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KitchenAid electric oven KEBS109BSS01 doesn’t hold temperature

Fieldwolf

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Joined
Jan 9, 2022
Messages
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Location
MD
Model Number
KEBS109BSS01
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
6-10 years
Hi,
So happy I could register!!! We have the problem that’s driving me and my wife nuts

Problem: since after self-cleaning, our oven misbehaves. In particular, it does heat to the right temperature, but the doesn’t hold it. As a result, cooking times are very unpredictable. (It seems to misbehave more in regular bake vs convection, but I might be imagining that)

History:
  • Used self clean a few months ago. Blown the fuse, locked the door, lost all power, read this forum.
  • Replaced the fuse WPW10545255. Oven functioning again
  • It heats to the right temperature after first pre-heating (did the sugar melting test and also used thermometer). So calibration up/down is not the issue. If anything, it gets a bit too hot.
  • However, it does not hold temperature as well. It falls down 40-60 degrees. Especially noticeable as we bake a lot of bread, and it takes 20-40% more time to cook the same bread than it used before the self clean SNAFU
Closest story is in this thread, except the calibration solution doesn’t help: https://www.applianceblog.com/mainf...bss00-oven-doesnt-maintain-temperature.65070/
 

Jake

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Messages
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Location
Redmond, Oregon
Hi,

Measure the resistance of the oven sensor at room temperature. Your meter should indicate about 1050 to 1100 ohms.

Watch this video to ohm test it:

Disconnect power to the wall oven, then inside the oven you will see the oven sensor in the back, remove the 2 screws that hold it in place and slowly pull it towards you and then you will see a connector that goes to it, remove the connector and ohm test it.

Here's the oven sensor for your model:
Temperature Sensor WP74008369


If the oven sensor ohm tests good, then the only part left that controls the heating of the oven is the Appliance Manager.

Here's the Appliance Manager for your model:
whirlpool-goc-minerva-ka-wpw10317343-ap6019397_02_m.jpg


Jake
 

Fieldwolf

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Messages
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Location
MD
Thank you, Jake!

I tried to remove the sensor. I took off the broiler, disconnected it, unscrewed the sensor, but can’t pull it out far enough to get to the connector. It just doesn’t come out further, because of what seems like insulation fabric, and I’m afraid to pull stronger (don’t want it to disconnect behind the oven)

I also tried (before) to pull the oven out of the wall to get to the sensor terminal from behind, but power cord is not long enough for me to pull it out, and the receptacle seems to be hidden very well (behind / under the cabinet wall with no easy access). Any suggestions on how to proceed?
 

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Jake

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Ok, the only thing you can do now is Contact KitchenAid at 1-800-422-1230 to come out and pull the oven out from the wall for you, these wall ovens are very heavy and they have a special cart to pull it out and put it on.

Jake
 
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