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We have a Fridgidaire Electrolux Gallery type 3S5A oven, model

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We have a Fridgidaire Electrolux Gallery type 3S5A oven, model #CGE387AS3 about 7 years old. Suddenly when I go to turn on oven I get error signal and it doesn't work? although the burners all still work? Wondering what to do?

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My name is Chas, I am so happy to help you today.

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What error comes up when you try to use the oven?




Customer: replied 3 years ago.

If I put on pre-heat,bake,broil etc. up comes F3 ERR? sometimes right away, sometimes it takes a minute before it comes up?

A very easy repair, The F# XXXXX is a bad oven sensor probe, it is located in the upper corner of the oven and held in with one or two screws, takes about 10 minutes to replace, you can click on the blue link below to order the correct part for your unit.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It says if you are replacing a XXXXXXXXXX sensor with the new one it has to be hard wired etc. sounds do we know which sensor we have? If its not the above we'll do it ourselves but not sure how to tell?

It shows to be plug and play from the picture they show, even in the worse case when you have to hard wire it, they are talking about just cutting the wires from the old one and splicing them onto the new one, but yours does not show to have to that, it just plugs into the old harness..

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you...I will rate you now...I guess they take payment when I finish this?


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

did the payment go through?

Yes it did, thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you!!

Enjoy your week..
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Chas we replaced it, the oven pre-heated, then it did error F3 -what husband had to hard wire it as well

How long did it take to come up this time?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

trying now preheating to 250 will let you know how long


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it was on for 2o minutes then the f3 error, now goes immedeatly to f3 error

Recheck the wire connections where you spliced it.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the splices are solid. I unplugged the stove to check splices now the oven controls do not respond PF flashing cannot clear, buttons do not beep when pressed no response, stovetop still works.

Did you open the control panel?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no controls came back


But now no buttons are responding at all on it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

now they are! I want to try changing polarity what do you think?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

f3 err came up I had oven on from 4:03 to 4:16 at 400 degrees,