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Old 12-17-2008, 08:30 AM   #1
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Electric Oven Switch

Good day to all!

Pardon my query or my post but I am really in need of your help.

I currently live in an apartment which has a White Westinghouse electric oven. I was hoping if anyone can summarize or explain on how to read the oven switch signs. Basic thing I know is that the top coil is for broiling while the bottom coil is for baking. I cannot decipher the other signs.....and I am pretty despertate to learn them.

Please pardon my ignorance....I tried searching the other threads but cannot find an answer.

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Old 12-17-2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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You can probably find an online owners manual which should explain the controls and a lot of other useful information. You'll need the model number which is probably on a plate on the rear of the range. If you can't find it, select a model at randon and see if the controls are similar to yours.

Try this site: White-Westinghouse Electric Range manuals, user manuals, owners manuals, how-to instructions and help.

Good luck.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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Thank you so much for the link, I really appreciate it.

I just wanted to know the symbols writtien around the switches, off the bat. I can only ascertain that the 2 of them is for broiling and baking....the others I have to check still.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:52 AM   #4
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Can you describe or post a photo of the symbols?
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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Hi Andy!

There is this one symbol which is a square and has 4 lines starting from the center and reaching to each corner, more like a ray reaching out.

I do believe the single line with fumes going down means "broiling" while the the other single line with fumes going up means "baking".
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:44 AM   #6
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One should be "OFF" and on mine the fourth thing is "TIMED BAKE". The other two being 'BAKE' and 'BROIL'.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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Is it a convection oven? Is there a fan in the wall of the oven in the back or one of the sides? If so, that may be the switch position to activate the convection feature.
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