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GE Profile Convection Oven PT916SR control panel gets hot to the touch

mazman

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I recently replaced the control board on the oven because, after occasionally freezing up, it finally stopped working. The new board has worked well for several months until Thanksgiving Day when I got an F5 error. Resetting the power cleared the error and we were able to finish cooking.

I've noticed that the control panel gets hot to the touch and moisture/steam often obscures the oven display temperature. Is it possible that the fan (part WB26X10264) is bad? There's no control panel code indicating that it's bad, but I seem to remember hearing a fan in the control panel area during banking and for a while after the oven is turned off. (We have an Advantium oven that does this.) Also, I have checked the oven seal and it looks solid with no excess heat escaping.

Thanks.
 

rickgburton

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The cooling fan motor, top rear, should turn on when any cooking function is selected and turns off when the sensor is below 150°. F5 error is a sensor circuit supervisor failure on the control. Are there any other error codes? The display doesn't show the error until it occurs twice. Simultaneously press TIMER, CLOCK, and the number 9 and confirm the error code.
 

rickgburton

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That's not an error. It might be a glitch in the control. When it's displayed simultaneously press 6 and 8 to clear an error code.
 

mazman

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I cleared the code and used the oven. No new code was displayed. The temperature of the panel after turning off the oven was 133 degrees (see attached).
 

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rickgburton

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No doubt it's a bad design. Is the cooling fan working? There's two thermal switches just behind the control panel. One opens at 205°F the other opens at 240°F
 

mazman

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I don't think I hear any fan noise from the control panel. On our Advantium, that can easily hear the cooling fan which stays on for several minutes after the oven is turned off.
 

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mazman

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Against my better judgement, I pulled the oven out of the wall and removed the top so I could see the fan. Turned the oven up to 300 and the fan never went on. I hope the problem is with the fan and not some circuitry that controls it.
 
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