Whirlpool Oven Broil [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions]

Do you want to learn how to use your Whirlpool oven broiler or do you want to fix it? In this article, we will show you how to use a Whirlpool oven broiler and fix some problems you may have with it.

How To Use A Whirlpool Oven Broiler

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to use your Whirlpool oven broiler…

Step 1: Turn the oven on.

Step 2: Open the oven door and place your food on the rack. The rack should be a bit close to the broil element but not too close.

Step 3: Shut the oven door.

Step 4: Press the “Broil” button.

Step 5: Select your desired broiling temperature.

Step 6: Press the “Start” button.

Step 7: After broiling, take out your food from the oven.

Step 8: Turn the oven off.

Whirlpool Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Whirlpool oven broiler won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

If you use a gas oven and the broiler won’t work, the igniter is probably faulty. If the igniter fails, it won’t ignite the gas sent to it from the safety valve. If the igniter doesn’t ignite the gas, it won’t produce any flame. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Igniter [How To, Problems & Solutions] to replace the igniter in your Whirlpool oven.

2. Safety Valve

The safety valve sends gas to the igniter. If the safety valve fails, it won’t send gas to the igniter. This will prevent the oven broiler from working. If you have tested the igniter and it isn’t faulty, you should test the safety valve. Read the article “Whirlpool Oven Igniter” in the igniter section above to replace your safety valve.

3. Broil Element

If you use an electric Whirlpool oven and the broiler won’t work, the broil element is the first thing you should check. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Whirlpool oven broil element…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper back panel in place.

Step 4: Set the panel aside and disconnect the wires from the terminals of the broil element.

Step 5: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting.

Step 6: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the broil element. If there is no continuity, the element is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 7: Open the door of the oven and slide out the racks.

Step 8: Take out the Philips head screw on the oven’s upper back wall which holds the broil element in place.

Step 9: Take out the other Philips head screws on the top oven wall as well.

Step 10: Remove the broil element and get a new one.

Step 11: Position the broil element in the oven and return the screws at the top and back which hold it in place.

Step 12: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 13: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 14: Go to the oven’s rear and reconnect the wires to the terminals of the broil element.

Step 15: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 16: Plug the oven back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool oven broil element.

4. Burnt Wires

If your igniter, safety valve, or broil element isn’t faulty, the next thing you should check is that the wires connected to these components aren’t burnt. Inspect each of the wires going to the igniter, safety valve, and broil element. If they appear damaged in any way, call a technician to fix them. Also check that the wires connected to these components aren’t loose.

5. Control Board

This is the final possible reason your Whirlpool oven broiler won’t work. If you have checked all the components above and none of them is faulty, the control board probably is. If the control board fails, it won’t send voltage to the igniter or broil element to work. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Control [Problems & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Whirlpool oven. Also read the article in the link if your Whirlpool bake and broil aren’t working or your Whirlpool oven broiler stays on.

Whirlpool Oven Broil Works But Not Bake — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven only works on broil, the bake element is faulty. The broil element is used during broiling and the bake element is used while baking. So, if your Whirlpool oven broils but doesn’t bake, the bake element should be replaced. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to replace the bake element in your Whirlpool oven.

Whirlpool Oven Broil FAQ

Where Is My Whirlpool Oven Broiler Element Located?

Your Whirlpool oven broiler element is located at the top of the oven. If you open the door and look inside, you will see the element at the top.

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