Question about KitchenAid KGSA906PSS Gas Kitchen Range
The oven was on self-clean and shut down, display doesn't work and door is locked. The cooktop is still working. I read someone else's same issue posted and problem solvers thought it was the thermal circuit or sensor. Is the circuit the same thing as a sensor? Is this something we can replace ourselves? Is it on the back of the range or inside the oven? How do we unlock the door? Thanks
I've had the same problem and have had the thermo-protector switch replaced four times. After the last time I was so ********** I wrote to the CEO at Whirpool/Kitchen Aid in Benton Harbor, MI with my complaint. Today I received a call from an extremely nice lady in his office who said that they were sending me an updated kit for repair free of charge. The part number is 9759243. She offered that this was a known problem but was limited to just one production run - my luck!
If you are having this problem with your KGSA906PSS write to the CEO at Whirlpool!
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
If you are still under warranty, and have "lemon laws"... repaired three times in the warranty period for the same problem... they have to replace the stove. We all need to get Kitchenaid to start replacing these ranges over and over, maybe then they will address the issue. Clean, baby clean... you paid extra for a self clean oven, hold Kitchenaid accountable!
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
I've had the same problem and called KA over the weekend requesting part namber 9759243, they sent it free of charge with overnight shipping. My problem now is , how to I install it. The thermal stat looks different than the original one in the oven.
Posted on May 28, 2009
There is a design problem with certain model Whirlpool ranges where the thermal fuse blows during self-cleaning (auto-clean). This may be because of inadequate insulation, causing the outer panel to overheat. When the thermal fuse is replaced, the range will work, but it will blow the next time auto-clean is done. To safely work around the problem, the thermal fuse may be replaced with a thermostat, which will reset itself once the oven has partially cooled off. If the part number of the thermal fuse is 9759243, it will blow at 120 deg C (248 deg F). This can be replaced to a Selco Part# SES-L250 thermostat. The terminals are perpendicular (90 degress), so they have to be bent to 30 degrees for the wires to fit behind the back panel.
Selco part# SES-L250 specs:
3/4 in. disc
open on-rise (normally closed)
open (cut-out): 250 deg F
close (cut-in): 220 deg F
temperature differential: 40 deg F
Available: Selco distributors: http://www.selcoproducts.com/distributors.php
and online at
Allied Electronics http://www.alliedelec.com
If the Selco SES-L250 'surface mount' thermostat is not available, an 'airstream type' thermostat can be used with a few differences:
1) I recommend to replace it to a 240 or 230 deg F thermostat. The reason for the lower cut-out temperature is that an 'airstream mount' thermostat will not be flush with the back panel, as is the original 250 deg F 'surface mount' one, so it may cut-out at a higher (unsafe) temperature.
2) I recommend to add Heat-sink compound between the thermostat and the sheet metal. This is used for computer processors and is available at computer and electronic component stores.
3) An 'airstream type' thermostat is thicker than the original 'surface mount' one, so longer screws will have to be obtained. The sheet metal tabs on the thermostat will bend slightly when installing.
4) The terminals are perpendicular (90 degress), so they have to be bent to 30 degrees for the wires to fit behind the back panel.
Recommended 'airstream type' thermostats:
General Electric LS2-240
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You can set the unit on self cleaning and then after 15
minutes stop the cycle, let it cool down for an hour and then open the door. If
the issue remains then you'll have to replace the door lock assembly, then you
can open the door with a coat hanger by pulling the latch towards you. Hope
this helps...please post back for further assistance.
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