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

If your Whirlpool oven door won’t close properly or the door glass is shattered, this article is for you. We will talk about Whirlpool oven door problems and how to fix them.

Whirlpool Oven Door Won’t Close All The Way — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Whirlpool oven door won’t close all the way and what to do about them.

1. Door Hinges

If your Whirlpool oven door won’t close properly, the first thing you should replace is the door hinge or hinges. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the door hinges of your Whirlpool oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall in order to access the power cord.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Get a flat head screwdriver and use it to flip the locks on the door hinges forward.

Step 5: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 6: Lift the door off the oven.

Step 7: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws on the upper corners of the oven door.

Step 9: Take out the other screws at the bottom of the oven door which hold the inner door to the outer one.

Step 10: Lift the inner door off the outer door.

Step 11: Move the outer door aside and place the inner door on the cloth lined surface.

Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the two side door glass brackets to the inner door. There are screws at the top and bottom of the brackets.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the door hinges to the inner door. Each door hinge is held in place by three screws.

Step 14: Remove the door hinges.

Step 15: Position the new hinges on the oven door and hold them in place with the Philips head screws

Step 16: Reposition the side door glass brackets.

Step 17: Secure the brackets with the screws.

Step 18: Lift the inner door and reposition it on the outer one.

Step 19: Return the screws at the bottom and top corners of the door which hold thee two door assemblies in place.

Step 20: Lift the door.

Step 21: Insert the two door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven frame.

Step 22: Open the oven door fully.

Step 23: Flip the hinge locks back to hold the door in place.

Step 24: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and return it to its usual position.

Also follow the steps above to replace your door hinges if your Whirlpool oven door won’t stay open or if your Whirlpool oven door opens too fast.

If you would like a visual of how to replace Whirlpool oven door hinges, watch the video below.

2. Door Latch

If your Whirlpool oven door still doesn’t close properly after replacing the door hinges, you should try replacing the door latch next. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Whirlpool oven door latch…

Step 1: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker or unplug the oven’s power cord for safety.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Lift the stove top.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the metal panel covering the top of the oven.

Step 5: Lift the panel up.

Step 6: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws at the front of the oven which hold the door latch in place.

Step 7: Remove the rod from the door latch.

Step 8: Get a new door latch.

Step 9: Insert the rod into the door latch and position it in the oven.

Step 10: Hold the door latch in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 11: Lower the metal cover panel.

Step 12: Return the screws which hold the panel in place.

Step 13: Lower the stove top.

Step 14: Shut the oven door.

Step 15: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back in or switching the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool oven door latch.

3. Door Gasket

This is the final possible reason your Whirlpool oven door won’t close properly. If you have replaced the door hinges and door latch but your Whirlpool oven door still won’t close, follow the steps listed below to replace the door gasket…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Pull out the ends of the door gasket from the holes in the bottom of the oven.

Step 5: Unclip all the door gasket hooks from the holes around the oven frame.

Step 6: Get a new door gasket.

Step 7: Insert the door gasket clips into the holes around the oven frame.

Step 8: Insert the ends of the gasket into the holes in the bottom of the oven door.

Step 9: Push the gasket in using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 10: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 11: Reconnect the power to the oven.

Step 12: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool oven door gasket.

Whirlpool Oven Door Handle Loose — How To Fix

Follow the steps below to tighten your Whirlpool oven door handle…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws on the upper sides of the oven door.

Step 4: Lift the oven’s upper door trim up a bit.

Step 5: Carefully lift the oven’s inner door glass of and set it aside on a cloth lined surface.

Step 6: Using a quarter inch nut driver or socket, tighten the two screws which hold the door handle in place.

Step 7: Reposition the glass on the door assembly.

Step 8: Push the oven door trim back down and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 9: Shut the oven door.

Step 10: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

If these steps don’t work on your oven model, follow the steps below to tighten your Whirlpool oven door hinges…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Flip the locks on the door hinges forward using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 4: Close the door till it can’t go any further then lift it off.

