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How to Troubleshoot an LG Electric Stove

Amy Kingston

LG manufactures electric stoves designed for household use. These stoves are covered by a standard warranty, but troubleshooting the appliance is recommended before calling for service. This can save time waiting for a service call or prevent the cost of an unnecessary service call if the stove is no longer covered under warranty. Common issues are often resolved by making minor repairs or adjustments.

Troubleshoot an LG Electric Stove
  1. Open the oven door, and place a level on the center rack if the oven is not level. Turn the legs of the stove clockwise or counterclockwise until the stove is level. Remove the level, and close the oven door.

  2. Press the "Clear/Off" button to clear the display if "F" followed by a number appears on the display. This is an error code. Reset the desired oven function. If the error code reappears, write down the code and contact a service technician.

  3. Allow the oven to cool if the door is locked and will not open. The oven door locks when the temperature inside the oven has reached unsafe temperatures. This is a safety feature and is not a malfunction.

  4. Press the "Clear/Off" button if the time flashes on the display. Press the "Clock" button and use the "-" or "+" keys to set the time. Press the "Start" button to start the clock.

  5. Twist the bulb in the oven clockwise to tighten it if the oven light does not work. Twist the bulb counterclockwise to remove a blown bulb. Insert a new bulb, and turn it clockwise to tighten it.

  6. Press the "Clear/Off" button to cancel a self-clean cycle if the oven smokes during a self-cleaning cycle. Allow the oven to cool and open the door. Remove excess soil from the inside of the oven with a damp cloth. Reset the self-clean cycle.

  7. Close the oven door if "Clean" and "Door" flash on the display. A self-clean cycle has been selected and the oven is waiting for the door to close.

  8. Rub a small amount of vegetable oil on the edges of the oven racks with a paper towel if the racks are difficult to slide.

  9. Press the "Clear/Off" button if "Locked" appears on the display when you wish to use the oven. Wait for the oven to cool. "Locked" will disappear from the display and the door will unlock when the oven has reached a safe temperature.