Frigidaire oven troubleshooting

Ovens confidently occupied a place of honor in our kitchens. They save time for food warming, time for washing of dishes, because one can warm food on a plate. Repairs and maintenance service of a oven are an integral part of life of any technical and electric appliance. The troubleshooting table with error codes for frigidaire ovens below contributes to the revelation of the most often found malfunctions and defects.

Frigidaire CFEB series, Frigidaire Built-In series oven troubleshooting

Baking ProblemsCausesCorrections
Cookies and biscuits burn on the bottom.• Cookies and biscuits put into the oven before the preheating time is completed.• Allow oven to preheat to the selected temperature before placing food in oven.
• Oven rack overcrowded.• Choose pan sizes that will permit 5.1 cm to 10.2 cm (2” to 4") of air space on all sides when placed in the oven.
• Dark pan absorbs heat too fast.• Use a medium-weight aluminum baking sheet.
Cakes too dark top or bottom.• Cakes put into the oven before preheating time is completed.• Allow oven to preheat to the selected temperature before placing food in the oven.
• Rack position too high or low.• Use proper rack position for baking needs.
• Oven too hot.• Set oven temperature 25°F/12°C lower than recommended.
Cakes not done the center.• Oven too hot.• Set oven temperature 25°F/12°C lower than recommended.
• Incorrect pan size.• Use pan size suggested in recipe.
• Pan not centered in oven.• Use proper rack position and place pan so there is 5.1 cm to 10.2 cm (2’’ to 4") of space on all sides of pan.
Cakes not level• Wall oven not level.• Place a marked glass measuring cup filled with water on the center of the oven rack. If the water level is uneven. refer to the installation instructions for leveling the wall oven.
• Pan too close to oven wall or rack overcrowded.• Be sure to allow 5.1 cm to 10.2 cm (2" to 4”) of clearance on all sides of each pan in the oven.
• Pan warped.• Do not use pans that are dented or warped.
Foods not done when cooking is up.• Oven too cool.• Set oven temperature 25°F/12°C higher than suggested and bake for the recommended time.
• Oven overcrowded.• Be sure to remove all pans from the oven except the ones to be used for baking.
• Oven door opened too frequently.• Open oven door only after shortest recommended baking time.

Frigidaire CGES series oven troubleshooting

OCCURRENCEPOSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
Range is not level."Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust leveling legs at base of range until the rack is level. When range is level, cooktop may appear out of alignment if countertop is not level.
"
"Weak, unstable floor. Be sure floor is level and can adequately support range. If floor is sagging or slopping, contact a carpenter to correct the situation.
"
"Kitchen cabinet misalignment may make range appear to be unlevel. Be sure cabinets are square and have sufficient room for range clearance.
"
Cannot move appliance easily. Appliance must be accessible for service.
Cabinets not square or are built in too tight. Contact a cabinet maker to correct the problem.
Contact builder or installer to make appliance accessible.
Carpet interferes with range. Provide sufficient space so range can be lifted over carpet.
Gas line is hard-plumbed. Have a flexible C.SA international approved metal appliance connector installed.
Entire range or oven does not operate.
Make sure cord/plug is plugged tightly into outlet.
Service wiring is not complete. Call an authorized servicer.
Electrical power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company for service.
Cooktop control displays any E code error - Models B & C only (ex.: E014)
Cooktop control has detected a fault or error condition. Try turning electrical power supply OFF and back ON to cooktop in order to reset Cooktop main controls. If fault recurs, record fault number and turn power supply to Cooktop OFF. Call an authorized servicer for assistance.
Oven control beeps and displays any F code error (ex.: Fll)
Electronic control has detected a fault condition. Press Cancel to dear the display and stop beeping. Reprogram oven. If fault recurs, record fault number. Press Cancel and call an authorized servicer for assistance.
Oven light does not work.
Replace or tighten bulb. See Changing Oven Light section in this Use & Care Guide.
Electrical power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company for service.
Surface unit does not heat.
No power to the appliance. Check steps under "Entire Range or Oven Does Not Operate" in this Before you Call checklist.
Incorrect control setting. Make sure the correct control is on for the surface unit to be used.
Surface units too hot or not hot enough.
Incorrect control setting. Make sure the correct control is on for the surface unit to be used.
Lightweight or warped pans used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cookware. Flat pans heat better than warped pans. Cookware materials and weight of the material affect heating. Heavy and medium- weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
Drip bowls are pitting or rusting.
Foods with acids, such as tomatoes, if allowed to stand in/on bowls will cause corrosion. Remove and wash drip bowls as soon as possible after spillover.
Normal environment. Houses along sea coast are exposed to salt air. Protect bowls as much as possible from direct exposure to salt air.
Drip bowls turning color or distorted out of shape.
Bottom surface of cookware extends beyond surface elements and touches cooktop surface. This can cause high enough temperatures to discolor the drip bowls. DO NOT use cookware of this type. Pan sizes should be matched to the size of the element. Replacement drip bowls may be purchased from your dealer.
Metalmarks.Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on cooktop surface. Use a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning cream to remove the marks. "Cooktop Cleaning - Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models" section under General Cleaning.
Brown streaks or specks.
Boilovers are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. "Cooktop Cleaning - Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models" section under General Cleaning.

