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dj1
Whirlpool Range Repair

A client asked me to fix his Whirlpool range (model sf362lxsy).

Symptoms: stove works fine. Oven (at bake or broil modes) lights up, works for a minute or two, then quits.

I suspect that it's the circuit control board.

If it's the control board, a Whirlpool part is around $326.

What do you think?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair

Could also be the thermocouple. Does it later come on again?

Jack

A. Spruce
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair

Google that model for a repair manual and troubleshooting guide. I suspect a circuit board issue or a control module.

Our Kenmore (aka Whirlpool ) has popped it's module a couple times in the 13-ish years we've had it.

dj1
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Could also be the thermocouple. Does it later come on again?

Jack

Yes Jack, it does come back and quits again.

dj1
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair
A. Spruce wrote:

Google that model for a repair manual and troubleshooting guide. I suspect a circuit board issue or a control module.

Our Kenmore (aka Whirlpool ) has popped it's module a couple times in the 13-ish years we've had it.

I have the same feeling. Almost every range with a circuit board that I've fixed, had a burnt board. Especially Whirlpool and their dozens of various companies.

A. Spruce
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair

Sadly, there aren't any manufacturers that are worth a darn. Don't even get me started on all these senseless and useless electronics they're putting into everything now-a-days.

dj1
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair

Spruce,

Major appliance manufacturers are like car makers: they build them to break. They load them up with various parts that even professional repairmen can't navigate through.

So what's the solution? buy foreign? they price their parts even higher.

This range's board is $326 plus tax and shipping. A new range with similar features is around $450. If doesn't pay to fix it.

Gizmo
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair
keith3267
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair
A. Spruce wrote:

Sadly, there aren't any manufacturers that are worth a darn. Don't even get me started on all these senseless and useless electronics they're putting into everything now-a-days.

Yeah, don't get me started either, you saw my rant last week.

A. Spruce
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair
keith3267 wrote:

Yeah, don't get me started either, you saw my rant last week.

Did I see YOUR rant, what do you think got me started here? :eek:;):p:D

67drake
Re: Whirlpool Range Repair

Also you might want to check E-bay for parts.
The igniter went out on my Kenmore twice in the last 15 years. The first one I bought from Sears for around $50. When it went out again about 5 years ago Sears wanted about $65. I found another one on E-bay for $12. It has lasted just as long as the one Sears sold me for full price.

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