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Where is TCO in Whirlpool GBD277PDS1 Oven?

I have a Whirlpool Gold single, electric, built-in, convection oven model #: GBD277PDS1, ser. #: XJ4601006. Yesterday I ran the self cleaning cycle, and now the oven is locked. I can open it with a screwdriver, but as soon as I shut the door it locks again, and I need the screwdriver again to open it. The display works fine (no error code) and the light can be turned on using the light on/off switch, but the oven does not heat or broil, and the light doesn't come on automatically when I open the door. I have tried to reset the oven by switching the power off for up to 10min, but no change occurred - the display showed PF for power failure, and after setting the clock, the display returned to normal, but the oven was still locked and no heat.

Reading through previous cases on this web site, I am guessing it is the Thermal Fuse, or Thermal Cut Off (TCO) that is likely to be the culprit, and I have ordered one (part # 4451442) via eBay ($29.55 incl. shipping). Being on a weekend and shortly before New Year, it might be some days before I get the thing, and I'd like to prepare myself for the installation. Most responses for related oven models indicate the TCO sits at the back of the oven, but one said it was at the back of the control panel. Does anybody know where it is in my particular oven, and do you have any tips for the installation? Many thanks!


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