Old 11-17-06, 08:44 AM
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Hi all, I'm new here looking for some assistance. I have a GE XL44 gas oven model #JGBP26GEN2WH serial number ZF221369P. My problem is the oven is not working, the broiler and all cooktop burners work fine. When I turn on the oven to bake, after a few seconds the control panel makes a "buzzing" sound and then displays the error code "F1", and the oven fails to heat up, I don't smell any gas. I looked up the code and it recommends replacing the ERC. This part is around $160 dollars. I guess my question is should I spent the ERC to clear the F1 code and is this anyway related to the oven not working or am I looking at further troubleshooting and possible parts to repair that also. The F1 code only shows up when trying to operate the oven, everything else works fine and error free. I'm not sure how old this oven is, I really don't know if I should throw money at it or just buy a new oven. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
Old 11-18-06, 06:34 AM
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Hello steamplant and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Possible the ERC is defective as per the code F1. However, since the broilers Hot Surface Igniter (HSI) is operating (Glowing) lets try the first steps first. Doing so may and/or may not resolve the problem.

Unplug the oven from the electrical power source for about 30 minutes. Then plug it back into electrical power source and note the results. Re test oven.

If same condition exists, swap out the HSI in the oven with the one in the broiler. In other words, put functioning HSI into oven and retest. If oven works, leave broiler HSI installed in oven and replace defective HSI with new one. Install that one in broiler.

If doing all the above in step by step fashion does not work, very likely ERC needs to be replaced. Not all that uncommon either. Electronic circuit boards do fail and all it takes is one defective component somewhere on the board or touch pad.

Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

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