My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am an authorized Whirlpool and KitchenAid service tech and I can help you today.
How long does the oven stay on before it "pops" and trips the circuit breaker?
About 15 minutes
Does it happen very quickly now? lets say within a few minutes? or does it preheat fully then "pop"?
during the preheat time is it heating fully and preheating and reaching temp?
or is it not really getting hot enough?
Does not preheat fully
ok. that is what i thought.
since youare hearing the "popping" sound this seems to me like you have a wiring issue.
either the main wires to the temrinals to the back of the machine are damaged or shorting out and even grounding out. causing the popping.
and if it is doing this, usually the oven, which requires full 220v to both legs of the elements, has one leg short out and will only receive 110 volts. which will let the oven heat but not fully.
giving you the poor temp.
then when the element reaches its full potential on 110 volts it shorts the wiring and causing the "popping" and cuases the machine to trip the circuit breaker.
I am sorry but the proper way to fully check the machine is to pull the oven out of the wall and check the wires going to the machine and to the main terminal block. and even back to the main control board.
I will guarantee you that the wiring is the issue here.
it happens often.
Sounds like I need to contact a service technician
do you feel that this is something you can pull out? with help of course?
if you and a friend can pull the unit out and rest it on a chair or small supportive table, you will be able to remove the back access panel and check the wiring yourself if you feel comfortable doing so?
this could save you a lot of time and most importnatly money
but if you dont think you can do it then yes, definitely call a tech to do it for you
Yes, but I'm no electrician