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I have a problem with a whirlpool oven, 10 years old approx

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i have a problem with a whirlpool oven, 10 years old approx
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. Sorry to hear you are having appliance trouble, I know how frustrating that can be! My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

May I please have your model number so I am able to provide you with accurate, model specific information?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
give me a second
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Sure, thank you!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
AKZ451/IX/01 IS MODEL NUMBER
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
WE SWITCHED OFF TO CLEAN AND WHEN SWITCHED BACK ON THE DISPLAY READ STOP AND NOTHING WE DO HAS CHANGED THAT #
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Thank you! What exactly is the oven doing (or not doing, as the case may be)?

Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Did you have it off at the mains or at the controller on the oven?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the oven does not switch on at all. Gas hob working fine
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it's been off at the mains now back on
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

So none of the knobs or buttons respond with any change at all?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
exactly
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

The control has failed for some reason. The timing is pretty odd in that it was working fine before cleaning. Did you move the elements enough that a wire may have come loose and shorted when the power was turned back on?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
that is possible
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the heating element slipped down a few months ago but it clicked back in and has worked ever since
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like the control may have been damaged from a short. I would turn the mains off and pull the oven out to access the back and check for loose wires. If all found to be intact, if the control remains the same when powered back up, the oven controller will likely need to be replaced. Let me know what you find.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
that is easier said than done - oven is part of fitted kitchn and doesn't slide out
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Yes, it will not be easy, I am sure. However, it will be necessary, even just to replace the oven control.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i won't be able to do that today i'm afraid
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

I understand, you can post back at anytime, there is no time limit.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok will be back in touch
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

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