Whirlpool Electric Range Power Supply
I just purchased a new electric Whirlpool range and the burners operate fine but the digital display (oven, clock, temp., etc.) do not operate. I thought it was a defective unit and Lowes brought me another unit with the same result. Upon searching the internet and reading your response to a member’s question concerning the same issue, you stated that a neutral (white) wire is required for the panel to operate (return voltage to cut 220 down to 110). I replace my 220 electrical outlet (on the wall) and noticed there is no white wire – just the black and the red. This is a house built in the early 60’s (before digital was being used) so I suspect that is the reason for the electrician not installing the neutral (white) wire as it would not be needed(?) So I am quite sure the lack of the neutral wire is the reason for my control panel not operating and I would like to solve this issue. You replied to the other member that a neutral wire could not be added to the existing wiring but a new wiring set-up would be needed. I suspect this would be an expensive addition to the electrical system. I am thinking about just returning the range and purchasing a non-control panel unit, operated by the old knobs – is this my best solution? We really do not need a control panel.
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