General Electric ERC Fault Codes


Gas or Built In Oven Fault Codes

Fault CodeCondition/DescriptionResolution
F0 or F1Failed transistor in controlIf code cannot be cancelled, repair the Electronic Range Control (ERC) or replace the touch pad
F2Oven over temp - exceeded 590F with door in unlocked position or 990F with door lockedIf actual temp condition occurred, look for welded relay contacts or high resistance connection or any cause in the oven temperature sensor circuit
F3Open oven temperature sensor circuitMeasure 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
F4Shorted oven temperature sensor circuitSame as above; check for melted connector or both leads shorted to ground
F8Component failure within Electronic Range Control (ERC) effecting temp processing circuitsRepair Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F9Problem with door lock circuit such as pinched wire between Electronic Range Control (ERC) and door lock switchCheck wiring and test operation of switch

XL44 Self Clean Oven Fault Codes

Fault CodeCondition/DescriptionResolution
F0 - F1 - F7Stuck 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. Repair control.
If code does not recur, problem is with the Key Panel.
F2Indicates 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.
Also check fan thermal switches
  • 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 - F4Open 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 repair control.
F5Relay 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)
FCProblem 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.
FDShorted 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.
FFLoss of door motor safety circuitRepair control

New "99" Range Fault Codes

Fault CodeCondition/DescriptionResolution
FFFControl Error, Failed EEPROMRepair Control
F0 or F7Shorted Clear/Off Key due to membrane switch, control or connectorShorted key panel membrane switch; Check Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F2 During BakeControl senses oven temp above 590 degrees FHigh resistance connection in oven temperature sensor circuit. Check Electronic Range Control (ERC) - Welded bake relay contacts
F2 During CleanControl senses oven temp above 915 degrees FHigh 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
F3Open oven temperature sensor, oven temperature sensor resistance exceeds 2900 ohms during bake, broil or cleanOven temperature sensor/Oven temperature sensor circuit connections
F4Shorted oven temperature sensor, oven temperature sensor resistance less than 2900 ohms during bake, broil or cleanOven temperature sensor/oven temperature sensor circuit connections
FFFDoor motor safety circuitRepair Electronic Range Control (ERC)

More GE Range Fault Codes

Fault CodeCondition/DescriptionResolution
F0 and F1Failed Thermistor ControlRepair Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F2Oven temp exceeds 590 w/ unlocked doorHigh resistance or interference in oven temperature sensor. Replace oven temperature sensor
F3Open oven temperature sensor circuitReplace oven temperature sensor
F4Shorted wire (Oven temperature sensor)Locate and correct
F7
  1. Function pad button stuck or
  2. Bad clock
  1. Unstick button or
  2. Replace Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F8Component FailureRepair Electronic Range Control (ERC)
F9Program w/ door circuitCheck wiring