Is this Whirlpool part 7601M285-60 the correct replacement part for my 1997 maytag oven cwe5800ace upper oven control panel?
Answer Harold, part number 7601M285-60 is the correct electronic control for your model. The control panel, part number 74001410, is no longer available. Thanks!
my upper oven bake element does not get hot,broiler works fine,lower oven works fine is it possible that the temp sensor is bad
Answer Ron, We wouldn't expect the temp. sensor 12001656 to be the issue at this point, we'd expect you to have an error code in the display in most cases. It's more likely an issue with the bake element Y04000066 or the ERC/Clock relay 7601M285-60. You'll want to use a meter and test the element for a "closed" circuit across the element terminals, to determine if it's good or bad, then reattach the wires and check for 240 VAC across the terminals, when the bake selection and temperature is selected. 120 VAC or less would indicate a faulty bake relay on the ERC or broken wire between the element and ERC.
If replacing the control board, would you suggest replacing the temperature sensor or HOPE it's fine?
Answer Hello Ron,
This would depend on the initial complaint. If you want to be safe about it, use a test meter to see if the temperature sensor is good or bad. If good, it will read about 1100 ohms at room temperature.