Hi - need to order a latch assembly for my whirlpool oven which is a microwave/oven combo. Do your parts come with instructions on how to replace? Do you have a video available on how to replace? How difficult would you say it is to replace?
Part Number: AP4429328
Made by: Whirlpool
Answer Hello David. CAUTION: When you work on the double oven, be careful when handling the sheet metal parts. Sharp edges may be present, and you can cut yourself if you are not careful. 1. Disconnect the electrical power to the double oven. To remove the lower oven door latch assembly: a) Open the lower oven door b) Remove the two screws from the lower air vent and remove the vent. c) Remove the 3 lower air duct cover screws. d) Raise the lower air duct cover and remove the two screws from the lower oven door latch assembly. e) Remove the lower oven door latch assembly and disconnect the wires from the two switches and the solenoid terminals."
I'm lookin for a dicription to replace this part.
Answer Hello Lesley. We will need your model number to help you with this. Please call 1-877-477-7278 or post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
I have Whirlpool Double Oven RBD306PDB14. I had a problem with the display (blank), after replacing the control board I was able to set and see the time but after about 30 seconds I see the codes F5 E1 on the display. I am told that it is a latch problem.
What part(s) do I need to fix the problem? Anything I can check before I order the part? Also, it is a double oven, how do I know if it is the Upper or Lower oven?
Thanks for your help.
Answer Hello Tom. 1. Check the latch assembly: latch arm pivot joint, arm/motor connection,
plunger and hook springs.
2. Check the Latch Motor:
- Check for firm electrical connections.
- Disconnect the two wires from the motor and measure the resistance
of the motor. The resistance should be approx. 2450O. If the
motor is open (8O) or shorted (0O), it should be replaced.
3. Check the Latch Switch. Disconnect it and use a continuity tester:
- Door latched = switch closed, continuity should read 0O.
- Door unlatched = switch open, continuity should read 8O.
4. Check Door Open/Closed Switch. Disconnect it and use a continuity tester:
- Door open = switch open, continuity should read 8O.
- Door closed = switch closed, continuity should read 0O.
5. Check Sister Board.
- Check connections, latch motor – sister board.
- Replace sister board.
6. Check power and element connections.
7. Replace control.
I replaced the membrane switch but the light stayed on and now the oven doesnt get hot. Could it be the latch? It also wont self clean, says the door is open. please help
You will want to make sure that the door is closing all the way. Check to make sure that the connection for the membrane switch is a firm connection. You will also want to check when you put the unit into bake or broil that you are getting 240 vac across the L1 to Bake or L1 to broil when in broil. If you are then your control board would be the issue and need to be replaced.
Hey, I put my oven on self clean mode and noticed a rack I went to open the door and I was able to open my oven door. Now the latch is engaged and the door wont completely close. I tried to reset the self clean but it tells me to close the door. What can I do?
You may want to try to push in on the door light switch and see if you can get the door latch to open. If not then you will want to have someone help you by holding the door switch and pulling out a little on the latch and try to reset. If this does not work then you may need a new motor latch motor.
Our upper door latched shut during a clean cycle and will not open. Fault codes are F5 E7. How do I open the door to find model number and/or to service the oven?
Answer Hello Erik. You will need to use an ice pick and reach into the grill and hold the latch back as you open the door to get the model number. Then we can look up the error code for you. Thanks.
I bought this part from yall this part is a MFG direct replace, for the original how do I install this, it looks very different. Door latch part AP4429328. Also this is a very tight fit does not look anything like the old one.
Answer Hello Penny,
As per the manufacturer, this is the correct substitution. The solenoid on the old one has been replaced with a motor to prevent premature failure since the solenoid cannot withstand the temperatures that the motor can. The wires to the switches can be just carried over and since the switches are not polarized, the wires on them can be crossed with no negative results. The motor and the solenoid are polarized, so when the wires are transferred from the solenoid to the motor, pay strict attention to positive (+) and negative (-). This circuit is 18Vdc so if not wired in the correct polarity, it will not work.