I ordered replacement oven thermostat WPL R0711031 and I'm trying to install it. My old thermostat has a red and black wire running power to it. The new thermostat does not have any electrical connections. Is this the wrong thermostat, or do I need to modify something, and if so can you send instructions? How does it keep the oven lit without power? This is order number 3882803
ANSWER John, The wires attach to the Oven Igniter Switch 878009 and then the igniter switch slips over the knob shaft and onto the thermostat.
You need to transfer the igniter switch from the original thermostat to the new thermostat. You may want to order a new switch if you desire, but it is a separate component from the thermostat.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, December 16, 2013