Spotting an error code on your GE oven can be alarming. That’s because error codes lock your appliance, and you can’t use it until you figure out how to resolve the triggering malfunction.
Error codes, also called fault codes, are programmed in your GE oven to help service technicians easily diagnose malfunctions. Some of these faults can be resolved by you. Others may require the service of a professional.
This article is a comprehensive guide to troubleshooting the GE oven F codes (F and a number), also referred to as function codes. I’ll tell you what each fault code means, give you a practical way to clear those that can be fixed by the user, and advise you when it’s necessary to call a professional GE oven technician.
A General Troubleshooting Guideline for All GE Oven ‘F’ Error Codes
You can follow these 3 steps to attempt to clear any GE oven F code before moving on to other troubleshooting or professional service procedures:
- Press the ‘CANCEL’ or ‘OFF’ pad and leave the oven for one hour to cool.
- If the F error code reappears, disconnect the oven completely and let 30 seconds pass before powering the oven.
- If the F error code still doesn’t disappear, follow the troubleshooting guidelines provided for each error code, or call for service as advised.
Also, depending on your model, GE oven F codes can be cleared by pressing a specified set of keys simultaneously. If your Owner’s Manual doesn’t give any instructions on this, a trained GE technician with oven repair knowledge is needed to do it.
With that said, let’s proceed to the specific troubleshooting guidelines for each F code.
GE Oven F0 or F1 Error
The F0 and F1 error codes on a GE oven indicate problems with either the key panel or the control board. If the issue is with the key panel, the ‘OFF/CLEAR’ key has usually shorted out. If the problem is with the control, the transistor has failed.
How To Fix GE Oven F0 or F1 Error
If pressing the Off/Clear key and resetting the oven (leaving the oven off for a minute) doesn’t remove the error code, call the services of a GE oven technician. The technician will perform the “glass touch board key panel test” to determine if the problem is with the key panel or the control board.
To do this, the professional will disconnect the ribbon cable and measure specified cable pins for your model, which should record 1100 ohms of resistance when pressing the ‘OFF’ key. If the “glass touch board key panel test” shows that none of the keys has shorted, then the issue is with the control board. A shorted key panel or faulty control board will need to be replaced.
GE Oven F2 or F20 Error
If your GE oven displays an F2 or F20 error, the oven control has sensed a high temperature beyond the set limit.
- If the oven is on bake mode, the oven temperature has risen beyond 600°F (315°C) with the door unlocked.
- If the oven is in Auto Clean mode, the oven temperature has exceeded 915°F (491°C) with the door locked.
How To Fix GE Oven F2 and F20 Errors
If your GE oven has a higher-than-set temperature and displays an F2 or F20 error code, you should immediately cut off power to the range.
Next, call in a trained oven technician to assess and determine the cause of the malfunction, then perform the appropriate fix as shown in the table:
|Melted/welded bake or clean relay contacts (This causes the oven to consistently call for power without making the normal cycling to control temperatures)||Replace a welded bake/clean relay contact|
|A malfunctioned cooling fan||Repair/replace a faulty fan|
|High-resistance connection in the sensor circuit||Tighten any loose connectionsReplace a faulty temperature sensor|
|Poor airflow at the back of the unit||Ensure the airflow path is not obstructed|
|Lock switch 1 and 2 closed simultaneously during the Auto Clean mode||Reset the oven at the circuit breaker if all other issues have been ruled out|
GE Oven F200, F210, F220, F230 Errors
GE oven F200, F210, F220, and F230 errors occur in double ovens when the unit calls for heat in one cavity while the other cavity already has the element heating. The temperature in the already heating cavity has reached 600°F.
In other models, the error codes can occur due to the heat reflected by an aluminum foil or shiny broiler cookware set too close to the sensor.
How To Fix GE Oven F200, F210, F220, and F230 Error
Fixing GE oven F200, F210, F220, F230 error codes will depend on which of the two possible causes is triggering the error code.
If the error is caused by an aluminum foil or shiny cookware, check with the manufacturer if using shiny cookware or aluminum foil is permitted for your model. GE Appliances has reservations about using aluminum foil in ovens.
If you are not using any aluminum foil or shiny cookware, check the oven sensors for faults by following these steps:
- Switch off power to the oven and unplug.
- Remove the oven sensor from the unit.
- Use a multimeter set at the lowest ohms of resistance to measure the sensor resistance. If the sensor is sound, it should record 1100 ohms (or a figure around 1080 ohms). Any reading deviating too far from these figures shows the sensor is faulty. Replace it.
