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Offline RAH52

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Open TOD
« on: January 02, 2013, 06:38:58 PM »

Has anyone figured out a difinitive repair that will stop the TOD from blowing on a whirlpool branded slide in or wall oven .Went out on a kitchen aide dual fuel slide in today that quit during self clean and of course the TOD was open (it usually is ) .Phoned the tech line and was told to check the door ,check the vents ,check the blower,check the installation etc etc .After all these years whirlpool still hasn't got a handle on this issue .I found nothing wrong anywhere so I just changed the part.I smell a callback in my future.

Offline LowSL2

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Re: Open TOD
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 06:45:23 PM »
I sometimes modify the TOD so it doesn't contact the sheet metal. No recalls on those ones. And no house fires...

I think it was GE that says to put two washers to move the TOD away from the sheet metal to reduce inadvertent blow outs.

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Offline RAH52

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Re: Open TOD
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2013, 06:53:39 PM »
My buddy a fellow tech does that but I guess I'm a bit scared of my liabilty if something were to happen .

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Re: Open TOD
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 07:00:11 PM »
I have always oiled the cooling fan(with synthetic oil) and never gone back on one. Whirlpool had me change the fan on 2 control panel issues from overheating and since then ( 8-9 years ago) I oil the fan and never see them again.