Author Topic: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change  (Read 7678 times)

Offline Earl Dryer

  • Technician
  • Member Since: May 2008
  • Posts: 166
  • Country: us
Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« on: October 27, 2008, 11:31:20 AM »
I have no error codes, but after self cleaning my oven does the bake preheat,
temperature shows 350 but when I try to raise the temperature the display goes down not up. Same in Broil. What's up?

Model Number: GBS307PDB1 icon

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 12:31:58 PM »
The answer is: You should never run your stove on self clean. The temperature gets too hot for them delicate electronics.
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline Earl Dryer

  • Technician
  • Member Since: May 2008
  • Posts: 166
  • Country: us
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 03:43:55 PM »
 ;DNOW YOU TELL ME!! I know but you can't tell some hard headed people, so what do you think is it the board or is there any other possibilities

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 04:51:58 PM »
You might try removing the board and cleaning the connector. The excessive heat causes crap to run down into the connector pins.
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline RegUS_PatOff

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Dec 2007
  • Posts: 1410
  • Country: us
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 05:53:32 PM »
Any Error Codes ?

It may be a bad Temperature Sensor.
If you could check it's resistance...

GBS307PDB1 Tech Sheets
After leaving this Earth, "Do you want the smoking or non-smoking section?"

Offline Earl Dryer

  • Technician
  • Member Since: May 2008
  • Posts: 166
  • Country: us
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 06:51:12 PM »
This unit belongs to a neighbor, I asked if there were any codes before she tried
to reset it by turning the breakers off for 15 min. (as instructed by a Whirlpool Rep on the phone) they told her to get a repair person if that didn't work. She didn't know what to do with the PF. She called me, I went over and cleared the PF. Everything seemed OK until I tried to adjust temp setting it would adjust down. I opened the unit and checked all of the connectors (unpluged, inspected, & reconnected) all appeared to be clean and making good contact. The touch pad ribbon was not firm in its plug but insured good contact in the control board & snapped in the plastic housing. I did not remove the control board from the panel but it looked OK from face side, no signs of component over heating.

 Can a temperature sensor fail with out giving an error code?

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 07:01:17 PM »
What about the sensor, did you inspect the quick plug on it?
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline Earl Dryer

  • Technician
  • Member Since: May 2008
  • Posts: 166
  • Country: us
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008, 08:01:09 PM »
No, but I will if it could cause the problem, you been on target anytime I've asked for help.  Where is the quick plug?

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008, 10:46:44 PM »
It will be in the back. It will have 2 small white wires going to a white quick plug. Sometimes if you cut that plug slap out and hard wire the sensor it will work. Note: The new sensor does not come with a quick plug you have to splice it also so why not go ahead and bypass the quickplug and see if the sucker works?
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline Earl Dryer

  • Technician
  • Member Since: May 2008
  • Posts: 166
  • Country: us
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2008, 10:32:09 PM »
Just kiddin about the quick plug, it was OK so was the sensor, people decided that they would buy a new oven and not a control board ( We have had it on order for goning on 3 weeks and Whirlpool says they wont have any for at least 2 1/2 more weeks. Not the 1st time I/ve been stiffed because of backorder parts.

FYI several of the techs were disscussing the self cleaning problem and they were saying that they found that boring a 1 1/2 - 2 inch hole in the rear corners
(top & bottom) of the cabinet and opening the doors and/or door a little when in self clean has help the cooling along the back of the oven resulting in fewer part failures. Sound to me like a good idea, the ventilation fan could use an additional source of cooler air to move around the box.

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3020
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 05:34:09 PM »
Quote
FYI several of the techs were disscussing the self cleaning problem and they were saying that they found that boring a 1 1/2 - 2 inch hole in the rear corners
(top & bottom) of the cabinet and opening the doors and/or door a little when in self clean

Let me know how that works out for you, Earl. For starters, the oven does not run in self-clean unless the door is locked.

Boring holes in a cavity designed for 1,000+oF. will surely create an insurance liability  claim if nothing else. If you take that old oven those folks are throwing away and put a new control panel on it, you'll be good as new. I can appreciate the fact that you mentioned looking at it "from the side", but unless you have calibrated eyeballs, looking does not confirm anything. The panel was affected by the last self clean and needs to be replaced.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2008, 05:39:59 PM by Repair-man »
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com

Offline Earl Dryer

  • Technician
  • Member Since: May 2008
  • Posts: 166
  • Country: us
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2008, 06:57:44 PM »
I think you may have misunderstood what I was saying about the boring. After removing the oven from the cabinet the holes are bored in the rear of the cabinet in the area that the oven doesn't cover. The 1000 deg. temp is in the oven and not impacted by the hole in the wood cabinet but the ventilation fan above the oven (in the top where the control stuff is) gets a cooler source on air to move around the exterior oven and over the controls. The fellers I was cussing this with say it has worked pretty well so far, as far as liability there is no alteration to the appliance other than replacing the failed components.

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2008, 09:01:47 PM »
Earl, maybe you could submit your findings to the powers that be and get a gratuity, who knows?
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3020
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008, 05:10:56 AM »
Earl, ventilating the cabinet is a bona fide solution to keeping the oven cooler during the clean process. Several of our JennAir double ovens have had to be re-installed with space provided on the sides due to circulation issues. Most of these are desgned to pull in air from under the front of the oven and  roll it up the back and across the  control panel, then out from above the top oven cavity. My opinion is that the ovens should be designed differently or at least have special installation provisions to allow for better circulation. Try telling this to an engineer ;)

Before 2000 many of these ovens had the discharge vent at the top of the control panel, which caused many a kitchen cabinet above it to warp and char if the oven was installed within 2" of a cabinet. They moved the vent to a lower spot above the doors and now we have other problems.

Whoever invented the self-clean concept knew in advance that this would precipitate more repairs to the oven. It's all a plot.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2008, 05:19:33 AM by Repair-man »
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2008, 10:01:35 AM »
Maybe an oven control built into a remote device such as a PC. Perhaps a wi fi type thing with a long cable mounted away from the heat.
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

 

Whirlpool Wall oven/Micro

Started by service1

Replies: 4
Views: 4640
Last post September 24, 2008, 07:53:12 AM
by whirlpooltech
Error codes for whirlpool double wall oven

Started by decihlar

Replies: 1
Views: 4609
Last post April 12, 2009, 11:53:55 AM
by jumptrout51
Whirlpool 27" Wall Oven Not Cooking Thoroughly

Started by admorgan

Replies: 1
Views: 1736
Last post August 18, 2009, 02:41:33 PM
by JWWebster
Whirlpool oven RB262PXAB1 too hot, need to adjust temp.

Started by jmets2000

Replies: 3
Views: 1460
Last post May 24, 2012, 04:41:08 PM
by AJ
Whirlpool Wall oven "poof"

Started by brad

Replies: 4
Views: 2941
Last post November 30, 2010, 10:56:41 AM
by brad
Whirlpool Wall Oven Termianl Block Supressor Board

Started by resapp

Replies: 2
Views: 4281
Last post January 29, 2012, 10:29:15 PM
by whirlpooltech