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We have a new GE PHP 900 induction cooktop. Every time I try

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We have a new GE PHP 900 induction cooktop. Every time I try to use it I get a F error code. I have tried all burners, used different pots, and I always get the F error code. According to the manual it is due to the pot not being centered, removed, or not detected. I am at a loss as what to do.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JA
My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 34 Years,
and have over 100,000 in home repairs and over 60,000 phone and internet repairs under my belt.
Can I please have the Full model number of the unit to better assist you ?
What type of metal are these pot make from?
The pots and pans have to allow a magnet to stick to them!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
GE PHP900
It is a copper pot and a magnetic sticks to the bottom.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
if it is copper it will not work ,and if it is copper a magnet will not stick to copper.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is copper on the outside but has a metal lining as all copper pots do. We put a magnet on the bottom to make sure it was magnetic and the magnet stuck to the bottom.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
so it has to be a thin copper coating , thin enough for a magnet to sense the steel under it .
I`m sorry to say but this INDUCTION cooktop will not work with those pans
Do you have any other type of pans to test it ,and is this unit Brand NEW as in this is the first time it has been used?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is the first time it has been used. The pan set in the house is all non-magnetic so we are going to make a quick trip to the store to buy a pan to try and see if that works.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
ok no problem
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
New pans worked. Thank you for your help.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.
ok great sorry you had such an issue!
But yes these induction cooktop are a pain you have to have the correct pots and pans .
glad I could assist you.
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