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How to fix Frigidaire oven error code F10, F11, F30, F31 etc

April 14th, 2013 · 18 Comments

In this article we will discuss most common oven error codes with ovens made by Frigidaire/Elctrolux. I will show you how to diagnose and fix them depending on the fault code.

All Electronic Oven Controls (EOC) have ability for self diagnosis. When an oven fails, usually it will stop working and show on the display an error (fault) code which corresponds to a specific problem.  Actually there are only two major parts which, if anyone of them failed, could cause most of error codes. These parts are: Electronic Oven Control (EOC) and oven temperature sensor. Frigidaire used the name RTD sensor or RTD probe, where RTD means “Resistance Temperature Detector” instead of oven temperature sensor.

If the error code shown on your oven display leads to a possible problem with oven temperature sensor, start the troubleshooting from testing the temperature sensor resistance. This part is usually located on the back wall in the upper part of the oven cavity but it can be easy tested from the EOC. Locate the two pins in the plug at the EOC that are connected to the sensor. Measure the resistance between the wires connected to these pins. The normal reading at the room temperature is supposed to be about 1100 Ohms.

If the reading is incorrect, remove the sensor from the oven and check its resistance at the sensor. If the reading at the sensor is the same as reading at the EOC plug, the sensor is defective. If the reading at the sensor is correct, the wiring between the sensor and the control is defective.

If the reading is correct, the EOC would need to be replaced.

The vast majority of oven controls, used by different manufacturers, consists of two separate parts – the electronic control board and the user interface device (keypad or touchpad). Frigidaire incorporated keypad into the electronic control board for most of the models and used just a faceplate or overlay which is adhered to electronic control board. It can be easily determined by the model number, usually located on the frame behind the bottom drawer or on the oven door frame. Use the “Search by the model number” link bellow to see if your range has a such part. If it does, I would recommend to order both of them because it’s very hard to remove faceplate and reattach it without damaging the part.

Search by the Model number.

NOTE: Before you will proceed with any tests, disconnect power for at least a minute. If fault returns when power is reconnected, continue the troubleshooting. If the oven problem is intermittent you must do the tests when the oven is malfunctioning.

 

Older products will show only two digits F-codes, but on ranges manufactured beginning in 2004 many of EOC’s will have expanded three digit fault codes. There are probably over 50 different error codes but in this article we will review only the most common ones.

 

F1 or F10 – Runaway temperature.

If these error codes shown while the oven is in day time mode, the EOC would need to be replaced. Otherwise check the oven temperature sensor (RTD sensor) as described earlier and replace if necessary.

Most of the EOCs incorporated power relays among all other components while some of ovens use a separate power relay board to simplify design and lower cost of production. You can determine it by visual EOC inspection and/or by the wiring diagram for your oven (if it is available). If there are some relays on it, replace the EOC. If there are no relays on the EOC, check the parts list (Search by the Model number) for the relay or power board. If there is a such part, replace it. I’ll be glad to help you if any problems with the diagnostic. Just leave a comment on the bottom of the page. In such situation I’ll need the complete model number of the oven.

 

F11 – Shorted keypad.

If fault returns after reconnecting power, replace the EOC.

 

F3 or F30 – Open/shorted sensor (RTD probe) connection.

Check the temperature sensor resistance as described previously. If the reading is incorrect and the wires and plugs between the sensor and the EOC are good, replace the temperature sensor (RTD probe). If the sensor and wiring are good,  the EOC would need to be replaced.

 

F4 or F31 – Shorted sensor (RTD probe) connection.

Check the temperature sensor resistance as described previously. If the reading is incorrect and the wires and plugs between the sensor and the EOC are good, replace the temperature sensor (RTD probe). If the sensor and wiring are good, replace the EOC.

 

F8, F9 or F90 – Lock motor switches improperly positioned.

Check the lock motor and the switches for continuity. If there is something wrong, replace the door lock assembly. Check the wiring between the EOC and the lock motor and switches. If the lock motor, switches and wiring are good, the EOC would need to be replaced.

