If your electronic clock is showing a fault code you should always check your Owner’s Manual to see what problem is associated with that code. If the fault code doesn’t apply to the clock then you know that the problem is somewhere else in the machine.
When a fault code is associated with the clock then the first thing that you should try is to disconnect the power to your range for an hour or so. Sometimes, this will solve the problem but usually it is a temporary fix. Doing this will help you to see if the problem is intermittent or constant, which will help’s us in the diagnoses of your clock.
The fault codes referring to the clock as being the problem can also occur because sometimes the actual problem is caused by another component in the stove such as the temperature sensor, meat probe, door lock assembly, touch pad / keypad or something as simple as a loose connection.
If you are unable to find your Owner’s Manual, you can find the fault code descriptions by clicking on the name of the Manufacturer of your appliance supplied below.
The fault codes shown here are those mostly provided by the manufacturers.
If you are still not sure whether the faults you are having is with your clock or not contact one of our customer service technicians at 1-888-248-4637 and we will help you diagnose the problem.
THE 6 MOST COMMON ERROR CODES
F1, F7 AND FO
THIS MEANS THAT YOU HAVE A FAULTY TEMPERATURE SENSOR, TOUCH PAD (KEYPAD) OR CLOCK (ERC).
A Clock / ERC (Electronic Range Control) will generate an F1 error code, when the temperature sensor shows 1650 ohms during a time-of-day mode. This is equivalent to 350°F in the oven. The resistance isn’t high enough to generate an F2 code, which stands for runaway temperature or an F3 or F4 code, which stands for a shorted or open temperature sensor. The ERC monitors the temperature sensor circuit after a heat cycle and expects the resistance to drop back to 1050 -1100 ohms. The fault code is generated when this doesn’t happen. You should also check the harness connections and the temperature sensor for any visual defects.
To determine if the problem is with the Touch Pad or the ERC:
1. Push the CLEAR / CANCEL or OFF button, and then disconnect the power to the range.
2. Disconnect the Touch Pad ribbon connector from the ERC.
3. Make sure that everything is clear and will not short out, and replace any covers that were removed to gain access to the ERC before the power is turned back on.
4. Turn the power back on to the range.
5. Watch for error codes F1, F7 or FO and listen for beep.
6. If you get one of the error codes and a beep, then the ERC is bad.
7. If after 60 minutes you do not get an error code, then the Touch Pad is bad.
In some cases the Touch Pad and the ERC can be causing the F1 failure at the same time.
An F7 error code is a stuck key failure, and the Touch Pad is generally the problem. On some ranges, it can also indicate a faulty door lock.
* On Amana range clocks with a rotary temperature dial, be sure that the knob is in the OFF position when performing tests.
F2, F3 AND F4
THIS MEANS THAT YOU HAVE A SHORTED OR OPEN TEMPERATURE SENSOR OR A FAULTY CLOCK.
The oven temperature sensor reads the temperature in the oven cavity, which causes the temperature sensor to change resistance, this change in ohm resistance tells the oven control what temperature the oven cavity is at and then tells the control whether to shut off the element, or to turn it back on. To test the temperature sensor for faults, disconnect the power to the oven,and then remove the temperature sensor. You will need an ohm meter to test the temperature sensor; most temperature sensors should read about 1100 ohms at room temperature, 60 to 80° Fahrenheit or 15 to 27° Celsius. If the temperature sensor reading is open, extremely high, or extremely low, this means that the temperature sensor is faulty and needs replacing (Check for wires touching each other). If the temperature sensor is working properly, then the problem is the clock.
|Temperature (F/C)||Resistance (ohms)|
|70F / 21C||~1080 =4.9|
|100F / 37.7C||~1143 =6.0|
|250F / 121C||~1453 =8.9|
|350F / 176.6C||~1654 =10.8|
|450F / 232C||~1852 =13.5|
|5550F / 287.7C||~2047 =15.8|
|650F / 343.3C||~2237 =18.5|
|900F / 482.2C||~2697 =24.4|
WHAT A COMMON TEMPERATURE SENSOR LOOKS LIKE
Warning: Disconnect the power before removing any parts from the oven. If you are not comfortable doing any of these tests yourself, than you should get a technician to check the appliance for you.