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How do you replace the thermostat?

Every time I use the self cleaning feature, the oven blows. It is only 6 years old and this has happened three times already. The last time, the thermostat was replaced. How do you replace the thermostat?

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Re: How do you replace the thermostat?

You will need to pull the oven out of the wall and remove the back panel. The thermostat is located behind that panel and held in by two screws. Whirlpool makes a wire harness kit that can be installed which allows the fan to run longer preventing this problem from happening.

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