Question about Kenmore Ovens
I have a Kenmore electric range/oven model 790.99129409, upon entering "Bake" or "Broil" mode on the keypad, I receive a error code F 13. I have checked the bake and broil elements, and have continuity between the ends of each element. Upon testing the temperature probe I read 1075 ohms. What should I be testing next?
Most likely the clock / control or a thermal fuse if your model has one.
Posted on Oct 09, 2017
The F2 Error code means the oven has detected an excess temperature condition. Most often this is due to a bad temperature sensor - the sensor costs about $75 from an online repair site.
How to remove and replace the temperature sensor. In most GE ovens, when you open the door, you'll see the rod-shaped temperature sensor sticking out of the back wall at the upper left. It's about six inches long and a bit more than 1/8" in diameter, held in place with two screws.
Turn off the circuit breaker (built-in ovens) or unplug the range before attempting the replacement.
The replacement sensor will come with instructions, but basically it's a matter of removing the sensor, pulling out the wires to where they are connected and disconnecting them. You may have to snip. The replacement sensor will come with high-temp wire nuts to hold the new connection. Polarity doesn't matter; it's a straight resistance thermocouple. Hook it up, be sure you poke the connections back far enough so that they're on the other side of the thermal insulation and not resting against the back of the oven.
If you continue getting the F2 error after replacing the sensor, then the problem is likely in the control module - this is the circuit board behind the keypad and clock.
You'll need to remove the decorative bezel to get behind the control panel. Remove screws and set off parts in order - it's not complicated. Once the bezel is off there are two more screws that hold the panel in place. Then you can lift the panel up about a half inch and pivot it forward toward you. You'll see a bunch of wires going to a circuit board.
On the panel you will notice some black plastic boxes that say "Potter & Brumfield" on them. These are relays. Check the relays - slide the black plastic cover straight up to expose the coil and the contacts. The coil, when energized, closes the contacts - look at all the relays. You can manually close the contacts with your finger (be gentle). If the contacts of one of them are stuck, they might be welded together. You can fix the problem by prying apart the welded contacts gently with a knife blade. Take some time to gently polish the relay contacts with a folded bit of fine grain sandpaper - this will get some more life out of them. Be gentle and careful - the relays aren't complicated but if you bend the contact or rip it out, you'll have to replace the controller, which will set you back a couple hundred dollars. If you unstick and burnish the relays, they will probably eventually weld together again as the rough spot will spark, but when you burnish them with sandpaper they should be good for some more life before they need to be replaced.
If the problem isn't the temp sensor or welded relay contacts then the problem is obviously somewhere else, but temp sensor and relay contacts will account for the lion's share of F2 errors.
Once again, be safe, be careful, be gentle. Ovens are not very complicated and they're tough, but always exercise care. Always disconnect electricity before messing with them.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
SOURCE: My GE double electric oven
Hi If the error code still appears, then the problem is likely in the control module (circuit board) behind the keypad and clock. You'll need to remove the bezel to get behind the control panel. Remove the screws & lift the panel up about a half inch and pivot it forward toward you. The circuit board you can now see is the Control module. Check for the black square shaped components on this board, they may be burnt or the connection might be loose. Look for welded relay contacts on bake or broil relays. If this happens, replace oven control (also called clock or ERC). Daniel
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If the error code still appears, then the problem is likely in the control module (circuit board) behind the keypad and clock. You'll need to remove the bezel to get behind the control panel. Remove the screws & lift the panel up about a half inch and pivot it forward toward you. The circuit board you can now see is the Control module. Check for the black square shaped components on this board, they may be burnt or the connection might be loose. Look for welded relay contacts on bake or broil relays. If this happens, replace oven control (also called clock or ERC).
Posted on Oct 11, 2010
The oven sensor should be between 1000-1200 ohm's at room temperature or roughly 1080 ohm's. I would place the Tech Sheet here but Whirlpool will not allow me to post their manuals or Tech Sheets. You are welcome to the Tech Sheet HERE I hope this helps Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Oct 22, 2011
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