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Kitchen Aid 30" freestanding convential oven won't go over 350*

Posted by Turbogus (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 16, 12 at 18:28

Model Number: KERI201PWH
Brand: KitchenAid
Age: 6-10 years

Greetings from Oregon~the shower me state,

Got this Kitchen Aid KERI201PWH (Serial no. RR1710293) at Hab for Hum to replace an old Tappan oven with a similar issue. The oven will only reach 350* which is maddening to my wife as half of the meals she want to cook are needing 400*-450*
Where should I start with this Oven? I'm no expert on oven repair but have two rollaways full of tools including electrical.

Thanks and a lift of the lynch lid for your response.


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RE: Kitchen Aid 30" freestanding convential oven won't go over 35

There should be an engineering revision number 1, 2, 3, or 4 after the H, which can be significant for some correct replacement parts.

Possibly a bad oven temp sensor (thermistor).

Possibly a bad control board.

Possibly (but less likely) a bad bake or broil element. The bake element should provide majority of the heat during bake operations, but the broil element may cycle on/off a little to help maintain an even temperature.

RE: Kitchen Aid 30" freestanding convential oven won't go over 35

When you turn it on, check to see that the bottom element glows cherry red.

RE: Kitchen Aid 30" freestanding convential oven won't go over 35

If you have used the self cleaning system recently, most likely that burned out the control panel.

If that is the case, cost to replace the control panel will be approximately $300-$500 for the part plus installation cost.

This happened to my wall oven recently.

Whether to repair or buy a new stove will depend on how old the stove is and cost of a new stove versus expense to repair.

RE: Kitchen Aid 30" freestanding convential oven won't go over 35

Sorry it'd been so long for a response from me. Got busy with work and my Jeep project.
Since this critter came from Hab for Humanity no telling how it was used/abused but the curious thing is this replaced a Tappan range with the very same problem. So there I was reading an issue of Family Handyman and there's this article about using breaker groups to make a 240v circuit. This clicked with me in that a little over a year ago when we were negotiating the purchase of this house the realtor mentioned that the P.O.s son was a farmer and had "redone" some of the electrical. Nothwithstanding that the building inspector and I found some outlets that were GFI swith equipped while others were not and called for. So I wondered if he'd bungled the service panel as well. So I took a gander at our breaker panel and short of replacing an occasional breaker and main fuse I'm a novice when it comes to these panels. The photo shows the two breakers marked 'oven' on the panel (which are the 3rd and fourth down), is there a smoking gun here?

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