I bought this stove 5 yrs ago. I have the same problem as everyone else with the heat escaping and heating the control panel. Wish I knew this was a general problem before my family sustained burns. A recall might have been nice. My control panel has given out and I got 2 quotes to repair/replace the control panel: part is $269, labor is $160. This really gets me angry! I believe a stove should last more than 5 yrs! Amana Customer Service was totally unsympathetic!
1) Does anyone know how diificult it is to replace this part on your own?
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Hello, dinophyl (early Jurassic protozoa, hey) Do you have a Gas or Electric
kitchen range? Very good possibly that the thermostat control in the oven is
bad. That little brass bulb in the oven. This controls the internal temperature
of the oven. If it an electric range then the the electrical thermostat on the
oven knob could also be the culprit also. GB..stewbison
Your posted model is for an electric stove. Your question pertains to a gas stove. 2 things to look for: The most common of which is a weak ignitor. The second most common being a faulty sensor. Since you made no mention of a fault code I am going to assume the problem is the ignitor. For ignition to occur the gas safety valve has to release the gas to the burner. In order to do it the resistance on the ignitor must change. Over time the ignitor gets weak. One way to tell is by looking at it. It should be so bright you cannot stare at it very long. If it appears to be a dim orange AND you can bump the stove and sometimes get ignition then replace that ignitor.
Here are your part numbers:
There are several online sources such as repairclinic.com or sears.com just search appliance parts and you can compare prices if you like or you might even call an appliance store to see if they can order them for you. When you decide where to buy use those numbers and you you will get what you need to fix your range. Good luck.
sounds like a bad bake ignitor(uneven heat,long cook times, long preheat times, perhaps even gas smell while cooking)as far as the heat from under the clock assy thats the normal vent( nedds to release heat somewhere, not a problem
Our door on this oven is coming apart, so the oven door never truly closes. When you set the self clean cycle, push the door shut until it locks... at least this has worked for me. But I think all your problems, which are similar to mine, result from the oven door not truly closing... heat escapes, so the temp is not right and takes forever to heat up. The heat melts the control panel, causing other problems. In fact, our door is starting to fall open... a bit dangerous.