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Re: Whirlpool Wall Oven not responding to temp change
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 05:34:09 PM »
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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.
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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.

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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?
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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.
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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.
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