Many Frigidaire ovens have an electric display that allows users to see the selected cooking function, temperature, timer countdown and a clock. When problems arise with the oven digital display not working, an error code may appear on the display to notify users of the issue. However, if there is nothing on the oven display, this is a separate problem that can likely be remedied fairly easily.
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Frigidaire Oven Control Board Troubleshooting
Frigidaire notes that its ovens vary in the features they offer, so checking the owner's manual for your particular model can help you troubleshoot the specific problem you're experiencing. An oven digital display not working properly and a blank digital display may indicate different problems.
Possible Power Problem
When a Frigidaire oven digital display is not working on the Frigidaire oven is blank, the first thing to check is to see if the power is out to the entire appliance. Find the power cord and make sure it is plugged in and replace or reset the fuse or circuit breaker if necessary. If other appliances are also without power, it is possible that power to some or all of the house is out temporarily. Contact your power company or simply wait for the power to return.
Energy Saving Mode
Several Frigidaire ovens are equipped with an Energy Saving mode that will automatically turn off the oven after six hours, which may make it seem as if the display is no longer working. To turn off the Energy Saving mode, press and hold the "Timer" pad for six seconds until "6Hr OFF" appears. Press "Start" to confirm.
Sabbath Mode Feature
The Sabbath Mode feature prevents the oven display from changing when engaged. This means that while the oven has power, it does not appear as if it is working. The Sabbath Mode feature will also override the Energy Saving mode. To turn the Sabbath Mode feature off, press and hold "Delay" and "Bake Time" at the same time for three seconds. "SAb" will show up and then disappear from the display.
Oven Lockout Feature
The oven display may not change if the lockout feature has been engaged. Press and hold the "Lock" button for three seconds until "door OPn" appears in the display. This means that the lock, which prevents children or others from using the oven, has been released and changes to the display can now be made.
Silent Operation Selection
Some owners may feel that there is a problem with the display if pressing any of the control buttons does not create a beep. To restore normal sounds for the display, press and hold "Delay Start" until "bEEP On" is displayed. Press "Start" to confirm the change.
Oven Control Board Replacement
If you hit a wall with a Frigidaire oven control panel not working even after your troubleshooting attempts, it's possible that the control board may need to be replaced. At this point, you may want to call in a repair person. But if you filled out and submitted a product registration card for your oven, check to see if it's still under warranty before paying for the repair.
Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.