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GE Oven Won’t Stop Beeping? Here’s Why (+ How to Fix)

If your GE oven won’t stop beeping, it’s due to your “special features” (SF) setting or a malfunctioning control board. A broken temperature sensor or timer could also be the culprit. To fix it, try resetting the oven by unplugging it or replacing the control board. If the problem persists, look out for faulty parts.

The GE oven with model number PGS920SEFSS is infamously known to give users continuous beeping issues, as 32 percent of buyers on Amazon say they’ve had to replace the control board – some of which was aimed at solving the persistent beep problem.

However, the troubling beeping sequence can happen in any GE oven model. For example, an oven beep is ok if it happens once to mark the end of a cooking cycle. However, if your GE oven keeps beeping, you will worry about what’s causing it and probably find the beeping noise annoying.

After a prolonged conversation with GE appliance customer support and troubleshooting dozens of GE ovens diagnosed with this problem at my workshop, I have created this guide to walk you through the six most common causes behind when a GE oven won’t stop beeping and a step-by-step process of fixing the issue.

6 Causes & Solutions to When GE Oven Won’t Stop Beeping

GE ovens are designed to give beeps to help users identify the appliance’s operational status, e.g., when a cooking cycle ends. Here are five possible reasons a GE oven won’t stop beeping:

  1. A “special features” (SF) setting
  2. A malfunctioning display board or touch control panel
  3. GE error code
  4. Preheating alert
  5. Problem with temperature gauge
  6. Faulty door switch

Your GE Oven Has a 6-Second Beep “Special Features Setting”

GE ovens have a “special features” option to customize oven operation and controls. Instructions on how to use the special features menu are in your model’s User Manual.

The “End of Cycle Tone” is one of the options in a GE oven’s special features menu. Usually, your oven will make three short beeps when a timed cycle is complete. Consequently, the oven will beep every six seconds until you press the OFF/CLEAR button.

If you forget to hit the “OFF/CLEAR” pad after a timed cycle, your GE oven will keep beeping.

Solution

The 6-second beep in a GE oven is a routine operation. As such, if your GE oven keeps beeping after a cooking cycle, the most obvious solution is to hit the “OFF/CLEAR” button as soon as you hear the three beeps.

If the continuous beeping after a cycle annoys you and you don’t want to hear it if you delay pressing the “OFF/CLEAR” pad, you can cancel it. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Press and hold the “Bake” and “Broil” pads simultaneously for three seconds. You will see ‘SF’ displayed on the panel.

Step 2: Press the “KITCHEN TIMER” button. ‘CON BEEP’ will be displayed, the short form for ‘continuous beeping.’

Step 3: Reach the “KITCHEN TIMER” again, and ‘BEEP’ will be displayed. This means that the 6-second continuous beeping is canceled. Now, your oven will only make the three first beeps to alert you at the end of a cooking cycle.

Step 4: Press the “START” button to effect the change.

PS: In GE double wall ovens, you do this process with the upper range, but the changes also apply to the bottom oven.

Your GE Oven Display Board or Touch Control Panel is Malfunctioning

I put these two issues together because beeping in a GE oven can be caused by either of them, and you need to eliminate one to know if the other is the problem.

The two main parts of your GE oven’s electronic control assembly are the oven display board and the touch control panel. If they malfunction, they’ll present similar symptoms, which can lead to addressing the wrong issue.

If your GE oven has a bad display board, it may beep and display an ‘F1,’ ‘F0,’ ‘F6,’ or ‘F7’ error code or make a rhythmic beeping noise without showing any error codes.

Solution

If you eventually suspect this to be the problem, the solution is to determine whether the problem is with the display board or the touch panel. Here’s how to do that:

Step 1: Cut the power supply to the oven at the circuit breaker, turn off the switch, and unplug.

Step 2: Open the control board cover panel and remove the touchpad ribbon from the board.

Step 3: Turn on the power to see if the beeping resumes. If it does, the beeping is caused by a bad control board, and you’ll have to replace it.

Step 4: If the beeping does not resume, wait 30 minutes to confirm it has stopped entirely. If it doesn’t continue after 30 minutes, the touchpad is faulty, so the beeping is not heard when disconnected.

Step 5: In case of a faulty touchpad, you’ll need to replace it. This would mean reaching out to a professional technician for assistance to you purchase the correct replacement parts.

Does the Beep Come with a GE Error Code?

Most GE oven models with digital displays show error codes to communicate problems when the oven control system detects any.

So if a code accompanies the beep, it’s easier to solve. GE appliance company has provided a list outlining all troubleshooting codes for GE ovens and their meaning.

