Model #RF302BXEW1 WHIRLPOOL Free Standing, Electric

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Q:

Replacing insulation on Whirlpool range.

A:

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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