GE Cafe series gas range error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your GE cafe series gas range. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for ranges, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your range.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
F0

Clear/Off key error

Check/Repair

Unplug the range for 3 minutes to reset the electronic control board and then restore power. If the code returns, replace the glass touch control panel. If the problem continues, replace the electronic control board.

Possible parts
Glass touch control panel, electronic control board
F1 or FF

Defective electronic control board

Check/Repair

Unplug the range for 3 minutes to reset the electronic control board and then restore power. If the code returns, replace the electronic control board.

Possible parts
Electronic control board
F2

Oven over-temperature

Check/Repair

If the oven overheated, the electronic control board likely has a stuck relay; replace the electronic control board. If the oven is at room temperature, the oven temperature sensor could be defective. Unplug the range, disconnect the oven temperature sensor and check the resistance of the oven temperature sensor using a volt/ohm meter. The oven temperature sensor should measure around 1100 ohms at room temperature. If the resistance is off by more than 200 ohms off, replace the oven temperature sensor. If the resistance is normal, replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven temperature sensor, electronic oven control board
F3

Oven temperature sensor is defective (electrically open)

Check/Repair

Unplug the range, disconnect the oven temperature sensor and check the resistance of the oven temperature sensor using a volt/ohm meter. The oven temperature sensor should measure around 1100 ohms at room temperature. If the resistance is off by more than 200 ohms off, replace the oven temperature sensor. If the resistance is normal, replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven temperature sensor, electronic oven control board
F4

Oven temperature sensor is defective (electrically shorted)

Check/Repair

Unplug the range, disconnect the oven temperature sensor and check the resistance of the oven temperature sensor using a volt/ohm meter. The oven temperature sensor should measure around 1100 ohms at room temperature. If the resistance is off by more than 200 ohms off, replace the oven temperature sensor. If the resistance is normal, replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven temperature sensor, electronic oven control board
F5 or F6

Gas lockout valve failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the range and check the gas lockout valve wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the gas lockout valve.

Possible parts
Gas lockout valve, wire harness
F9 or FC

Oven door lock failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the range and secure any loose connections in the wire harness between the oven door lock assembly and the electronic control board. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the oven door lock assembly and replace it if damaged.

Possible parts
Oven door lock assembly, wire harness
FD

Defective meat probe

Check/Repair

Unplug the meat probe (allow the oven to cool before unplugging the meat probe). If the FD code disappears once the meat probe is unplugged, then replace the meat probe because it's defective. If the FD code appears with the meat probe unplugged, then unplug the range and check the meat probe jack wiring. Replace the meat probe jack wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the meat probe jack.

Possible parts
Meat probe, meat probe jack, wiring harness

Symptoms common to all ranges

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Main causes: faulty temperature sensor, electronic control board problem, control thermostat failure, weak burner igniter, oven door problem
Main causes: broken broiler element, weak or broken boil burner igniter, control system failure, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure
Main causes: bad bake element, broken burner igniter, control system failure, blown thermal fuse, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure
Main causes: power supply failure, blown thermal fuse, bad relay control board, damaged terminal block, wiring failure
Main causes: broken oven door lock assembly, wiring failure, electronic control board problem
Main causes: power supply problem, control thermostat or electronic control board failure, broken element, bad burner igniter
Main causes: food splatters, spilling food on the oven door, allowing liquid to drip through oven door vent when cleaning the door

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How to replace a range oven door lock assembly

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Repair difficulty
Time required
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