Solution

When your GE oven doesn’t stop beeping and you can see an error code (the F1 is peculiar), the typical solution is to reboot the oven. To reset your GE oven:

Step 1: Ensure the cooking cycle is complete, then unplug it from the power

Step 2: Leave it unplugged for at least 30 seconds. 

Step 3: If the beeping resumes after you plug the oven, troubleshoot the error code using your manual’s GE Error code list.

Whenever your oven doesn’t stop beeping and flashes an error code on the control panel while beeping, the problem is half-solved. 

All you need to do is identify the error code with a number and letter on the display panel and check the manual section r troubleshooting that corresponds with the code to cancel this alert.

Preheating Alert on GE Oven

Many newer GE oven range and wall oven models give audible preheat signals (along with preheat light) to indicate that the temperature is hot enough to add food. 

This is usually about 7 to 12 minutes after switching it on. It means the oven is not at the set temperature but hot enough to add most food items.

So, if this is what you’re hearing, then there’s nothing wrong with your oven as it is a normal signal. 

However, if this beeping noise continues after the oven has reached the temperature you set it for, there may be an issue with the temperature gauge. (F2 or F20 error code)

Problem with The Temperature Gauge of Your Oven

By standards, your GE oven is equipped with internal temperature probes to prevent you from overcooking your food. The probes stop the cook cycle once the food has reached a specified temperature.

If the oven beeps after you have turned it off, it could be that the temperature gauge or control panel wrongly indicates that the range is overheating or at temperature.

You most likely need a new oven probe in this situation.

Solution

Some GE models will continue to beep as a reminder to take your food out of the oven. But if the GE oven probe won’t stop beeping, there’s a problem with the control panel or temperature gauge.

At this point, it’s best to call a certified GE technician who can troubleshoot and replace more complicated parts of the appliance.

Before shelling out cash and time for that, you want to be sure that your oven’s temperature sensors are indeed bad.

Faulty Door Switch

A faulty door switch in GE ovens can cause the oven to beep continuously because the controller signals whether the control board is open or closed. 

If the switch is not working correctly, it can give a false signal, causing the control board to think the door is open even when closed.

I have encountered this issue, particularly with JGBS23BEH4WH, JGBS23WEH4WW, and JGBS22BEA2WH GE oven models — these models use a door switch that sends a signal to the control board when the oven door is opened or closed.

Solution

First, you have to be sure that the fault is coming from a faulty door switch (after looking into other causes discussed above with no luck) — there’s only one way to find out.

Use a reliable multimeter to test the continuity of the door switch. 

It may need replacing if the switch does not provide the correct signals. 

Once you install the new switch, the oven should stop beeping and function properly.

GE Oven Beeping After Self-Cleaning

In some GE oven models (Profile JTP18, especially), the appliances may give beeps after running the self-cleaning function. This usually comes with a flashing “LOCKED DOOR” on display, even though the door is open.

If this sounds like your situation, the fix is easy, and repair is unnecessary.

Step 1: Press and hold the oven light button on the left side of the oven door jam.

Step 2: While you press the light button, simultaneously press the self-clean button, then the start button.

Step 3: Press the clear/off button for about fifteen seconds.

Step 4: Now release the oven light switch and check that the beep has stopped, the signal is gone, and you’re ready to use the oven with peace of mind.

Ge Oven Keeps Beeping when Off

If your GE oven continues beeping when off, it is most likely due to any of these:

  • Malfunctioning control panel
  • a faulty oven sensor
  • a stuck key on the keypad. 

To fix it, consider resetting the oven by unplugging it or turning off the circuit breaker for a few minutes. 

If the issue persists, call a professional technician to diagnose and repair the problem.

Why Won’t My GE Oven Stop Beep F1?

F1 is an error code in GE ovens that beeps when there is a problem with the key panel. Unfortunately, according to the manufacturer, you’ll have to replace the key panel in many situations.

The key panel in GE ovens is the interface through which you interact with the oven to set cooking temperatures, cooking times, and other settings.

Concluding Thoughts

The bottom line of this issue is that you may have a stuck keypad or a malfunctioning control panel. The control panel was the culprit in many cases where I’ve had to handle it myself. 

You can see this guide on how to solve the GE oven control panel not working.

But before jumping the gun, consider looking into your oven’s timer settings to be sure the problem isn’t due to trivial control settings.

But remember that other likely causes of a GE oven that won’t stop beeping include a faulty door switch, a broken temperature sensor, or a malfunctioning timer.

So, in the end, you may need to replace a detected faulty part.

I recommend you call a trained GE oven technician HERE to perform the above steps if you don’t feel up to the task. The GE oven professional will also replace the faulty part of the oven’s electronic control assembly.

Let me know in the comments which solutions worked for your GE oven and stopped it from beeping.

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  • 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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