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I have a Whirlpool double oven that has developed two problems. The model number is ***** First of all the temperature is inconsistent and does not match up to whatever the oven is set to. This requires constant tweaking of the dial while baking to maintain the proper temperature. For example, yesterday in order to get & maintain the oven to 350 degrees, we first had to set the oven to 310, then 320 midway through, then around 300; this was over about 20 minutes. I've been told the oven's temperature can vary by about 50 degrees, but this seems excessive and it never used to do this. So it's likely that something is broken, correct? Secondly, the clock on the front stopped running last week. That wouldn't seem like a huge issue, but we discovered that we are now unable to use the self-clean function as it is apparently tied to the clock. This oven is very old and we will be replacing it within the next 2 years, but not immediately as it is still useable for the most part. The new oven will cost around $3000. Given our time period and the cost of a new oven, I would be willing to spend around $300 in the meantime, or perhaps even slightly more, to fix the temperature and/or clock issues. What would you say are the problems? What parts would I need to fix these issues and about how much would they cost? Thank you!
Thanks for your speedy reply. The temperature problem we have is in the upper oven. Just to confirm, the thermostat, part 311479, is for the upper oven correct? Because on a parts site it's described as "Thmst-Ovn Lwr".
I'm a little confused. I need the thermostat for the UPPER oven - which is the correct part number?