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