When I hit start to turn the oven on it beeps and says it is at the correct temperature even though it never comes on. After a few minutes it gives code F3E0 would this be the temperature sensor W10181986?
Answer Hello Vicky. 1. Press CANCEL>CANCEL>START to enter the Diagnostics Mode. Verify the sensor
temperature reading is at room temperature (typically 50 to 90°F [10 to 32.2°C]) and verify
failure code. If failure code does match, then continue.
2. Unplug range or disconnect power.
3. Check all sensor connections on harness and board.
4. Disconnect sensor from harness.
5. Measure sensor resistance between connector pins and confirm reading is between
1000? and 1200??at room temperature. Also measure from sensor connector to sensor
casing for possible short. If measurement is not correct, or if short is found, replace
6. Trace wires and connectors to sensor from control, then back to control. If wire or
connection is damaged, replace the harness. If wire or connector is not damaged,
replace oven temperature sensor.
7. Reconnect the sensor to the harness.
8. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
9. Plug in range or reconnect power.
10. Press CANCEL>CANCEL>START to enter the Diagnostics Mode and clear the error
11. Press CANCEL to cancel the Diagnostics Mode.
12. Press BAKE and START. Observe for longer than 1 minute.
13. If failure does not reappear, stop. If failure remains, unplug range or disconnect power
and check wire connections.
When baking, the oven usually overshoots the set temperature by approximately 50°F. The temperature generally then falls to the correct setting. Is this normal? My wife thinks something is wrong. Thanks!
Answer Hello Keith,
The easiest way to explain this is that this is a case of man trying to overcome the laws of science. In attempting to control the temperature inside the bake compartment, the unit has to get hotter than the set temperature and then cool to below the set temperature. For this reason, the bake temperature is not constant but has to average the bake temperature. To check the temperature accurately, the unit has to preheat and then, using a digital temperature meter, record the high temperature and low temperature for at least 3 cycles. When the cycling is complete, add the numbers recorded together and divide by how many numbers you added. This gives you the "average" bake temperature.
Hi what are the most common problems with why the oven won't light, I just get a little click and nothing when I press the bake or broil buttons and start.
Answer Hello Micheal. Test for 3.2-3.6 volts AC at the gas safety valve with the igniter turned on. If the voltage is there, you have a bad safety valve. If the voltage is low, you have a weak igniter and the igniter will need to be replaced. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html