GE 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 GE ovens below contributes to the revelation of the most often found malfunctions and defects.

GE Advantium series oven troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do/Explanation
Light during a speedcook cycle dims and cycles on and off. even at full power levels.This is normal. Power level has been automatically reduced because the oven is hot• This is normal. The oven senses the heat level and adjusts automatically.
Light visible around the door and outer case while speedcooking.This is normal.• When the oven is on. light may be visible around the door and outer case.
Fan continues to run cooking stops.The oven is cooling.• The fan will automatically shut off after when the internal parts of the oven have cooled.
Oven vent emits warm air while oven is on.This is normal.
Vent fan comes on automatically when oven not in use.This is normal.• If the cooktop or oven gets hot enough the vent fan comes on. (see Automotic Fon section.)
Fan comes on automatically when using the microwave.This is normal.• If the microwave is used after speedcook and the oven senses that it is too hot. the vent fan comes on to cool the oven.
The oven makes unusual sounds while cooking.Clicks and fans blowing are normal. The relay board is turning the components on and off.• These sounds are normal.
Fan sound changes while cooking.This is normal.• Fan may turn on or off during cooking to maintain cooking temperature.
Smoke comes out of oven when the door is opened.Food is high in fat content Aerosol spray used on the pans.• Smoke is normal when cooking high-the fat foods. Use vegetable oil or olive oil on the meat itself instead of coating the entire pan.
Food is not fully cooked or browned at the end of a cooking program.Programmed times may not match the size or amount of food you are cooking.• Increase or decrease time for doneness or adjust the upper or lower lamps for browning.
Oven has turned off. in Warm. Proof, or Convection Bake
The maximum cooking time of 179 minutes has been reached• This is normal. The control will automatically turn off the oven and indicate that cooking is complete when the maximum cooking time is reached. The cooking time is not always displayed.
A cooking time was set for Convection Bake to start after preheat and the door was not opened at the end of preheat.This is normal. The control will automatically turn off the oven after one hour and idicate that cooking is complete if the door is not opened after preheat.
The display is blank.The display has been turned off.• Check the SETTINGS menu for clock display settings. Turn the display on.
‘Control Panel LOCKED" appears in display.The control has been locked.• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF for about 3 seconds to unlock the control. See Other Features Section.
Control display is lighted yet oven will not startClock is not set• Follow prompts to set the clock.
Door not securely closed.• Open the door and close securely.
START/PAUSE pad not pressed after entering cooking selection.• Follow prompts
Delay Start was accidentally set.• Press CLEAR/OFF and reset.
Oven is in DEMO Mode• Unplug the oven for 1 minute, plug the oven back into the wall DO NOT set the oven clock, press and hold the HELP and START/PAUSE pads for 3 seconds. The control should exit DEMO mode. Set clock and continue.
CLEAR/OFF was pressed accidentally.• Reset cooking program and press START/PAUSE.
The door and inside of the oven feels hotThe oven produces intense heat in a small space.• This is normal.
• Use oven mitts to remove food when when ready.
Floor of the oven is warm, even when the oven has not been used.The cooktop light is located below the oven floor. When the light is on. the heat it produces may make the oven floor get warm.• This is normal.
Oven will not start.A fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped.• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Power surge.• Unplug the oven, then plug it back in.
Plug not fully inserted into wall outlet.• Make sure the plug on the oven is fully inserted into wall outlet.
Glass microwave tray does not lock into center hub.• Align the protrusions on the bottom of the glass microwave tray with the indentation in the turntable. This fit is not tight some movement is normal.

GE Appliances series oven troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Oven light does not workLight bulb is loose.• Tighten or replace the bulb.
Oven will not workA fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit nbreaker tripped.• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Oven controls improperly set.• See the Using the oven section.
Oven too hot.• Allow the oven to cool to below locking temperature.
Food does not bake or roast properlyOven controls improperly set.• See the Using the oven section.
Rack position is incorrect or the rack is not level.• See the Using the oven section.
Incorrect cookware or cookware of improper size being used.• See the Using the oven section.
Oven thermostat needs adjustment.• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself! section.
Food does not broil properlyOven controls improperly set.• Make sure you touch the BROIL HI/LO pad.
