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Whirlpool self cleaning oven overheating and lock

My Whirlpool oven RBS305PQ9 put itself on a self cleaning cycle after I selected the bake at 350degree option. A service provider came out to fix it - replacing the thermostat. 3 weeks later the oven did the same thing, but this time the door closed. I got the previous service provider out, who used a coat hanger to open the door. when the oven locked an error message appeared but I did not really take notice of it. The service provider now wants to replace the board at $350 (previous work was $307. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

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    first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a
    minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.




    If that doesn't work,
    leave it unplugged for maybe an hour. Then let us know if the hard
    reset does not fix it.




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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Whirlpool GT4185SK Keypad does not work - oven starts as soon as door is closed

Is it possible that some spray cleaner accidentally got into the controls?

I always recommend that users spray the cleaner on a soft cloth (not on the keypad itself) then wipe the control panel off.

Also, I always recommend non-ammonia cleaners since ammonia can crack and damage plastic.

Otherwise, the spray can get into the controls and lock it up or make it act odd.

Another thing that can cause this is steam or grease / smoke getting in the controls. The best way to prevent this is to be sure your hood exhaust fan is on whenever you cook on the stove top.

If it does not dry out over time, it may need to be manually dried or blown out.

I've followed up to your by e-mail address to be sure I help you fully.

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Posted on Mar 16, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: MIcrowave oven stopped heating - Whirlpool MH6150XMS

Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part (such as a shorted diode)

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

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Posted on Mar 20, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: door handle

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

I recommend that you do not remove the door or hinges to do the job because if it's not aligned exactly, you can have microwave leakage.

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.

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Posted on Apr 20, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: door handle

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2008

rickzilla
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SOURCE: Whirlpool Microwave Oven GH9185XLB1

You may have a bad control board. Have you tried unplugging the oven and then reapplying poqwer afterwards? Manytimes , when elcetronic control logic gets corrupt, a power down/up reset clears the problem. If it continues, I would consider replacing the control board..Here is a link to the circuit board you might consider replacing.. http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1059895&PPStack=1

These kind of things are generally trial and error and there is no guarantee that this will be the solution to your specific problem..

Hope this helps...

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Replace light bulb on Whirlpool GMC305PDS07

You'll need to remove the outer cover (wrapper) to get to the bulb.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

On an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

See these links before proceeding:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had locally in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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