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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: baking element not working
If you have already replaced the bake element (which would have been MY first logical choice) and it still does not work, the problem is more likely with the Electronic Clock Control. The control has two separate circuits that will select and turn on either the bake of the broil elements. It is usually a defective relay that causes the particular mode of choice to stop working. The part number for the ECC is 1166040 and costs about $128. It's not a cheap fix, but it would cost you much more if you had a service man fix it for you. Unless...of course, you still have a warranty. Most manufacturers cover all parts from defects for the 1st year. Some parts are covered longer than the initial warranty, however. It may be worth you while to double check your purchase date and appliance paperwork. This repair is not difficult and can be accomplished by the average do-it-yourselfer. If you decide you want to repair the appliance on your own, let me know and I can give you step-by-step instructions on how to do it.
PS Double check the wiring from the ECC to the bake element as well. You could have a broken wire causing the same symptoms too. Also, don't be alarmed by the failure of the ECC. Although they are generally reliable for quite a number of years, they have been known to fail during electrical storms and/or power surges. Something else you may consider: check your home owner's insurance policy to see if it covers the loss of appliances in the event of such incidents. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
SOURCE: Whirlpool oven
if you get down to the control panel first try plug and unplugging all the connectors as resistance can cause this in the connectors next take the Mylar ribbon off the control and clean it softly with a pencil eraser as the touch pad malfunction can cause now if you have an ohm meter you can ohm the oven probe it should be 1200 ohms at 70 degrees room tempture if all this fails to fix it then replace the controls bd ive seen too many techs too quick to replace a 200.00 control board just because the eoc spouts out an error code
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
More than likely a bad ignitor
Here is how to tell If the ignitor is glowing it should be VERY bright, if it is dim orange it is weak and bad.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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