Watch this YouTube video on how to measure sensor resistance:
If the sensor is sound, call a GE oven technician to assess your oven for any miswired components. If any are found, the professional will rewire them and calibrate the range.
GE Oven F22 Error
GE oven F22 error is a malfunction in double ovens caused by overheating. Overheating happens when both the bake and boil functions operate simultaneously in the two ovens. It can also occur if the cooling fan malfunctions.
How To Resolve GE Oven F22 Error
Perform these four steps to fix the GE oven F22 error code:
- Press the ‘OFF/CANCEL’ pad.
- Turn off the oven and allow the oven to cool for an hour.
- If the error code reappears, disconnect all power to the oven for around 30-90 seconds.
- If the error code is not cleared, call for professional service.
The professional will assess the oven for faulty heating elements or a malfunctioning cooling fan.
GE Oven F3 Error
GE oven F3 error indicates an open oven sensor. In such cases, the sensor resistance has exceeded 2900 ohms during a bake, broil, or self-clean cycle.
How To Fix GE Oven F3 Error
To troubleshoot the GE oven F3 error, check and fix the sensor following these steps:
- Disconnect oven power.
- Remove the sensor harness from the control.
- Measure the sensor resistance using ohms of resistance on the multimeter. The sensor resistance should be around -1080 ohms at room temperature. If the reading is far from this value, the sensor is bad and should be replaced.
- If the sensor is sound, assess harness terminals for damage and replace them if needed.
Note: If you’re not sure about these steps, call a GE oven service technician to perform the test and make any repairs or replacements.
GE Oven F31 Error
GE oven F31 indicates a faulty temperature sensor. A sensor usually malfunctions when there’s a power surge and the temperature sensor is shorted out.
How To Fix GE Oven F31 Error
To clear the GE oven F31 error, you’ll need to replace the faulty temperature sensor. Follow these steps:
- Disconnect the oven from the power supply.
- Remove oven racks.
- Locate the sensor, a metal rod at the back of the oven.
- Loosen the screws holding the temperature sensor to the oven wall and pull it out.
- Find a multimeter to check the sensor for continuity. The sensor should record a value of 1100 ohms of resistance. If the value shown on the multimeter deviates too much from this number, the sensor is faulty, and you need to replace it.
Contact a trained oven technician if you’re unsure about any of these steps.
GE Oven F34 Error
GE oven F34 error points to an electronic control board that has malfunctioned. Your oven won’t function at all with this error code as a manufacturer’s safety precaution. A malfunctioned oven control board will not regulate temperature as required and must be replaced.
To fix a GE oven F34 error, call in a GE oven service technician for the job.
GE Oven F35 Error
GE Oven F35 error indicates that the temperature in the oven has exceeded the threshold set in the logic. The sensor detects the high temperature and increases resistance, causing the board to activate an F code. To resolve a GE oven F35 error, call GE oven technical service to assess the logic control board and replace it if needed.
GE Oven F350 Error
GE oven F350 error displays when the cooling fan speed is slower than it should be (200 RPM for 30 more than seconds) or the fan is not turning at all. Slow or stalled fan speed can be caused by:
- Bad wiring of the Fan Apparency Device (FAD) to the control board.
- An obstruction in the fan motor.
- Lower than 120VAC (volts AC) power supply to the fan motor.
How To Resolve GE Oven F350 Error
Determine which of the above cooling fan issues is affecting your oven and resolve it accordingly. I recommend calling a trained GE oven service technician to check blower speed and connections in this order:
Check Cooling Fan Wiring
- Turn off the oven.
- Check the blower motor wiring for resistance. The white to red should register 31 ohms, while the white to black should record 47 ohms.
- If the wiring is correct, proceed to check the cooling fan.
Check Fan Speed
- Activate the fan.
- Check the vent trim at the back of the maintop if the fan spins or does so at a slow speed.
- If so, open the maintop and check the blower wheel for obstruction.
Check Control Board Blower Connections
- Run the cooling blower in the Service Mode.
- Check if the neutral tab (white wire) and the low-speed tab (black wire) record 120VAC.
A lower voltage indicates a bad control board. Replace the board. If the voltage is correct, the cooling fan motor is bad, and you need to replace it.
Note: Call in a trained GE oven service technician if you’re not sure you can complete these steps safely and successfully.
GE Oven F4 Error
The GE oven F4 error code displays when the oven sensor is shorted and the sensor resistance is below 2900 (around 0-950 ohms) in the bake, broil, or self-clean mode. To fix a GE oven F4 error, test the sensor for continuity following the steps listed in “GE oven F3 error” above.
