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Re: DISPLAY ERROR F1-8
F1-8 commonly means shorted membrane. Unplug or shut off the circuit breakers for 15 minutes, plug back in/turn back on, if problem persists replace membrane, if they are integrated parts replace control board (some come with membrane on parts vary)
Always shut off power before any repair attempts electrically
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Note: Safety advice I have read regarding microwave oven repair is to have a microwave oven repaired only by an authorized repair technician. It is not do-it-yourself work.
Any repair might not be worth the cost compared to purchasing a new replacement. A microwave repair technician authorized to work on Tappan microwave ovens will be able to evaluate what is causing the loud noise and give you an estimate of the repair costs.
Note: If you find you need to replace your microwave oven, please be sure the old microwave oven is sent to electronics recycling.
It's an error code that will not go away until a technician resets it. Quote straight from the manual :
"The oven may detect a fault during programming or during operation. If a fault is detected, the message "Fault detected - press power to clear" or "Fault detected - press enter to try again" may appear. Follow directions in the display. If the fault reappears or does not clear, call an authorized servicer or the toll-free number in the display. • If the same operation is attempted before having the wall oven repaired, the message "Feature not available" will appear. The feature will remain inoperable until service is obtained":
Sorry you haven't had an answer to your inquiry yet. You may not even require a remedy any longer, but in the event you do I'll post it.
The "F5" in the smw272 wall unit is indicating the on-board watchdog has detected a oven temperature sensor fault/failure. The remedy issued by Thermador's tech support and authorized technicians service manual's is to first replace the oven temperature sensor. If the display should still display after wards, replace the main relay board.
It may be too late to suggest, but you may be best served having an authorized thermador tech look at it.
Hope that helps, better late than never hopefully.
the only recommendation for clearance given by turbochef is there must be at least a 2 inch gap between the top of the oven and any shelf or work surface above it,
however experience tells me that you shoul have at least 4 - 6 inches of clearance all around to ensure sufficient coolin airflow if there is not sufficient airflow the oven will suffer from overheating with EC overtemp error messages being displayed, you should also bear in mind the requirement for clear access for the service technician should a problem arise
You said, your broiler and oven won't work. That you set bake and it beeps and the bake light flashes but oven wont light.
Does the display flash any error codes, or just the bake light?
1. BAKE or LOCK may flash rapidly in the display to alert you if there is an error
or a problem. If BAKE or LOCK appear in the display, press the CANCEL pad.
2.If BAKE or LOCK continue to flash, disconnect power to the appliance.
3.Wait a few minutes, and then reconnect power. If the flashing still continues,
disconnect power to the appliance and call an authorized servicer.
4.If the oven is heavily soiled, excessive flareups may result in a fault code during
cleaning. Press the CANCEL pad and allow the oven to cool completely, wipe out
excess soil, then reset
For most concerns, try these first.
Check if oven controls have been properly set.
Check to be sure plug is securely inserted into receptacle.
Check or re-set circuit breaker. Check or replace fuse.
Check power supply
I'll check the repair manual to see what I can find. Let me know how it goes. Perhaps this will fix a glitch. Huuum Remember to leave a rating.
GE had a rash of "underperforming" magnetrons on these units.
They replace the magnetron, stirrer and high-voltage diode at no charge for parts as long as a GE-authorized service center does the work.
Sometimes the unit gets run too long in a failing state and the waveguide and chassis of the oven get damaged.
To see if yours is covered, see this bulletin: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf
Otherwise, you need to contact GE Customer Relations at 1-800-386-1215 as soon as possible and tell them your problem and they will put you in touch with a local authorized servicer.