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    • Part Number: AP4039867
    • MFG Part Number: 316189W
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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The control module is flashing F-1. Can you please tell me which part I need to order for replacement?

Lee W. for Model Number artsc8650ww

ANSWER Hello Lee, You did a great job listing the model number, but on these units, there is also a manufacturers' number listed as the MFG number. This number further differentiates parts used in this particular model. I did some investigating into the different models and found that there can be three causes for the F-1 fault code, that is if there is no additional numbers after the F-1. First is the temperature sensor. If it is out of tolerance just a bit, it can give the F-1 without giving a runaway temperature code. The temperature sensor should read about 1100O (±10%) at 70°F. If it is out of these parameters, it will require replacement. If it reads good, (and don't forget to tap on it while testing it in case of a poor internal connection), the next suspect is the ERC, (electronic range control). Before replacing it I would clean the membrane switch (touch pad) ribbon cable to make sure there is no poor contact causing the fault code. This is done with a dry pencil eraser rubbing the traces on the ribbon cable in the direction of the traces only to prevent damaging the ribbon cable traces. If this produces no positive results, it is either the membrane switch or the ERC that is at fault. If you would like, you can re-post with the MFG number and we can try to more closely pinpoint the cause of the fault code, but ultimately, you will need to troubleshoot in the manner described above to determine the cause of the failure. I also didn't list the part numbers since they are determined by the MFG number. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Saturday, December 01, 2012

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