Error Codes With KitchenAid Ovens

KitchenAid ovens are popular for their classic design and simple user interface. When a problem occurs in the function of a KitchenAid oven, an error code will display on the clock as soon as the malfunction registers in the oven's memory. Each code corresponds to a particular type of malfunction. Most can be corrected by disconnecting the power supply for one minute and then restarting. If the code persists, either replace the indicated part or contact a service center.

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The F0 and F1 codes refer to electrical issues. If the code appears as only two digits, the problem is a transistor failure. If the code displays four digits, it will read F0-E0, which indicates a failure switching from analog to digital, or F1-E1, which refers to a safety flip-flop. All three problems require that you replace the electronic range control (ERC).


The F2, F3 and F4 codes refer to problems with the oven temperature sensor or the keypad. If you see the two-digit F2 code, it means your keypad has shorted and you must replace the ERC. The four-digit F2-E0 code means the oven temperature is too high. Test the door lock and the relay operation, and correct as necessary. A two-digit F3 code means an open temperature sensor or thermal fuse, so you'll need to replace those parts. A four-digit F3-E0, F3-E1, F3-E2 or F3-E3 code or a two-digit F4 code means either the oven is registering as too hot or the temperature sensor has shorted. Either way, you must replace the oven temperature sensor.


F5 codes refer to door latch issues. The two-digit F5 code and all variations of any four-digit code beginning with F5 mean you must replace the door latch.


Error codes F6 through F9 indicate circuit problems. An F6 code indicates a time-keeping circuit error, so try resetting the time or cook function and ensure the wiring is properly grounded. An F7 code refers to a function button that has become stuck, and the F8 code means the entire ERC has failed. Either way, you must replace the ERC. An F9 code means the door lock circuit is faulty, so check the wiring for loose connections and correct as necessary.


The F03, F12, F13 and F22 codes refer to problems within the ERC. The F03 code means at least one key is permanently pressed. Clean the cooktop and remove all foreign objects. If the code persists, replace the touch control module. The F12 code indicates a problem with the touch pad, the F13 code refers to issues within the central processing unit, and the F22 code means a key sensitivity issue. Try disconnecting power for one minute. If the code persists, replace the touch control module.


The F36 code indicates a hardware error with the temperature probe. Try disconnecting the power for one minute. If the code persists or reoccurs, replace the touch control module.

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Angela Brady has been writing since 1997. Currently transitioning to a research career in oncolytic virology, she has won awards for her work related to genomics, proteomics, and biotechnology. She is also an authority on sustainable design, having studied, practiced and written extensively on the subject.