RF386LXMS0 Door latch problem

bsaucer

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Joined
Jun 16, 2010
Messages
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Location
Alabama
Model Number
RF386LXMS0
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
This stove has the following symptoms: Door lock indicator stays on. Latch hook "opens" and "closes" continuously. After several minutes, the control beeps "F5E1".

I looked at the latch mechanism. Motor runs continuously, and then stops when the error message occurs. I put DC voltmeter on blue wire (at microswitch) and it cycles between -3V and 0V as the cam rotates. The other microswitch (red wires) also appears to work, but I think it just controls the light.
 
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rickgburton

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Recheck the model number. Can't get anything to come up with that one.
Disconnect power and check wires and connectors from the control to the latch switch, then from the latch switch to the control. If okay do the same for the door switch. Check the door switch for continuity by opening the door. Door open, switch open. Check the latch switch. Unlatched - switch open, Latched - switch closed. If wires connectors, wires, and switches test good, replace the control.
 
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