The table is set, your guests are arriving, and there is an error code on your electric range preventing your food from cooking properly. What do you do? Regardless of your electric stove model, here are troubleshooting tips that will help you get through your exhausting evening.
Stove Error Code Details
How much do you know about stove error code details? Electric stoves are designed to let you know when a potential hazard exists. Your first line of defense is to have your user manual on hand so that you know what the code definitions are. It is the quickest troubleshooting tip to understanding if it is an issue you can fix at home or if you need the help of a repairman. By learning the codes, you will be able to troubleshoot and clear error codes or schedule repairs. When you call CS Appliance Service and provide the code, our experienced technicians will know the repair or parts you will potentially need which will speed up your stove restoration.
Popular Error Codes
Each company has its own error codes which is why it is often confusing as to what they all mean. Luckily, the most common stove manufacturing error codes are found online.
How To Monitor Stove Error Codes
Although each manufacturer has their individual codes, there are common troubleshooting tips you can try industry-wide. As an example, an F1 error message may be a simple problem with the clock. If it persists, it may well be a major issue like a sensor or a control panel. If your electric stove’s clock is displaying a code, check to see if the error code is first a time issue. Then, disconnect the stove for a short period to see if this resets the error code automatically.
The error codes may display a clock issue when there are other issues at hand, but it is smart to start with it to cross it off the list of potential error code malfunctions.
- ERC Temperature Sensor
If unplugging the stove does not reset the error code, you need to see if they flash intermittently or constantly. The electric range control (ERC) monitors your stove’s temperature changes via a sensor which causes an error code to display when an inconsistency occurs. If you are not able to clear the code, you will need to contact a repairman if you are unable to troubleshoot the temperature sensor or harness linking.
- TouchPad Error Code
To determine if your issue is an ERC or touchpad issue, push the clear button and then turn off the power to your stove. If you have any reservations, you need to call an experienced service repairman as the next steps are dangerous. Disconnect the touchpad ribbon from the electric range control. Secure the connection. Replace the covers before turning back on the power. Monitor stove error codes that display. If you get an error code, check the ERC. No error code suggests the touchpad is bad if the stove fails again.
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