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F5 E1 Error Code Whirlpool Built-In Double Wall Oven

Whirlpool Built-In Double Wall Oven F5 E1 Error Code

Are you seeing an F5 E1 error code on your Whirlpool double wall oven? According to the oven manual and tech sheet, an F5 E1 is a door lock related error code. Below are the three causes of F5 door lock related errors. Two of them can be expected by looking at the wiring diagram. The third one is totally unexpected and not mentioned in the Tech Sheet error description section (or anyware else that we’re aware of).


The Symptom and Documented Solution
: An F5-E1 error is thrown on the lower oven.

The Tech Sheet says:

F5 E1 “Self-clean latch will not lock”

1. Check the latch assembly: latch arm pivot joint, arm/solenoid connection, solenoid spring, and spring washer.
2. Check the Latch Solenoid:
– Check for firm electrical connections.
– Disconnect the two wires from the solenoid and measure the resistance of
the solenoid. A small resistance (approx. 175Ω) is normal. If the solenoid is
open (∞Ω) or shorted (0Ω), it should be replaced.
3. Check the Latch Switch. Disconnect it and use a continuity tester:
– Door latched = switch closed, continuity should read 0Ω.
– Door unlatched = switch open, continuity should read∞Ω.
4. Check Door Open/Closed Switch. Disconnect it and use a continuity tester:
– Door open = switch closed, continuity should read 0Ω.
– Door closed = switch open, continuity should read∞Ω.
5. Check power and element connections.

The Actual F5 E1 Causes 

ONE–  Problems with switches in the latch mechanism as mentioned in tech sheet.

  • Fix: Repair or replace lock mechanism/switches.

TWO–  Door latch drive or door switch detect failed in control board.

  •  Fix: We take care of this with our board rebuild process. Call FixYourBoard.com to have your control board refurbished. 512-355-1108

THREE– Here’s the kicker – this cause is not at all obvious! A FAULTY KEYPAD/TOUCHPAD MEMBRANE!

How can it be?! Self-clean in the bottom oven of a Whirlpool Double oven is an option. The models that don’t have self-clean in the bottom oven still use the same control board as those that do have the option. A unique combination of shorts in the keypad membrane tell the control board which options are implemented in a particular oven.

A frequent failure mechanism in the keypad causes the short that indicates “no bottom self-clean model” to fail open circuit – confusing the control board into thinking that there is a lock mechanism on the bottom oven! Now the control board tries to activate the non-existent bottom oven lock mechanism – and throws an error because it doesn’t work (or exist)!

Typical Models Affected
GBD277 GBD307 RBD245 RBD275 RBD276 RBD305 RBD306 RBD307 and many more

Control Board Part Numbers
4451991 8302319 8302967 8303883 and many more

fixyourboard 2307028 w10219463 8302967 w10789107

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