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My Whirlpool Oven will not come to temperature. The broiler seems to be working. When I set the temp, it will usually warm, but either not get up to temp or take forever.

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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check that the oven temperature sensor has not gone bad and needs to be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

  • jbartoszewic Jul 12, 2010

    Okay, thanks.



    But how do I know if the oven temperature sensor has gone bad?

    I found a parts diagram on-line so I could probably find the part, but how do I know if it is working?



    Also, the part (if I am looking at the right one) is $147 - does that sound right?



  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jul 12, 2010

    Oven temp
    sensors senses the temperature in the oven cavity and the temp sensor changes
    resistance, this change in resistance tells the oven control what temperature
    the oven cavity at and tells the control to shut off the element or turn it
    back on. The most common temp sensors used today are approx 1000-1300 ohm
    resistance at room temperature (70F). Make sure the wire nuts/connectors are
    completely through the insulation and not touching the back of the oven cavity.
    You'll need to disassemble the oven to check for the resistance of oven temp
    sensor, to verify that the temp sensor is faulty. And, if you find that its
    resistance is less than 1000ohms then you'll need to replace it or else it's
    the glow igniter that is faulty and needs to be changed. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or
    post a comment for further assistance.









    Thanks


    Rylee



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