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WHIRLPOOL OVEN we self cleaned our whirlpool oven and it now won't heat. i checked the thermal fuse and it was bad. i replaced it and it still won't work. any solutions? thanks, Barry

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  • zzsboat Jan 19, 2008

    I have the same problem, it started all of a sudden. sounds like a overtemp condition but the oven is cold. And the door is locked. zzsboat

  • txpal Jan 19, 2008

    yes i have 220 to my oven. the oven will turn on and go in to pre-heat but never gets hot. i did check voltage to one of the elements but did not have any.

  • txpal Jan 19, 2008

    i have ohmed out both elements and they are good. yes i tried to run the broil element by itself and it does not work. i do have 110 to the terminal block.

  • txpal Jan 19, 2008

    i checked and i had no voltage drop at all. also on the terminal block you have these 3 white wires. 1 of them goes to the control and the other 2 go to the back of the oven. i don't have the oven puuled out at this time so i haven't traced where they go. my question is when the oven is turned on should i then have voltage to the terminal block where those 3 white wires are hooked up? if so i don't.

  • txpal Jan 19, 2008

    yes i do have a tech sheet. i do also have 110 from white to both legs. i did not ohm the new thermal fuse. i will do that. i'll have to pull the oven back out and remove the cover to get to it. if it ohms out ok then what?

  • txpal Jan 19, 2008

    hey you just fixed my oven. i'd never thought it would have been something like that. (the reprogramming) now i can go eat lunch and enjoy it.


  • bob in sc Apr 15, 2008

    i ran self clean on my oven and now no heat from either the bake or broil elements. What fixes this?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I have an Whirlpool oven and every single time I use self clean the thermal overload opens and then elements will not work. I have replaced several times. thinking of just bypassing overload thermostat.



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Nice, it'd help me a lot thank you

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Have you checked your in coming power the clock will work on 110 but it takes 220 for full function zzsbolt yours does sounds like a thermal fuse

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  • robert samples Jan 19, 2008

    that sounds like your not completing the circert do you have the tech sheet wiring diagram for that unit line one comes in to the clock its split there and by reley either goes to one side or the other of the bake or broil element line two is on the other side of the thermal fuse did you check the wires at the terminal block its self and have you ohmed the element its self and have you tried to see if the broil element will work by its self will help find the problem

  • robert samples Jan 19, 2008

    next thing id try is a voltage drop test go to your terminal block and check the incoming power like you were just checking the voltage have some one start the range and see if the voltage drops off if it drops more than 10 percent you have a bad breaker or loose connection

  • robert samples Jan 19, 2008

    no in a 220 system white is neutral blk is 110 red is 110 orange is 110 green is grd or neutral also do you have a tech sheet on this unit if not i can e mail you one they are to big to send from the site now from black to white you should have 110 and from red or orange to white you should have 110 also did you ohm the new thermal fuse before you put it on ive seen them bad from the box however we will fix this unit

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  • robert samples Jan 19, 2008

    before that shut down the power and run the tests under the thermal fuse chart can check it all there with out pulling out the oven then go up to the top of the page to programing oven cavity size matter of fact id try that first

  • robert samples Jan 19, 2008

    great ihats what were here for when you lost power the eoc didnt know it hadnt been changed as it has no back up battery like a computer thanks

  • robert samples Jan 19, 2008

    reamber that if your power fails and you can change my rating to a fix ya it will help the site



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