Whirlpool, KitchenAid Electric Ovens: E1 F2/E2 F2 Error Code, bad keypad – all is not lost!

Oven not responding to buttons? E1 F2 / E2 F2 error code? Random Beeping?

These symptoms almost certainly indicate a failed Whirlpool/KitchenAid keypad, which are frequently no longer available, or prohibitively expensive.  There is a small chance that the ribbon cable connecting the keypad to the control board has come loose, or that the control board itself has failed.

To inspect the ribbon cable, you simply just need to get eyes on the backside of the control panel. If you need instructions on how to access the control cabinet, refer to this post.

Always cut power to the oven at the breaker before performing any maintenance.

The ribbon cable looks like a piece of tape that is protruding from the backside of the panel and inserts into a connector on the electronic control board.  If it’s snugly inserted, then that’s not the problem.

So is it the control board or the keypad on the control panel that has failed?

This is a pretty tough question to answer without the proper expertise.  Luckily, we are experts in this matter, and we have solutions for either failure.

In our experience, control board failure causes E1 F2 and other keypad related fail symptoms less than 1% of the time.  But, it never hurts to inspect.

How do I inspect the control board, and how would I replace a keypad that’s no longer available?

The answer to control board and keypad failures

Send us the whole control assembly – panel/keypad and board.  ApplianceBoardRepair technicians can thoroughly diagnose the system.  If we determine that the board isn’t the root cause of failure, we can upgrade the control assembly with the BoardFruit LinkBox – which is available exclusively at ApplianceBoardRepair.

What is the BoardFruit LinkBox?

Well, you could check out the BoardFruit website to learn a little more, but here’s everything you need to know:

  • All keypad functions are exported from the panel to a 7″ touchscreen tablet
  • A small electronic module is installed on the backside of the panel that connects to the control board through a new ribbon cable in place of the old one
  • The original appearance of the panel’s front side is unaltered
  • The original keypad buttons will no longer function (but it sounds like they were dead already…)

 

  • The tablet operates the oven through a remote Bluetooth connection
  • The tablet comes with a cool charger and stand assembly that readily mounts over any standard outlet
  • It costs $300.00 and is backed by a one year warranty
  • For $380.00, we’ll refurbish the control board as well, which will also be guaranteed for a year (you should always choose this option)

The LinkBox Tablet on its charger stand

 

If this sounds like it’s the right move for you, then send us a message to get started.  Feel free to ask any questions, too.


This post is intended to help people struggling with the following part and model numbers.  If yours isn’t listed, don’t hesitate to send us an inquiry.

Panel Part NUmbers:

4451066, 4451067, 4452035, 4452036, 4451322, 4451323, 4452040, 4452041, 4451301, 4451302, 4451304, 4451305, 4451307, 4451308, 4451310, 4451311, 4451313, 4451314, 4451316, 4451327, 4451328, 4451333, 4451334, 4451336, 4451337, 4451339, 4451340, 4451341, 4451342, 4451343, 4451345, 4451346, 4451347, 4451348, 8300457, 8300460, W10161677


related model numbers:

CAWX629JQ0, EAT19PMW6, EAT19PTWR6, EAT19PTW6, ED20TQXEW00, GBD277PDB0, GBD277PDB1, GBD277PDQ0, GBD277PDQ1, GBD277PDS1, GBD307PDB0, GBD307PDB1, GBD307PDQ0, GBD307PDQ1, GBD307PDS1, GBS277PDB0, GBS277PDB1, GBS277PDQ0, GBS277PDQ1, GBS277PDS1, GBS307PDB0, GBS307PDB1, GBS307PDQ0, GBS307PDQ1, GBS307PDS1, GBS307PDT1, GMC275PDB0, GMC275PDB1, GMC275PDQ0, GMC275PDQ1, GMC275PDS1, GMC305PDB1, GMC305PDQ0, GMC305PDQ1, GSC308PJB2, GSC308PJB3, GSC308PJB4, GSC308PJQ2, GSC308PJQ3, GSC308PJQ4, GSC308PJS2, KEMC307KBL0, KEMC308KBL0, KEMC308KBT0, KEMC308KSS0, KEMC308KWH0, KEMS308GBL3, KEMS308GSS0, KEMS308GSS1, KEMS308GSS2, KEMS308GSS3, KEMS308GWH3, LA7800XTN1, M1100, PDB1420AWX, RBD245PDB1, RBD245PDB2, RBD245PDB3, RBD245PDB4, RBD245PDB6, RBD245PDQ1, RBD245PDQ2, RBD245PDQ3, RBD245PDQ4, RBD245PDQ6, RBD275PDB1, RBD275PDB2, RBD275PDB3, RBD275PDB4, RBD275PDB6, RBD275PDQ1, RBD275PDQ2, RBD275PDQ3, RBD275PDQ4, RBD275PDQ6, RBD305PDB1, RBD305PDB2, RBD305PDB4, RBD305PDB6, RBD305PDQ1, RBD305PDQ2, RBD305PDQ4, RBD305PDQ6, RBD306PDB1, RBD306PDB2, RBD306PDB4, RBD306PDB6, RBD306PDQ1, RBD306PDQ2, RBD306PDQ4, RBD306PDQ6, RBD306PDZ1, RBD306PDZ2, RBS245PDB1, RBS245PDB2, RBS245PDB4, RBS245PDB6, RBS245PDQ1, RBS245PDQ2, RBS245PDQ4, RBS245PDQ6, RBS275PDB1, RBS275PDB2, RBS275PDB4, RBS275PDB6, RBS275PDQ1, RBS275PDQ2, RBS275PDQ4, RBS275PDQ6, RBS277PDB1, RBS305PDB1, RBS305PDB2, RBS305PDB4, RBS305PDB6, RBS305PDQ1, RBS305PDQ2, RBS305PDQ4, RBS305PDQ6, RBS305PDZ1, RB788GD1