This post describes common problems with the popular board series: 8303883, 8302967, 8302319, 8301345, 8301908,4451856, 4451991, 4452890, 4452898 and 4453664. You have probably seen these a hundred times:
This is the most common symptom and can only be due to the control board. Since the techsheet decodes this to "cancel key line drive open", many people suspect the keypad is bad. The keypad is not causing an E6/F2. Based on years of experience, E6/F2 is never anything other than the control board..... Send it in.
Wait a minute! The techsheet decodes it to "Self-clean latch will not lock" . How could the keypad cause this? Good question. On models with a manual door lock for the lower oven, the keypad has a special short between pins 1 and 11. This tells the control board not to cycle the door lock on the lower oven because there is no motorized door lock to control. If this short is missing, eventually the control board will flash the E1 error code on the right side of the clock display.
If the E1 is on the left of the clock, it is complaining about the upper oven. In this case, the keypad cannot be responsible. Once you determine the door lock is functioning correctly, the problem is with the control board.
This code means the board did not detect the keypad. Once again, this is based on years of experience. Never have we seen the control board causing this problem.
If the temp sensor measures approximately 1050 ohms when measured at the white connector on the control board, the problem is likely the control board.
The beeps at power up, mean the board is getting power. If the display stays off after beeping, there is a problem with the control board
If you are getting approximaely 24V from transformer but the display is blank, the control board is the problem.
We hope this helps you quickly troubleshoot common problems with this Whirlpool series. Remember, if you have a symptom that is puzzling or new, contact us and we can help you figure it out. Thank you for your business.