E3 - F1 fault code

Old 10-25-02, 04:15 PM
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E3 - F1 fault code

Hi, I have a Kenmore (whirlpool) Model 66575832001 gas range (under 2 years old) that keeps displaying the E3 - F1 - message. The oven will turn on, for anywhere between 2 - 20 seconds before shutting off, beeping, and displaying this message. I've researched the fault codes (www.applianceaid.com and others) and looked at all the posts here but can't find this combination of fault codes. E3 from what I've found is related to the sensor. F1 is related to the ERC/clock/touch pad, and the manual sez call for service. What I'd like to know is, do you know what the E3 - F1 - code means together and can the average person replace these items (ERC, sensor)? what about an electrical engineer (hubby)

We have always had problems with this oven just "shutting off" for no reason, but we didn't pay it any mind the first year, so the warranty expired before we snapped that there was a problem.We are also in an area of Houston that is prone to frequent power outages?!

Please help if you can,
Old 10-25-02, 08:45 PM
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Any chance the codes where noted backwards?

F3 - E1, Oven temperature sensor shorted, Replace oven temperature sensor.

A common WLP fault code.

The range and code may be *newer* than the on-line info that we have available to us.


F1 info....checking a common F1 code....a copy

**Disconnect power to stove
Gain access to the back of the clock (electronic range control or ERC).
Unplug the touch pad ribbon connector from the ERC. This will be a flat wire approx. 1 1/2" to 2" wide.
Make sure everything is clear and will not short out when power is turned back on.
Turn power back on to stove.
Watch for the F1 and listen for the beep.
If you get the F1 and beep, replace the ERC.
If after approx. 30 minutes you do NOT get the F1 and hear the beep, replace the touch pad.
NOTE: Some models incorporate the touch pad and the clock as one part. * We have seen a few of the newer Maytag ranges with a F1 fault code and the problem was the oven temp sensor, check carefully the wires to and from the oven temp sensor!! This has been a new occurrence to us in the last 16 months or so.**


**can the average person replace these items (ERC, sensor)?**

Sensor...usually. Clock/ERC...usually, but will be more difficult than the sensor.

Sensor parts help.





Some WLP ranges have a thermal fuse in the oven temp sensor circuit....if this opens up the oven will act up as well.

Hope something in all this jibber/jabber helps


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