Improper rack position being used.• See the Broiling Guide.
Cookware not suited for broiling.• For best results, use a pan designed for broiling.
The probe is plugged into the outlet in the oven.• Unplug and remove the probe from the oven.
In some areas the power (voltage) may be low.• Preheat the broil element for 10 minutes.
• Broil for the longest period of time recommended in the Broiling Guide.
Oven temperature too hot or too coldOven thermostat needs adjustment.• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself! section.
Clock and timer do not workA fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped.• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Oven controls improperly set.• See the Using the clock and timer section.
Oven will not self-cleanThe oven temperature is too high to set a self-clean operation.• Allow the oven to cool and reset the controls.
Oven controls improperly set.• See the Using the self
The probe is plugged into the outlet in the oven.• Remove the probe from the oven.
"Crackling" or "popping" soundThis is the sound of the metal heating and cooling during both the cooking and cleaning functions.• This is normal.
Excessive smoking during a clean cycleExcessive soil.• Touch the CLEAR/OFF pad. Open the windows to rid the room of smoke. Wait until LOCKED goes off. Wipe up the excess soil and reset the clean cycle.
Oven door will not open after a clean cycleOven too hot.• Allow the oven to cool below locking temperature.
Oven not clean after a clean cycleOven controls not properly set.• See the Using the self-cleaning oven section.
Oven was heavily soiled.• Clean up heavy spillovers before starting the clean cycle. Heavily soiled ovens may need to self-clean again or for a longer period of time.
"LOCKED" flashes in the displayThe self-clean cycle has been selected but the door is not closed.• Close the oven door.
"LOCKED" is on when you want to cookThe oven door is locked because the temperature inside the oven has not dropped below the locking temperature.• Touch the CLEAR/OFF pad. Allow the oven to cool.
"F—and a number or letter" flash in the displayYou have a function error code.• Disconnect all power to the oven for at least 30 seconds and then reconnect power. If the function error code repeats, call for service.
"LOCKED" appears in the oven displayThe controls have been locked.• See the Control Lock section to unlock.
Control signals after entering cooking time or start timeYou forgot to enter a bake temperature or cleaning time.• Touch the BAKE pad and desired temperature or the SELF CLEAN HI/LO pad and desired clean time.
Display goes blankA fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped.• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
The clock is in the black-out mode.• See the Special features of your oven control section.
Display flashesPower failure.• Reset the clock.
Unable to get the display to show "SF'Oven control pads were not touched properly.• The BROIL HI/LO and BAKE pads must be touched at the same time and held for 3 seconds.
"Probe" appears in the displayThis is reminding you to enter a probe temperature after plugging in the probe.• Enter a probe temperature.

GE CK series oven troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CauseWhat To Do
My now oven doesn't cook like my old one. Is something wrong with the temperature settings?Your now oven has a different cooking system from your old oven and therefore may cook differently than your old oven.For the first few uses, follow your recipe times and temperatures carefully. If you still think your new oven is too hot or too cold, you can adjust the temperature yourself to meet your specific cooking preference. See the Special Features section to adjust the oven temperature. NOTE: This adjustment affects Bake, Convection Bake 1 Rack and Convection Bake Multi temperatures: it will not affect Convection Roast. Broil, or Clean.
Food does not bake properlyOven controls improperly sotSee the Cooking Modes section.
Rack position is incorrect or rack is not level.See the Cooking Modes section and Cooking Guide.
Incorrect cookware or cookware of improper size being used.See the Cookware section.
Oven temperature needs adjustmentSee the Special Features section.
Ingredient substitutionSubstituting ingredients can change the recipe outcome.
Food does not broil properlyOven controls improperly sotMake sure you select the appropriate broil mode.
Improper rack position being used.See Cooking Guide for rack location suggestions.
Food being cooked in a hot pan.Make sure cookware is cool.
Cookware not suited for broiling.Use a pan specifically designed for broiling.
Aluminum foil used on the broiling pan and grid has not boon fitted properly and slit as recommended.If using aluminum foil conform to pan slits.
In some areas the power (voltage) may bo low.Preheat the broil element for 10 minutes.
Oven temperature too hot or too coldOven temperature needs adjustmentSee the Special Features section.
