Common GE Oven Error Codes

When you start prepping a lovely meal for your family, the last thing you want to see on your GE oven’s display is a strange error code. The unit appears to be working, and it clearly has power, so what’s the deal? And to make matters worse, the display doesn’t tell you exactly what the problem is. Instead, it gives you a seemingly random combination of letters and numbers that make no sense. So what do these GE oven error codes actually mean?

 

What do GE Oven Error Codes Mean?

While it may seem like these GE oven fault codes are random, each one represents a specific breakdown, malfunction, or part failure within the unit. Learn more about what each code means and what steps you can take to fix the problem yourself below.

Not all GE oven error codes represent simple fixes. For any oven repair issue in Monroe, Ruston, West Monroe, or Choudrant that’s too difficult, call Northeast Appliance Repair for the area’s top appliance repair experts.

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Control Panel Malfunctions

Error Codes: F0, F1, F7

What does this code mean?
Stuck or defective button on the keypad.

Possible part failures?
Keypad, control panel, electronic control (clock/ERC)

Possible DIY Solution?
Start by pushing the Clear/OFF button, then turn off the power to the oven. Disconnect the ribbon-style connector from the control board, then turn the power back on. If the code comes back around 30 seconds to a minute later, you’ll need to replace your control board.

Overheating Issue

Error Code: F2

What does this code mean?
Detecting oven temperature overheating issue.

Possible part failures?
ERC control board, oven temperature sensor

Possible DIY Solution?
If your oven has actually overheated, your control board likely has a defective relay, meaning the board will have to be replaced. If the unit is at room temperature though, you’ll have to test the resistance on your oven temperature sensor using an ohmmeter. Resistance should be 1000 ohms at 72 degrees F. If your reading comes up short, you’ll have to replace your temp sensor.

Temperature Sensor Problem

Error Code: F3 or F4

What does this code mean?
Oven temperature sensor is defective.

Possible part failures?
Wire harness, oven temperature sensor, control board

Possible DIY Solution?
Start by disconnecting power to your oven. Use your ohmmeter to test the resistance of the oven temperature sensor. This time it should read 1080 ohms at 70 degrees F. If you’re getting a different reading you’ll have to replace the sensor. Also, visually inspect the temperature sensor’s wire harness. If it’s physically damaged, start by replacing this fist as it may be the cheapest fix for this error code.

Defective Door Lock

Error Code: FC

What does this code mean?
Faulty oven door lock.

Possible part failures?
Oven door lock assembly, wire harness, control board

Possible DIY Solution?
Again, always disconnect the power supply to the oven before inspecting parts. Look for any disconnected wires in the door lock circuit, and examine the door lock harness. If it’s damaged, replace the harness. If the wire harness is in good shape though, you’ll need to install a new door lock assembly.

Probe Malfunction

Error Code: FD

What does this code mean?
Shorted meat probe

Possible part failures?
Meat probe, recepticle

Possible DIY Solution?
This is one of the more common GE oven error codes we see. Inspect the built-in oven meat probe wire for any pinches or other damage. If it appears to be in good shape, take a close look at the probe receptacle for condensation or contamination. The receptacle can be replaced if it seems to be in bad shape, otherwise, you’ll need to install a new meat probe assembly.

When it comes to GE error code troubleshooting, many of these issues can be identified and repaired with little or no experience by following these simple steps. There are more GE oven error codes though that we didn’t cover due the skill needed to diagnose and fix them. For these and any other appliance repair issues, contact Northeast Appliance Repair today.