What Does the F20 Error Code on my GE Oven Mean?
Any error on an appliance can be enough to make people worry. When you notice an F20 error on your GE oven, it can be easy to panic. Before you let your worries get the best of you, it’s a good idea to take a moment to learn what this error means and the possible solutions.
What Does the F20 Error Code Mean?
When the F20 error appears on the screen, it means that the oven temperature has exceeded the preset threshold. Now, it’s important to note that (most likely) it’s not a case of your oven actually exceeding the temperature limit. It is far more likely that there is a problem with one of the parts responsible for monitoring and regulating the temperature. This error can occur during normal use or during the cleaning process if you have a self-cleaning oven. Either way, when it does, your oven will turn off and you will have to get the problem fixed before you can use your oven again.
This is a common quick fix for many appliances, including ovens. Sometimes, there is a simple miscommunication and all you need to do is turn off and unplug your oven for a few minutes. Plug it back in and turn it on to see if this solved the problem. It’s also worth noting that this could solve the problem for a few minutes, but the fault can easily reoccur when you use your oven again. If you try this method, make sure that you keep a close eye on your oven the next time you use it.
Oven Temperature Sensor
The next possible solution involves replacing a faulty oven temperature sensor. To test the sensor, you will need an ohmmeter. The resistance measured needs to meet the specifications provided by the manufacturer. If it is not within the normal range, the sensor could be faulty. In this case, replacing the sensor will solve the problem right away.
If the temperature sensor is not faulty, it could be the control panel that needs to be replaced. Sometimes, due to frequent use or very high temperatures, the solder connections on the control board become fused or damaged. Unfortunately, this unit needs to be replaced as a whole and there is no way of replacing any components individually.
If your GE oven is displaying the F20 error or any other error codes, contact Max Appliance Repair Ottawa right away for urgent oven repair services. You can reach us at (613) 518-2177 and our team will always arrive quickly to diagnose and repair any faults on-site, and this includes GE appliance repairs.