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Troubleshooting - Whirlpool WGE32301 Use & Care Manual

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Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of
an unnecessary service call.
Nothing will operate
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3-prong outlet.
Has a household fuse blown or has the circuit breaker
tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
Cooktop will not operate
Is the control knob set correctly? Push in knob before
turning to a setting.
Excessive heat around cookware on cooktop
Is the cookware the proper size? Use cookware about the
same size as the surface cooking area, element or surface
burner. Cookware should not extend more than 1 in. (2.5 cm)
outside the cooking area.
Hot Surface indicator light stays on
Does the Hot Surface indicator light stay on after control
knob(s) have been turned off? See "Cooktop Controls"
Cooktop cooking results not what expected
Is the proper cookware being used? See "Cookware"
Is the control knob set to the proper heat level? See
"Cooktop Controls" section.
Is the appliance level? Level the appliance. See the
Installation Instructions.
On models with coil elements, is the element correctly
inserted? See "Coil Elements and Burner Bowls."


Oven temperature too high or too low
On slide-in models, does the cooling fan run during Bake,
Broil or Clean? It is normal for the fan to automatically run
when the oven is in use. This helps cool the electronic
Oven cooking results not what expected
Is the appliance level? Level the appliance. See the
Installation Instructions.
Is the proper temperature set? Double-check the recipe in
a reliable cookbook.
Was the oven preheated? See "Baking and Roasting"
Is the proper bakeware being used? See "Bakeware"
Are the racks positioned properly? See "Positioning Racks
and Bakeware" section.
Is there proper air circulation around bakeware? See
"Positioning Racks and Bakeware" section.
Is the batter evenly distributed in the pan? Check to make
sure batter is level in the pan.
Is the proper length of time being used? Adjust cooking
Has the oven door been opened while cooking? Oven
peeking releases oven heat and can result in longer cooking
Are baked items too brown on the bottom? Move rack to
higher position in the oven.
Are pie crust edges browning early? Use aluminum foil to
cover the edge of the crust.



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