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What does the error code F3-E2 mean on my Whirlpool stove?

The clock on the stove is not working and the oven is not working.

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Wall Ovens , Whirlpool , Appliances
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The error code F3 E2 is telling you the electronic control on the range detected a high temperature in the oven. This can be caused by a defective oven temperature sensor or the electronic range control (ERC).

You can't test the ERC, but you can test the oven sensor. Begin by disconnecting the power to the range and removing the rear panel covering the ERC. Remove the lower panel from the range and follow the oven sensor wires up to the control. Disconnect the plug on the ERC containing the oven sensor wires and read the resistance of the oven sensor. It should read between 1000-1200 ohms.

If the oven sensor tests within this range the ERC is defective. If it tests out of the range disconnect the wires from the oven sensor and measure the resistance of the oven sensor. If it tests out of the range the oven sensor is defective. If it tests within the range the harness between the ERC and the oven sensor is defective.
by Manage My Life
August 11th, 2008
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David Cavanaugh
I had this error and followed the procedure to test the sensor. I disconnected the sensor and removed it from the oven. Reading was about 1100 ohms at room temperature. I was discouraged that the easy/cheap sensor was not the issue. Next step was to disconnect the connector from the ERC, reattach the connector and test where the plug attaches
David Cavanaugh
test the sensor + wire harness. It still passed. I reassembled everything and put the oven back it belongs. Just for the hell of it, I tested the oven. It WORKED. No issue. Somehow the process of unplugging and reconnecting the sensor and the ERC wire harness made the problem go away. If you have this problem and your sensor passes the test, do NOT order a new ERC until putting the oven back together and giving it a try. This method fixed my oven at a cost of $0.
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