Whirlpool Gold Oven Shut Down Smell Gas
Model Number: GBS307PDB12 Brand:
1 - 5 years
My oven popped and then shut down. It is a Whirlpool Gold convection/electical oven. I turned off the circuit breaker and then turned it back on and the control panel came back on for about 10 seconds and then another POP and then stopped working all together. We left for the day and when I came back it smelled like gas. The cooking top is seperate and is gas, but the oven is electric and thought it odd we smelled gas. I shut off the line to the range and turned off the circuit and the gas smell went away. I called Whirlpool and they said they would have a tech call me within 24 hours, that was 3 days ago. He mentioned on the phone this was common for Whirlpool and his diagnosis from my description was the console was fried and would need to be replaced. That is $150-$185 just for the concole and with installation charges it could be up to $300.... I can go to Sears Outlet and get a new oven for $500 with a warranty.... can you provide suggestions or thoughts on this to help me decide. I really do not want to put $200-$300 into this oven if I need to turn around and buy a new one in 1-2 years...