Hotpoint Gas Range F2 Oven Problem


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Old 12-07-01, 08:13 AM
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Hotpoint Gas Range F2 Oven Problem

I have an RGB745 gas range. The unit is almost two years old. When new, we ran it 3 months then stored it 6 months, then installed in our new home. Ever since then (more than a year) it periodically gets an F2 code and quits. Once or twice has given F3, and sometimes it just won't heat or is pitifally cold (200 degrees when supposed to be 350). GE says F2 means over 590 degrees which is not the case. Is it a temp sensor or what? This is very frustrating---. We use oven to make bread daily. By the way, unit is converted to LP gas.
 
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Old 12-07-01, 03:52 PM
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Hello jeverson and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

Electronically operated appliances can be rather difficult to determine the exact cause of a problem. Often times it takes the skill, training and experience of a professional to diagnose the exact problem.

The condition your describing often times is a defective part on the main electronics circuit board. If you want to remove it for inspection and or testing, unplug the appliance first.

Remove the main board, inspect it visually and if not able to test the componets and circuitry, take it to the local retail appliance parts dealers for testing.

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Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem solving methods, disassembly instructions, repair proceedures, pictorials and schematics, may be available online.

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers test and carry replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Retail parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers if you stop in at the store. The info will help to determine the ignition system and possible problem causes.

Check the ARCHIVES, within this forum, for other postings on this topic and the replies offered.

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