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GE Oven: Comprehensive Error Code Guide (F0 Through F97)

The most common GE oven error codes are F2, F3, and F97, meaning your oven is overheating, has sensor resistance problems, or has a slow fan, respectively. All these problems are temperature-related, and you must call a GE oven technician to troubleshoot and fix the issue. 

Error codes, also called fault codes, are programmed in your GE oven to help service technicians quickly diagnose malfunctions. You can resolve some of these faults, while others may require the service of a professional. Around 80–90% of households have ovens, so whatever error code you’re getting from your oven, you’re not alone.

After using GE ovens religiously for over two decades and keeping a detailed list of all the error codes, I wrote this comprehensive guide to help you troubleshoot the GE oven error codes.

In this guide, I’ll explain what each fault code means, provide valuable instructions for clearing those that you can resolve yourself, and let you know when you should contact a qualified GE oven technician.

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Top GE Oven Errors Codes and Meaning

Error CodeDescriptionCauseSolution
F0/F1Problems with the key panel or the control boardShorted “OFF/CLEAR“ key or failed transistorReplace the key panel or the control board, depending on the cause
F2/F20The oven control has sensed a high temperature beyond the set limitOverheatingCheck the oven temperature sensor and replace the control board if necessary
F200/F210/F220/F230These errors occur in double ovens when the unit calls for heat in one cavity while the other cavity already has the element heatingCaused by using aluminum foil or shiny cookwareMeasure the sensor resistance and ensure it reads around 1080 ohms. Anything beyond that number means you have a faulty sensor
F22OverheatingOverheating or cooling fan malfunctionTurn off the oven and let it cool down
F3Open oven sensorExceeded sensor resistance during the bake, oil, or self-clean cycleReplace the oven temperature sensor
F31Faulty temperature sensorShorted temperature sensor caused by a power surgeReplace the temperature sensor
F34Malfunctioning electronic control boardReplace the electronic control board
F35The temperature in the oven has exceeded the threshold set in the logic control boardHigh temperature detected by the sensorCall GE technical service to assess and replace the logic control board if necessary
F350Cooling fan speed is slower than it should be (200 RPM for more than 30 seconds), or the fan is not turning.Slow or stalled fan speed.Check the cooling fan and replace it if necessary.
F4Shorted oven sensorSensor resistance below 2900 in the bake, oil, or self-clean modeTest the sensor for continuity and replace it if necessary
F5Failed oven electronic control boardCall an oven service technician to confirm and replace the control board malfunction
F500Communication problem between the control board and electronic surface element controlReset the oven by turning off the power and unplugging it for 5 minutes. Call a trained oven technician to replace the control board if this doesn’t clear the error
F6Malfunctioned key panels or gas valve lockout failureCall a trained oven service technician to determine the cause and replace the key panel or the gas valve lockout motor as necessary
F60Loss of communication with the upper oven controlCommunication malfunctionCheck the oven connection and call a GE oven technician to replace the control board if necessary
F63No communication with lower oven controlMalfunction in lower oven control board1. Press the “OFF/CANCEL” key. 
2. Switch off the power and unplug the cord; wait 5 minutes, then restart the oven.
3. If the error persists, seek the services of a GE oven technician to assess the board and replace the control if needed
F64Oven door latch stuck in closed positionOven door latch malfunctionManually unlock the oven door or seek the services of a technician to repair or replace the door latch.
F7 E6Key panel malfunction due to multiple keys stuck simultaneouslyMalfunction in key panel1. Press the “TIMER ON/OFF” and “CONTROL LOCK“ pads together for 10 seconds2. If the error keeps happening or comes back, call a technician to check the key panel for problems and fix or replace it if necessary
F7Key panel failure code indicating a shorted START key or control panel malfunctionMalfunction in key panel or control panel1. Press the “OFF/CANCEL“ key
2. If the error persists, seek the services of a technician to assess the keypad or control panel for faults and repair or replace it as needed
Error CodeDescriptionCauseSolution
F71Continuous key pressing or stuck key caused by a creased overlay or faulty control boardCreased overlay or faulty control boardCall in a GE oven service technician to troubleshoot and fix the issue
F720 or F760Internal touch key chip of the main logic board malfunctionedMalfunction in the internal touch key chip of the main logic boardCall in a GE oven service technician to replace the logic board
F73 or F76Failed touch control panel due to overheating or old ageOverheating or old age of the touch control panelCall in a GE oven service technician to troubleshoot and fix the issue
F7FGlass touch CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) failureGlass touch CRC failureCall in a GE oven service technician to replace the glass touch
F8EEPROM data shift failureFailure to transfer information from the EEPROM to other oven partsReset the oven by turning off the power and unplugging it. If the error reappears in 5 minutes, call in a GE oven service technician to replace the electronic control
F9Component failure around the door lock circuit areasShorted wire or open the thermal switchCall in a GE oven service technician to troubleshoot and fix the issue
F91 or F92Issue with the door latch circuit of the upper ovenIssue with the door latch circuit of the upper ovenTry resetting the oven first by completely cutting off power to the unit and powering it again. If the error reappears, call a GE oven technician to assess the door latch circuit of the upper oven
F93 or F95Change in the door latch switch circuits of the lower oven in double modelsReset the oven by turning off the power, unplugging it, and turning it back on after a minute. If the error doesn’t disappear, call in a GE oven technician to assess the door latch circuit of the lower oven
F96Upper fan is running slowlySlow oven fanCall in a GE oven service technician to troubleshoot and fix the issue
F97Lower fan is running slowlySlow oven fanCall in a GE oven service technician to troubleshoot and fix the issue
FF Faulty electronic control that needs replacementDefective electronic controlCall in a GE technician
Bad LinePower supplied to the unit was wired incorrectlyMiswireContact an electrician or technician
Loc DoorCode flashes when self-clean cycle is not selectedN/AReset control
LOCControl lockout/child lockout feature activatedN/AHold 9 and 0 keys or lock control keys until the error disappears
ERRInvalid input used when using the controlsN/AReset controls
⊃ or Backward “C”Sabbath mode activatedN/APress the “bake” and “broil” buttons until “SF” displays, then press the “delay start” button.

