Whirlpool range error codes can be frustrating, but it’s important to remember that they don’t always signal a faulty component. These codes, which appear on the display panel, are designed to help troubleshoot issues. While component failure is a possibility, the problem could also lie with a simple wiring issue or connection.

Understanding the Whirlpool Range Error Codes
Whirlpool Range Error Codes

In this guide, we will explore Whirlpool range error codes, what they mean, how to activate diagnostic mode, and troubleshooting tips for fixing these errors.

Whirlpool Range Error Codes Explained:

Remember to always unplug the range and exercise caution when attempting any repairs.

F1E0: EEPROM error

Related error codes:

  • F1E5: Sensor out of range error.
  • F1E7: Main board thermistor open or shorted error.
  • F1E9: WIDE queue full error.


  • Wait for the stove to cool down before attempting any repairs or maintenance.
  • If the issue continues, consider replacing the control board to resolve the problem.

F2E0: Keypad disconnected

Related error codes:

  • F2E1: Error due to shorted buttons on the user interface (also known as a stuck button)
  • F2E2: Cancel button malfunction


  • Check the connection between the keypad and the main control. If it’s loose or unplugged, reconnect it.
  • Wait for the main control to recognize the keypad for at least 2 minutes.
  • If the error persists, replace the user interface board.
  • If the problem continues, try replacing the main board.
  • If the issue still persists, replace the user interface panel.
  • After plugging in the range, check for normal operation by entering diagnostic mode and verifying that there are no error codes.

F3E0: Oven temperature sensor open or shorted error


  • To troubleshoot the sensor issue, begin by inspecting all sensor connections on the harness.
  • Trace the wires and connectors from the sensor to the control. If you find any damaged wire or connection, it is recommended to replace the entire harness.
  • If the wire or connector appears to be fine, check the oven temperature sensor by measuring its resistance. If the measurement is incorrect or a short is found, replace the sensor.
Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic value
Oven temperature sensor25°C | 77°F~ 1150 Ω
  • Enter diagnostic mode and clear the fault code, then find and activate BAKE TEST.
  • If the error code disappears, it indicates that your repair is successful. However, if the failure persists, disconnect the power and re-check the wire connections. If the issue still persists, it might be necessary to replace the main board.

F3E2: Warming drawer sensor open or shorted error


  • To address the problem with the sensor, start by examining all connections between the sensor and the harness.
  • Look closely at the wiring and connectors that link the control and sensor; if you notice any signs of damage, replace the harness with a new one.
  • If the wire and connector appear to be in good condition, use a resistance measurement to check the oven temperature sensor. If the reading is incorrect or a short is detected, replace the sensor.
Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic value
Warming drawer sensor25°C | 77°F~ 1150 Ω
  • If these steps do not resolve the issue, you may need to consider replacing the main board.

F5E0: Door switch error

Related error codes:

F5E1: Door latch not operating error


  • Inspect the latch system thoroughly, starting from the latch motor and/or contact switch to the locking mechanism.
  • Examine the integrity of the mechanism, from the cam to the latch pawl and door slot.
  • Make sure the pawl is properly aligned with the door slot and address any mechanical issues.
  • If the latch switch doesn’t show that the door is locked, install a new motor.
  • If the latch motor relay or motor itself is not functioning, check the voltage at the main board, then measure the resistance and continuity of the latch motor.
Electric part nameOhmic value
Door latch motor,~ 300–3000 Ω
  • If continuity exists, examine the electrical connections and harness for damage.
  • If continuity is absent, replace the motor assembly.
  • Ensure the whirlpool range input is correct and the voltage reading is 120 V. If so, replace the control and confirm its normal operation.

F6E1: Oven overheating error (Same as F6E family)


  • Calibrate the stove temperature.
  • Ensure to examine the wire harness of the limiter switches and replace it if there is an incorrect reading or short circuit detected.
  • Verify the high limit resistance and thermal fuse resistance by using a multimeter.
Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic value
High limitThe circuit should remain closed up to a maximum temperature of 1050°F (560°C), after which it will open.~ 0.2 – 1.2 Ω
Thermal fuse110°C | 230°F~ 0.2 – 1.2 Ω
  • Confirm the resistance of the bake, broil, and convection elements, as well as the convection fan motor, with a multimeter.
Electric part nameOhmic value
Bake element~ 38 Ω
Broil element~ 38 Ω
Convection element~ 38 Ω
Convection fan motor~ 18 Ω
  • If the heating element relay remains closed, change the control board.

Whirlpool Range & Stove: Diagnostic Mode

The diagnostic mode of a Whirlpool range is a useful service tool that enables technicians to identify and test all of the key components of the appliance. This mode provides a comprehensive diagnostic analysis, allowing the technician to determine any potential issues and make necessary repairs quickly and efficiently.

With this mode, technicians can troubleshoot the range’s major components, including the heating elements, sensors, and control boards, ensuring that the appliance functions at its optimal level.

1. A step-by-step guide to enabling diagnostic mode on your Whirlpool range:

To initiate the diagnostic mode, first ensure that the range is cool and turned on. Next, press the specified sequence of buttons (1- HOME | 2- FAVORITES | 3- LIGHT) without any 1-second delay.

A step-by-step guide to enable diagnostic mode on your Whirlpool range

Repeat this process two more times, within 8 seconds. This will activate the diagnostic mode on your Whirlpool range.

2. How do you confirm the successful activation of the diagnostic mode?

You will know that the diagnostic mode has been successfully activated when you see the message displayed on the LCD screen.

How to confirm successful activation of the diagnostic mode

“This area is for service technicians only. If you are not a qualified service technician, please exit.”

3. What should I do once the service diagnostic mode is activated?

Follow the instructions displayed on the screen to navigate through the diagnostic mode.

3.1: How do I enter the test mode?

To access the various test cycles available in the diagnostic mode, simply press the ‘ENTER’ button.

What to do once the service diagnostic mode is activated

5: How do I navigate through the diagnostic mode?

Use the touch or swipe feature of your screen to explore the different tests available.

How to navigate through the diagnostic mode

Once you have found the desired test, press on it to proceed.

6: Diagnostic mode function:

Test modeFunction behavior
Error DiagnosticRefers to a comprehensive log of all previous errors or errors encountered by the appliance.
Clear HistoryIndicates the action of clearing or resetting the log of any previous errors or faults detected by the main board.
Component ActivationStart activating each of the following relays:
Convection Ring
Convection Fan
Cooling Fan
System InfoThis function is not utilized in the field.
Factory SettingThis function is not utilized in the field.

7: What is the process to exit from diagnostic mode?

Press the ‘CANCEL’ button until the range returns to customer operation mode.


Whirlpool range error codes can be frustrating, but they are not always an indication that a component is faulty. It is essential to check the wire harness and connection before replacing any parts. Activating the diagnostic mode can also help identify the issue and provide a solution.

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