Electric Double Wall/Built-in Whirlpool Oven Dead? Could be open thermal fuse

Electronic Control Board for Whirpool Double Electric Oven

Electronic Control Board for Whirpool Double Electric Oven

 

Does your oven display look like this?  Is the oven completely dead, whether or not you’ve already had the control board rebuilt by a PCB repair company?  This is probably just the result of an open fuse in-line with the black “hot” wire to the control board transformer.

 

Check for continuity through thermal fuse in-line with black wire, then 120VAC across black and white wires

Check for continuity through thermal fuse in-line with black wire, then 120VAC across black and white wires

Use an ohmmeter to check for continuity through the fuse.  If open, it needs to be replaced.   If the fuse is OK, but the board is totally dead, check that there is 120VAC across the “hot” wire with fuse and white neutral wire in the caddy-corner wiring harness.  If you’re getting 120VAC there but the board is still completely dead, consult a PCB repair company to get the board repaired.

 

PART NUMBERS:

4448876, 4452242

MODEL NUMBERS: 

GBD277PDB0, GBD307PDQ0, RBD245PDB1, RBD245PDB2, RBD245PDB4, RBD245PDQ1, RBD245PDQ2, RBD245PDQ4, RBD275PD02, RBD275PDB1, RBD275PDB2, RBD275PDB3, RBD275PDB4, RBD275PDB6, RBD275PDD4, RBD275PDQ1, RBD275PDQ2, RBD275PDQ4, RBD277PDB1, RBD277PDB4, RBD305, RBD305PD04, RBD305PDB1, RBD305PDB2, RBD305PDB4, RBD305PDQ1, RBD305PDQ2, RBD305PDQ3, RBD305PDQ4, RBD305PDQ6, RBD306PDB1, RBD306PDB4, RBD306PDQ1, RBD307PDB4, RBD307PDQ1, RBD307PDQ2, RBD307PDQ4, GBD277PDB1, GBD307PD, GBD307PDQ1, GBD307PDQ10, GBD307PDS1, RBD245PDB6, RBD245PDQ6, RBD245PR, RBD275PDB6, RBD275PDQ6, RBD275PDQ8, RBD276PDB6, RBD276PDD6, RBD305PDB6, RBD305PDBG, RBD305PDQ6, RBD306PDB06, RBD306PDB6, RBD306PDQ6, RBD386PDQ6, RBD275PDB6, GBD277PDB1, RBD275PDQ6, RBD306PDB6, RBD245PDB6, GBD307PDS1, RBD306PDQ6, RBD306PDZ6, GBD277PDQ1, RBD276PDB6, GBD307PDB1, RBD245PDQ6, RBD276PDQ6, GBD277PDS1, GBD307PDQ1, GBD307PDT1, GDB277PDB1, GDB277PDQ1, RBD305PDQ6, RBD305PDB6, RBD275PDQ2, , RBD275PDB4, RBD305PDQ1, RBD305PDQ2, RBD306PDB1, , RBD245PDB1, RBD275PDB1, , RBD275PDQ1, , RBD275PDQ4, RBD305PDQ4, GBD307PDB0, RBD245PDQ4, RBD275PDB2, , RBD275PDQ3, RBD277PDQ2, RBD305PDB4, RBD305PDQ3, RBD245PDB3, RBD276PDQ2, RBD276PDQ4, RBD305PDB1, RBD305PDB2, RBD306PDQ1, RBD306PDQ4, GBD277PDB0, GBD277PDQ0, GBD307PDQ0, PBK1227, RBD245PDB2, RBD245PDB4, RBD245PDQ1, RBD245PDQ2, RBD245PDQ3, RBD275PDB3, RBD276PDB1, RBD276PDB2, RBD276PDB4, RBD276PDQ1, RBD277PDB1, RBD277PDB2, RBD277PDB4, RBD277PDQ1, RBD277PDQ4, RBD305PDB3, RBD306PDB2, RBD306PDB4, RBD306PDQ2, RBD306PDZ1, RBD306PDZ2, RBD306PDZ4, RBD307PDB1, RBD307PDB2, RBD307PDQ1, RBD307PDQ2, RBD307PDQ4

