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Oven staying hot a long time after it was turned off

I cooked something at 8:30 and it burned, even though it was only in for five minutes on 350. It seemed that the oven was on a much higher temperature. Now the door panel where the lock is for self cleaning is very hot, I have never used the self cleaning option and the oven door is not locked. Why is this so hot 1/2 hour after I turned the oven off. Also it seems that the broiler coils are hot, not red. No indicator lights are on, and the oven has been off for 1/2 hour. I am worried about an electrical malfunction. Do not know what to check for in the circuit box or how to unplug the oven.. It is a whirlpool about 20 years old built in the house with the microwave on top.

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  • CareyD Feb 24, 2009

    My oven is a GE flattop, 10yrs old, and the other evening after I shut the oven off, I realtized about 2 hrs later the oven was off but the oven was very hot. The coil on the bottom of the oven in one spot about the size of an inch was glowing orange while I was baking the chicken, but then it stopped. Decided to unplug, but now I don't know what to do. Any advice?

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    need the model # you could have a stuck controller or thermostat. there is no plug it is hardwired you will need to turn off at the breaker box

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Thanks for your reply. I contacted an appliance repair person I have used before and he told me about turning off the breaker, which I did. He suggested using an oven thermostat to see if it was heating to the correct temperature as a first step. It may be the thermostat, I do not know what the controller is as presented by one of the responders. At any rate I learned that my breaker for the oven is by itself and is not attached to the stovetop which is good. I will have to weigh the cost of replacing a part on a 20 year old builder quality oven with microwave on top to a new one. Any ideas on a new problem free model are appreciated!!

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