I FIXED MY WHIRLPOOL ELECTRIC OVEN SUPER
CAPACITY 465 Electric
Oven Repair and Oven Sensor Testing....
DANGER - Electrocution Risk! Some Knowledge of Electricity and Handling Test Equipment
Whirlpool Electric Oven decided to break-down during the middle of Sunday
dinner. I noticed the cornbread taking a longer time to cook. After observing
the heating elements for a few minutes, I quickly realized that the oven
was not heating. That's when I watched YouTube
Video #1 to determine the source of my no heating
one year ago, I replaced the lower heating element in my stove. Surely,
the darn thing hadn't burned out already! Here's what I did to fix the
- pull the stove away from the wall and unplugged it
- test the heating elements with an ohmmeter - would you believe that both
the upper and lower elements showed continuity - or checked good
this point, all tests were good so I plugged everything back together and
retested it to see if the problem was miraculously fixed. Nope, the oven
did the same thing - little heat, then no heat.
the next step I watched YouTube
Video #2 to test the oven's heat sensor.
After testing the sensor, everything checked good. I decided to put the
oven back together for the second time, however this time I clamped all
wire terminals downward with needle nose pliers. The purpose was to verify
that all connections were tight. Sure enough, when I put the stove back
together, everything worked perfectly.
connections at the heating elements. Please
be warned - pulling the connector terminals apart and then reinstalling
them creates excessive resistance especially when the elements are heated.
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