Whirlpool oven fault codes indicate a specific problem and correspond with a solution that is available in the user manual. User manuals for specific oven models are available on the official Whirlpool website. Common fault codes include F1, F2 and 4-digit fault codes.
A Whirlpool oven flashing an F1 fault code is indicating one of three issues. There might be an analogue to digital failure, which can be resolved by unplugging the oven for 30 seconds. If the fault code reappears, there may be a problem with the control board or a shorted keypad, which can be resolved by replacing the control board.
An F2 fault code indicates the temperature is too high and may indicate the oven temperature sensor is broken. Consumers should ensure that the door lock operation is fully functional and check the temperature sensor circuit. If found defective, the sensor requires replacement.
Some Whirlpool oven ranges flash 4-digit fault codes instead of two. For example, an F1-E1 fault code indicates a safety flip-flop, and can be resolved by replacing the control board. An F3-E0 fault code indicates the temperature sensor is broken and needs replacement. Although many Whirlpool ovens use the same fault codes, some are specific to the model and it is recommended to find the manual for the exact oven that is displaying the fault code on the official Whirlpool website.