Range Error Code F10: Troubleshooting Runaway Oven Temperature

Hi, this is Wayne with winnipeg-appliance-repair.ca. We’re going to talk about range error code F10. code when
F10 is a common error code for several manufacturers that appears when your oven exceeds the temperature you set it at in either the cook cycle or the clean cycle. There are a few things that can cause it. If the range is actually overheating, then you could have a stuck relay on the control board, which means that you’ll have to replace that control board to fix the problem.

A defective temperature sensor can also cause this problem. The oven control board may think that the oven is hotter than it actually is, which is why you may see this code when the oven is off and at room temperature. Most codes will clear when you disconnect the power to the range for one to two minutes.

Now that we’ve cleared the code let’s talk about how to keep it from popping up again. Before we fix it, we need to figure out what caused it. To figure out what’s wrong we’ll use a mulit-meter to check resistance. Let’s check the oven temperature sensor first.

Disconnect the power to the oven.
Always disconnect power before checking continuity.
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Remove the back panel. Disconnect the wire harness from the sensor.
Set your multi-meter to read ohms and put one meter lead on each wire terminal of the temperature sensor.

The resistance reading on the sensor should be close to 1100 ohms at a room temperature of 75 degrees. If the meter explains a resistance of less than 1000 ohms or more than 1300 ohms at room temperature, the sensor will have to be replaced.
If the sensor checks no continuity, an “OL” reading on this meter, it should also be replaced.

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If the temperature sensor checks okay, remove the top, back panel then plug the harness back in to the sensor and unplug the other end from the control board. We’re going to check resistance though the sensor and the wire harness next.

You should read close to the same resistance through the harness and sensor that you read though just the sensor. If the readings are the same and you continue to get the F10 error code when trying to cook, then the electronic control board will need to be replaced.
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