Model #RF302BXEW1 WHIRLPOOL Free Standing, Electric

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Q:

Replacing insulation on Whirlpool range.

A:

I think its great that you are wanting to do some repairs on your own and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps with your repairs while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
September 17, 2012
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Replacing that insulation can be a difficult repair. There is not a service manual for that model that will show how to replace the insulation. It appears that the range has one piece of fiberglass insulation that drapes over the top of the oven cavity and goes down each side of the oven cavity. The part number for that insulation is 240132. Here is a direct link for that part: Insulation for Whirlpool Range Model RF302BXEW1 .

If you decide to order that part and replace the insulation, then you will need to rely on the parts diagram to guide you in that process. Here is a link for that part list diagram for that range: Whirlpool Range Model RF302BXEW1 Parts . Unplug the range (or leave it unplugged) when completing this repair. You will need to lift and remove the cooktop and the burner box under that cooktop to access that insulation. You may need to remove the side panels of the range. Keep in mind that the cabinet may loose stability when removing the burner box and side panels. Once you remove that burner box, you may be able to remove that existing insulation and position the new insulation in the range. Make sure that it is properly positioned or you could cause dangerous hot spots around the cabinet of the range.

I hope that this information helps.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician replace that insulation, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

Keep in mind that you will need to thoroughly clean the entire inside of that range cabinet to avoid any foul odors when you begin to use that range again. Any residue from the rodent infestation will burn and cause problems once you start using the range again.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
September 19, 2012
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Why won't my Whirlpool range model RF302BXEW1 oven heat up?

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If the thermostat knob feels different than it did before most likely, it is defective. If you have and feel comfortable making ohms checks, I have provided a wiring diagram below. I have traced the bake circuit. Unplug the range and remove the back panel to expose the bake/broil switch and the thermostat. Turn the thermostat to on and remove the wires from the thermostat. Set your meter to ohms and place one lead to the terminal labeled C and the other to the terminal labeled 2 your reading should be around 0 ohm. If you have a reading of ol you will need to replace the thermostat. The same with selector switch place leads on L1 and BK. I hope this is helpful.

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Mark T Personal Solutions Manager -
Sears Technician
December 12, 2009

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