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General Electric Fault Codes

GE FAULT CODES

GE Range / Stove / Oven Fault Codes
Failure Code Fault Code Description Solution
F0 Stuck touch pad Usually means that either the touch pad or the oven control (also called clock or ERC) is defective and needs to be replaced. If this fault code cannot be cancelled, replace the oven control (also called clock or ERC), touch pad, or both.
F1 Stuck touch pad Usually means that either the touch pad or the oven control (also called clock or ERC) is defective and needs to be replaced. If this fault code cannot be cancelled, replace the oven control (also called clock or ERC), touch pad, or both.
F2 During BAKE Control senses oven temperature above 615F-630F If actual over temperature condition occurred: Look for welded relay contacts on bake or broil relays. If this happens, replace oven control (also called clock or ERC).

If no over temperature condition occurred: Look for a high resistance connection or any other cause of high resistance in the oven temperature sensor circuit. Check sensor, sensor harness and sensor harness connection at sensor and oven control. Replace sensor if found defective.

Remember: Oven control (ERC) measures resistance of sensor circuit , not actual oven temperature.
F2 During CLEAN Control senses oven temperature above 915F-930F If actual over temperature condition occurred: Look for welded relay contacts. If this happens, replace oven control (also called clock or ERC).

If no over temperature condition occurred: Look for a high resistance connection or any other cause of high resistance in the oven temperature sensor circuit. Check sensor, sensor harness and sensor harness connection at sensor and oven control. Replace sensor if found defective. Check door lock switches.

Remember: Oven control (ERC) measures resistance of sensor circuit , not actual oven temperature.
F3 or F4 Open or shorted oven temperature sensor (RTD) Check sensor harness and harness connection between oven sensor and oven control. Replace oven temperature sensor (RTD) if wiring is ok.
F5 Loss of relay drive circuit If this fault code cannot be cancelled, replace the oven control (also called clock or ERC).
F8 Shorted meat probe Problem could be with the probe, the receptacle, or probe circuit. Check probe. Look for pinched wire. Look for condensation or contamination on probe receptacle.
F9 Lock switch Check wiring to door lock switch (the wire harness may be connected wrong). Check for stuck lock switch.
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 Problem could be with the probe, the receptacle, or probe circuit. Check probe. Look for pinched wire. Look for condensation or contamination on probe receptacle. Replace probe if all else checks out ok.
FF Loss of door motor safety switch Replace the oven control (also called clock or ERC).
FFF Control error, failed EEPROM Replace the oven control board (also called clock or ERC).

The main control operates a series of software commands, which control the various features and functions of the oven. Each function or operation has a numerical value assigned to it. The numerical values can be added up - this is called the check sum operation. Every time the system is powered up and after each clean cycle the system performs a check sum and compares the value to the value programmed into the software (stored in memory).

An EEPROM check sum error or FFF code occurs when the values differ. If this happens, replace the oven control board (also called clock or ERC).


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Gas or Built In Oven Fault Codes

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 590F with door in unlocked position or 990F 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


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XL44 Self Clean Oven Fault Codes

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 650 degrees F with the door circuit in the unlock mode.
· Control senses oven temperature above 935 degrees 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 72 degrees 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


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"New '99" Range/Stove/Oven Fault Codes

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 590 degrees 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 915 degrees 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)



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Range/Stove/Oven Fault Codes

Failure Code Condition Check/Repair
F0 and F1 Failed Thermistor Control Replace Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F2 Oven temp exceeds 590 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



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WSL Model Washing Machine

Failure Code Condition Check/Repair
IE - Water level sensor error Water sensor fails to send signal for longer than 5 seconds. Press POWER button. No other buttons work:

· Check wiring harness

· Check pressure sensor switch

· Check circuit board
7E - Water supply error No frequency change for 60 minutes from water supply. Press POWER button. No other buttons work:

· Check wiring harness

· Check water valve· Check pressure sensor switch

· Check circuit board
E - Drain pump error Water level does not decrease to reset point within 15 minutes from draining water from the washer. Press POWER button. No other buttons work:

· Check wiring harness

· Check pump motor

· Check circuit board

Close lid.

· Check wiring harness

· Check lid switch

· Check unbalance switch

· Check circuit board
dE - Lid open error Lid is open during wash cycle.  
UE - Unbalance switch error Unbalanced load is sensed three times during a spin operation. Open lid. Rebalance laundry load and close lid.

· Check wiring harness

· Check unbalance switch

· Check circuit board
OE - Water overflow error Water supply does not stop after sensing an overflow condition. Turn off household water supply to washer and unplug power cord.

· Check wiring harness

· Check water inlet valve

· Check pressure sensor switch

· Check circuit board


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Microwave Fault Codes

Failure Code Condition Check/Repair
F1 Open sensor, will occur below 190F of cavity temperature within 15 minutes after starting convection, combination or roast cook Check oven temperature sensor for continuity. Replace if zero or infinite ohms
F2 Shorted thermal sensor, will occur if a shorted thermal sensor is detected continuously over 5 seconds on convection, combination or roast cooking Check oven temperature sensor for continuity. Replace if zero or infinite ohms

Note: It will take a minimum of 5 minutes of convection run time before F1 or F2 code will be displayed if the thermal sensor is shorted or open.
F3 Shorted key panel (touch pad), will occur if a shorted key panel is detected continuously over 60 seconds Replace key panel (touch pad)
F4 Open humidity sensor, will occur if humidity sensor is detected as being open continuously over 5 seconds Replace humidity sensor
F5 Shorted humidity sensor, will occur if humidity sensor is detected as being shorted continuously over 5 seconds Replace humidity sensor
F6 Shorted temperature probe, will occur if temperature probe is detected as shorted continuously over 5 seconds Replace temperature probe
ProbEe Open temperature probe, will occur if temperature probe is detected open, or not plugged into the receptacle If probe is plugged in and "ProbE" is on display check continuity of the probe with an ohm meter. If zero or infinite ohms, replace it


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Dishwasher Fault Codes - From Late 1990's forward

Failure Code Condition Check/Repair
PF Power Failure Push cancel to clear. If code persists check electrical connections to dishwasher and electronic control
C1 Partially restricted drain, pump-out not accomplished in the normal time of less than 95 seconds Check drain line, if clear, check for a restricted drain valve in pump
C2 Drain line totally blocked, pump-out not accomplished in the maximum time of 405 seconds Check drain valve for restriction in pump, check drain line. Note: If a new garbage disposer was installed, remove knock out plug for dishwasher drain
C3 Will not go into drain Call for service
C4 Water over-fill fault Check for high water pressure to unit, usually an indication of a bad water inlet valve
C5 Low water fill Check for low water pressure to unit, usually an indication of a bad water inlet valve
C6 Water temperature too low after 20 minute extension Check heating element and thermostat, both should have continuity
C7 Temperature sensor bad Replace sensor (located inside door, remove door panel to access)
C8 Detergent cup blocked Keep objects clear of cup when loading