Frigidaire FFEF series oven troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
Poor baking results.• Many factors affect baking results. Make sure the proper oven rack position is used. Center food in the oven and space pans to allow air to circulate. Allow the oven to preheat to the set temperature before placing food in the oven. Try adjusting the recipe's recommended temperature or baking time. If you feel the oven is too hot or cool, see Adjusting oven temperature section in this Use & Care Guide.
Appliance is not level.• Be sure floor is level, strong & stable enough to adequately support range.
• If floor is sagging or sloping, contact a carpenter to correct the situation.
• Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust leveling legs at base of appliance until the rack is level.
• Kitchen cabinet alignment may make range appear not level. Be sure cabinets are square & have sufficient room for appliance clearance.
Cannot move appliance easily. Appliance must be accessible for service.• Cabinets not square or are built in too tightly. Contact builder or installer to make appliance accessible.
• Carpet interferes with appliance. Provide sufficient space so appliance can be lifted over carpet.
Surface element too hot or not hot enough.• Incorrect control setting. Be sure the correct control is ON for the element that you are attempting to use.
Surface element does not heat.• Lightweight or warped pans used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cookware. Flat pans heat better than warped pans. Cookware materials and weight of the material affect heating. Heavy & medium-weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
Entire appliance does not operate.• The time of day is not set. The time of day must first be set in order to operate the oven. See Setting the clock in the Setting Oven Controls section.
• Make sure cord/plug is plugged correctly into outlet.
• Service wiring is not complete. Contact your dealer, installing agent or authorized service agent.
• Electrical power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company for service.
Oven portion of appliance does not operate.• Be sure the oven controls are set properly for the desired cooking feature. See Setting Oven Controls in this manual or read the instructions "Entire appliance does not operate" in this checklist.
Oven light does not work.• Be sure the light is secure in the socket. Also see Changing & replacing the oven light section.
Oven smokes excessively during broiling.• Incorrect setting. Follow broil instructions in Setting Oven Controls.
• Make sure oven door is opened to broil stop position.
• Meat too close to the broil element. Reposition the oven rack to provide proper clearance between the meat & the element. Preheat the broil element for searing.
• Meat not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Cut remaining fatty edges to prevent curling, but do not cut into lean.
• Broiler pan and insert wrong side up and grease not draining. Always place insert on the broiler pan with ribs up & slots down to allow grease to drip into pan (some models).
• Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is necessary when broiling frequently. Old grease or food spatters cause excessive smoking.
Flames inside oven or smoking from oven vent.• Excessive spillovers in oven. For example this will happen for pie spillovers or large amounts of grease left on the oven bottom. Wipe up excessive spillovers before starting oven. If flames or excessive smoke are present see Setting broil in the Setting Oven Controls section.
Oven control panel beeps & displays any F code error.• Oven control has detected a fault or error condition. Press clear off to clear the display & stop beeping. Try the bake or broil feature again. If the F code error repeats, remove power from appliance, wait 5 minutes and then repower appliance and set clock for the time of day. Try the bake or broil feature again. If the fault recurs, record fault and call for service.
Scratches or abrasions on cooktop surface.• Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensils can cause scratches. Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage. Small scratches do not affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
• Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. See Cooktop cleaning and maintenance in the Care & Cleaning section of this Use & Care Guide.
• Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use smooth, flat-bottomed cookware.
Metal marks on the cooktop.• Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on cooktop surface. Use a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaner to remove the marks. See "Cooktop cleaning and maintenance" in the Care & Cleaning section.
Brown streaks or specks on cooktop surface.• Boilovers are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See Cooktop Cleaning and Maintenance in the Care &Cleaning section.
Areas of discoloration with metallic sheen on cooktop surface.• Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaner. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms.

