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Oven is displaying F3 which I assume is a code for the type of failure. Is it dead or can I correct the problem?

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    F3 code. Keypad is frozen. Triple beep.

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F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted keypad.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

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

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Feel free to contact me directly for more information & help.

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

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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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
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    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.

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    If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

    If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

    Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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

    William E. Miller, AS-EET
    prototech@usa.net
    http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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