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Re: Fan does not always start immediately
The fan motor bearings have probably dryed out with heat of the oven, if you remove the fan blade you can spray it with lubricant, this will probably solve the problem short term, but eventually you will have to replace the fan motor.
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Do you mean the fan inside the oven box in the back wall. This is the fan for the Convection bake etc. If so this is how it works..
a) Bake feature - that fan does not come on
b) Convection bake - that fan comes on during bake cycle
So that fan works for several features but not for all. It helps to circulate the hot air inside better for a more even, fast bake.
Do you mean the fan in the control board area. It is there to get the hot air trapped in the oven walls out. Not the heat inside the oven bake box area. This fan works differently depending the model and/or brand. Some models fan works from the time you start. Some models fan comes on only when that area reaches a certain high temperature.
What jim said is right. plus clean the front vent. take off bottom front panel and clean all the little round holes. also if its dirty inside everything runs hotter(which makes the EC get warm faster) and dirt gets on the little wire(it's about 4" long coming from the main 40 pin connector0 that monitors the EC temp(clean it). sometimes the fan starts to get weak and doesn't cool properly. also, unplug oven, take side panel off and clean it as well. there are vents on it that get clogged. while it's unplugged clean the inside. I use a paint brush and shop van. just be careful not to hit wires or knock wires off. this will all help a bit but that fan will still run a lot anyway.
Hi you will to have a tester , start off by checking power at the outlet , if you have the 220 volts then we need to check the elements inside the oven, you may a have a bad element and a bad fan , after checking power get bacl to me , also need model number and serial number
You need to change the fan motor. These motors are not very powerful and wear in the bearing can cause this effect. oiling the bearings is only a tempory fix and you will eventually end up changing the motor.
Assuming the fan does start eventually, then I would say that the fan bearings are starting to fail.
You could try spraying the bearings with WD40,, but long term, you are probably going to have to replace the fan motor.
Hope this helps with your prob.
This is a problem with the ignitor. We have had this replaced 3 times in 10 years and the service technician says each time that he'll be back within the next 3 to change it. They actually haven't charged us for the parts the last 2 times because Westinghouse obviously know that it is a piece of $&@# .