Replace a shorted sensor that records no continuity.
GE Oven F5 Error
GE oven F5 error means that the oven electronic control board has failed. To resolve a GE oven F5 error, call an oven service technician to confirm the control board malfunction and replace it. Do not attempt to fix or even troubleshoot this issue on your own.
GE Oven F500 Error
GE oven F500 error is displayed when there’s a communication problem between the control board and electronic surface element control.
How To Fix GE Oven F500 Error
Reset your oven by turning off the power and unplugging. Then, leave the oven unpowered for 5 minutes. If this doesn’t clear the error, the control board will need to be replaced. Call in a trained oven technician for the job.
GE Oven F6 Error
GE oven F6 error points to a malfunctioned key panel. In gas models, the F6 error code means the gas valve lockout has failed.
How To Resolve GE Oven F6 Error
Call a trained oven service technician to determine if your gas range has a gas valve lockout issue, or the key panel has malfunctioned. A bad gas valve lockout will need a new motor or complete replacement. A malfunctioned oven key panel has to be replaced.
GE Oven F60 Error
GE oven F ’60’ errors are oven communication malfunctions. F60 or F61 displays when there’s a loss of communication with the upper oven control.
How To Fix GE Oven F60 or F61 Error
Try clearing the error using the ‘OFF/CANCEL’ key. If this doesn’t help, reboot the oven by turning off the power and unplugging. Wait 5 minutes before restarting the oven. If the error reappears, call a GE oven service technician to assess the board for malfunction and replace it if needed.
GE Oven F63 Error
GE oven F63 error means there’s no communication with the lower oven control.
How To Fix GE Oven F63 Error
As with other oven communication errors, you can try removing the F63 code by first pressing the ‘OFF/CANCEL’ key. If this doesn’t clear the error, reset the oven by switching off the power and unplugging the cord. Then wait for 5 minutes before restarting the oven.
If resetting the oven doesn’t clear the error, seek the services of a GE oven technician to assess the board. The professional will replace the control if it has malfunctioned.
GE Oven F64 Error
GE oven F64 error points to an oven door latch stuck in the closed position. Your oven will not respond to any other settings in this case.
How To Resolve GE Oven F64 Error
Try these 3 options first:
- Press the ‘CANCEL/OFF’ button to see if the error clears.
- If the error is still displayed, reboot the oven by turning off power to the oven, then restoring it after a minute.
- If your range still shows the F64 error, run a short self-clean cycle (1-2 hours) if your oven allows it.
If none of the 3 options works, call a GE oven service technician to assess the unit for a failed door latch assembly. A faulty door latch assembly will need to be replaced.
GE Oven F7 E6 Error
GE oven F7 E6 error means there’s a problem with the key panel. It occurs when more than one key gets stuck simultaneously.
How To Resolve GE Oven F7 E6 Error
Press the ‘TIMER ON/OFF’ and ‘CONTROL LOCK’ pads together for about 10 seconds. If the error doesn’t clear or reappears, call a service technician to assess the key panel for faults and repair/replace as the case requires.
GE Oven F7 Error
GE oven F7 error is a key panel failure code that often indicates a shorted START key. Like F0 and F1, GE oven F7 error can also indicate a malfunction of the control panel.
How To Fix GE Oven F7 Error
Press first the ‘CANCEL/OFF’ key to see if the error clears. If it doesn’t, reset the oven by cutting power for around 30 seconds and then powering it again. If the oven still displays the F7 error, call a GE oven technician. The technician will disconnect the ribbon cable and wait 30 seconds to see if the F7 code reappears.
If the code doesn’t reappear, the key panel is shorted. If the code reappears, the problem is with the control, and it should be replaced.
GE Oven F71 Error
GE oven F 71 error displays when there’s continuous key pressing. A stuck key can be caused by a creased overlay (the cover on selection buttons of the control board) or a faulty control board.
How To Fix GE Oven F71 Error
Check if the overlay is creased. If so, order one for your oven model and replace it. Follow these steps to check the overlay for creases, and replace it:
- Turn off the power to the range and unplug.
- Remove the screws on each side at the bottom of the front control panel.
- Remove the screws at the panel rear.
- Lift the panel and place it on the oven top, front part down.
- Unscrew the control board and remove it.
- Check to see if the overlay at the front of the control board is creased. If so, peel it off and replace it with a new one. Ensure the new one is well aligned and pressed onto the board.
- Follow the reverse steps to place back the control board and screw back the control panel in place.
