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My oven had flames burning
The oven wont unlock until the inside is at a certain temperature, to prevent you from burning yourself with the convective heat, or worse, the fire spreading to outside the oven. Once the flame runs out of oxygen inside, the flames will go out. But the oven may not unlock for a few hours at the most.
on Mar 31, 2011
Ovens won't heat
Have you set the clock alot of ovens need the clock set so the oven will work, this is a safety thing so if you set the oven to turn off after 1 hour or at a certain time of day and say the power went out or the gas was turned off and came back on then the oven won't just start up on its own
on Mar 09, 2011
How to Fix Code F3 on GE Oven
Thanks for using FixYa. Error F3 in your range/oven means oven temperature sensor circuit failure. To resolve this issue you’ll have to check the oven temp. sensor circuit if the reading is more then 1100ohms then it should be replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
on May 12, 2020
Gives F3 code, broiler won’t turn off.
Temp sensor measures 1100 ohms.
Element measures 16 ohms.
Starting oven with broiler element removed still sends F3.
What to check next?
Also, is it safe to use the top burners while having this problem with the oven?
Hello. From the symptoms you describe, your main control board(EOC) is damaged.There are relays on the board that handle the heavy amp load of the heating elements(you don't have 400 amps going thru your key switch when you start your car--same applies to your oven) These relays can burn up, have the contacts shorted together, or the main board can become corrupted due to power surges(storm damage).
The F3 error is a temp error. In an oven, NORMALLY, only the main board and the temp sensor control the oven temp. In 98% of oven temp sensors, the proper ohm reading at room temp is 1100 ohms of resistance(+/- 10%).
Did you have a power outage or "brownout" within the last 4-6 weeks? This is not written in stone but USUALLY, if the board was damaged by a current surge, the chips on the board will start to fail in that time frame. If you give me the make and model of your unit, I can look up the part number and price for you. I hope I wasn't too long-winded and helped you!!
on Apr 27, 2020
I have a GE oven M# PGS908SEM1SS, serial #
The WB24T10140 is an high limit switch that will cutoff when temperature is too high.
Allow the high limit to cool down. Read Ohms on the part. If it still has no continuity( infinite Ohms) then the high limit has blown and must be replaced.
The reason why the high limit has blown is the high temperature generated in the self cleaning cycle.
Self cleaning generates high temperatures to clean the oven. Sometimes this can damage parts as thermal cutoff/high limit, probe, or even control board wiring.Here all parts and diagram for your oven.Here one of the cheapest sellers at $40.
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on Apr 14, 2020
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