stove - transformer hum?

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Old 01-04-14, 02:49 PM
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stove - transformer hum?

I have recently bought a basic Whirlpool range (WFG114SWB). It works fine but since day one it has a low level 60 cycle hum coming from the controls/clock section. Kind of like a transformer or something..... however, does a stove like this even have a transformer that would hum/chatter?

I called the whirlpool and the generic customer service rep said its normal but couldn't elaborate about transformers or basically why it does this....

p.s.- I posted here instead of appliances since you guys whould probably have an answer for me....
 
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Old 01-04-14, 03:10 PM
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Lucky you got me then since I'm the mod in both forums.

Yes.... there could be a transformer that runs the control board. I looked in the service manual and didn't see a transformer listed but that doesn't mean it doesn't use one.

I'd consider that a normal sound.
 
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Hi PJ- Do you have a link to that service manual?
 
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disregard... I found my service manual. No mention of a TX though...
 
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