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Troubleshooting - Whirlpool GBD279 Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool built-in electric convection oven use & care guide
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Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Nothing will operate
Has a household fuse blown, or has the circuit breaker
tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
Is the appliance wired properly?
See Installation Instructions.
Oven will not operate
Is the electronic oven control set correctly?
See "Electronic Oven Control" section.
Has a delay start been set?
See "Timed Cooking" section.
On some models, is the Control Lock set?
See "Control Lock" section.
On some models, is the Sabbath Mode set?
See "Sabbath Mode" section.
On double oven models, is one oven self-cleaning?
When one oven is self-cleaning the other oven cannot be set
or turned on.
On double oven models, has the correct oven been
selected?
Choose UPPER OVEN or LOWER OVEN first.
Oven temperature too high or too low
Does the oven temperature calibration need adjustment?
See "Oven Temperature Control" section.
Display shows messages
Is the display showing "PF", "PF id=27" or "PF id=30"?
There has been a power failure. Clear the display. See
"Display(s)" section. On some models, reset the clock, if
needed. See "Clock" section.
Is the display showing a letter followed by a number?
Clear the display. See "Display(s)" section. If it reappears, call
for service. See "Assistance or Service" section.
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Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate
Is the oven door open?
Close the oven door all the way.
Has the function been entered?
See "Self-Cleaning Cycle" section.
On some models, has a delay start Self-Clean cycle been
set?
See "Self-Cleaning Cycle" section.
Has a delay start been set?
See "Timed Cooking" section.
On double oven models, is one oven self-cleaning?
When one oven is self-cleaning, the other oven cannot be set
to self-clean.
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.
Is the proper oven temperature calibration set? See "Oven
Temperature Control" section.
Was the oven preheated? See "Baking and Roasting"
section.
Is the proper bakeware being used? See "Bakeware"
section.
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 that
batter is level in the pan.
Is the proper length of time being used? Adjust cooking
time.
Has the oven door been opened while cooking? Oven
peeking releases oven heat and can result in longer cooking
times.
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 and/or reduce baking
temperature.

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