Sunday, October 21, 2012

GE F7 error on oven

I haven't written on my blog in a long time.  This has been a horribly busy year at work and everything else in life has been bounced around because of that so writing became a low priority.

But today I was motivated to write this quick post that I hope people are able to find using Google and use it to help them solve this miserable F7 error code with the GE Profile JTP56WA3WW (or JTP56WOA3WW) double wall oven.

We've had our oven for 11 years and for the most part everything has worked fine.  The one nagging problem that we've had intermittently over the years is that it occasionally starts beeping with the F7 error code on the display and this error basically shuts down the control panel and causes the temperature settings, timer, and clock to go crazy.

This seems to be a fairly well known issue with this oven (Google the model number and "F7 error" and you'll see) and I've tried many different internet remedies over the years that only temporarily fix the problem, and then it comes back again a few months later.  Then I stumbled onto the link below and it permanently solved the problem.

It seems that the oven control panel builds up a short circuit over time because of the way that the control panel ribbon cables attach to the circuit board passing through the metal control panel frame.  When the panel short circuits, the F7 error is displayed and the oven goes crazy.

The solution is described in the PDF located at this link on Appliance Blog (with text and photos):

http://www.applianceblog.com/manuals/Dreaded_F7_Problem.pdf

What's described in the PDF takes only minutes to do and permanently solved the GE F7 error on my oven.  Never again will you be awoken by your oven going crazy and beeping in the middle of the night.


8 comments:

  1. Wow. Thank you for posting this. I've received the F7 error on my oven as well and have tried to fix it for years. It has a different model number than yours but is very close and the pictures in the PDF matched mine so I will try this. Thank you again for taking the time to put this on your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This helped me so much. My husband went out of town for the week and on the first day my oven started to do this. Kept going off every couple of minutes. I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to do anything about it without calling an electrician or repair man. Tried this method and Wahlah it worked! Thanks again for this great post.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Karin. Glad to hear it helped! Anyone who tries this and has it work for them is lucky because this is a really annoying problem with these GE ovens.

    ReplyDelete
  4. worked like a charm! did it all by my little girlie self.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I haven't written on my blog in a long time. This has been a horribly busy year at work and everything else in life has been bounced around because of that so writing became a low priority. GE USM Go price

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you! This fixed our problem and was so clearly explained. Appreciate the help

    ReplyDelete
  7. Worked for us! Thanks! Although our unit is 15 years old, I wasn't into spending 3,000 plus for a new double oven.

    ReplyDelete
  8. thanks for your help , adicionally get the ribbon cable and rub the terminals witha the pencil rubber , I saw it in another link, the F7 code has gone, and all the key panel is working again, I had spray electronic cleaner to this ribbon cable too, so I hope this can help you guys

    ReplyDelete