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Question DetailsAsked on 12/20/2013

My Whirlpool stove oven quit working, who do I go to to fix it in Wichita KS?

The oven temperature went crazy from 225 to at least five hundred degrees. I was making cookies and they got black in 10 minutes. Who can I call for a repair in Wichita KS?

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Sounds like the thermostat is broken and you best bet is to go to the green box to the left. Hit search go to home and then appliance repairs to locate someone near you.


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Answered 5 years ago by ContractorDon

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As Don said, this would most likely be due a thermostat gone bad - they typically last 5-10 years - usually about a $25-40 part, plus minimum labor service charge (about $75-120 typically) for an Appliance Repairman to fix. When you call be prepared to give them your make and model number from the plate inside the oven door (usually on the outer frame, sometimes on top edge or side of door).

With a Whirlpool, assuming about 5 years old or less, I would not assume it is necessarily the thermostat - they have been having a lot of trouble with switches going out, so it could be the relay contact in the switch welded in the on position. The way they control temperature is not by setting the amount of current at the right amount to keep the oven (or glasstop stove burner) temp constant - instead, in the switch there is a relay that constantly turns the power on and off ( you will hear the clicking) as the temperature sensor (thermostat) indicates, so this switch gets a tremendous number of on and off cycles. It then fails either by welding itself closed, at full power setting, or the switch can start cycling on and off very quickly, arcing and put out sparks and smoke like our stove has done 3 times with one switch (the highest power 2-element burner) in about 2 years of use.

Search the List (in green banner bar) for locall Appliance Repairmen in your area and their ratings and reviews, or call a national service like Sears.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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