Whirlpool microwave error codes

Whirlpool microwave error code f2

whirlpool microwave error code f2

There are several possible reasons for this error code to appear:

  1. Faulty Control Pad
  2. Faulty membrane
  3. Overheating
  4. Convection cooking or temp sensor issue

Control pad issues commonly occur in Whirlpool and Kenmore ovens. Try to clear the error by resetting the unit. Press the Stop or Cancel button and select another mode. Press the Start button to launch the selected program. If the fault is still there, press Stop or Cancel again and disconnect the unit from mains. Wait five minutes or so and reconnect the oven. If the issue persists, contact a qualified technician.

This code may appear if the touchpad is damaged or faulty. Most likely, it needs to be replaced. Finding one for a specific brand is no problem: they are available online or in appliance stores. If you have some knack for mechanical work, buy the right type of membrane and fix it yourself. If not, turn to a professional technician.

Amana, Admiral and GE microwave ovens show the F2 fault code when they overheat. Most likely, the relay board or temperature sensor is not working properly and needs to be repaired or replaced. Check with a professional technician.

Last, but not least, is convection cooking. When this feature is down, the F2 error code appears. Also, it can be due to a faulty temp sensor. This problem requires professional help.

Whirlpool microwave error 5

Whirlpool microwave error 5

The F5 fault code indicates a shorted humidity sensor. This happens when the shorting continues for more than 5 seconds.

Whirlpool gold microwave f7 error

whirlpool gold microwave f7 error

If you see this error code on the display, the microwave simply won’t cook. This happens due to an interruption in the inverter circuit between Neutraal and L1.

There are several possible causes, such as:

Possible reasons:

  1. Poorly aligned or deformed door and/or hinges.
  2. An interlock switch problem.
  3. Faulty temperature protection sensor.
  4. Faulty Cavity Thermostats.
  5. The microwave needs a reset. Disconnect it, wait for 40 seconds or so and switch it on.
  6. If this does not solve the problem, check the cooling fan and be sure it is not blocked or faulty. Check the magnetron thermostat for resistance and make sure it is 0 Ohms. If it is not, replace it.
  7. Be sure that the control cable between plug P2 and the 1100 watt inverter is ok. Check all connections.
  8. Check interlock switches. If they are ok, replace the inverter.
  9. If none of this has worked, have the control system replaced.

Whirlpool gold microwave door error

whirlpool gold microwave door error

This fault code occurs when there is a door latch problem. Make sure it is closed. If not, press on it a little harder. If it does not work, check the latch mechanism and make sure it is clean. If necessary, use a scrub and a spray cleaner. After that, wipe the mechanism dry. If the problem persists, check the electronic interlock. Not unlikely, the door is dirty or not aligned properly and there is lack of contact between the oven’s body and the inner surface of the door. Clean it or try to adjust it.

Other error codes

Whirlpool microwave error codes

In the table you will find standard error codes and explanations for them for Whirlpool microwave ovens. For the most common and non-complex errors, the manufacturer has identified several notations, they are displayed on the control panel display.

DISPLAYLIKELY FAILURE CONDITIONRECOMMENDED REPAIR PROCEDURE
Flashing colon “:”Power failureAfter a power failure, the colon “:” will be flashing. Press any key to end this indication. The colon will then be steady when in standby
F2Membrane switch failure1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. Replace membrane switch.
3. If problem persists, replace electronic control.
4. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
5. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
F3HHumidity sensor out of range1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. Connect a new sensor to the electronic control
3. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
4. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
5. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
6. Replace electronic control.
7. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
8. Plug in microwave or reconnect power.
F6Microwave relay failure1. Unplug microwave or disconnect power.
2. Check wiring to Relay 4903 for short circuits.
3. If wiring is OK, replace electronic control.
4. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
5. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
F3TExhaust Fan Thermostat Failure1. Check that the oven temperature is not below 5C (41F) or above 60C (140F).
2. If problem persists, replace the control system assembly.