Whirlpool Corporationtimer for oven and range top

Review updated:

Whirlpool ceramic range Model YWFE521SOHSO - the timer on this product is a safety hazard. When using the timer for the oven, it only beeps ONE time and shuts itself off. If you happen to be out of the kitchen and miss it, you risk burning whatever you are baking, and a possible fire if left too long. The timer is also very quiet and easy to miss even if you are in the next room. So basically, you get one chance to catch the timer for the oven.
The timer works fine if you are using the ceramic cook-top. It will continue to beep until you turn it off.

Whirlpool needs to correct this issue as it is an extreme fire hazard. I have missed the timer beep on the oven many times and am concerned that a fire could be the result for either myself or others who have purchased this product.

Our local technician replaced the clock mechanism to see if the original was faulty, but there was no change in the operation of the timer, so this is a definite design flaw.

  • Whirlpool Corporation Customer Care's Response, Jun 20, 2019

    Tina Whitman: We're sorry to hear that. We recommend to contact our Canada Team for assistance at [protected] between 8 a.m.–8 p.m. EST Mon-Fri.

Jun 19, 2019
Sort by: UpDate | Rating


  •   Jun 19, 2019

    Gee, if only other devices could set a different type of time that might be louder so your defective hearing can pick up on it. If you are so absent minded that you forget about something that can literally incinerate your home, maybe we are just looking at Social Darwinism rendering an unfortunate verdict? This isn't a product that is going to have the propensity to catch fire unless you left it unattended well beyond the standard cooking times for what would be considered commonly cooked meals. If you are trying to shove an entire bison hock into your oven, I can see why you might encounter further issue. But something tells me you aren't exactly the intrepid type. A very small amount of lateral thought would have identified that a two dollar kitchen timer would be sufficient to allay your concerns.

    Hope that helps!

    Your friend,

    Biggus Dickus

    0 Votes

Post your comment