Model #RS696PXGB8 Whirlpool drop-in range, electric

  • Cooktop/literature
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  • Oven
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  • Control Panel
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  • Oven Door
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  • Top Venting
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  • Internal Oven
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Question and Answers

Q:

Why won't my oven heat up?

A:

Your symptoms indicate that the oven shut-down thermal fuse on the inner rear panel of that oven may be blown. That fuse is circled in red on the wiring diagram in the first image. The second image shows the physical location of that fuse on the inner back wall of the oven (the outer back wall of the oven cavity). It is possible that you had a stuck relay on the clock control board that caused the oven to continue to heat. You could also have had a broken element that shorted to the metal cabinet and was heating constantly. I recommend that you shut off the house circuit breakers for that range to completely disconnect electrical power and check that component. Here is a link that shows how to check a thermal fuse using a volt/ohm meter: Thermal Fuse Testing . If that fuse is blown, it will need to be replaced. That part number for that fuse is 9759243. You can order that part from the Sears PartsDirect website. Be sure that you completely disconnect electrical power from the range (shut off the house circuit breaker) before accessing internal components and replacing that fuse .

NOTE: I recommend that you also check the bake and broil elements for visible damage and a short to the metal cabinet. If the elements appear to be okay, then you could still have a problem with that control board. If you replace that fuse and power the range back up and that oven begins to heat immediately without being turned on, then you will need to immediately shut the house circuit breaker back off. You will probably need to replace the clock control board in the console to repair that failure.

These tips may help you repair this oven problem in your range. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 25, 2011

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