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My older Kenmore electric stove/oven is starting to beep with

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My older Kenmore electric stove/oven is starting to beep with an "FI" coming up in the screen! it is an older appliance that was installed in the kitchen when I bought the house about ten years ago. I am interested in knowing what the heck "FI" indicates and how can I shut it off! Your quick response will be welcomed as it is driving me nutty! Thanks.

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The F1 is a main clock control failure. You would need to replace the main clock control board to repair the issue. There is no way to shut it off other than unplugging the unit and replacing the clock control board. So for now just unplug the unit.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I do not want to totally disable my stove/oven in order to stop the beeping (unplug my stove). Is there something else I can do to stop the noise?

I am sorry to say there is not. The F1 code is a primary control failure and will just keep beeping so unless you can take the control board out and unsolder the beeper off the board there really is nothing else. This happens a lot and is very common. I wish there was some other way to stop it, but there just is not. Please do not kill the messenger:)

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