Samsung electric range error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Samsung electric 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
C-20

Oven temperature sensor failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the range and check the wire harness connections between the oven temperature sensor and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, measure the resistance of the oven temperature sensor using a multimeter. You should measure around 1,100 ohms of resistance at room temperature. Replace the oven temperature sensor if resistance is off by more than 200 ohms.

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven temperature sensor, wire harness
C-21

Oven overheating

Check/Repair

Unplug the range and check the resistance of the oven temperature sensor using a multimeter. You should measure around 1,100 ohms of resistance at room temperature. Replace the oven temperature sensor if resistance is off by more than 200 ohms. If the oven temperature sensor resistance is okay, replace the main control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Oven temperature sensor, main control board
C-d0

Stuck key

Check/Repair

A key on the membrane switch panel is stuck. Try to free the stuck key, press down directly on top of all keys on the membrane switch panel. If that doesn't free the stuck key, press down slightly off-center on all keys. If you can't free the key, replace the membrane switch panel.

Possible parts
Membrane switch panel
C-d1

Oven door lock failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the range and check the wire harness connections between the oven door lock and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the oven door lock.

Possible parts
Oven door lock, wiring harness
C-F0

Main control board communication error

Check/Repair

Unplug the range and check the wire harness connections between the main control board and the user interface control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the main control board. If the problem continues, replace the user interface control board.

Possible parts
Main control board, user interface control board, wire harness
-dC-

Partition switch error

Check/Repair

This error will display if you didn't install the oven partition in the 5th rack position when using the twin-baking mode. Install the oven partition correctly. If the error code displays when the partition is in the correct position, unplug the range and check the wire harness connections between the partition switch and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the partition switch.

Possible parts
Partition switch, wire harness

Symptoms common to all ranges

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

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

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