Step 5: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the upper corners and bottom of the oven door. There is one screw on each top corner and about four screws at the bottom. These screws hold the inner door to the outer door.

Step 7: Lift the inner door off the outer door.

Step 8: Use the Philips head screwdriver to tighten the screws which hold the door handle in place.

Step 9: Reposition the inner door on the outer door.

Step 10: Secure the two door assemblies with the screws.

Step 11: Lift the door and position the hinges back into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 12: Full open the oven door and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 13: Shut the door.

Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back in..

Whirlpool Oven Door Handle Broken — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven door handle is broken, you will need to replace it. We will show you how to replace the door handle of your Whirlpool gas range and electric range. To replace the door handle of your Whirlpool oven gas range, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the oven door slightly.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the upper sides of the oven door.

Step 4: Pull the oven’s top trim back a bit.

Step 5: Carefully lift the inner glass off the door and set on a surface lined with a cloth.

Step 6: Using a quarter inch nut driver or socket, take out the two screws which hold the handle to the oven door.

Step 7: Get a new door handle.

Step 8: Position the handle on the oven door and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 9: Reposition the inner glass on the oven door.

Step 10: Snap the oven’s top trim back into place to secure the inner glass.

Step 11: Return the screws on the upper sides of the oven door which secure the door trim.

Step 12: Shut the oven door.

Step 13: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool oven door handle.

Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the door handle of your Whirlpool electric range…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord for safety.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Flip the locks on the door hinges forward using a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 4: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 5: Lift the door off and set it on a surface lined with a cloth.

Step 6: Take out the Philips head screws at the top and bottom of the oven door which hold the two assemblies in place. There is one screw on each top corner and about four screws at the bottom.

Step 7: Lift the inner door of the outer door assembly.

Step 8: Lift the door handle support from the outer door.

Step 9: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the handle to the support.

Step 10: Get a new handle and secure it to the support with the two screws.

Step 11: Position the support on the outer door.

Step 12: Place the inner door back onto the outer door.

Step 13: Return the screws at the top and bottom of the oven which which holds the two assemblies in place.

Step 14: Lift the door and insert the hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven frame.

Step 15: Open the door and flip the hinge locks back to secure it.

Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool oven door handle.

Whirlpool Oven Door Locked After Self Cleaning — How To Fix

After self cleaning, it’s normal for the door to stay locked for a while. Once the oven has cooled down, the door should unlock automatically. If your Whirlpool oven door doesn’t unlock even after the oven has cooled down, the door lock motor is faulty. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Self Clean [How To, Problems & Solutions] to replace this component in your Whirlpool oven if your Whirlpool oven door is locked and won’t open.

Whirlpool Oven Door Locked After Power Outage — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven door is locked after a power outage, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker and switch it off.

Step 2: Leave the breaker off for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Switch the breaker back on after 5 minutes.

If your Whirlpool oven door still won’t unlock after this, contact a technician to find out what the problem is.

How To Remove Whirlpool Oven Door

To remove the door of your Whirlpool oven, follow the steps below…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: There is a lock on each door hinge. Flip the locks towards yourself using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 3: Close the door till you feel the locks engage.

Step 4: Lift the door up, tilt it in, and remove it.

How To Put Whirlpool Oven Door Back On

To put your Whirlpool oven door back on, do the following…

Step 1: Lift the oven door.

Step 2: Position the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven frame.

Step 3: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 4: Shut the door.

How To Remove Whirlpool Oven Door Without Hinge Latches

If your Whirlpool oven door doesn’t have hinge latches, it probably has a different type of lock on the hinges. To remove your Whirlpool oven door without hinge latches, follow these steps…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Get a flat head screwdriver.

Step 3: Look at the door hinges, you should see a lock. Insert the flat head screwdriver into the slot in the lock.