 

Dead GE double oven? Transformer or Controller? Troubleshooting Guide

This guide will help you identify what problems you may have in the power supply to the electronics in your GE double oven.  Some symptoms you may be experiencing include, but are not limited to:
  • Blank display or no beeping
  • F1 error code
  • Oven seems dead

Generally, these are signs of a failed controller, but sometimes blank display or dead oven are simply the result of a failed transformer.  I say “simply” because it is much less expensive and much easier to replace/fix the transformer than it is the controller.  The objective of this post is to help you figure out which is the faulty part so you can send the right one to www.FixYourBoard.com to be repaired.

You’ll need an AC voltmeter as well as a basic tool set handy (pretty much just the right sized screwdriver).

The first thing to do is cut the breaker to your oven before you start taking it apart – we don’t want anybody getting killed by high voltage.

Next, you’ll need to expose your controller.  Refer to this post for help if you don’t know how to access the control unit.  There is no need to disconnect anything – that could actually make your measurements useless.  Once it’s exposed, make sure you can comfortably touch the various wiring harnesses with the voltmeter probes.  If it’s going to be a struggle, you may want to demount the unit from the panel to get some more slack.

Now, turn the breaker back on.  You’ll need to be very careful from here on.  Even though the controller is mostly a low voltage device, there are still points of high voltage on the relay board, and you can still cause electrical damage if you probe the wrong places.  Wall power goes into a transformer somewhere off the control module, and the transformer steps the wall power down to low voltage and routes that to the control board.  The low voltage comes into the board at the white wiring connector labeled J1.  It’s near the black connector receiving the clear, thin ribbon cable from the keypad (see photo).

The transformer sends two separate low voltages to the control board, 21.5 VAC and 4.6 VAC.  These voltages are approximate: as long is you’re in the ballpark, you should be good.  Also, it’s important to note that there are many variations of this control module.  Yours may look a bit different from the one depicted below, but you should still be getting the same supply from the transformer.  The photo shows a unit with all the wiring detached – yours should have a wiring harness occupying the J1 connector, but you should be able to stick the voltmeter probes along the wires into the sockets of the harness to take measurements.  If not, cut the breaker, disconnect the harness from J1 connector, turn the breaker back on, and probe the bottom side of the harness.  You should measure voltages according the photo.  Note that the empty slot is referred to as pins 3.

GE double oven electronic control board

Probes on pins 1 and 2 is one measurement. Probes on pins 4 and 5 is a separate measurement. The empty slot is referred to as Pin 3.

If you measure the proper voltages, then you know the transformer is not the issue.  Make sure the wiring harness is well connected, clean, and making good contact.  If you’re still having problems as described at the beginning, then the controller is the problem, and you should send it to FixYourBoard.com for repair.

If you aren’t reading these voltages, then you either have a bad transformer, or bad wiring.  Cut the breaker, and follow the wires back to the transformer.  These four wires come out of the secondary side of the transformer.  There should be another two wires going into the other side of the transformer, the primary side.  With the breaker on, you should measure 120VAC going into the primary.  I shouldn’t need to tell you how DANGEROUS 120VAC is.  If you measure 120VAC at the primary, check to see if you get 21.5 and 4.6 right at the secondary.  If not for either one, then the transformer is definitely bad and you should contact FixYourBoard.com for repair.  If you have these voltages right at the transformer, but not at the board, then the wiring has broken down somewhere between and needs to be fixed.  If you’re not getting 120VAC into the transformer primary, then you have a serious electrical wiring problem in your wall which should be addressed by a professional (e.g. electrician).

I hope you found this guide helpful! Remember you can always email info@fixyourboard.com with questions.