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.

General Troubleshooting Guideline for All GE Oven ‘F’ Error Codes

You can follow these three steps to attempt to clear any GE oven F code before moving on to other troubleshooting or professional service procedures: 

  1. Press the ‘CANCEL’ or ‘OFF’ pad and leave the oven for one hour to cool. 
  2. If the F error code reappears, disconnect the oven completely and let 30 seconds pass before powering the oven. 
  3. If the F error code still doesn’t disappear, follow the troubleshooting guidelines for each error code, or call for service as advised.

Depending on your model, you can also clear GE oven F codes by pressing a particular combination of keys simultaneously. A trained GE technician with oven repair knowledge is needed if your owner’s manual gives no instructions.  

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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 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 (by 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 the cable pins specified 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 have shorted, 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 reduce 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.

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 element heating. The temperature in the already heated 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.

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 instructions below:

  1. Cause: Melted/welded bake or clean relay contacts (This causes the oven to consistently call for power without making the regular cycling to control temperatures).
  2. Fix: Replace a welded bake/clean relay contact.
  3. Cause: Lock switches 1 and 2 closed simultaneously during the Auto Clean mode.
  4. Fix: Reset the oven at the circuit breaker if all other issues have been ruled out.
  5. Cause: A malfunctioned cooling fan.
  6. Fix: Repair/replace a faulty fan.
  7. Cause: High-resistance connection in the sensor circuit.
  8. Fix: Tighten any loose connections. Replace a faulty temperature sensor.
  9. Cause: Poor airflow at the back of the unit.
  10. Fix: Ensure the airflow path is clear.

How To Fix GE Oven F200, F210, F220, and F230 Errors

Fixing GE oven error codes F200, F210, F220, and F230 will depend on which of the two possible causes triggers the error code.

If the error is caused by aluminum foil or shiny cookware, check with the manufacturer to see 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 aluminum foil or shiny cookware, check the oven sensors for faults by following these steps:

  1. Switch off and unplug the oven.
  2. Remove the oven sensor from the unit.
  3. Measure the sensor resistance using a multimeter set at the lowest ohms of 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 needs to be fixed. Replace it.