Frigidaire Gallery oven troubleshooting

OCCURRENCEPOSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
Oven Control Beeps and Displays -F1-through-F10-.Electronic control has detected a fault condition. Push CANCEL pad to clear the display and stop the display from beeping. Reprogram the oven. If a fault reoccurs, record the fault number, push the CANCEL pad and contact an authorized servicer.
-F8- is displayed.The door was left open and controls set for self-cleaning cycle. Close the door and push both upper and lower oven CANCEL pads
Installation.Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Contact installing agent if rack and cabinet cutout flooring are not level.
Kitchen cabinet misalignment may make oven appear to be not level. Be sure cabinets are square and level. Contact cabinet maker to correct problem.
Entire oven does not operate.When the oven is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the oven has been interrupted, the display will flash. The oven cannot be programmed until the clock is set.
Be sure electrical cord is securely connected into the electrical junction box.
Cord/plug is not installed and/or connected. Cord is not supplied with oven. Contact your dealer, installing agent or authorized servicer.
Service wiring not complete. Contact your dealer, installing agent or authorized servicer.
Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company.
Short in cord/plug. Replace cord/plug.
Controls are not set properly. See instructions under Setting Oven Controls to set the controls.
House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped immediately following installation. House fuse may not be fully engaged. Check fuse and screw or engage circuit breaker securely.
House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped after the oven has been installed and previously operating. Call an authorized servicer.
Oven light does not work.Burned-out or loose bulb. Follow the instructions under Changing Oven Light to replace or tighten the bulb.
Oven smokes excessively during broiling.Oven door is closed. Door should be open during broiling.
Meat too close to the broiler unit. Reposition the rack to provide more clearance between the meat and the broiler. Preheat broil element for quick searing operation.
Meat not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Slash remaining fatty edges to prevent curling, but do not cut into the lean.
Grid on broiler pan wrong side-up. Grease does not drain into broiler pan. Always place the grid on the broiler pan with the ribs up and the slots down to allow grease to drip into the pan.
Broiler pan used without grid or grid cover with foil. DO NOT use the broiler pan without the grid or cover the grid with foil.
Oven needs to be cleaned. Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is necessary when broiling frequently. Old grease or food spatters cause excessive smoking.
Poor baking results.Many factors affect baking results. See Baking for hints, causes and corrections. See Adjusting Oven Temperature.
Self-cleaning cycle does not work.Make sure the oven door is close.
Controls not set properly. Follow instructions.
Self-cleaning cycle was interrupted. Stop time must be set 2-4 hours past the start time. Follow steps under "To Stop or Interrupt a Self-Cleaning Cycle" in the Timer Control Guide.
Soil not completely removed after selfcleaning cycle is completed.On a dual cavity model, one oven is in operation. If one oven is set for any mode, the second oven cannot be set to CLEAN
Failure to clean bottom, from top of oven, frame of oven or door area outside oven seal. These areas are not in the self-cleaning area, but get not enough to burn on residue. Clean these areas before the self-cleaning cycle is started. Burned on residue can be cleaned with a stiff nylon brush and water or a nylon scrubber. Be careful not to damage the oven gasket.
Excessive spillovers in oven. Set the self-dean cycle for longer cleaning time.
Flames inside oven or smoke from vent.Excessive spillovers in oven. This is normal, especially for high oven temperatures, pie spillovers or for large amounts of grease on bottom of oven. Wipe up excessive spillovers.
Oven door (side swing model) is too loose or too tight to open.There is an oven door bracket on your model. Follow the instructions under * Oven Door Bracket Adjustment".

