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bdeinhardt@aol.com  
#1 Posted : Thursday, June 25, 2009 8:47:37 AM(UTC)
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What is F7 on a GE profile oven/convection oven?
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denman  
#2 Posted : Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:52:35 AM(UTC)
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It is a GE which means that it is a pain to get any technical information on.

See the following link Page 3
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/219-oven-error-codes.html

Looks like it indicates a stuck key.

Unplug the unit. Undo the ribbon cable. Plug the unit back in and see if the error re-occurs.
If it does they say the control board is bad.
If not then the keypad.
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#3 Posted : Friday, July 3, 2009 10:18:49 AM(UTC)
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So I did what you suggested--unplugged for a few minutes and plugged back in. The F7 was gone, but now I can't push the 2 or 3 button on the temperature panel. All the others are OK. That seems ominous. Ideas?
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#4 Posted : Friday, July 3, 2009 10:48:17 AM(UTC)
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You did not include a Model Number so I do not know if the unit has a separate keypad and control board.

Often a keypad will use one common track for a number of keys, this could be why more than one key does not work.

If it does try the following
RIBBON CABLE CLEANING
Unplug the unit
Open it up
Remove the ribbon cable from the keypad to the control board at the control board.
Clean the edge connector.
If it is the type where there is not a connector just the insulation is removed, it can be cleaned with a pencil eraser. Do not use an ink eraser as it is too abrasive.
Check the tracks in the ribbon cable for hairline cracks. A magnifying glass helps here.
Would not hurt to clean the connector on the board. Use electronics contact cleaner or isopropyl alcohol and a tooth brush. Be gentle and do not reconnect till all the solvent evaporates.
Reconnect everything and give it a try.
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#5 Posted : Friday, July 3, 2009 11:28:28 AM(UTC)
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I am a bit technologically challenged. When you say "open it up" and "remove cable ribbon," (which requires knowing a calbe ribbon when I see one), will it be obvious/easy or should I get a repair person to come in and do it for me? Thanks so much for your help.
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#6 Posted : Friday, July 3, 2009 1:41:44 PM(UTC)
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The ribbon cable will be obvious. It is a flat cable running from the control board to the keypad.

Be sure to unplug the unit when doing this.

If you feel uncomfortable, it may be best to get a service rep in.
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