Watch this YouTube video on measuring sensor resistance:  Oven Not Baking Evenly? Oven Sensor Testing – Gas Oven Repair.

If nothing’s wrong with the sensor, 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

The GE oven F22 error is a malfunction in double ovens caused by overheating. Overheating happens when the bake and broil 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:

  1. Press the ‘OFF/CANCEL’ pad.
  2. Turn off the oven and allow the oven to cool for an hour. 
  3. If the error code reappears, disconnect all power to the oven for 30-90 seconds.
  4. Call for professional service if the error code is not cleared.

The expert will examine the oven to see if the heating elements or cooling fan are broken.

GE Oven F3 Error

GE oven error code F3 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 by following these steps:

  1. Disconnect oven power.
  2. Remove the sensor harness from the control.
  3. 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. 
  4. If the sensor is sound, assess harness terminals for damage and replace them if needed.

Note: If you need clarification, 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 the GE Oven F31 Error

To clear the GE oven F31 error, you’ll need to replace the faulty temperature sensor. Follow these steps:

  1. Disconnect the oven from the power supply.
  2. Remove oven racks.
  3. Locate the sensor, a metal rod at the back of the oven.
  4. Loosen the screws holding the temperature sensor to the oven wall and pull it out.
  5. 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 these steps.

GE Oven F34 Error

GE oven error code F34 points to a malfunctioning electronic control board. A broken oven control board won’t keep the temperature at the right level, so it needs to be replaced. 

To fix a GE oven F34 error, call in a GE oven service technician for the job.

GE Oven F35 Error

The GE Oven F35 error indicates that the temperature in the oven has exceeded the threshold set in the logic. When the sensor sees that the temperature is high, it raises the resistance, which makes the board send out an F code. To fix an F35 error on a GE oven, call GE oven technical service and ask them to check the logic control board and replace it if necessary. 

GE Oven F350 Error

A GE oven F350 error displays when the cooling fan speed is slower than it should be (200 RPM for 30 more seconds) or the fan is not turning. The following can contribute to slow or stalled fan speed:

  • 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

Find out which of the problems with the cooling fan is affecting your oven and fix it. I recommend calling a trained GE oven service technician to check the blower speed and connections in this order:

Check the Cooling Fan Wiring

  1. Turn off the oven.
  2. Check the blower motor wiring for resistance. The white-to-red should register 31 ohms, while the white-to-black should record 47 ohms. 
  3. If the wiring is correct, check the cooling fan.

Check the fan speed and the sensor resistance 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 by following the steps listed in “GE oven F3 error” above. 

Replace a shorted sensor that records no continuity.

GE Oven F5 Error

A GE oven F5 error means the oven’s electronic control board has failed. To fix an F5 error on a GE oven, call a service technician to confirm that the control board is broken and replace it. Refrain from attempting to fix or even troubleshoot this issue on your own.

GE Oven F500 Error

A 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 it. Then, leave the oven unpowered for 5 minutes. The control board must be replaced if this doesn’t clear the error. Call in a trained oven technician for the job.

GE Oven F6 Error

The GE oven F6 error points to a malfunctioned key panel. In gas models, the F6 error code means the gas valve lockout has failed. (electronic control)

How To Resolve GE Oven F6 Error

Call a trained oven service technician to determine if your gas range has a valve lockout issue or if the key panel has malfunctioned. A bad gas valve lockout will need a new motor or complete replacement. A malfunctioning oven key panel has to be replaced. 

GE Oven F60 Error

GE oven F60 errors are oven communication malfunctions. F60 or F61 displays when communication with the upper oven control is lost.

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 it. Wait 5 minutes before restarting the oven. If the error occurs again, call a GE oven service technician to check the board and replace it if it’s broken.

GE Oven F63 Error

A GE oven F63 error means no communication with the lower oven control.  

How To Fix GE Oven F63 Error

As with other oven communication errors, you can remove the F63 code by pressing the “OFF” or “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 malfunctions.

GE Oven F64 Error

The 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 three options first:

  1. Press the ‘CANCEL/OFF’ button to see if the error clears. 
  2. If the error is still displayed, reboot the oven by turning off the power, then restoring it after a minute.  
  3. If your range still shows the F64 error, run a short self-clean cycle (1-2 hours) if your oven allows it. 