Tags: Oven error codes

18 responses so far ↓

  • Ron Hirtz // Nov 16, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I have the F10 error code ohm reading at the plug into the EOC is 35 m ohms the sensor its self read out right at a 1080 ohms so per your upper most diagnostic its pry the EOC but I also have separate relays. Any help would be much appreciated. Its on Frigidaire FEFL69HCA

  • Gene // Nov 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Hello Ron.
    Thank you for your question.
    Per your description the reading at the EOC is incorrect while the sensor itself checks OK. The cause of the problem in such situation most likely is a failed wire harness between the sensor and the EOC. I would recommend to eliminate the sensor plug and splice the sensor into the wire harness using a high temperature wire nuts.

    Wire nuts (pack of 10)
    AP5641944

    Good luck and keep us posted.
    Gene.

  • dave // Nov 18, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Gene. I have a frigidare oven that the oven stopped working.the broiler is stll working fine.i called an appliance tech and he told me the eoc is bad so i orderd one and installed it. Still not working but the igniter fires up now. The temp sensor is 1119 ohms never any fault codes shown on the display.any ideas on what the problem is .

  • Gene // Nov 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Hello Dave.
    Thank you for your question.
    If the igniter glows but the gas doesn’t flow, possible the igniter itself is to weak to open the gas safety valve. You may want to check the igniter by measuring the current drawn by the igniter. You can do it using a simple and inexpensive clamp-on meter 600-CF
    If you don’t like it then just replace the oven igniter. You can use an universal flat oven igniter, made by GE. All such igniters are interchangeable. The part number is WB2X9998

    Good luck and keep us posted.
    Gene.

  • josh // Apr 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    hello gene I have a Frigidaire PLEFMZ99GCC oven.. it started to throw a f10 code after about 15min on bake and wont stop beeping until I unplug it..ive noticed the element will stay glowing red even when the oven beeps at the 350 mark I have it set for then throws the code a few minutes later… I tested the tempature sensor and it reads 1100 at room temp, and reads the same at the plug when I unplug it from the board and test it… I was going to buy a eoc but it looks like I have a few other panels with relays etc and wanted your advice before pulling the trigger.. thanks josh

  • Gene // Apr 10, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Hello Josh.
    Thank you for your question.
    By the wiring diagram for your range, both oven heating elements getting power from the EOC. Thus the solution is to replace it.
    The part number for the EOC is 316462800.
    The overlay is self adhesive. You can try to use the old one but if you damage it, the part number for the overlay is 316419700
    Good luck and keep us posted.
    Gene.

  • Kevin Foster // Jun 6, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Good day, Gene

    I have a Frigidaire Electric Range
    Model #GLEF379DBK

    The other night my range just started beeping all of a sudden and flashing a F10 error.

    I was able to clear it by pressing the clear/off button.

    Last night I tried to use the oven and it started flashing a F30 error. I read that you could try to cut the power to the range for a little while and see if the range would reset.

    I did this and it didn’t work. As soon as I turn on the oven it started flashing the F30 error.

    Can you tell me what could be causing this error code and what parts I’ll need to replace?

    I would appreciate any you can provide!

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  • Gene // Jun 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Hello Kevin.
    Thank you for your question.
    You may want to start the troubleshooting from testing the temperature probe (sensor).
    Pull the range out of the wall and unplug it. Remove the rear control panel cover. Locate the P5 connector at the EOC and remove two violet wires from pins 12 and 13. Measure the resistance between these wires. The normal reading should be about 1100 Ohms at the room temperature.
    If the reading is incorrect, the temperature probe (sensor) would need to be replaced.
    The part number for the temperature probe is 316490000

    If the reading is normal, the EOC has failed and would need to be replaced. You may need to replace the overlay as well.
    The part number for the EOC is 316557205
    The part number for the overlay is 316419303

    Good luck and keep us posted.
    Gene.

