Whirlpool Oven Fan Problems [How To Fix]

If your Whirlpool oven fan won’t turn on or your Whirlpool oven fan is noisy, you are in the right place. In this article, we will discuss the causes of these problems and how to fix them.

Whirlpool Oven Fan Is Not Working — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven fan isn’t working, the fan motor is faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Whirlpool oven fan…

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 or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the two back panels of the oven in place.

Step 4: Lift the panels off and set them aside.

Step 5: Open the door of your Whirlpool oven.

Step 6: There is a lock on each hinge which holds the door in place. Flip the locks towards yourself using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 7: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 8: Lift the door up, tilt it in, and lift it off.

Step 9: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 10: Remove the oven racks.

Step 11: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s back wall in place.

Step 12: Remove the back wall panel and set aside.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the disk of the fan motor in place.

Step 14: Lift the fan motor assembly out of the oven.

Step 15: Disconnect the wires from the fan assembly.

Step 16: Get a new fan assembly.

Step 17: Position the fan assembly in the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 18: Go back to the oven’s rear and reconnect the wires to the fan motor.

Step 19: Reposition the two panels of the oven.

Step 20: Hold the panels in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 21: Reposition the fan blade cover and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 22: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 23: Lift the oven door.

Step 24: Insert the door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 25: Open the oven door fully.

Step 26: Flip the locks on the door hinges back.

Step 27: Shut the door and reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord in or switching the circuit breaker on.

Step 28: Return the oven to its usual position.

Also follow the steps above to replace your Whirlpool oven fan motor if your Whirlpool oven fan is noisy.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your Whirlpool oven fan motor, watch the video below.

Whirlpool Oven Cooling Fan Error Code F8e0 — How To Fix

To fix this Whirlpool oven fan error code, the cooling fan will need to be replaced. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace your cooling Whirlpool oven fan…

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: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 5: Take out all the screws which hold the oven’s lower back panel in place.

Step 6: Set the panel aside.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the two side panels of the oven in place.

Step 8: Set the side panels aside.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the panel covering the cooling fan.

Step 10: Take out the screws which hold the cooling fan in place.

Step 11: Carefully lift the cooling fan out. You may need to turn it around to do this.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the cooling fan motor.

Step 13: Get a new cooling fan and connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 14: Reposition the cooling fan in the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 15: Get a new foam seal to stick at the top of the cooling fan.

Step 16: Peel off the back seal and stick it onto the cooling fan.

Step 17: Reposition the panel which covers the cooling fan.

Step 18: Hold the panel in place with the screws.

Step 19: Return the oven’s two side panels.

Step 20: Secure the panels with the screws.

Step 21: Reposition the oven’s upper and lower back panels.

Step 22: Hold the back panels in place with the screws.

Step 23: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord in or switching the circuit breaker back on.

Step 24: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace your Whirlpool oven cooling fan.

If these steps don’t work on your oven model, follow the steps listed below to replace your Whirlpool oven cooling fan…

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

Step 2: Shut off the gas supply and lift off the burner grates.

Step 3: Take out the screws at the back of the oven which hold the cooling fan vent in place.

Step 4: Set the vent aside.

Step 5: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the two side brackets in place.

Step 6: Remove the side brackets and lift the oven’s back panel off.

Step 7: Pull off the control knobs of the oven making sure to note where each one goes.

Step 8: Open the oven door and take out the Philips head screws underneath the front panel.

Step 9: Set the metal panel cover aside.

Step 10: Now, take out the other screws underneath the front panel which hold it in place. There is one screw on each side.

Step 11: Lift the front panel.

Step 12: Disconnect the wire connector and ribbon cable from the front panel to fully remove it.

Step 13: Lift up all the burner caps and bases.

Step 14: Take out all the screws at the top of the oven which holds the orifice holders to the stove top.

Step 15: Lift the stove top off and set it aside.

Step 16: Take out the four screws which hold the support panel of the orifice holders in place. There are two screws on each side.

Step 17: Using a 1/2 inch wrench, unscrew the nuts which hold the gas tubes to the burner valves.

Step 18: Go to the oven’s rear and disconnect all the wires that lead the stove top igniters. Make sure to note where each wire goes on the oven’s rear before doing this.

Step 19: Lift the support panel off and set it aside.

Step 20: Take out the screws which hold the cooling fan to the left side of the oven.

Step 21: Disconnect the wires from the cooling fan and get a new one.

Step 22: Peel off the foam piece from the old cooling fan and stick it onto the new one.

Step 23: Connect the wires to the cooling fan and secure it to the oven with the screws.

Step 24: Reposition the support panel of the orifice holders.

Step 25: Reconnect the wires to the oven’s rear making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 26: Reconnect the gas tubes to the valves and hold them in place with the nuts.

Step 27: Return the screws which hold the support panel in place.

Step 28: Reposition the stove top making sure that the orifice holders come out the holes.

Step 29: Secure the orifice holders to the stove top using the screws.

Step 30: Place the burner caps and bases back on the stove top.

Step 31: Take the front panel back to the oven and connect the wire connector to it.

Step 32: Also reconnect the ribbon cable.

Step 33: Return the screws which hold the front panel in place and reposition the cover underneath it.