Call a GE oven service technician to assess the unit for a failed door latch assembly if none of the three options work. A faulty door latch assembly will need to be replaced.

GE Oven F7 E6 Error

A 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 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 or replace it as the situation requires.

GE Oven F7 Error

The GE oven F7 error is a key panel failure code, often indicating a shorted START key. Like F0 and F1, the GE oven F7 error can also indicate a malfunction of the control panel.  

How To Fix GE Oven F7 Error

Press the “CANCEL/OFF” key first to see if the error clears. Suppose it doesn’t; reset the oven by cutting power for around 30 seconds and then powering it again. Call a GE oven technician if the oven still displays the F7 error. 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, which should be replaced. 

GE Oven F71 Error

A GE oven F71 error displays when there’s continuous key pressing. A creased overlay (the cover on the control board’s selection buttons) or a malfunctioning control board can cause a stuck key.

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:

  1. Turn off the power to the range and unplug it.
  2. Remove the screws on each side at the bottom of the front control panel.
  3. Remove the screws at the panel rear.
  4. Place the panel on the oven top, front part down.
  5. Unscrew the control board and remove it.
  6. 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. 
  7. Follow the reverse steps to place the control board back and screw back the control panel.

This YouTube video shows a visual demonstration of these steps: GE Gas Range Oven Replace Control Board Overlay #WB27K10256

If the overlay is intact and the oven still displays 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

A GE oven F720 or F760 error means that the internal touch key chip on 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 a GE oven service technician to replace the logic board.

GE Oven F73 or F76 Error

GE oven F73 or F76 error codes indicate 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 GE Oven Services to do the job.

GE Oven F7F Error

F7* (* = symbol 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 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 a component around the door lock circuit areas has failed. A short wire might be 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 have 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

The 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

First, try resetting the oven by completely cutting off power to the unit and powering it again. If the error reappears, call a GE oven technician to assess the door latch circuit of the upper oven. The professional will measure the resistance of the specified pins for your model. The oven should record “open” in all operating modes except for the “Self Clean” mode.

GE Oven F93 or F95 Error

The 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, unplugging it, and turning it back on after a minute. If the error doesn’t go away, a GE oven technician should check the door latch circuit for the lower oven. The technician will measure the 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

A GE oven F96 error displays when the upper fan runs slowly. The following things can cause a slow oven fan:

  • 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 by following the steps described earlier for “GE oven F350 Error.”

GE Oven F97 Error

A GE oven F97 error means the lower fan is running slowly. Similar issues can trigger the error 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.”

GE Oven FF Error

A GE oven FF error means a faulty electronic control needs to be replaced. To fix this, you have to call in a GE technician. 

GE Bad Line

This code means power is supplied to the unit, but it was not wired correctly. This is the result of a miswire. To fix this, contact an electrician or a technician. 

GE Loc Door 

This code should only flash when the self-clean cycle is selected. You should reset your control if this code flashes and the self-clean cycle is not selected. 

GE LOC

This is the “control lockout” or “child lockout” feature. It prevents accidentally turning on the oven. To fix the GE LOC error, simply hold the 9 and 0 keys until LOC disappears from the screen. If your unit isn’t numbered, look for two buttons with “lock control” inscribed and hold both keys until the error disappears. 

GE ERR

GE ERR means you have used invalid input when using the controls. To fix this, simply reset your controls. 

GE ⊃ or Backwards “C”

GE backwards C means your unit has been set to Sabbath mode. To disable Sabbath mode, press the “bake” and “broil” buttons until “SF” displays. Then press the “delay start” button, and your unit should return to normal after the countdown. 

Conclusion 

After turning it on and off and seeing nothing change, you should remember that calling a professional is your safest bet when you’re unsure about troubleshooting functional error codes on your GE oven.

Author

  • Steve Rajeckas

    Steve Rajeckas is an HVAC hobbyist with an avid interest in learning innovative ways to keep rooms, buildings, and everything else at the optimal temperature. When he's not working on new posts for Temperature Master, he can be found reading books or exploring the outdoors.

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