Do I have to take of the whole top to change the thermostat ap3853531?
Answer Hello Carle. No, you can remove the control panel and access it. 1. Unplug range or disconnect power.
2. Pull the range forward far enough to access
the end cap screws.
3. To remove the control panel:
a) Remove the screw from each end cap. b) Open the oven door and remove the
three screws from the bottom of the
control panel. c) Lift the front of the control panel, pull it
forward, and slide the front edge of the
cooktop glass out of the slot in the front
of the panel.
d) Rotate the control panel up and over so
the bottom side faces up. To remove a bimetal switch:
a) Remove the wires from the terminals.
b) Remove the mounting screw.
Neither oven or broiler heat up when turned on. Thank you carle
Answer Hello Carle. Test for power coming out of the control board 3191106 going to the elements. If there is power going to the clock, but none going to the elements, you will need to replace the control board in the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Oven will not heat up to the temperature and hold it.
Answer Hello Eddie. If the oven preheats, then shuts off, you will need to test the oven sensor and make sure it reads around 1100 ohms at room temperature. If so, replace the control board 9782437 on the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
What is this fix for? Was there a problem with the thermostat location or malfunctioning of the oven range?
Answer Hello John. That is the name of the part. It is a fixed thermostat. There was no problem. If the one on your oven is blown, you will need to replace it. Hope this helps.