-Young Padawan

Whirlpool Oven – Common Problems and Causes

This post is a quick overview of common problems with the popular Whirlpool board series: 8303883, 8302967, 8302319, 8301345, 8301917, 8301908,4451856, 4451991, 4452890, 4452898 and 4453664.   Here, at www.FixYourBoard.com, we are well acquainted with all these problems.  This guide will help you troubleshoot oven control problems at home.  If, indeed, the problem is in the control board, don’t hesitate to send it to us for a quick, quality repair backed with a two year warranty.

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Control Board Front View Control Board Back View

    • E6/F2 Error Code ->   Always a problem with control board

This is the most common symptom and can only be due to the control board. Since the techsheet decodes this to “cancel key line drive open”, many people suspect the keypad is bad. The keypad is not causing an E6/F2. Based on years of experience, E6/F2 is never anything other than the control board….. Send it in.

Whirlpool Oven Panel E6 F2 Error CodeWhirlpool Oven Panel E6 F2 Error Code
    • E1/F5 Error Code ->   Can be control board, door lock or keypad

Wait a minute! The techsheet decodes it to “Self-clean latch will not lock” . How could the keypad cause this? Good question. On models with a manual door lock for the lower oven, the keypad has a special short between pins 1 and 11. This tells the control board not to cycle the door lock on the lower oven because there is no motorized door lock to control. If this short is missing, eventually the control board will flash the E1 error code on the right side of the clock display.
If the E1 is on the left of the clock, it is complaining about the upper oven. In this case, the keypad cannot be responsible. Once you determine the door lock is functioning correctly, the problem is with the control board.

Whirlpool Oven Panel F5_E1 Error Code
    • E1/F2 only ->   Always a problem with the keypad

This code means the board did not detect the keypad. Once again, this is based on years of experience. Never have we seen the control board causing this problem.

    • E0/F3 and E2/F3 ->   Almost always a problem with the control board

If the temp sensor measures approximately 1050 ohms when measured at the white connector on the control board, the problem is likely the control board.

    • Blank Display (With Beeps) ->   Problem is the control board

The beeps at power up, mean the board is getting power. If the display stays off after beeping, there is a problem with the control board

    • Blank Display (No Beeps) ->   If input power is ok, problem is control board

If you are getting approximaely 24V from transformer but the display is blank, the control board is the problem.

We hope this helps you quickly troubleshoot common problems with this Whirlpool series. Remember, if you have a symptom that is puzzling or new, contact us at www.FixYourBoard.com and we can help you figure it out. Thank you for your business!

Model Numbers:

GBD277PDB09, GBD277PDB10, GBD277PDB2, GBD277PDB3, GBD277PDB4, GBD277PDB5, GBD277PDB6, GBD277PDB7, GBD277PDB8, GBD277PDQ09, GBD277PDQ10, GBD277PDQ2, GBD277PDQ3, GBD277PDQ4, GBD277PDQ5, GBD277PDQ6, GBD277PDQ7, GBD277PDQ8, GBD277PDS09, GBD277PDS10, GBD277PDS2, GBD277PDS3, GBD277PDS4, GBD277PDS5, GBD277PDS6, GBD277PDS7, GBD277PDS8, GBD277PDT09, GBD277PDT10, GBD277PDT7, GBD277PDT8, GBD277PRB00, GBD277PRB01, GBD277PRB03, GBD277PRQ00, GBD277PRQ01, GBD277PRQ03, GBD277PRS00, GBD277PRS01, GBD277PRS02, GBD277PRS03, GBD277PRT00, GBD307PDB09, GBD307PDB10, GBD307PDB2, GBD307PDB3, GBD307PDB4, GBD307PDB5, GBD307PDB6, GBD307PDB7, GBD307PDQ09, GBD307PDQ10, GBD307PDQ2, GBD307PDQ3, GBD307PDQ4, GBD307PDQ5, GBD307PDQ6, GBD307PDQ7, GBD307PDS09, GBD307PDS10, GBD307PDS2, GBD307PDS3, GBD307PDS4, GBD307PDS5, GBD307PDS6, GBD307PDS7, GBD307PDT09, GBD307PDT10, GBD307PDT3, GBD307PDT4, GBD307PDT5, GBD307PDT6, GBD307PDT7, GBD307PRB00, GBD307PRB01, GBD307PRB03, GBD307PRQ00, GBD307PRQ01, GBD307PRS00, GBD307PRS01, GBD307PRS02, GBD307PRT00, GBD307PRY01, KBRP36MHT00, KBRP36MHW00, LTG6234DT5, RBD245PDB10, RBD245PDB11, RBD245PDB12, RBD245PDB14, RBD245PDB15, RBD245PDB7, RBD245PDB8, RBD245PDB9, RBD245PDQ10, RBD245PDQ11, RBD245PDQ12, RBD245PDQ14, RBD245PDQ15, RBD245PDQ7, RBD245PDQ8, RBD245PDQ9, RBD245PDS12, RBD245PDS14, RBD245PDS15, RBD245PDT10, RBD245PDT11, RBD245PDT12, RBD245PDT14, RBD245PDT15, RBD245PDT8, RBD245PDT9, RBD245PRB00, RBD245PRQ00, RBD245PRS00, RBD245PRS01, RBD245PRT00, RBD275PDB10, RBD275PDB11, RBD275PDB12, RBD275PDB13, RBD275PDB14, RBD275PDB15, RBD275PDB7, RBD275PDB8, RBD275PDB9, RBD275PDQ10, RBD275PDQ11, RBD275PDQ12, RBD275PDQ13, RBD275PDQ14, RBD275PDQ15, RBD275PDQ7, RBD275PDQ8, RBD275PDQ9, RBD275PDS12, RBD275PDS14, RBD275PDS15, RBD275PDT10, RBD275PDT11, RBD275PDT12, RBD275PDT13, RBD275PDT14, RBD275PDT15, RBD275PDT8, RBD275PDT9, RBD275PRB00, RBD275PRQ00, RBD275PRS00, RBD275PRS01, RBD275PRT00, RBD276PDB10, RBD276PDB11, RBD276PDB12, RBD276PDB7, RBD276PDB8, RBD276PDB9, RBD276PDQ10, RBD276PDQ11, RBD276PDQ12, RBD276PDQ7, RBD276PDQ8, RBD276PDQ9, RBD277PDB1, RBD277PDB2, RBD277PDB4, RBD277PDQ1, RBD277PDQ2, RBD277PDQ4, RBD305PDB10, RBD305PDB11, RBD305PDB12, RBD305PDB13, RBD305PDB14, RBD305PDB15, RBD305PDB7, RBD305PDB8, RBD305PDB9, RBD305PDQ10, RBD305PDQ11, RBD305PDQ12, RBD305PDQ13, RBD305PDQ14, RBD305PDQ15, RBD305PDQ7, RBD305PDQ8, RBD305PDQ9, RBD305PDS12, RBD305PDS14, RBD305PDS15, RBD305PDT11, RBD305PDT12, RBD305PDT13, RBD305PDT14, RBD305PDT15, RBD305PRB00, RBD305PRQ00, RBD305PRS00, RBD305PRT00, RBD306PDB10, RBD306PDB11, RBD306PDB12, RBD306PDB13, RBD306PDB14, RBD306PDB15, RBD306PDB7, RBD306PDB8, RBD306PDB9, RBD306PDQ10, RBD306PDQ11, RBD306PDQ12, RBD306PDQ13, RBD306PDQ14, RBD306PDQ15, RBD306PDQ7, RBD306PDQ8, RBD306PDQ9, RBD306PDT11, RBD306PDT12, RBD306PDT13, RBD306PDT14, RBD306PDT15, RBD306PDZ10, RBD306PDZ7, RBD306PDZ8, RBD306PDZ9, YGBD307PDQ6, YGBD307PDB7, YGBD307PDQ7

Part Numbers:

4451856, 4451991, 4452890, 4452898, 4453664, 8301345, 8301908, 8301917, 8302319, 8302967, 8303817, 8303883, 4451992, 4452891, 8302966