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From fast food chains to cafeteria kitchens, TurboChef ovens are used throughout many establishments. They manufacturer a wide range of equipment designed to cook different foods fast. When your unit isn't up to par, it can halt your kitchen quickly.

Fortunately, certain models display a helpful error code to tell you what's wrong. But what exactly do these codes mean?

We've put together a list of common TurboChef error codes, featuring possible causes and solutions. That way you can get back to cooking everything from pizza to hot sandwiches in no time.

F1: Blower Running Status Bad

*Alternate displays include: F1-1/F1-2: Blower Running Status Bad, F1: Blower Failure

Possible causes and solutions:

  • Power is interrupted – Check that the wall circuit breaker is on. Reset it before powering the oven back on. If that's not the issue, turn off the oven and unplug its power cord. Plug it back in after two minutes, and switch on the isolator and main power supply. Once it's on, select "Menu" and set the temperature. 
  • Blower motor not running – This will need to be solved by a professional. Contact a service technician or TurboChef customer support.

Associated models: Bullet, Eco, i3, i5, Single-Batch, Double-Batch Rapid and High-h-Conveyor Cook Ovens

F2: Cook Temperature Low

*Alternate displays include: F2-1/F2-2: Cook Temperature Low, F2: Low Temp During Cook

Possible causes and solutions:

  • Power is interrupted – Like the F1 code, see if the wall circuit break is on. Make sure to reset the breaker before turning the oven back on.
  • Clogged air nozzles on cook cavity – Check if the air nozzles on the top of the top and bottom of the cook cavity are clogged. If so, clean them and the surrounding area.
  • Poor door alignment – Try opening and closing the oven door several times to make sure it's sealed shut. You might have to realign the door, replace it or fix the gasket or hinges.
  • Defective heater – Start by resetting the high-limit in the bottom left corner of the oven's rear wall. Contact a service technician or TurboChef customer support if the problem continues.
  • Oven not fully warming up – If your oven isn't heating up to the set temperature, repeat the warmup process and allow the oven to idle for about five minutes.
  • Blower motor not running – This will need to be solved by a professional. Contact a service technician or TurboChef customer support.

Associated models: Bullet, Eco, i3, i5, Single-Batch, Double-Batch Rapid and High-h-Conveyor Cook Ovens

F3: Magnetron Current Low 

A defective microwave circuit is the root cause for a low magnetron current. The problem will need to be solved by a professional, so contact a service technician or TurboChef customer support for assistance.

Associated models: i3 and i5

F4: Door Monitor Defective

A faulty door monitor occurs when the oven door switches are out of order. Have this problem solved by a professional, so contact a service technician or TurboChef customer support for assistance.

Associated models: i3 and i5

F4: Emergency Stop

This code appears when the emergency stop key is pressed, acting as a counter that logs how many times the key is pressed. This will clear from the display when the oven is restarted

Associated models: High-h-Conveyor 1618, 2020 and 2620

F5: Magnetron Over Temperature & F6: EC Temp

*Alternate displays include: F5: CC Over Temp, F6: Electrical Compartment Temperature High, F6:EC Over Temp

Possible causes and solutions:

  • Cool air blocked – Cool air could be blocked from entering the oven. This can be resolved by removing any items or debris obstructing cool flow into the side and rear oven panel.
  • Clogged rear cooling fan exhaust guards – If the rear cooling fan exhaust guards are blocked, remove any debris clogging the rear fans.

Associated models: Bullet, Eco, i3, i5, Single-Batch, Double-Batch Rapid and High-h-Conveyor Cook Ovens

Looking for more assistance? Check out our TurboChef troubleshooting guide or collection of TurboChef manuals for additional tips.

Please contact a local authorized service agent who can help with this specific unit and all your commercial kitchen equipment needs.

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