I have a Kenmore Elite Electric Range that is OK at KW into low dipole above
stove on 160/80/40 but on 20 and abopve into a KT34 about 50 feet above
range it gives a F40 error code at powers above 100 watts .Makes no
difference with direction of the KT34 beam .
I added an AC line filter consisting of three Ferrite cores F240 material
#31 with 4 turns of each of the three 220 cables (old 3 wire house) wound
around each set of three cores. Got rid of the F40 error code and beeps BUT
now we get a clicking noise fromits innards , sounds like a relay following
So next step has to be internal work as you have done. Would like to have a
schematic before I tear into it but so far Sears gives me the blank stare
when I ask where to get one . I bought a bunch of 0.0047 ufd AC line rated
caps for next episode.
73 Hank K7HP
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ward Silver" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "RFI Reflector" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 6:59 PM
Subject: [RFI] Whirlpool Gas Range RFI Solution
> This is a post to get a specific solution into the archives.
> 73, Ward N0AX
> Whirlpool Gas Range, model SF385PEE
> Symptom: Transmitting with 25 or more watts to nearby low dipole (20-30'
> directly over range) at or below 10 MHz causes oven door latch solenoid to
> activate. Latch is released when transmitting stops, but eventually the
> controller displays an error code and no longer responds. Error code
> clears on pressing OFF and normal operation resumes.
> Unsuccessful fixes included
> 1. Corcom ac line filter
> 2. Several turns of ac line cord on Radioshack ferrite split-core in
> addition to 1
> 3. Radioshack ferrite snap-on core on cable bundle to controller P3
> (switch and sensor I/O)
> 4. Radioshack ferrite snap-on core on cable bundle to controller P4 (ac
> Successful fix (both required)
> A. 0.0068 uF ceramic capacitor from ac hot and ac neutral to nearby
> controller chassis mounting screw - capacitors must be ac line rated
> B. 0.0068 uF ceramic capacitor across all three I/O circuits of P3; oven
> temp sensor, door switch input, door latch output
> Fix was verified by removing bypass capacitors from either P3 or P4 and
> symptoms returned. All unsuccessful fixes except 4 were removed. 4 was
> left on "for good measure".
> Capacitors were attached by inserting their wire leads into the plastic
> sockets of P3 and P4 for friction fit. Capacitors for A will be
> re-installed with insulated "tee" connector in wiring harness after the
> proper parts are obtained.
> Keywords: Whirlpool, gas range, SF385PEE, oven door latch, RFI, solution,
> cure, fix, error code
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