I tried using my new whirlpool electric oven (model rbs305prq) for the first time and it did not work. The display works fine. It goes into preheat mode, but does not heat. It also doesn't heat up during the normal bake or broil settings. The bake and broil elements do not turn red or heat up. According to the panel everything is going as it should. The fan works fine. I'm not sure what the problem is. Please help!
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Re: Electric Oven Won't Heat
Rob, sounds like it was just installed. You need 240V on this unit. On the terminal block in back where the power hooks up, it should read 240V across the two outer terminals and 120V from each end to center terminal. Im ruling out the thermal cut out because you never used it. I would start with the power source first. The display sounds like it's getting the 120V it needs to funtion, but I don't think your making the loop for the 240V needed for the bake and broil. Catriver.
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Anonymous, we're sorry to learn that your Oven isn't heating. We will be glad to further review your concerns. Please email us at Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com with your name, contact number, address, model and serial number.
alot of times when power goes out and then comes back on the power serge can take out the clock assy. you can either change out the clock assy. yourself or call someone in to do this and send the bill to your electric company,have done this before,one customer lost his oven and dishwasher and electric corp. paid the bill.this sin't just the clock it has all the relays on the computer board everything to run the oven,it all goes through the clock assy. the model you sent doesn't show up,you have to find the tag on the oven and give it to the parts store to order the correct part,if the overlay is white for some reason white overlays don't come off,if it's black you can heat it up with a hair dryer and use a putty knife to peal it off and stick it on the new clock assy. good luck.also if this is an older oven you might not be able to get the part you'll have to send it out to get rebuilt or contact your electric corp.tell them the part is no longer available and they'll have to replace it for you.i would call them as soon as possible all they can say is no they won't help you out but here in mass. they do.
Hello there:Usually, when an oven won't bake, it's because the bake element is burned out.
The bake element is the black, pencil- thick tube at the bottom of the
oven. When the oven heats, the element glows red. This element has an
expected life-span of several years. It may last for only one; it may
last for many more. When the element burns out, you need to replace it. If
the bake element is burned out, replacing it should solve the problem.
Otherwise, you need to further troubleshoot the oven's electrical system
to locate the defective wire or component.When
the temperature is consistent but too high or too low, it could be one
of several different things. First check to see if the thermostat
sensing bulb has come loose from its holder. It could be lying on the
floor of the oven or resting on the heating element. This would cause
the oven to not heat correctly.If the thermostat bulb is not dislodged, it's likely that the thermostat or sensor is either mis-calibrated or defective. Electronic
ovens with a digital display use a sensor to monitor oven temperature.
To solve temperature problems for these models, you may need to replace
the sensor. On some digital-display models, you can calibrate the
temperature using the key pad. See your operator's manual for details. Ovens
without a digital display often use a mechanical system for controlling
temperature. On many of these units, you can remove the thermostat knob
and adjust the knob itself to more accurately represent the actual
setting of the thermostat. If,
when you remove the knob, there's a screw on the back of it with a
small calibration plate, you can loosen the screw, adjust the plate,
then tighten the screw again. If the knob isn't adjustable, and the oven
temperature is off by more than 30 to 40 degrees, you need to replace
the thermostat to solve the problem.
Probably your heating element has failed, dependant on appliance the element can be found in the oven itself at the back behind a panel that normally has a couple of screws holding the panel in place. reasonably easy to fit yourself and not very costly.
Most definitely a bad control board and/or soldered components. (The part about cutting power to the oven was a dead giveaway)
There are low and high temperature solders, but usually solder melts at 370° F. If the oven is improperly insulated or ventilated you will have continued heat stress to the control board.
I have a Whirlpool MOD. RBS275PDB17 single electric self-cleaning oven; although the manual is generic, it specifies, "When the cycle is completed and the oven cools, "End" will appear on the lower oven display and "LOCKED' will disappear" and "To Stop Self-Clean any time: Press UPPER/OFF, LOWER/OFF or OFF/CANCEL. If the oven temperature is too high, the door will remain locked. It will not unlock until the oven cools." Has your oven had time to cool?