Range & Wall Oven - Oven Error, Fault or Function Codes

Fault codes are programmed in all range and wall oven models which feature electronic oven controls. These codes help GE Appliances Factory Service technicians quickly diagnose issues with the range or wall oven. In the event that the electronic control displays a fault code, a trained Service Technician should be called to diagnose and correct the issue. A summary of the most common fault codes and their meanings are listed below. We cannot provide all the fault codes for past and present models.

 

Fault codeDefinition
F0This code usually means that there is a problem with the keypanel. Many times, it means the keypanel needs to be replaced.
F1This code usually means that there is a problem with the keypanel. Many times, it means the keypanel needs to be replaced.
F2 or F20For an unknown reason, the oven temperature has exceeded a preset threshold.
F3This code usually means that the oven sensor needs to be replaced.
F350This code usually means that there is an issue with the upper cooling fan circuit or there is an obstruction in the cooling fan.
F4This code usually means that the oven sensor needs to be replaced.
F5This code usually means that the electronic control needs to be replaced.
F6This code usually means that there is a problem with the keypanel. Many times, it means the keypanel needs to be replaced.
F7This code usually means that there is a problem with the keypanel. Many times, it means the keypanel needs to be replaced.
F8This code usually means that the electronic control needs to be replaced.
F9This code usually means that a component has failed somewhere in the door lock circuit.
F96This code usually means that an internal component needs to be replaced.
F97This code usually means that an internal component needs to be replaced.
F7XThis code usually means that an internal component needs to be replaced.
FCThis code usually means that a component has failed somewhere in the door lock circuit.
FDThis code usually means that either the probe or the receptacle may need to be replaced.
FFThis code usually means that the electronic control needs to be replaced.
Bad LineThis code displays when power is applied to the unit but it has not been wired correctly. Contact an installer or electrician to correct the mis-wire and the oven will function normally.
Unlock DoorThis code appears when the door will not unlock after a self clean cycle. Please see the following on how to reset the controls: Range - Oven Door Won't Unlock.
Loc DoorIf this code is flashing in the display of your range or wall oven and the self-clean cycle has not been selected, please see the following on how to reset the controls: Range & Wall Oven - "LOC DOOR" Flashes in the Display.
LOC 

Child Lockout is a feature on many wall oven, free-standing range and slide-in range models that prevents the oven from being turned on accidentally. To view a short video on the "LOC" error: Play Video. Check individual Owner's Manuals for specific model and usage information. Download the Owner's Manual or Installation Instructions.

ERR 

ERR means that there has been an invalid entry when setting the oven controls. To view a short video on the "ERR" error: Play Video

OFF 

If you are trying to set your oven for self-clean and “OFF" appears, this means the oven is too hot for the self-clean cycle to be set. Allow the oven to cool down and retry. If you are trying to BAKE or BROIL in your oven shortly after the cool down period of the self-clean cycle has ended, the oven will display OFF. Let the oven cool down longer and try again.

 

When a (backwards "C") is seen in the display, it means that your oven has been set for Sabbath Mode.

View a short video on setting up the Sabbath Mode on models with a digipad (numbered pad) oven control: Play Video View a short video on setting up the Sabbath Mode on models with up and down arrows on the oven control: Play Video

 

Before calling service, you can try the following:

Sometimes shutting off the circuit breaker that the range or wall oven is connected to for 30 seconds will clear the error, fault or function code. However, there are cases where the oven control does not reset and service may be required. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.

 

We recommend turning the range or wall oven off at the circuit breaker until you have it serviced. It is okay to switch the breaker on and turn the range back on long enough to use the surface units. Be sure to turn the range off at the breaker again when you have finished.