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Can't set control panel to correct temp

When is try to set oven to a temp, it will only register 150 degrees. I don't know if this is because kids may have accidentally set something or what. no matter what setting I use, I cannot get oven to accept setting over 260 degrees without convection, 230 with convection.

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    After cleaning oven when I press bake oven starts off at 170 degrees and will only start. If set for 260 degrees or less otherwise I get error message

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Its possible that the unit is set for Celsius degrees rather then Fahrenheit. althoug i didnt get full model number heres a link to a booklet explasining how to switch if needed, if this isnt for your model either check your owners guide or supply me with the entire model and ill lokk up for you. page 11 is where the F/C is explained

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Use%20and%20Care%20Guide%20-%209754287.pdf

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