Frigidaire GLEB series oven troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
Range is not level.Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Adjust leveling legs (slide-in models) at base of range until the oven rack is level.
Be sure floor is level and is strong and stable enough to adequately support range.
If floor is sagging or sloping, contact a carpenter to correct the situation.
Kitchen cabinet alignment may make range appear unlevel. Be sure cabinets are square and have sufficient room for range clearance.
Cannot move appliance easily. Appliance must be accessible for service.Cabinets not square or are built in too tightly. Contact builder or installer to make appliance accessible.
Carpet interferes with range. Provide sufficient space so range can be lifted over carpet.
Entire range or oven does not operate.Make sure cord/plug is plugged tightly into outlet.
Sen/ice wiring is not complete. Contact your dealer, installing agent or authorized servicer.
Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company for service.
Oven does not operate.Oven control beeps and displays FI or F3. Electronic control has detected a fault condition. Push the CANCEL pad to clear the display and stop the beeping. Reprogram oven. If fault recurs, record fault number, push CANCEL pad and contact authorized servicer.
Oven light does not work.Replace or tighten bulb. See Changing Oven Light in this Owner's Guide for instructions.
Surface unit does not heat.No power to the appliance. Check steps under * Entire Appliance Does Not Operate” in this Avoid Service CheckList.
Incorrect control setting. Make sure the correct control is on for the surface unit to be used.
Surface units too hot or not hot enough.Incorrect control setting. Make sure the correct control is on for the surface unit to be used.
Lightweight or warped pans used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cookware. Flat pans heat better than warped pans. Cookware materials and weight of the material affect heating. Heavy-and medium- weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
Drip bowls are pitting or rusting.Foods with acids, such as tomatoes, if allowed to stand in/on bowls will cause corrosion. Remove and wash drip bowls as soon as possible after a spillover.
Normal environment. Houses along sea coast are exposed to salt air. F’rotect bowls as much as possible from direct exposure to salt air.
Drip bowls turning color or distorted out of shape.Bottom surface of cookware extends beyond surface elements and touches cooktop surface. This can cause high enough temperatures to discolor the drip bowls. DO NOT use cookware of this type. Pan sizes should be matched to the size of the element. Replacement drip bowls may be purchased from your dealer.
Scratches or abrasions on cooktop surface.Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensils can cause scratches. Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage. Small scratches do not affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop Cleaning' in the General Cleaning section.
Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use smooth, flat-bottomed cookware.
Metal marks.Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on cooktop surface. Use a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning creme to remove the marks. See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop Cleaning' in the General Cleaning section.
Brown streaks or specks.Boilovers are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See 'Ceramic-Glass Cooktop Cleaning' in the General Cleaning section.
Areas of discoloration with metallic sheen.Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning creme. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms.
Surface burners do not light.Surface control knob has not been completely turned to UTE. Push in and turn the surface control knob to LITE (until burner ignites) and then turn the surface control knob to the desired flame size.
Burner ports are clogged. Clean burners. See 'To Clean the Burner Grates. Contoured Burner Pans. Burner Cap Assembly. Trim Ring and Burner Base' under General Cleaning. With the burner off. use small-gauge wire or needle to clean ports or slots.
Electrical power outage (Electric Ignition models only). Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company for service. Surface burners can be lit manually. See Setting Surface Controls in this Owner's Guide.
Gas supply is turned off. Turn gas supply on.
Surface burner flame burns half way around.Burner ports or slots are clogged. With the burner off. clean by using a small-gauge wire or needle to clean ports or slots.
Moisture is present after cleaning. Lightly fan the flame and allow the burner to operate until flame is full. Dry the burners thoroughly following instructions under General Cleaning.
Surface burner flame is orange.Dust particles in main line. Allow the burner to operate a few minutes until flame turns blue.
Salt air in coastal areas. A slightly orange flame is unavoidable.
Poor baking results.Many factors affect baking results. Make sure the proper rack position is used. Center food in the oven and space pans to allow air to circulate. Allow the oven to preheat to the set temperature before placing food in the oven. Try adjusting the recipe's recommended temperature or baking time. If you feel the oven is too hot or cool, see Adjusting Oven Temperature in the Electronic Oven Control section.
Flames inside the oven or smoking from vent.Excessive spillovers in oven. Set self-clean cycle for a longer cleaning time.
Excessive spillovers in oven. This is normal, especially for pie spillovers or large amounts of grease on bottom of oven. Wipe up excessive spillovers before starting cycle. If flames or excessive smoke are present, stop the self-clean cycle and follow steps under *To Stop or Interrupt a Self-Cleaning Cycle' in the Electronic Oven Control section.
Oven smokes excessively during broiling.Control(s) not set properly. Follow instructions under Setting Oven Controls in the Electronic Oven Control section.
Make sure oven door is opened to broil stop position.
Meat too close to the element. Reposition the rack to provide proper clearance between the meat and the element. Preheat broil element for searing.
Meat not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Cut remaining fatty edges to prevent curling, but do not cut into lean.
Grid on broiler pan wrong side up and grease not draining. Always place grid on the broiler pan with ribs up and slots down to allow grease to drip into pan.
Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is necessary when broiling frequently. Old grease or food spatters cause excessive smoking.
Self-cleaning cycle does not work.Control(s) not set properly. Follow instructions under Oven Cleaning in the Electronic Oven Control section.
Self-cleaning cycle was interrupted. Stop time must be set 3 to 4 hours past the start time. Follow steps under To Stop or Interrupt a Self-Cleaning Cycle in the Electronic Oven Control section
Soil not completely removed after self-cleaning cycle.Failure to clean bottom, front top of oven, frame or door area outside oven seal. These areas are not in the self-cleaning area, but get hot enough to burn on residue. Clean these areas before the self-cleaning cycle is started. Burned-on residue can be cleaned with a stiff nylon brush and water or nylon scrubber. Be careful not to damage the oven seal.