GE manual-cleaning range error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your GE freestanding 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

Stuck or shorted Cancel/OFF key

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.

F2

Oven over-temperature

Check/Repair

If the oven actually overheated, the electronic oven 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 and measure the oven temperature sensor resistance using a volt/ohm meter. If the resistance isn't 1100 ohms at 72 degrees F, replace the oven temperature sensor. If the resistance is correct, replace the electronic control board.

F3 or F4

Oven temperature sensor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the range and measure the oven temperature sensor resistance using a volt/ohm meter. If the resistance isn't 1100 ohms at 72 degrees F, replace the oven temperature sensor. If the resistance is correct, replace the electronic control board.

F5 or F8

Internal failure in the electronic oven control

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.

F7

Shorted key on the electronic oven 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.

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

Repair guides common to all ranges

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your range.

July 20, 2018
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range oven door switch

The oven door switch detects whether the oven door is closed and helps control the oven light. Replace the switch if it doesn’t control the oven light properly.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range oven door lock assembly

Oven door not locking? You can replace the lock assembly in less than 30 minutes. Here's how.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less

Articles and videos common to all ranges

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your range.

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Troubleshooting an F10 error code on a range video

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Learn how to troubleshoot problems with your range that cause an F10 error to be displayed.

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6 tips for using a range better

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These simple everyday habits cut down on wasted energy when you cook and bake.