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The oven temperature control is usually controlled by a thermostat that uses a capillary and liquid filled bulb. When the bulb's liquid gets heated up, it expands and puts pressure on a diaphragm which opens and closes a switch that controls the gas to the burner. Just set the dial to what you need the temperature to be. Over time, it is possible for your thermostat to lose its calibration. Sometimes, the thermostat sensing bulb comes loose from the holder. If it is out of place, the thermostat may be getting faulty readings. If this is the problem, re-aligning the bulb properly will take care of this problem.

Digital display models use a sensor to control temperature. If this is faulty, replace it. Other ovens use a mechanical system to control the temperature.

On many models, you can adjust your oven thermostat using a small screwdriver. The adjusting screw is located on the thermostat valve stem. Remove the knob and you'll see the screw underneath it. You want to turn the oven on and run it through at least two cycles while watching a calibrating thermometer in the oven for high and low temperatures. Adjust the screw as necessary to fine tune the temperature.

Some models don't have an adjustable thermostat, and you will have to replace the thermostat if you want to resolve the problem.
The oven sensor: works with the oven control board to regulate the oven temperature. If there is an oven temperature problem, this sensor might be defective. The sensor can be tested by using an ohm meter. As temperature rises, the resistance measurement also rises. The manufacturer of the oven sensor determines the correct resistance, Oven temperature problems can be caused by other things, but this is one of the common causes.
Beware on some models now most of these ovens they are electronic and they are integrated into the control itself
some different sensor ohm readings at room temp. approx 16 ohms at room temperature and at 350?F it is 29~33 ohms.
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Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 20, 2020


i have the same problem oven comes on but goes back off. help

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 10, 2018


under the panel inside the oven , it should lift up or slide off. then u can view the gas elements ignitor , oven safety valve etc.


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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 03, 2017


May be your ignitor. You'll need to replace this to get it to work. Hope this helps you.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 24, 2016


yes replace the ignitor, this is the most common failures of ovens not coming on.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 07, 2014


air won,t burn ther is air between the tank & the burner try using putting a flme at the burner then tun on the burner it should start after the air passes through the hose

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 14, 2013


if the oven has a glow bar it,s not staying hot enough to keep the main burner on change the glow bar

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 14, 2013


I have a whirlpool accubake system / super capacity 465 oven ... the top burners do fine...but my oven pilot went out... and I don't know how to re-lite the pilot... the owners manual doesn't help ... it doesn't show anything a layman could understand ... no visual illustrations ... when I turn on the oven ... the display shows that it's been activated... it clicks a couple of times but does not light ... what is a simple way to re-light the pilot? thanks, A

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 06, 2013


It's likely that the board on which the display is found also contains the control electronics for the oven functions.
If you want to look into replacing this yourself, go to the link below for illustrations of your unit but the page lists several variations beyond the model number you listed so check your literature from your unit to establish which exact unit you have:
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Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 16, 2011


If it's one with pyrolytic oven coatings then you empty the oven and turn the oven to maximum for about three hours.

The linings will get hot enough to burn deposits to a light ash residue which you can then wipe off with a damp cloth when the oven has cooled down.

Some modern ovens have a self-cleaning setting on one of the controls. All it does is to automate the process and to lock the oven door until the cycle has completed.

Note that you will smell the fumes as the oven self-cleans and they can set off any smoke alarms you have. Also, if the oven is really filthy and thickly caked in grease then the pyrolysis will not be fully effective. Note that oven shelves and other metal fittings and also door glass are not pyrolytic and any deposits will get baked on, so clean those separately first. Really stubborn deposits will come off using a caustic-soda based cleaners, but you must wear suitable protective gloves, glasses and clothing and exercise extreme care when using them as caustic soda burns are far, far, worse than acid burns.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 17, 2011


Look for the button marked "Precise Clean" in the upper left corner of the control panel.

Press and hold this button for five seconds until the display reads "Temperature Unit Celsius.

Release the button and push it again for another five seconds until the display shows "Temperature Unit Fahrenheit."

Push the "Off/Cancel" button to lock in the Fahrenheit setting.


Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011

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