Step 4: Roll the lock forward with the flat head screwdriver.

Step 5: Do the same with the other door hinge.

Step 6: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 7: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.

How To Install Whirlpool Oven Door Without Hinge Latches

To install a Whirlpool oven door without hinge latches, do the following…

Step 1: Lift the door.

Step 2: Insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven frame.

Step 3: Open the oven door fully.

Step 4: Get a flat head screwdriver.

Step 5: Look at the door hinge, you will see a kind of roll lock. Insert the blade of the screwdriver into the slot in the slot in the lock.

Step 6: Roll the lock backwards to hold the door in place.

Step 7: Do the same with the other door hinge.

Step 8: Shut the oven door.

Whirlpool Oven Door Hinge Jammed — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven door hinge is jammed, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Get yourself a large wrench.

Step 2: Using the wrench, pull down on one of the door hinges.

Step 3: There is a kind of latch on the hinge. As you are holding the door hinge down, flip the latch down to hold it in place.

Step 4: Do the same with the other door hinge if you need to.

Also follow the steps above if your Whirlpool oven door hinge is stuck.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to fix a jammed door hinge.

Whirlpool Oven Door Shattered/Exploded — Cause

When an object hits the glass of an oven door, a small crack could form. This crack is so small that you can’t see it. Over time, the crack expands because of the heat coming from the oven. One day, the stress becomes too great for the glass, so, it shatters. If tempered glass was used in making your oven door, it will explode instead of simply shattering.

Whirlpool Oven Door Glass Shattered/Exploded — What To Do

If your Whirlpool oven door glass is shattered, it will need to be replaced. We will show you how to replace your outer Whirlpool oven door glass and inner Whirlpool oven door glass.

Outer Glass

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your outer Whirlpool oven door glass…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 4: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 5: Lift the door off and set it on a cloth lined surface.

Step 6: Take out the screws at the top and bottom of the oven door which hold the two door assemblies together. There is one screw on each top corner and about four at the bottom.

Step 7: Lift the inner door off the outer door assembly.

Step 8: Lift the door handle and support off the outer door glass.

Step 9: Remove the remains of the glass from the metal frame.

Step 10: Get a new door glass.

Step 11: Peel off the tape on the metal frame which helped the old door glass stick to it.

Step 12: Get some two sides tape and stick it on the metal frame.

Step 13: Position the door glass on the panel.

Step 14: Reposition the handle and support of the door glass.

Step 15: Place the inner door back on the outer door assembly.

Step 16: Return the screws at the top and bottom of the door which hold it in place.

Step 17: Lift the door.

Step 18: Insert the hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 19: Fully open the oven door and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 20: Shut the oven door.

Step 21: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your outer Whirlpool oven door glass, watch the video below.

Inner Glass

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your inner Whirlpool oven door glass…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall to access the power cord.

Step 2: Disconnect the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Using a flat blade screwdriver, flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself.

Step 5: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 6: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.

Step 7: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws at the top of the oven door. There is one screw on each top corner.

Step 9: Take out the three Philips head screws at the bottom of the door.

Step 10: Lift the inner door assembly off the outer door.

Step 11: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the two side brackets of the inner door glass.

Step 12: Set the brackets aside.

Step 13: Clean out the remains of the door glass.

Step 14: Get a new door glass.

Step 15: Slide the new glass into the inner door.

Step 16: Reposition the side brackets and hold them in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 17: Place the inner door back on the outer door assembly.

Step 18: Return the three Philips head screws at the bottom of the oven door.

Step 19: Also return the two screws at the top corners of the oven door.

Step 20: Lift the door.

Step 21: Position the door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 22: Open the door fully.

Step 23: Flip the hinge locks back to hold the door in place.

Step 24: Shut the door.

Step 25: Plug the oven back in.

Step 26: Push the oven back to the wall.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your inner Whirlpool oven door glass, watch the video below.

Whirlpool Oven Door FAQ

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