Kenmore Oven / F2 Error


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timburda

I have a Kenmore oven that is 6 years old. I can't get the oven to stay
working (i.e. heating). The display gives me the dreaded "E0 F2" error
which generally indicates a bad temperature sensor or the like (at
least that's what I've gathered from other posts).

In general, is this something that I should have repaired (and can
assume that the oven will give me several more years of service), or is
it better to cut my losses and go buy another oven?

Your thoughts?

Thanks -

Tim Burda
 
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I have a Kenmore oven that is 6 years old. I can't get the oven to stay
working (i.e. heating). The display gives me the dreaded "E0 F2" error
which generally indicates a bad temperature sensor or the like (at
least that's what I've gathered from other posts).

In general, is this something that I should have repaired (and can
assume that the oven will give me several more years of service), or is
it better to cut my losses and go buy another oven?

Your thoughts?

Thanks -

Tim Burda
Hi,

Kenmore is made by several different companies....

http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html
http://www.applianceaid.com/searscodes.html
The display gives me the dreaded "E0 F2" error
http://www.applianceaid.com/fault_codes.html

In general, is this something that I should have repaired (and can
assume that the oven will give me several more years of service),
Yes.

jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/
 
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I can tell you a couple things to check but it would help if you give us more information, like is this an oven in a range,or built in wall mounted? Single, double? How about a model #? Does it start to heat and then turn off or does it turn off immediately? Have you tried turning the power off at the breaker box, letting it sit for 20 minutes and turning it back on?

The F2 error is for an overheating oven. If you can tell that the oven is in fact not overheating then my first guess is that a temperature sensor has gone bad.
These are relatively cheap ($20-40) and can be tested but you'll have to look up the specs online for your oven. If the temperature sensors are okay, then the control board is probably bad. These are not so cheap, ranging in price from $100-$300 but they are fairly easy to replace.

One other thing to check first if this is a built in wall oven: There is a fan that cools the outside of the oven and the control panel. It is located at the back of the control panel & you will have to remove the front of the control panel to see it (Turn the power off at the breaker box before you open the control panel). There is a screen behind this fan and the screens are notorious for getting clogged up. Once they clog up, the air won't circulate and the control panel will overheat. You can try blowing it out with some compressed air but it is best to just remove the screen. You don't really need it. Unfortunately, most of the screens are held in by four screws that need to be unscrewed from the back, so you need to pull the oven about halfway out of its cabinet to remove it.
 

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