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My Whirlpool stove will only heat up to 285 degrees. Is

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My Whirlpool stove will only heat up to 285 degrees. Is there anything I can try?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: It was purshased in 2012.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: It was purchased in 2012. Model number WFE714HLAS0. Serial # R20810390.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Depends on the involvement.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 11 months ago.

To be clear, are you saying that you set the oven to 350 but it won't go higher than 285, or the oven won't even let you set it above 285?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If set at 350 it will only go to 285
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 11 months ago.

OK perfect, so that means your bake element has failed or the relay on your control board is bad and not sending power to the bake element. During preheat cycle the oven will turn on the broil element and such to preheat quicker at 30% which is why it will raise to 285 but not get any higher. You will need to pull the oven out, unplug it, and remove the back sheet metal panel to access the terminals on the bake element. Test continuity through the element with a multimeter and if you have no continuity through the element---replace the element. If you do have continuity then you need a new control board.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 11 months ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?