5 - E7 Self clean latch will not unlock
F6 - E0 Return line not connected
F7 - E1 Common switch wire defective

Two digit codes:

F0 ERC Board failure
F1 ERC Board failure
F2 Oven temperature is too high
F3 Oven temperature sensor open
F4 Oven temperature sensor shorted
F5 ERC Board failure
F7 Function key stuck on ERC
F8 ERC Board failure
F9 Oven door lock failure

Microwave and Microwave combo error codes:

F1 - E3 or F1 - E4 Electronic control malfunction

F2 - E0 or F2 - E1 Keypad connection error

F2 - E3 Keypad held down too long, or keypad is shorted.

If you get an error code, try first resetting the code:
1. Disconnect power for about two minutes.
2. Connect back power.
3. If code re-appears, test and eventually replace faulty part.

Regards.

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Whirlpool ADG 4956 - problem F2


Hi, here is the answer for f2 "F2 - error code means "Shorted keypad".
Remove power from the range, open the control panel and unplug the membrane switch ribbon from the control board.
Reconnect power to the range and observe for an hour.
If the error code reappear - replace the control board.
If not - replace the membrane switch.

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Error code F5:E7 Can not get the oven door unlocked or reset this code. What do we do?


Beginner on forumn, don't have any manual in front of me on f5:e7. Sounds like a conventional oven problem, oven door locking. If in fact is some form of conventional heat oven (convection?), I had similar problem with a GE range, it flashed some kind of code seams like which I later interpreted by using owner's manual that explained codes. In my case it was in "cleaning mode" and you can't turn that off unless you unplug or turn breaker off, that puts it back to default mode with nothing running. I simply tried out the self cleaning feature, from there the oven went to full on heat and oven door locked unexpectedly. I learned stays locked till cycle finishes and oven cools, which is some time after the oven automatically switches off, said that it can be a couple of hours before you hear a...click, and now door opens (note to self, don't ever do that again).

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My kitchenaide convection oven is displaying the E1 F4 error.


KitchenAid ovens are popular for their classic design and simple user interface. When a problem occurs in the function of a KitchenAid oven, an error code will display on the clock as soon as the malfunction registers in the oven's memory. Each code corresponds to a particular type of malfunction. Most can be corrected by disconnecting the power supply for one minute and then restarting. If the code persists, either replace the indicated part or contact a service center. F0/F1
  • The F0 and F1 codes refer to electrical issues. If the code appears as only two digits, the problem is a transistor failure, so you must replace the electronic range control (ERC). If the code displays four digits, it will read F0-E0, which indicates a failure switching from analog to digital, or F1-E1, which refers to a safety flip-flop. Both problems require the replacement of the ERC.
  • F2/F3/F4
  • The F2, F3 and F4 codes refer to problems with the oven temperature sensor or the keypad. If you see the two-digit F2 code, it means your keypad has shorted and the ERC must be replaced. The four-digit F2-E0 code means that the oven temperature is too high. Test the door lock and the relay operation, and correct as necessary. A two-digit F3 code means an open temperature sensor or thermal fuse, so those parts must be replaced. A four-digit F3-E0, F3-E1, F3-E2 or F3-E3 code or a two-digit F4 code means that either the oven is registering as too hot or the temperature sensor has shorted. Either way, the oven temperature sensor must be replaced.
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    Kenmore Gas Range model # 362.75491990 F3 error Oven will not hold temp - error message displays and beeps I Replaced the oven temp sensor same issue Is the control panel bad?


    Hi,

    Many models of the GE microwave have sensors that can detect humidity from the foods you are cooking. This allows the microwave to make adjustments to the power levels used to cook your food. If "Sensor Error" appears, you should either press "Clear" to cancel the mode or leave the food in the appliance longer to give the microwave more time to detect the food.

    Press "Time Cook" to manually enter the time if you receive an error message when trying to use the "Sensor Reheat" mode of your GE microwave. The error message may be caused by the food item being too large or too small to detect.

    these are some other code error that will help you in case of next time.

    1. Step 1 Press "Off/Cancel" (or "Cancel/Off" depending on your model) to clear the error code. Note the code if it reappears.
    2. Step 2 Replace the touchpad if the code displayed is "F0," "F7" or "F10." A function key is stuck or shorted.
    3. Step 3 Replace the touchpad or the clock (ERC) if the code "F1" is displayed. Disconnect the ribbon connector to the touchpad. If no code is displayed after an hour, replace the touchpad. If the code displays again, replace the clock.
    4. Step 4 Replace the oven temperature sensor if "F2," "F3" or "F4" is displayed. "F2" indicates the oven temperature is too hot and the oven temperature sensor is suspect. "F3" or "F4" indicates the oven temperature sensor or shorted or open.
    5. Step 5 Replace the ERC if "F5," F6" or "F8" is displayed. The ERC is the main control unit. "F5," F6" and "F8 are codes that indicate problems in the ERC functions.
    6. Step 6 Inspect the door-lock assembly and circuit if "F9" is displayed. The door must lock when the oven is in use. If the lock mechanism is not functioning or if the detection circuit is malfunctioning, the stove will display "F9."


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    "F3" codes mean your oven temperature sensor has failed or shorted out. The only thing you can do is to replace the sensor.

    Take care.

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    You have a faulty keypad. You could probably special order this part from a local appliance parts supply store for 50-60$ or purchase a new microwave.

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    Error code F2.Q1


    Not sure what you mean by "Q1 Touch FMEA" above, but F2 error code indicates a bad keypad or sometimes a bad sensor.

    Since it's brand new I would first consult the manual. If you don't have it still, you can download it from the owner center here: http://whirlpool.com/custserv/index.jsp

    If you still have trouble, since it's new, it should obviously be under warranty, so I'd contact them (same page as shown above) to get it repaired under warranty.


    We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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    check the operation of the micro switches on the lock motor. that they are open when they should be and closed when they should be. often they need to be cleaned or replaced.
    if this doesnt help re post there is some board work to do, i would suggest a tech do this part though. always unplug range when you work on them! If you are good at electronics and stuff and would like to do it yourself then contact me for further support!
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    Kitchen aid microwave oven not working.


    You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

    I'd say you have a contaminated or failing keypad or possibly residue on the boar dor where the keypad connects to the board.

    Is it possible that some spray cleaner got into the controls?

    I always recommend that users instead spray cleaner on a soft cloth then wipe the control panel.

    Also, I always recommend non-ammonia cleaners since ammonia can crack and damage plastic.

    Otherwise, the spray can get into the controls and lock it up or make it act odd.

    If it does not dry out over time, it may need to be manually dried or blown out.

    The keypad may be damaged or worn out, or control unit may be damaged.

    We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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