Question about GE JGBP83WEJWW Gas Kitchen Range
F1 appears in place of clock display. Constant beeping sound accompanies. I shut the circuit breaker for 30 minutes as described in the manual . . . unsuccessful. What's next, short of a repair call.
Amy, F1 indicates that your ERC (electronic relay control) OR your keypad has failed. Here is the test procedure to determine which... GO OUTSIDE AND SHUT THE BREAKER OFF!!! Open the top oven door (the model number you posted is incorrect, I don't know if it's a single or double oven but the procedure is the same)and look at the bottom of the keypad console. You'll see 3 screws under there. Use a 1/4" nut driver or socket to remove these. Then remove the control panel (lift and rotate toward you). From here, you'll see the back side of the ERC. Look for the green "ribbon" coming from the keypad and inserted into the ERC. Remove the ribbon cable from the ERC and let it dangle all by itself. Then replace the control panel in the reverse order from what I described above. Now turn the breaker back on. OK.... this is waiting period. Now that the keypad is disconnected you've isolated the 2 components. If the F1 error reoccurs, the ERC is the problem. If not, it's the keypad. The time frame for this diagnosis is 24 hours. If, after that time, the error does not show it's definitely the keypad.
Posted on Aug 09, 2007
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F1 touch pad / ERC test This simple test will help determine
whether the ERC (Electronic Range Control or Clock) or the touch pad is
defective when F1 error code is present.
Note: Some models incorporate the touch pad in to the ERC as a single
assembly, in which case this test is not necessary. Simply replace the ERC
Warning: If you feel in any way uncomfortable performing this test or
making this repair, please contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
1. Disconnect power to the range (unplug the range power cord or turn the power off to the range at the circuit breaker). It is very important that the power to the range has been disconnected, so please double check before continuing
2. Gain access inside the control panel.
3. Disconnect the touch pad (also called keypad or membrane switch) ribbon from the ERC
4. Make sure there are no lose wires, or anything else that may cause a short when power is turned back on. Assemble the control panel back the way it was
5. Turn the power back on.
6. Wait for at least one hour to see if the F1 code comes back (usually accompanied by a beeping sound)
7. If F1 comes back, replace the ERC. If it does not, replace the touch pad.
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