How to Troubleshoot a Frigidaire Oven F1 Code

In the 2014 manuals that Frigidaire supplied with its gas and electric ranges, the company describes a procedure for clearing an E or F error code. If that procedure doesn't work, the company recommends calling an authorized service representative. In the case of an F1 code, though, the fault is with the electronic oven control, and that's a part you can replace yourself.

Resetting the Display

When an F1 error occurs, the display flashes the code and beeps at the same time. To stop the flashing and beeping, press the "Cancel" button. Try the bake or broil feature once more, and if the error code repeats, unplug the appliance and wait five minutes before plugging it back in. Reset the clock to the correct time of day and try selecting the feature again. If the error repeats, the electronic oven control isn't functioning properly.

Replacing the Electronic Oven Control

The electronic oven control is contained within a module in the control panel. To access the module, you have to remove the back panel from the range.

Step 1

Unplug the range and slide it away from the wall so you can get behind it.

Step 2

Unscrew the screws holding the upper back access panel covering the control module and remove the panel.

Step 3

Remove the screws securing the control module to the back of the control panel, and pull the module away from the panel, leaving the wiring connections intact.

Step 4

Install the new module onto the control panel, securing it with screws. Note: If the new module does not have a faceplate, peel the faceplate from the old module and apply it to the new module in same position; do this before installing the new module onto the control panel.

Step 5

Transfer the wiring harnesses from the old module to the new module—one at a time—to ensure they go to the same places on the new module.

Step 6

Reinstall the upper back panel, securing it with the original screws. Plug in the range and test the unit before sliding the range back into place.

Chris Deziel

Chris Deziel

Chris Deziel has a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in humanities. Besides having an abiding interest in popular science, Deziel has been active in the building and home design trades since 1975. As a landscape builder, he helped establish two gardening companies.