You can check a visual demonstration of these steps in this YouTube video:
If the overlay is intact, but the oven keeps displaying an F71 error, the Electronic Control Board (ERC) could be faulty. Call GE oven services to test the control board for faults and replace it if needed.
GE Oven F720 or F760 Error
GE oven F720 or F760 error means that the internal touch key chip of the main logic board has malfunctioned. This is another problem you shouldn’t attempt to fix or troubleshoot without professional help. To fix a GE oven F720 or 760 error, call in a GE oven service technician to replace the logic board.
GE Oven F73 or F76 Error
GE oven F73 or F76 error indicates a failed touch control panel. A touch control panel malfunction happens due to overheating or if your oven is old.
How To Fix GE Oven F73 or F76 Error
Allow the oven to cool down, then reset it by cutting all power to the oven. Turn the oven back on after a minute. If the error code reappears, the oven touch control panel has malfunctioned, and you need to replace it. Call in GE oven services to do the job.
GE Oven F7F Error
F7* (*= another letter after 7) errors usually announce malfunctions in the glass touch. F7F is a glass touch CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) failure. Professional help is required for F7* issues. To resolve a GE oven F7F error, call in a GE oven service technician to replace the glass touch.
GE Oven F8 Error
GE oven F8 error announces an EEPROM data shift failure. The information from the Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) in the electronic control cannot be transferred to other oven parts. To fix a GE oven F8 error, reset the oven by turning off the power and unplugging it. Then turn it back on.
If the error reappears in 5 minutes, call a GE oven service technician to replace the electronic control.
GE Oven F9 Error
A GE oven F9 error indicates that a component around the door lock circuit areas has failed. It might be a shorted wire between the ERC and the door lock switch. Alternatively, it could also be an open thermal switch, following a stalled cooling fan when the temperatures in the oven are above 650°F (343°C).
How To Resolve GE Oven F9 Error
You’ll need to call in a GE oven technician to determine which of the oven components around the door lock circuit areas has malfunctioned as follows:
- If the wire between the ERC and the door lock switch has malfunctioned, the professional will assess the wiring and test the operation of the switch to make the necessary repairs or replacements.
- If there’s an open thermal switch due to a stalled cooling fan, the technician will assess the fan for blockage or replace the fan if the motor is defective.
GE Oven F91 or F92 Error
GE Oven F91 or F92 error indicates a change in the door latch switch circuits of the upper oven in double models. This is also the case when the F90 error code is displayed.
How To Fix GE Oven F91 or F92 Error
Try resetting the oven first by completely cutting off power to the unit and powering it again. If the error reappears, call in a GE oven technician to assess the door latch circuit of the upper oven. The professional will measure for resistance of the specified pins for your model. The oven should record ‘open’ in all operating modes but for the ‘Self Clean’ mode.
GE Oven F93 or F95 Error
GE Oven F93 or F95 error points to a change in the door latch switch circuits of the lower oven in double models. This is also true for the F94 error code.
How To Resolve GE Oven F93 or F95 Error
Reset the oven by turning off the power and unplugging and powering it back after a minute. If the error doesn’t disappear, a GE oven technician to assess the door latch circuit of the lower oven. The technician will measure for resistance of the pins specified for your model. The oven measurement should record ‘open’ in all operating modes except the ‘Self Clean’ mode.
GE Oven F96 Error
GE oven F96 error displays when the upper fan is running slowly. A slow oven fan can be caused by:
- Bad wiring.
- Obstruction to fan blower or faulty motor.
- A lower than 120VAC power supply to the fan motor.
Check for any of the above issues following the same steps described earlier for “GE oven F350 Error.”
GE Oven F97 Error
GE oven F97 error means the lower fan is running slowly. The error can be triggered by similar issues as those outlined for the F96 error. Follow the same procedure to assess and repair the fan motor as explained earlier under “GE oven F350 Error.”
Always remember that calling a professional is your safest bet when you’re not sure about troubleshooting any Functional error codes on your GE oven.
Additional GE Oven Resources
If you have any other issues with your GE oven, our other GE oven troubleshooting articles may be able to help:
- GE Oven Not Heating Up? Here’s Why (+ How to Fix)
- GE Oven Not Working or Turning On? Here’s Why (+ How to Fix)
- GE Oven Not Turning Off? Top 4 Causes (+ How To Fix)
- GE Oven Not Holding Temperature? Top 4 Causes (+ Fixes)
- GE Oven Not Lighting or Igniting? Top 4 Causes (+ Fixes)
- GE Oven: Comprehensive Error Code Guide (F0 Through F97)
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