20 Most Recent Whirlpool 30 in. RC8700 Electric Cooktop Questions & Answers


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The oven door lock needs approximately 1 hour to cool down before the oven door can be opened after a self cleaning cycle has finished. If the lock does not open after the oven has cooled down, you can try....1) Unplugging the range or shut off the circuit breaker for 5 minutes. Plug the range back in or turn on the circuit breaker. Set the clock and try moving the door lock lever or opening the door. 2) Set the self-clean cycle again and only allow it to work for 15 minutes. Cancel the self-clean cycle and allow the oven to cool. Gently try moving the door lock lever or opening the door.

Most ranges today use 3 different types of door locks...one is a solenoid controlled lock ( you hear a loud buzz noise when setting or unlocking the lock and has a arm that you must move to set the lock )...another is a heat sensitive lock ( has a arm that you must move to lock and un-lock, makes no noises and has a spring that slowly moves to lock the door will the oven is heating up )...Some locks are motorized ( no handle to move, the motor locks the door by it's self when you set the range for self clean )... If the motorized and heat sensitive locks fails to open after the self clean cycle, you must access the lock and move it yourself to open the door. On the free standing ranges, most times you must lift the cook top to access the lock mechanism. On built in ovens, the oven must be pulled out to remove the top access panel to get at the lock mechanism. Some build in ovens can have the control console removed to access the lock system. On the heat sensitive style of lock, there are no electrical parts to operate the lock, usually you will need to replace the lock. On the motorized style of lock, you will have to use a ohm/volt meter to test why the motor will not work. On the solenoid style of lock, the solenoid is often mounted on the back of the range and can be accessed by removing the rear panel, some may be mounted at the front, such as in a built in oven. The failure of the solenoid style of lock is normally caused by a bad lock solenoid. In order to get your door open, you must operate the door latch mechanism manually. Unplug or remove power from the range. Take the rear cover off the range. Locate the door latch assembly and operate it manually and open your door. Then check continuity of the solenoid. Some of the latch assemblies have micro switches to supply power also. You may need to check them. You should be able to get the door open and use your range until you can get a tech to repair if you can not repair yourself.

If you've interrupted the clean cycle or have accidentally set the clean cycle with the oven door open, the latch may have engaged and now the door can't be closed because it will hit the latch. There may be a door activated* switch on the front face of the oven. In this case you may need to manually press that door switch with your finger while at the same time canceling the clean cycle to get the latch to retract so the door can close fully again.

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Rylee

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013


Hi, Before you go working too hard to get you oven to go intothe self clean mode(self destruct)....check out this tip...

Self Cleaning Oven Problem


heatman101

" Wish I had read this first. I never would have used the self cleaningoption. Thanks for the info!!

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Mar 21, 2011


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error F2-E0 in your Whirlpool range indicates shorted keypad. To resolve this issue you’ll have to replace the electronic range control (ERC). Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Aug 12, 2010


Hi.

If you need diagram to help you disassemblying the oven, then you can find them clicking here.

Mounting instructions are instead in the use and care guide: Use And Care.

Regards.

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010


take the grease down witgh glass cleaner
then buff it up with a wash called
cer-ram-a-bryte

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Nov 14, 2009


YOU DO NOT HAVE PURCHASE A NEW ONE , TAKE NOTE OF TYPE OF ELEMENTS AND ,I E LARGE/ OR SMALL, AND MODEL NUMBER AND CONTACT SUPPLIER FOR REPLACEMENTS, THEN YOU CAN TAKE OUT BROKEN ELEMENTS AND REPLACE WITH NEW ONES.

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Oct 13, 2009


CHECK THERMAL CUT OUT ON BACK OF UNIT, MOST LIKELY THE PROBLEM YOU CAN BUY A CAN OF ELECTRONICS FREEZE AND SPRAY IT AND THEN TIP WITH BACK END OF NUT DRIVER CHEAP FIX

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Sep 27, 2009


when turning on stove, the current inrush is too great for the breaker. you need to look at the data plate on stove first to see if the current (amp) usage is greater than your breaker. If not, then you may have a faulty element or control

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Jul 02, 2009


Well the solution was to unplug the 220Volt connection for one minute--plug it back in--reset the clock, hit start and bingo it worked. I found on the back of the stove the technicians schematic, and error codes in a plastic envelope that described the procedure for finding--isolating--and solving the issue by the use of the error codes, which were not avaialable online anywhere but in the diagram and description for a technician's use.
I saved myself $109 dollars by avoiding the call out, but still my breakfast was four hours late!

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008


If you're talking about a downdraft style cooktop, you will just need to measure the discharge vent diameter and shape and match that up. Not all are the same shape but most are 6" diameter

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Dec 19, 2008


Scott,
On each of the heating elements there is a thermostat that does two things. It is a high limit safety thermostat and then a different set of contacts turn on the hot surface light. Unfortunately, you can't just replace that part. You will need to isolate which element it is with a mutimeter and replace the entire element.When you turn one of the units on high you will see a dark line under the glass running 1/2 way across the elements. Those are the thermostats... Find the defective one and the rest is pretty simple to replace

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Dec 19, 2008


youl have to pukk out the unit and check the connection/installaiton. youll need to determine if you have proper voltage going to machine. ther if no fuse on the machine, more than like a power supply issue

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Oct 30, 2008


Hi-

Check if there is a fuse for the device, check connections as well. keep me posted.

Whirlpool 30 in.... | Answered on Jun 26, 2008

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