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Removing The Latch Sensing Switches, The Door Latch Solenoid, & The Mechanical Latch - Whirlpool SF372BEE W/N Service Manual

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REMOVING THE LATCH SENSING SWITCHES, THE DOOR
LATCH SOLENOID, & THE MECHANICAL LATCH
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect from electrical supply before servic-
ing unit.
Failure to do so could result in death or electri-
cal shock.
CAUTION: When you work on the gas range, be
careful when handling the sheet metal parts. Sharp
edges may be present, and you can cut yourself if
you are not careful.
REMOVING A LATCH
SENSING SWITCH
1.
Pull the range away from the wall so that you
can access the back.
2.
Turn off the gas to the range and disconnect
the power cord from the wall outlet.
3.
From behind the range, remove the upper and
lower access covers and the lower heat shield.
4.
Remove the wires from the latch sensing
switch.
5.
Remove the latch sensing switch screws and
remove the switch from the bracket.
6.
Mount the new latch sensing switch with the
switch arm and the terminals as shown, and
connect the wires to the terminals.
7.
Reassemble the range.
REMOVING THE DOOR
LATCH SOLENOID
1.
Pull the range away from the wall so that you
can access the back.
2.
Turn off the gas to the range and disconnect
the power cord from the wall outlet.
3.
From behind the range, remove the upper and
lower access covers and tthe lower heat shield.
4.
Disconnect the wires and remove the sole-
noid from the bracket. NOTE: The plunger is
separate from the solenoid. If you wish to use
the old plunger with the new solenoid, leave it
connected to the latching assembly, other-
wise remove the pin, and disconnect it.
5.
If you are using the old plunger, insert it into
the body of the new solenoid. If not, connect
the plunger of the new solenoid to the latching
assembly, place the actuating pin between
the arms of the two sensing switches, and
mount the new solenoid to the bracket.
6.
Connect the wires to the new solenoid.
7.
Reassemble the range.
REMOVING THE MECHANICAL
LATCH
1.
Pull the range away from the wall so that you
can access the back.
2.
Turn off the gas to the range and disconnect
the power cord from the wall outlet.
3.
From behind the range, remove the upper and
lower access covers and tthe lower heat shield.
4.
Remove the two screws from the mechanical
latch and remove it and the solenoid plunger
from the bracket.
5.
Hook the arm of the mechanical latch over the
actuator rod on the bracket and slide the
solenoid plunger into the solenoid body, then
mount the latch assembly to the bracket with its
two screws.
6.
Reassemble the range.
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