Lower oven intermittant operation-cleaning

ApplianceAmana Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Keith From Canyon Lake, CA

Jul 05, 2007

10 out of 17 people found this instruction helpful

Diagnosis is the important aspect. Ovens have plunger-type switches to tell the "brain" door is closed, both for the light AND to allow initiation of self cleaning. Finally discovered one of those switches was "scratchy" in operation and unreliable in closing the circuit. (Push the plungers in and out several times and observe the light.) If not 100% reliable, replace that switch (cheap and easy with a Phillips screwdriver.) Initial guess was a $major "brain"-electronics problem but it was merely a sticky switch. Strange since the unit is about a year and a half old and rarely used. Found the part easily with PartSelect, and it came via UPS quickly.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 71002904 (Now subbed to Door Light Switch)

Part Number: PS2078101

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