  • Frank // Nov 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I have an Electrolux model#EW30DF65GSB.
    It gives me the F10 error sporadically. Sometimes while the oven is on but most of the time while the oven is cooling off. Usually an hour or so after it has been shut off.
    Both probes check 1178-1179 OHMS at the probe and the board. I do have several boards. It appears I do have a separate power/relay board, EOC board and a power supply board. Do you have a suggestion as to which board is acting up?
    Thank you

  • Gene // Nov 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Hello Frank,

    Thank you for your question.
    If you receiving this error code while the oven is off and not heating then the solution for this problem is to replace the EOC.
    The part number for the EOC is 316576604 and you can order the part by clicking on the part number. If it would not solve the problem, you always can return the part for full refund.

    Thank you for stopping by. Keep me posted.
    Gene.

  • Martha tebbenkamp // Nov 29, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Good morning,

    I am writing on behalf of my 90 year old mother who has a ken more model 790 built in oven. She has had repeated problems with it stopping, locking up in the model of cooking, turning off, etc. she gets error code 11. The question I have is : does the oven control sensor store these failures ? The problem with a warranty under the lemon agreement is that the failures must be verified by a technician. When the repairman come sout, the oven may be functioning properly, so it is hard to verify this intermittent problem. Could the oven control data be used to verify these failures, maybe downloaded by a tech ?

    Thank you for helping an elderly veteran with this vexing problem.

  • Gene // Nov 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Hello Martha,

    I will be more than glad to help you and your lovely mother! In order to provide most accurate advice I need the complete model number of the oven.

    Thank you,
    Gene.

  • George // Dec 1, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Hi Gene, I posted this on 11/24/14 but somehow it was deleted.

    We have an Electrolux Icon electric wall oven E30EW75GPS1 that a few times now while baking the broiler element has come on all by itself and then it beeps with an F10 error.

    Can you please tell me, does this sound like a bad control board? And if so, can you please help me identify the correct part to order on your website?

    Thanks for your help!

  • steve // Dec 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

    hi gene

    i have frigidaire range that keep giving f30 & f31 errors – i managed to reset by tripping the breaker but now after about 15 mins it does the same F30 and F31 – the model is PLEFMZ99ECC can you advise parts etc to replace

    thanks

    steve

  • Gene // Dec 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Hello Steve,

    Unplug the range. Pull it out of the wall and remove the control panel rear cover. Locate the temperature sensor (RTD) plug on the control board (EOC). Carefully pull it out and, using an Ohmmeter, check the resistance between the sensor wires. It suppose to be about 1100 Ohms. If the reading is incorrect check the sensor wire harness and repeat the continuity test at the RTD bottom plug. If the reading is still incorrect, the RTD would need to be replaced. Otherwise the EOC is the culprit and would need to be replaced.

    The RTD part number is 316490001

    The EOC part number is 316418704

    Thank you for your question.
    Keep me posted.
    Gene.

  • steve // Dec 2, 2014 at 11:44 am

    hi gene

    PLEFMZ99ECC used to get f30 but now getting F7 12 and the front element wont turn off – any ideas ?

  • Gene // Dec 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Hello Steve,

    Sorry to hear you have more problems with your range.
    This error code indicates a failed potentiometer for LF burner, a user interface board or the harness between the mother board and the user interface boards.
    Start the troubleshooting from verifying the resistance value of the potentiometer. There are two different potentiometers with the ESEC control system. The one in question is black colored. Prior to testing make sure that the shaft is set to the off position, disconnect the wire harness and use an ohmmeter to measure the resistance between pins 1 & 2 on the potentiometer. The black potentiometer should have a resistance of 10KΩ. If the reading is correct, test operation of the potentiometer by measuring the resistance between pin terminal G (center) and either of the outside pin terminals as the control shaft is being rotated slowly. There should be a steady increase or decrease in the measured resistance as the shaft is turned.

    If the potentiometer failed any of the tests, it would need to be replaced. Otherwise if the wire harnesses are good, the user interface board would need to be replaced.

    The part number for the potentiometer is 316239605

    The part number for the UIB is 316426400

    Good luck.
    Gene.

  • Gene // Dec 2, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Hello George,

    Sorry for the delay.
    Very likely the problem is a faulty relay board. It is located behind the control panel. Do not forget to turn off the oven circuit breaker prior to any disassembly.

    The part number for the relay board is 316443925

    Thank you for stopping by.
    Good luck.
    Gene.

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