20 Most Recent Dacor Preference PGR30 Gas Kitchen Range Questions & Answers


( yes) most ovens that use hot surface system stay on during heating . if its weak is orange glow instead of white hot . this would cause slow heat up / hope this helped ****

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Jun 10, 2013


Called Dacor with same problem. They said the high temp switch needed to be reset but wouldn't tell me how to do it.

Looked at another site and found out how. On double oven remove grill that latch sticks out of. There should be 6 screws. On left side is a switch with a red button that faces inward. Press this button until it clicks. Test oven by turning on to see if this fixes problem. It did for me.

Rescrew grill back on being careful that the latch continues to line up with the door.

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Oct 05, 2011


Are you able to perform an ampere test useing a multimeter if you are connect around one of the ignitor wires your ignitor should be drawing 3-3.3 amps any less then this and this would cause your problem as well as the burner tube perform this test on the ignitor wire make sure you shut off the gas when performing this test as well if you have any further questions message me them back as well and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to help others in the future when our chat has fully concluded Thanks Rick

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011


Here is some wisdom for understanding F1 fault codes.

In some models, there are subcodes that make diagnosis even easier.

Here's a simple explanation of what's going on and how to troubleshoot:

The F1 code indicates that:


a. The electronic range control (ERC) is sensing heat in the oven when in a time-of-day (i.e., not cooking) mode.

b. The ERC is receiving information to run multiple heat functions simultaneously.


Although different components (depending upon the model) could generate the code, simple and straightforward testing using your ohm meter is all you gotta do to test for it.

1. Check the oven temperature sensor. The oven sensor has to be within spec or it will cause the F1 code.
As an example of being out-of-spec, the ERC will generate an F1 fault code when the sensor shows 1650 ohms during a time-of-day mode.
This is equivalent to 350°F in the oven.
The resistance isn't high enough to generate an F2 code (runaway temp) or an F3 or F4 code (shorted/open sensor circuit).
The ERC monitors the sensor circuit after a heat cycle and expects the resistance to drop back to 1050-1100 ohms.
The fault code is generated when this doesn't happen. Checking the sensor circuit means also checking the harness,
harness connections and the sensor itself.

2. If the oven sensor circuit checks okay, then turn your inquisitive eyeballs to the touchpad.
If the range has a separate touchpad/keyboard, the keypad may have moisture that is shorting several circuits simultaneously.
If the F1 code is given immediately (instead of during or after a heat cycle),
remove the ribbon connector from the touchpad to the ERC after clearing the F1 code. If the F1 code does not return in five minutes,
then cast a suspicious gaze upon the touchpad/keyboard. Shorts may be caused by using an ammonia-based glass cleaner.
The touchpad surface will absorb ammonia-based cleaners that are sprayed directly on the glass surface. When heat is applied,
the surface material can break down causing shorts.
If you're gonna use ammonia-based cleaners on your control panel, then you should spray it on the rag and then wipe the touchpanel
-don't spray directly onto the surface of the touchpad.

3. On Amana ranges with a rotary temperature dial, be sure that the knob is in the OFF position when performing tests.

4. If these tests all check good, then replace the ERC.


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Dacor Preference... | Answered on Oct 01, 2010


in cking with breakdown this is a gas cook top and also is the oven . using all 120 volt . there is no 220 use inthis model . there is probably a power cord in the back . it will only plug to 110/120 rec . no cord is required other than the one on the range .. hope this helped ****

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Dec 04, 2009


The F8 code is a:

Failure of Electronic Range Control (ERC) You need to replace thr ERC/Clock Assymbly. Once that is done you will have the oven back.

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Nov 29, 2009


I have had the same miserable experience - replacing the brain, touchpad, expensive parts - for this supposedly high-end appliance.

Have you checked the ignitor bar? See a good explanation of that at http://www.ignitors.com/oven-ignitors/
and also http://www.theignitorstore.com/product/frigidaire_oven_range_igniter_5303935066/range_oven_igniters

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009


I believe it is supposed to be. Prebake, including the convection fan, will happen until the oven reaches the set temperature.

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009


Is it sparking? What I have found to work well is to take a piece of aluminum foil, crumple it and use it as if it were sandpaper, to clean the sparking electrodes.

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009


I am sorry you are having this trouble. Hopefully the following will help you.

Its not the locking mechanism that is bad, it is the door switch or wiring to the door switch.

Its not detecting that the door is closed so it will not lock the door, and gives you error code F8 - Door switch not detecting door closed.

Check the switch its self and make sure all wires are connect to it.


I hope I was able to help you and thank you for using Fixya!!!

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009


Try first unplugging power cord for ten minutes, and see if this clears the error message.

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Nov 18, 2008


If this is a gas unit then it could be caused by a gas/air ratio mixture problem, advise you get a qualified engineer to call, this could be potetially dangerous if you get a gas build up. Regards Engineer

Dacor Preference... | Answered on Jul 28, 2007


Most gas stoves come from the factory ready for natural gas service,as most of the world is piped for natural gas when gas is used as a fuel,but they are easily converted to LP ( liquified petroleum) gas by installing a conversion kit. As this gas is very explosive I wouldn't recommend a homeowner tackling this job themselves,but hire your gas supplier to do the conversion or a licensed contractor.
The added expense of hiring a licensed contractor is far cheaper than loosing your home and possibly serious injury or ***** to family members because of a botched conversion job.

Dacor Kitchen... | Answered on Nov 14, 2019


The element may show continuity (should be very low ohms) however when he element heats up it will open and no longer heat, when it gets cool enough it will heat again and cycle will repeat. I would look at high limit switch while I had it apart. The only true test to verify element is not heating is using a clamp on current meter.

Dacor Kitchen... | Answered on Feb 12, 2019

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