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Replacing a Whirlpool double oven control panel. Ribbon

Customer Question

Replacing a Whirlpool double oven control panel. Ribbon cable did not come with a connector attached, and will not stay in place. Should there have been a connector?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

you should be able to use the connector off the old one panel if not you can buy one from an electronics outlet for less than a few dollars. Most of them just slip over and lock down with tabs and can be removed.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if you have any other questions, thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Joel. I tried using the old one, but it doesn't seem to hold the ribbon in place. I even tried putting a small piece of electrical tape on each side (behind the connector edge, of course) to increase thickness. Does not stay in place. I've disassembled this thing 6-7 times now. How is that connector supposed to hold the ribbon when it just slides thru it?
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

they are made to kinda crimp on, here is a video that shows how using a vice but you can use pliers or whatever can put pressure on:


just dont get to carried away.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The connector is hard plastic. Gentle pressure with a pliers did nothing. It seems seated but after reassembling I have no display and if I press start I get 1 short beep, 1 long beep, 3 short beeps.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any other ideas (see previous message)? Your tips did not solve the problem so far.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

I see the last person has opted out of your question!

My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 35 Years,
and have over 100,000 in home repairs and over 80,000 internet repairs under my belt.

If you have installed a new control panel .and you still do not have a display then the issue is not the control panel.

The display is on the control board NOT the control panel.

Have you tested for voltage to the control board ? test in on the P24-3 black wire to the P24-1 white wire looking for 120 volts.

And if you install the ribbon connector into the socket on the control board put a dab of silicone on each side of the ribbon to hold it in place

Let me know what you find from Black to White

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

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