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Member Since 27 Sep 2005
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Jenn Air (Maytag) W181 Electric Wall Oven- temp varies

25 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

This venerble wall oven c1985 has worked for many years but the temperature varies by +/- 30 degF. Since my daugher has graduated a baking and pastry program, all I get now is an angry look accompanied by a cake that didn't rise, or got burnt.

I guess that I should first ask if this is considered normal for a non-commercial oven?

The convection fan works fine and the door seal is almost new. What other factors should I look into? Essential parts (like thermostats) are scarce or non-existent. Are there any cleanings, adjustments or calibrations that one could perform? .


Toaster Oven elements are bent.... fixable?

28 July 2012 - 02:11 PM

I have a Delonghi toaster oven that still works great but the bottom elements are sagging, with one of them almost touching the metalic bottom of the oven. The parts are no longer available and to replace them, it appears that one would have to have the capability of tack welding the wires to the element. I had hoped that I could turn the sagging ones upward so they would sag and self-correct themselves but they are welded or crimped to wires with no slack to do so.

Before I toss the toaster oven, can they be straightened out? If so, how?

BTW, this is a modest size toaster oven that fits nicely under out rather low kitchen cabinet. New ones seem to be more oriented towards baking and are much larger and more expensive. So, keeping this one going would satisfy me on numerous levels!!

Jenn-Air W181 Oven took a 20 minute vacation

29 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

My wife was running the self clean cycle and towards the end (I think) the oven shut off. Display made the descending buzzer tone consistent with a power failure. Display panel was blank and unresponsive (CPR did not help,:D), and the oven light did not work, either.  I checked the breaker (OK) and started this thread when it beeped itself back to life.

I reset the clock and everything looks good. What happened and should I worry?

Jenn Air W181 Wall Oven Door glass replacement

21 August 2009 - 05:48 PM

Hi, I need to replace the Window Pac and am not sure what pitfalls to expect in opening up this virgin 1985 oven door. I have an expanded diagram for reference (see below) and the screws, seals and insulation are of particular concern.

I have also assumed that the window pac is sold as such because the dual pane unit is sealed at the factory. Since there is junk in ours, I guess that it's not sealed anymore!!

Link To Door Diagram

I understand that the Jenn-Air W181 is the same as a Maytag W181.

Thanks for any input. Lar

Plugged Defrost Tube- Amana/Maytag Amana Model TM16SPG

12 April 2009 - 07:03 AM

Amana Model TM16SPG. Hi, I am sure that the defrost tube is plugged but I cannot find it. It is a top freezer model (appx 18 cu.ft.). There is no "cup" next to the temp controls and I removed the freezer's back panel. The evaporator extends below the bottom of the freezer and the tube is inaccessible from there. There is a 3" long weird tubular plastic piece that bisects the back upper seam of the bottom section (refrigerator) at a 45 degree angle. There is no drain tube running along the back of the refrigerator. Can you help, oh wise ones? Thank you.

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