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Troubleshooting - Whirlpool W10204320B User Instructions

Whirlpool gas range use and care guide
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First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
www.estateappliances.com, www.roperappliances.com or www.whirlpool.com
Nothing will operate
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Is the power supply cord unplugged?
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
Is the main or regulator gas shutoff valve in the off
position?
See Installation Instructions.
Is the range properly connected to the gas supply?
Contact a trained repair specialist or see Installation
Instructions.
Surface burners will not operate
Is the oven in self-clean?
Surface burners will not operate during self-clean cycle.
Is the control knob set correctly?
Push in knob before turning to a setting.
Is this the first time the surface burners have been used?
Turn on any one of the surface burner knobs to release air from
the gas lines.
Are the burner ports clogged?
See "Sealed Surface Burners" section.
Surface burner flames are uneven, yellow and/or noisy
Are the burner ports clogged?
See "Sealed Surface Burners" section.
On models with caps, are the burner caps positioned
properly?
See "Sealed Surface Burners" section.
Is propane gas being used?
The range may have been converted improperly. Contact a
service technician or see cover for contact information.
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Surface burner makes popping noises
Gas range noises during Bake and Broil operations
Noises that may be heard during the Bake and Broil operations:
Whooshing, Poof, Clicking, Snaps, Pop
These sounds are normal operational noises that can be heard
each time the Bake or Broil burners ignite during the cycle.
Excessive heat around cookware on cooktop
Cooktop cooking results not what expected
Oven will not operate
Oven burner flames are yellow or noisy
Oven temperature too high or too low
Is the burner wet?
Let it dry.
A pop can be heard when the gas valve is opening or cycling
on and will make a single pop when it snaps open from the
solenoid. It sounds similar to a suction cup being pulled off of a
piece of glass.
The igniters will click several times until the flame is detected.
These are short clicking sounds like tapping a nail onto a piece
of glass.
A whooshing or poof sound is heard when the Bake or Broil
burner ignites.
On some models, a clicking sound can be heard when the
convection fan relay cycles on and off.
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 ½" (1.3 cm) outside the cooking area.
Is the proper cookware being used?
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides and a
well fitting lid, and the material should be of a medium to heavy
thickness.
Is the control knob set to the proper heat level?
See "Cooktop Use" section.
Is the range level?
Level the range. See the Installation Instructions.
Is this the first time the oven has been used?
Turn on any one of the surface burner knobs to release air from
the gas lines.
Is the electronic oven control set correctly?
See "Electronic Oven Controls" section.
Is propane gas being used?
The range may have been converted improperly. Contact a
service technician or see cover for contact information.
Does the oven temperature calibration need adjustment?
See "Oven Temperature Control" section of the "Electronic
Oven Controls" section.

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