General Electric Range Fault Codes

 

 

Gas or Electric Built-in Oven

Failure
Code
Condition
Check/Repair
F0 or F1 Failed transistor in control If code cannot be cancelled, replace the Electronic Range Control (ERC) or touch pad
F2 Oven over temp - exceeded 590º F with door in unlocked position or 990º F with door locked If actual temp condition occurred, look for welded relay contacts or high resistance connection or any cause in the oven temperature sensor circuit
F3 Open oven temperature sensor circuit Measure oven temperature sensor circuit at oven temperature sensor (should be approx 1100 ohms at room temp); check for cut or pinched wire or loss of contact
F4 Shorted oven temperature sensor circuit Same as above; check for melted connector or both leads shorted to ground
F8 Component failure within Electronic Range Control (ERC) effecting temp processing circuits Replace Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F9 Problem with door lock circuit such as pinched wire between Electronic Range Control (ERC) and door lock switch Check wiring and test operation of switch

XL44 Self Clean Oven

Failure
Code
Condition
Check/Repair
F0 - F1 - F7 Stuck keypad may mean relay is turned on. Determine if problem is with the Key Panel or Control by:
1. Pushing CLEAR/OFF pad.
2. Disconnecting Ribbon Cable from control and waiting at least 32 seconds to see if Code recurs

If code recurs, problem is in the control. Replace control.

If code does not recur, problem is with the Key Panel.
F2
Note: Also see fan thermal switches

Indicates that oven is over temperature in one of the following modes within either a cooking or clean mode of operation.
· Control senses oven temperature above 650º F with the door circuit in the unlock mode.
· Control senses oven temperature above 935º F with the door in the locked mode.
· Stalled cooling fan or airflow problem.

· Look for welded relay contacts. (Heating elements on in off mode).
· Look for open thermal switch in lock motor circuit. Switch is normally closed and will open if area overheats due to fan not operating. Look for cause - fan thermal switch not closing, fan stalled, etc.
· Look for high resistance in the oven temperature sensor circuit due to high contact resistance (poor terminal crimp, deformed terminals, loose connection) or intermittent solder joint on control or intermittent oven temperature sensor.
· Look for electrical noise interference in the oven temperature sensor circuit (Ham radio, cordless phone, etc.).
F3 - F4 Open oven temperature sensor (circuit) (over 2700 ohms) or, shorted oven temperature sensor. Could be a result of:
· contamination on terminals
· pinched wire in oven temperature sensor circuit
· cold solder joint on control.
· Disconnect power to range and remove oven temperature sensor connector from control.
· Measure oven temperature sensor resistance at oven temperature sensor connector (take care not to damage terminals in block) - Should read 1100 ohms at room temperature (approx 72º F).
· Measure each oven temperature sensor lead from connector block to ground. If shorted, look for pinched or cut wire in oven temperature sensor circuit.
· Check connector terminals - Look for deformed or corrosion on terminals. Repair or replace.
If all above is ok replace control.
F5 Relay safety circuit failure · Check oven temperature sensor circuit for intermittent high resistance.
· Check lock circuit
· Press Clear/Off and reprogram control. If code reappears, replace control

Note: If all above check OK the F5 code can be a result of a momentary loss of power (Do NOT replace control or lock, check lock circuit)
FC Problem with door lock circuit such as pinched wires between control and door lock switches on motorized lock circuits. Check wiring and test operation of switches.
FD Shorted meat probe

Note: Problem can be with the probe or receptacle or meat probe circuit.
· Check probe. Resistance should be 30k ohms to 50k ohms at room temperature.
· Look for pinched wire.
· Look for condensation or contamination of receptacle or nearby installation.
FF Loss of door motor safety circuit Replace control

New "99" Series

Failure
Code
Condition
Check/Repair
FFF
Control Error, Failed EEPROM
Replace Control
F0 or F7
Shorted Clear/Off Key due to membrane switch, control or connector
Shorted key panel membrane switch; Check Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F2 During Bake
Control senses oven temp above 590º F
High resistance connection in oven temperature sensor circuit. Check Electronic Range Control (ERC) - Welded bake relay contacts
F2 During Clean
Control senses oven temp above 915º F
High resistance connection in oven temperature sensor circuit. Check Electronic Range Control (ERC) - Welded clean relay contacts. Both lock switch 1 & 2 closed at the same time
F3
Open oven temperature sensor, oven temperature sensor resistance exceeds 2900 ohms during bake, broil or clean
Oven temperature sensor/Oven temperature sensor circuit connections
F4
Shorted oven temperature sensor, oven temperature sensor resistance less than 2900 ohms during bake, broil or clean
Oven temperature sensor/oven temperature sensor circuit connections
FFF
Door motor safety circuit
Electronic Range Control (ERC)

Electric Range

Failure
Code
Condition
Check/Repair
F0 and F1
Failed Thermistor Control
Replace Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F2
Oven temp exceeds 590º w/ unlocked door
High resistance or interference in oven temperature sensor. Replace oven temperature sensor
F3
Open oven temperature sensor circuit
Replace oven temperature sensor
F4
Shorted wire (Oven temperature sensor)
Locate and correct
F7
A = Function pad button stuck or
B = Bad clock
Unstick button or
Replace Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F8
Component Failure
Replace Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F9
Program w/ door circuit
Check wiring