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What does error code "F1" mean?

We purchased this house with a Kenmore Range model 790.46804991. It has a F1 error code, it has no maintenance agreement. This is not our primary appliance. Called the help line we tried everything & nothing worked. Would your advice be; get a service call (maybe cheaper) or purchase new Kenmore Range? Don't want to put money into an older range when the price of a service call would or could pay for a new range with a maintenance agreement.

Kenmore , Ranges , Appliances
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Joey S
Generally speaking "F1" implies an electronic oven control (EOC) failure, however it could have a bad oven temperature sensor probe (RTD sensor) causing the "F1".

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The oven temperature sensor can be tested using an ohm meter and the measurement of the resistance can be compared to the "RTD" scale to verify if the oven temperature sensor probe is OK or not. If the sensor probe measures around 1091 ohm plus or minus 5.3 ohms at room temperature of 75 degrees plus or minus 2.5 degrees then the electronic oven control board will need to be replaced. The oven sensor connection can be accessed at the back of the range. It will be located in the upper right hand corner when standing behind the range. It will have a quick disconnect connector.

NOTE: Disconnect the range from the power source before servicing.

The electronic oven control will cost approximately between $279.55 and $365.82 depending on the color of the range. The sensor probe will cost approximately $28.93.

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your range rather than replacing it.
by Joey S Earned 1,895 community points in Kenmore
July 17th, 2009
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