Is your Whirlpool microwave extremely dirty and smelly? Are there some tough stains you can’t just get rid of? If this is the case, you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to walk you through how to clean a Whirlpool microwave and get rid of any smells it may have.
How to Clean a Whirlpool Microwave
To clean a Whirlpool microwave, follow these few steps…
Step 1: Turn off the microwave and unplug it.
Step 2: Get a bowl of water.
Step 3: Squeeze two halves of the lemon into the water then drop them in. Instead of using lemon, you could also use some dishwashing soap.
Step 4: Place the bowl in the microwave.
Step 5: Close the door.
Step 6: Set the microwave on its highest setting and leave the water to boil for five minutes.
Step 7: After five minutes, turn off the microwave and leave the bowl inside for about ten minutes.
Step 8: After the ten minutes, open the microwave door and take out the bowl.
Step 9: Using a soft sponge, scrub the microwave interior.
Step 10: Once you are done scrubbing, use a damp towel to wipe the microwave.
Step 11: Take out the glass turntable tray once it is cool and wash separately with dishwashing soap. Do not put the tray in the dishwasher.
Step 12: Once the glass tray is dry return it to the microwave.
If your microwave has very tough stains that you’ve tried scrubbing but the just won’t come off, try the steps listed below…
Step 1: As usual, turn off and unplug the microwave before cleaning.
Step 2: Get some baking soda and water.
Step 3: Make a thick paste from the baking soda and water.
Step 4: Using a sponge, apply the paste to the stains.
Step 5: Leave the paste on the stains for 10 minutes.
Step 6: After 10 minutes, use a damp sponge to scrub off the stains.
Step 7: Wipe the microwave with a towel.
Step 8: Repeat this process as many times as you need to, in order to get rid of all the stains.
The video below will walk you through how to clean a Whirlpool microwave.
How to Clean a Whirlpool Microwave Door
To clean a Whirlpool microwave door, do the following…
Step 1: Turn off the microwave.
Step 2: To clean the door exterior, spray some glass on it then wipe with a cloth.
Step 3: Use a soft sponge to scrub the other parts of the door.
Step 4: Clean the whole door with a cloth or towel.
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How to Clean a Whirlpool Microwave Filter
To clean the grease filter in a Whirlpool microwave, do the following…
Step 1: Turn off and unplug the microwave.
Step 2: Locate the grease filter underneath the microwave and gently pull it out.
Step 3: Place the filter in a bowl of hot water with some soap.
Step 4: Leave the filter in the water for 15 minutes.
Step 5: After 15 minutes, scrub the filter with a soft sponge until all the grease is gone.
Step 6: Rinse under some cool water.
Step 7: Place the filter on a towel to dry.
Step 8: Once the filter is dry, return it to the microwave
Note: Except for the grease filter, a Whirlpool microwave also has a charcoal filter. Unlike the grease filter, this one can’t be washed. So, if the charcoal filter has exceeded the recommended time, you will need to replace it.
To replace the charcoal filter in a Whirlpool microwave, do the following…
Step 1: Unplug the microwave.
Step 2: Take out the screws at the top of the microwave front grille.
Step 3: Remove the microwave front grille.
Step 4: Inside an opening, you will see the charcoal filter resting at an angle. Take it out.
Step 5: Get a new charcoal filter and place it in the opening.
Step 6: Return the front grille and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 7: Plug the microwave back in.
Whirlpool Microwave Clean Filter Message
If your Whirlpool microwave is showing the word “FILTER” on the display. It means that it is time to clean it. Before clearing the message, clean the filter. If you don’t, the message will keep popping up. Follow the steps listed above to clean the filter then hold the “CLEAR” button down to get rid of the message.