Oven does not work or appears not to workA fuse in your homo may bo blown or the circuit breaker tripped.Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Oven controls improperly sotSee the Using the Oven section.
Oven is in Sabbath Mode.Verify, that the oven is not in Sabbath Mode. See the Special Features section.
“Crackling” or “popping” soundThis is the sound of the metal heating and cooling during both the cooking and cleaning functions.This is normal.
Why is my range making a "clicking" noise when using my oven?Your range has boon designed to maintain a tighter control over your oven's temperature. You may hear your oven's heating elements "click” on and off more frequently than in older ovens to achieve better results during baking, broiling, convection, and self-clean cycles.This is normal.
Clock and timer do not workA fuse in your homo may bo blown or the circuit breaker tripped.Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Oven light does not workLight bulb is loose or dofectivo.Tighten or replace bulb.
Pad operating light is broken.Call for service.
Oven will not self-cleanThe temporature is too high to sot a self-clean operation.Allow the oven to cool and reset the controls.
Oven controls improperly sotSee the Cleaning the Oven section.
Excessive smoking during clean cycleExcessive soil or grease.Press the Cancel/Off pad. Open the windows to rid the room of smoke. Wait until the LOCKED light goes off. Wipe up the excess soil and reset the clean cycle.
Excessive smoking during broilingFood too close to burner element.Lower the rack position of the food.
Oven door will not open after a clean cycleOven too hot.Allow the oven to cool below locking temperature.
Oven not clean after a clean cycleOven controls improperly set.See the Cleaning the Oven section.
Oven was heavily soiled.Clean up heavy spillovers before starting the clean cycle. Heavily soiled ovens may need to self-clean again or for a longer period of time.
"DOOR ft" flashes in the displayThe self-clean cycle has been selected but the door is not closed.Close the oven door. Wait for oven door to finish locking.
"DOOR A" will flash while the oven door is locking to start self-clean and steam clean.This is normal.
"DOOR ft" light is on when you want to cookThe oven door is locked because the temperature inside the oven has not dropped below the locking temperature.Press the Cancel/Off pad. Allow the oven to cool.
“F— and a number or letter" flash in the displayYou have a function error code.Press the Cancel/Off pad. Allow the oven to cool for one hour. Put the oven back into operation.
If the function code repeats.Disconnect all power to the oven for at least 30 seconds and then reconnect power. If the function error code repeats, call for service.
Display goes blankA fuse in your home may bo blown or the circuit breaker tripped.Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
The clock is turned off.See the Special Features section.
Oven is in Sabbath Mode.Verify that the oven is not in Sabbath Mode. See the Special Features section.
Power outage, clock flashesPower outage or surgeReset the clock. If the oven was in use. you must reset it by pressing the Cancel/Off pad. setting the clock and resetting any cooking function.
“Burning” or “oily” odor emitting from the ventThis is normal in a now oven and will disappear in time.To speed the process, set a self-clean cycle for a minimum of 3 hours. See the Cleaning the Oven section.
Strong odorAn odor from the insulation around the inside of the oven is normal for the first few times the oven is used.This is temporary and will go away after several uses or a self-clean cycle.
Fan noiseA cooling fan may automatically turn on.This is normal. The cooling fan will turn on to cool internal parts. It may run for up to 1-1/2 hours after the oven is turned off.
My oven door glass appears to be "tinted" or have a "rainbow" color. Is this defective?No. The inner oven glass is coated with a heat barrier to reflect the heat back into the oven to prevent heat loss and keep the outer door cool while baking.This is normal. Under certain light or angles, you may see this tint or rainbow color.
Sometimes the oven takes longer to preheat to the same temperatureCookware or food in ovenThe cookware or food in the oven will cause the oven to take longer to preheat. Remove items to reduce preheat time.
Number of racks in ovenAdding more racks to the oven will cause the oven to take longer to preheat. Remove some racks.
Different cooking modesThe different cooking modes use different preheat methods to heat the oven for the specific cooking mode. Some modes will take longer than others (i.e. convection bake multi).
Oven will not work remotelyRouter issues, no wireless signal, etc. Oven is not connected.For assistance with oven wireless network connectivity, please call 1-800-220-6899.