Whirlpool - Bad oven
Whirlpool double electric oven RBD245 PDB15 - Complaint
This self cleaning oven, (I have the 24") has gotten a very bad, and well deserved reputation for having the circuit board quit working after the self-clean oven feature on the top oven is used. The circuit board "fries" and the oven becomes unusable. I have read over and over again of this happening to people and now it has happened to me, naturally after the warranty runs out. (and even with the 4 yr. warranty offered by many, they would not have replaced the oven, as it happened at the five year mark). The replacement board is not available from any source, and believe me I searched and searched. I found many forums and especially good help on FixYa. So now I am sending the board off to www.fixyourboard.com be repaired for $130. Who knows how long it will last, though they at least have a 2 year warranty. Whirlpool has been particularly unhelpful, even though they know that there is a problem with this model, as well as the 27" and 30" double oven, identical except for size. They ALL have a problem with fried boards after using the self-clean feature. Why would they make a board for and OVEN if it was heat sensitive, or at least protect the board in some way. Bah humbug.