Kenmore 2004 and newer model self-cleaning electric range error codes

Kenmore

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Kenmore self-cleaning range (2004-current models). 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
F10

Runaway temperature (oven temperature is >600 and increasing out of control).

Check/Repair

If oven isn't overheating, check the oven temperature sensor probe and replace if necessary, If oven is overheating, disconnect power. If oven overheats when the power is restored, replace the electronic oven control board. Severe overheating may require replacing the range, if damage is extensive.

F11

Electronic oven control board's keyboard is shorted,

Check/Repair

Disconnect electrical power, wait 30 seconds and restore power. If the fault code returns, replace the electronic oven control board. The keypad is incorporated into the electronic control board assembly on this type of circuit board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Electronic oven control board and overlay
F12

Faulty micro-processor identification for the electronic oven control board

Check/Repair

Disconnect electrical power, wait 30 seconds and restore power. If the fault code returns, replace the electronic oven control board. The keypad is incorporated into the electronic control board assembly on this type of circuit board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Electronic oven control board and overlay
F13

Faulty Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) identification or a faulty Internal Memory Checksum Error

Check/Repair

Disconnect electrical power, wait 30 seconds and restore power. If the fault code returns, replace the electronic oven control board. The keypad is incorporated into the electronic control board assembly on this type of circuit board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Electronic oven control board and overlay
F30

Electrically open oven temperature sensor probe connection

Check/Repair

Check the resistance of the oven temperature sensor probe at room temperature and compare the reading to the oven temperature sensor resistance chart. If the resistance doesn't match the chart, replace the oven temperature sensor probe. Check the oven temperature sensor probe wiring harness in the circuit between the electronic oven control board and the oven temperature sensor probe connector. Replace the harness if necessary.

F31

Shorted oven temperature sensor probe circuit

Check/Repair

Shut off electrical power and check the resistance of the oven temperature sensor probe. If the resistance is less than 500 ohms, replace the sensor. If not, plug the sensor back in and check the resistance through the entire circuit. If the resistance is abnormal, have the wiring repaired. If not, replace the electronic oven control board.

F90

Maximum oven door unlock time exceeded.

Check/Repair

Check the wiring between the electronic oven control board and the oven door lock motor microswitch. Replace the oven door latch motor assembly if necessary. Check for binding of the latch cam, lock motor rod and lock motor cam. If the lock motor coil is open, replace the lock motor assembly. If the lock motor continuously runs and the microswitch is open, replace the oven door latch motor assembly. If this troubleshooting doesn't resolve the problem, replace the electronic oven control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven door latch motor assembly, Electronic oven control board and overlay, Wire harness
F91

Maximum oven door unlock attempts exceeded.

Check/Repair

Check the wiring between the electronic oven control board and the oven door lock motor microswitch. Replace the oven door latch motor assembly if necessary. Check for binding of the latch cam, lock motor rod and lock motor cam. If the lock motor coil is open, replace the lock motor assembly. If the lock motor continuously runs and the microswitch is open, replace the oven door latch motor assembly. If this troubleshooting doesn't resolve the problem, replace the electronic oven control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven door latch motor assembly, Electronic oven control board and overlay, Wire harness
F92

Maximum oven door open time exceeded.

Check/Repair

Check the wiring between the electronic oven control board and the oven door lock motor microswitch. Replace the oven door latch motor assembly if necessary. Check for binding of the latch cam, lock motor rod and lock motor cam. If the lock motor coil is open, replace the lock motor assembly. If the lock motor continuously runs and the microswitch is open, replace the oven door latch motor assembly. If the oven door light switch is open, replace it. If the above troubleshooting doesn't resolve the problem, replace the electronic oven control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven door latch motor assembly, Electronic oven control board and overlay, Wire harness
F93

Maximum oven door lock time exceeded.

Check/Repair

Check the wiring between the electronic oven control board and the oven door lock motor microswitch. Replace the oven door latch motor assembly if necessary. Check for binding of the latch cam, lock motor rod and lock motor cam. If the lock motor coil is open, replace the lock motor assembly. If the lock motor continuously runs and the microswitch is open, replace the oven door latch motor assembly. If the oven door light switch is open, replace it. If the above troubleshooting doesn't resolve the problem, replace the electronic oven control board.,

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven door latch motor assembly, Electronic oven control board and overlay, Wire harness
F94

Maximum oven door lock attempts exceeded.

Check/Repair

Check the wiring between the electronic oven control board and the oven door lock motor microswitch. Replace the oven door latch motor assembly if necessary. Check for binding of the latch cam, lock motor rod and lock motor cam. If the lock motor coil is open, replace the lock motor assembly. If the lock motor continuously runs and the microswitch is open, replace the oven door latch motor assembly If the oven door light switch is open, replace it. If the above troubleshooting doesn't resolve the problem, replace the electronic oven control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven door latch motor assembly, Electronic oven control board and overlay, Wire harness

Symptoms common to all ranges

Choose a symptom to see related range repairs.

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

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Repair difficulty
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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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