Westinghouse Stove oven heat keeps climbing?

Hi Everyone,
I have a problem with my Westinghouse stand alone stove. When I turn on the oven, the temperature keeps climbing. The stove is rather old and the model number has long since worn off.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Rob...
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Robert Gale wrote:

Gotta be either stuck thermostat contacts or a failed temperature sensing tube on the thermostat. Replace it. If you remove it and take it to an appliance parts shop they'll be able to ID it and sell you a suitable replacement from its appearance and your telling them it came from a Westinghouse stove.
Good luck,
Jeff
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Climbing to what , How high, Im sure you wont remove it to be fixed , " I wouldnt " Give more info, and Get a repair guy out . But Dont leave yourself open to a open ended billl . Get a bid and stick to it .
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Depending on the design of the range you have and whether it is gas or electric, uncontrollable oven temperature could be caused by a faulty oven thermostat, a shorted relay or a bad electronic control or defective relay board.
JFYI. "Westinghouse" were pretty good for stamping/printing part numbers right on their appliance's components so if you can find the cause, there may be a part number on it to use for getting a replacement. If it is actually a "White Westinghouse" stove ("white" not describing the colour necessarily), there may or may not be part number on components of it. Those "White Westinghouse" models are made by Frigidaire.
Dan O. - Appliance411.com http://ng.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Westinghouse+range
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Hi Dan,
Sorry, it is electric. Any ideas on how to test the relay or thermostat (without finding the internal Temp of the oven). The stove is probably about 15 years old.
Rob...
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Well since those components open and close an electrical circuit depending on temperature sensed in the oven, not really. Usually a technician would monitor their performance while watching the temperature get to the point where they should open and close.
Check you range's electrical diagram, if these's no relay in the circuit a defective oven thermostat is about the only thing which could cause uncontrollable temperature if the elements are getting red hot. Relays may be used on self-cleaning models, rarely on regular clean ranges if not electronically controlled.
Dan O. - Appliance411.com http://ng.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Westinghouse+range
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Robert Gale wrote:

bet you use a castic oven cleaner.. it got on the sensing tube and chewed a hole i it... gonna cost about $50 or so to put in a new thermostat controler in the oven... it comes with the control box with a long senser connected to it that cannot be removed that has gas in it to tell the oven to turn off or on depending what the temp. is....... next time dont clean the senser tube....
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Wait 10, 20 ,50 yrs. You will be the ASS that experimented, and HD now wont warranty your PUSS,,,,, Wake UP It lasts thousands of years done right ,, Bozo, YOU a BOZO , BOZO
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