If you are the proud owner of a Whirlpool oven, you know just how easy they are to use and how rare errors usually are. Of course, just like any home appliance, you cannot expect your oven to run forever without any kind of wear and tear. Especially considering the fact that this appliance reaches very high temperatures. If you notice the F2 error code on your Whirlpool oven, this fault needs to be diagnosed and repaired before you attempt any further use.
What Does the F2 Error Code Mean?
The first step that you need to take is learning what the error means. Each error code is associated with a different problem. In this case, the F2 error code indicates that the oven temperature is too high. Now, this does not necessarily mean that the temperature inside the oven really is too high. The oven control board (clock) is responsible for measuring the resistance of the sensor circuit. It does not measure the actual temperature inside the oven. So, if there is a fault with this part of the appliance, it can result in false readings.
Take a look at the bake and broil relays of the oven. Make sure that everything is still intact and making perfect contact. If there are any loose wires or connections, this could be the reason for the fault. Securing wires back in place requires specialized tools and experience. It’s best not to attempt any DIY repairs of this nature oven repair.
The control board could be faulty and, if this is the case, it will need to be replaced in its entirety. Again, this is a delicate process and it’s essential that the correct part is ordered. Your repair technician will be able to supply the correct part and install it for you. Since these parts don’t always come cheap, it’s good to have an expert perform the installation. This way, you will also enjoy a warranty on the work done.
If you have a self-cleaning oven, the door lock could be at fault. All appliances these days have safety mechanisms in place that are designed to keep them running safely and smoothly. When one of these parts becomes worn or damaged, your appliance may no longer work or you will notice an error message on this display screen.
Sensor And Sensor Harness
This is usually best left to the professionals since you need special tools and experience when detecting any faults in this area. The sensor, sensor harness and sensor harness connection at the oven control all need to be checked to make sure that they are intact. You should also check for high resistance in the temperature sensor circuit.