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Kenmore Range Error Codes

Kenmore Range Error Code F3

Kenmore ranges are known for their reliability and performance in the kitchen. However, like any appliance, they can encounter issues, including error codes like F3. This error is often associated with a “Stuck Key” and can be a minor annoyance if addressed promptly. In this article, we will delve deeper into Kenmore Range Error Code F3 and provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to troubleshoot and resolve it.

Understanding Kenmore Range Error Code F3:

  • What It Means: Kenmore Range Error Code F3 signifies a “Stuck Key” on your range’s control panel, whether it’s the oven or cooktop control.
  • Where It Appears: This code will display on the affected control display, either the oven or cooktop control display.

Troubleshooting and Fixing Kenmore Range Error Code F3:

  1. Identify the Affected Control:

    • If the F3 error appears on the cooktop control, start by unplugging the range.
    • Carefully check the ribbon wire connection between the control panel and the cooktop control board.
    • Reconnect any loose ribbon wires.
  2. Stuck Key Resolution:

    • For errors on the oven control display, unplug the range.
    • Inspect the control panel ribbon wire connection on the oven control board and ensure it’s properly connected.
    • If you find loose connections, secure them.
    • To free up the stuck key, gently press all the keys on the affected control from various angles.
  3. Reassemble and Test:

    • Reassemble the range and plug it back in to restore power.
    • If the error code doesn’t reappear, you’ve successfully resolved the issue.
  4. Further Testing:

    • If the error code returns, perform this test: Unplug the range and disconnect the ribbon wire from the affected control.
    • Reassemble the range and plug it back in to restore power.
    • If the F3 error appears again with the ribbon wire unplugged, it indicates a problem with the affected control board.

Kenmore Range Error Code F3, indicating a “Stuck Key,” can be a minor issue that, when addressed promptly, can be resolved without the need for professional assistance. However, if you’ve tried the troubleshooting steps and the problem persists, it’s advisable to consult with an appliance repair technician or consider replacing the affected control board or panel. Ensuring your Kenmore range is in top working condition is essential for your culinary endeavors.

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