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What does the error code E2 F3 mean on a Whirlpool Gold range? The model number is GS475LEMS.

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
October 20th, 2010

I have had a repairman come over but he could not tell me what the code meant. I am looking for someone to tell me what it is and what I might need to do to fix it. It only comes on when the oven is over 400 degrees. The other repairman thought it might have been a sensor that was causing the oven to give that error message because it was sensing the oven was hotter than it actually was??

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Ranges , Wall Ovens , Whirlpool , Appliances
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Lyle W
The E3 F3 does indicate that the electronic oven control board detects that the oven had an over-temperature condition. This is likely caused by a bad oven temperature sensor probe since it only occurs when the temperature is above 400 degrees.

There is a chance that the electronic oven control is bad but this is less likely than having a bad sensor. A bad wiring harness between the sensor and the control board could also cause this problem.

If you have a volt/ohm meter, you can

unplug the range

and check the resistance of the sensor probe. The image below shows how to access this component. At room temperature (75 F), the sensor should measure about 1080 ohms. If you place the sensor in a glass of ice water at 32 F, it should measure about 1000 ohms. If the resistance is way off, then the sensor will apparently need to be replaced.

You can order parts from the

Sears PartsDirect

website.

This information may help you fix this problem yourself. If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Lyle W
October 20th, 2010
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Manage My Life
It's never a good thing when your oven isn't working properly especially when your least expecting it. I found this question on Manage My Life that will be helpful to you, while your waiting on an expert answer. This answer from the expert will give you the meaning of the error code and what you can do to diagnose the problem. I'm attaching the link below, I hope this helps!!!!!!!
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October 19th, 2010
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