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Your display is actually reading "SAB". This is an indication of a mode of operation rather than an error code. The following link explains:


Sabbath Mode is a feature that allows the consumer to disable certain features of the range in order to honor the sabbath. Usually this disables the oven, but allows the consumer to still use the surface burners. You cannot defeat it by unplugging the range or turning off the breaker either. You will either have to wait 72 hours for the mode to clear, or figure out how to turn it off.

Somewhere in the owner/operator's manual is a section that refers to "Sabbath Mode". Since all ranges differ in features and operator, you need to refer to the operation section of your owner's manual to find out how to shut the feature off.

If the model number you listed this question under is correct, you need to press and hold the CLOCK button for 3 seconds to clear the Sabbath Mode. "Sab" will flash for about 5 seconds, then return to normal display.

If you can't find this information, or no longer have an owner's manual, please post back and let me know. Please include your MODEL NUMBER ( if different from the one you posted this question under) when posting questions, so that we may be able to provide yo with better service. I hope this helps you.

Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Nov 29, 2014

You have a bad microswitch on the latch assembly and you will need to replace the whole assembly. Here is the latch to order.

Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Dec 24, 2013

Hello & Welcome to FixYa

It indicates an open/shorted oven temperature sensor and to solve this problem the temp.sensor needs replacement. If you want to be sure before replacing the sensor then you can test it with a voltmeter for around 1100ohms....if it reads more then this then it needs replacement however, if the reading is around or less then 1100ohms then it is the control board that needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Feb 21, 2013

You have to replace the clock. That will definately fix your problem.

Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Dec 31, 2011


Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Jul 22, 2011

F9 - Door lock safety circuit on power relay board sensed.

To solve it, just check the latch or replace power relay board

Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Jul 21, 2011

Hello, To turn off sabbath mode hold the clock button for 3 to 5 seconds. Hope this helps..Please Rate my answer Thank You..:)

Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011

one of heating element burns out how can i replace it? amana brands cooking range

Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on May 22, 2011

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

The dreaded F1 code is saying the the Electronic Range Control (ERC) is bad.

This simple test will help determine whether the ERC (Electronic Range Control or Clock) or the touch pad is defective when F1 error code is present.

Note: Some models incorporate the touch pad in to the ERC as a single assembly, in which case this test is not necessary. Simply replace the ERC (Clock).

Warning: If you feel in any way uncomfortable performing this test or making this repair, please contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

1. Disconnect power to the range (unplug the range power cord or turn the power off to the range at the circuit breaker). It is very important that the power to the range has been disconnected, so please double check before continuing.
2. Gain access inside the control panel.
3. Disconnect the touch pad (also called keypad or membrane) ribbon from the ERC.
This will be a flat wire ribbon approx. 1 1/2" to 2" wide.
4. Make sure there are no lose wires, or anything else that may cause a short when power is turned back on. Assemble the control panel back the way it was.
5. Turn the power back on.
6. Wait for at least 30 minutes to see if the F1 code comes back (This is usually accompanied by a beeping sound).
7. If the F1 code comes back, replace the ERC. If it does not, replace the touch pad.

Again if you have the all in one where there is no ribbon from the clock to the ERC and you get the F1 code simply replace the range control ERC.

On the all in one assemblies there have been occasions where there was a problem with the OVEN TEMP SENSOR wires that caused the F1 error! Make sure you inspect the temp sensor wiring.
This is exactly what the service manual tell us to do (edited) with the exception of the temp sensor wiring causing the F1 error.

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Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


Before you go working too hard to get you oven to go into the self clean mode(self destruct)....check out this tip...

Self Cleaning Oven Problem


" Wish I had read this first. I never would have used the self cleaning option. Thanks for the info!!

Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011

You might have a problem with the circuit breaker - reset it by pressing the switch ocated on he lower edge of the backguard (in Canadian models). There are several things that could cause the oven not to operate, but generally you would get a message on the display - "Lock", "Sabbath" etc. Just in case your display is damaged and that's why you don't see any message, try to press and hold the "cancel" and "cook and hold" pads for three seconds (to unlock the oven in case it is locked), and then check to see if the oven works. if not, repeat this procedure (to make sure that you didn't lock it just now), and then press and hold the "clock" pad for three seconds (to unlock the oven in case it is in "sabbath mode"). If it still doesn't work, you might need to replace a fuse.

Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010


Does the oven work other wise....Bake ...Broil ETC. ?

Let me know,so that we could proceed.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Nov 25, 2010

Here is some wisdom for understanding F1 fault codes.

In some models, there are subcodes that make diagnosis even easier.

Here's a simple explanation of what's going on and how to troubleshoot:

The F1 code indicates that:

a. The electronic range control (ERC) is sensing heat in the oven when in a time-of-day (i.e., not cooking) mode.

b. The ERC is receiving information to run multiple heat functions simultaneously.

Although different components (depending upon the model) could generate the code, simple and straightforward testing using your ohm meter is all you gotta do to test for it.

1. Check the oven temperature sensor. The oven sensor has to be within spec or it will cause the F1 code.
As an example of being out-of-spec, the ERC will generate an F1 fault code when the sensor shows 1650 ohms during a time-of-day mode.
This is equivalent to 350°F in the oven.
The resistance isn't high enough to generate an F2 code (runaway temp) or an F3 or F4 code (shorted/open sensor circuit).
The ERC monitors the sensor circuit after a heat cycle and expects the resistance to drop back to 1050-1100 ohms.
The fault code is generated when this doesn't happen. Checking the sensor circuit means also checking the harness,
harness connections and the sensor itself.

2. If the oven sensor circuit checks okay, then turn your inquisitive eyeballs to the touchpad.
If the range has a separate touchpad/keyboard, the keypad may have moisture that is shorting several circuits simultaneously.
If the F1 code is given immediately (instead of during or after a heat cycle),
remove the ribbon connector from the touchpad to the ERC after clearing the F1 code. If the F1 code does not return in five minutes,
then cast a suspicious gaze upon the touchpad/keyboard. Shorts may be caused by using an ammonia-based glass cleaner.
The touchpad surface will absorb ammonia-based cleaners that are sprayed directly on the glass surface. When heat is applied,
the surface material can break down causing shorts.
If you're gonna use ammonia-based cleaners on your control panel, then you should spray it on the rag and then wipe the touchpanel
-don't spray directly onto the surface of the touchpad.

3. On Amana ranges with a rotary temperature dial, be sure that the knob is in the OFF position when performing tests.

4. If these tests all check good, then replace the ERC.

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Amana AER5515QA... | Answered on Oct 01, 2010

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