Step 34: Hold the panel in place with the screws.

Step 35: Shut the door of the oven and push the control knobs back onto the valve stems.

Step 36: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 37: Return the side panels and the screws which hold them in place.

Step 38: Reposition the cooling fan vent and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 39: Place the grates back onto the stove top.

Step 40: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 41: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Step 42: Return the oven to it usual position.

Also follow the steps above to replace your cooling fan if your Whirlpool oven cooling fan is not working or your Whirlpool oven cooling fan is making noise.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your cooling Whirlpool oven fan, watch the video below.

Whirlpool Oven Fan Won’t Turn Off — How To Fix

Below we have listed the possible reasons your Whirlpool oven fan won’t turn off and what to do about them.

1. Control Board

If your Whirlpool oven fan won’t turn off, the control board is the most likely cause. If one of the relays on the board shorts out, it will end up sending continuous voltage to the fan. If you would like to replace the control board of your Whirlpool oven, read this article: Whirlpool Oven Control [Problems & Proven Solutions]

2. High Limit Thermostat

If your Whirlpool oven fan won’t turn off after replacing the control board, follow these steps to replace the high limit thermostat…

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

Step 2: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the upper and lower back panels of the oven in place.

Step 3: Set the panels aside.

Step 4: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the high limit thermostat. The high limit thermostat is close to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the thermostat in place.

Step 6: Get a new high limit thermostat.

Step 7: Secure the high limit thermostat to the oven with the screws.

Step 8: Connect the wires to the thermostat.

Step 9: Reposition the oven’s upper and lower back panels and secure them with the screws.

Step 10: Plug the oven back in.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool oven high limit thermostat.

If your Whirlpool oven fan still won’t turn off after this, contact a technician to identify and fix the problem.

Whirlpool Fan Oven Not Heating — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool fan oven is not heating up, the element is faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Whirlpool fan oven element…

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven and slide out the racks.

Step 4: To make it easier to access the element, you should remove the door. Flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself using a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 5: Close the door till you feel the locks engage.

Step 6: Lift the door up, tilt it in, and remove it.

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

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back wall in place.

Step 9: Set the back wall panel aside.

Step 10: Take out the screws which hold the element to the back wall of the oven interior.

Step 11: Pull out the element and disconnect the wires from the terminals.

Step 12: Get a new element.

Step 13: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new element and screw it into place.

Step 14: Reposition the oven’s back panel and secure it with the screws.

Step 15: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 16: Lift the oven door and insert the hinges back into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 17: Fully open the oven door and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 18: Shut the door and switch the circuit breaker back on.

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

Whirlpool Microwave Oven Fan Won’t Turn Off — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool microwave oven fan won’t turn off, the thermostat is probably faulty. Follow the steps listed below to replace the thermostat in your Whirlpool microwave…

Step 1: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the microwave’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the microwave door.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the front grill of the microwave in place. The screws are at the top of the grille.

Step 4: Lift the grille off and take out the screw at the top of the control panel assembly which secures it.

Step 5: Lift the control panel assembly up and lower it down.

Step 6: Note where each wire goes on the control board by taking a picture.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the control board unscrew the grounding wire from the control panel.

Step 8: Set the control panel assembly aside and take out the screws which hold the black housing in place.

Step 9: Unhook the microwave wires from the black housing and set it aside.

Step 10: Lift the thermostat off the clips in the microwave cavity.

Step 11: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 12: Get a new thermostat.

Step 13: Connect the wires to the new thermostat and position it on the clips.

Step 14: Take the black housing back to the microwave and hook the wires to it.

Step 15: Secure the housing to the microwave using the screws.

Step 16: Reconnect the wires to the control board making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 17: Screw the grounding wire back to the control panel.

Step 18: Reposition the control panel assembly and hold it in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 19: Return the front grille and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 20: Shut the microwave door.

Step 21: Plug the microwave’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the thermostat in a Whirlpool microwave.

If the steps above for replacing a microwave thermostat don’t work on your Whirlpool microwave model, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave’s power cord to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the microwave door.

Step 3: Take out the glass tray and support from the microwave.

Step 4: Shut the door and take out the bolts which hold the microwave to the cabinet.

Step 5: Lift the microwave up to detach it from the mounting plate then set it on a cloth lined surface.

Step 6: Set the microwave on it’s rear.

Step 7: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the microwave’s bottom panel in place.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires connected to the turntable motor making sure to note where each one goes. You will need to remove the cover to do this.

Step 9: Disconnect the other wire connector connected to the bottom of the microwave and unhook it from the retainer.

Step 10: Set the bottom panel aside and turn the microwave back up.

Step 11: Prop the front of the microwave with a thick piece of wood.

Step 12: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the microwave’s front grille in place.

Step 13: Open the door of the microwave and remove the front grille.

Step 14: Take out the screws at the top of the microwave which hold the blower cover in place.

Step 15: Set the blower cover aside.

Step 16: Take out the screws at the back sides and top of the microwave which hold its cover in place.

Step 17: Set the microwave cover aside.

Step 18: Before going any further, discharge the capacitor to avoid injury. Get a flat blade screwdriver with an insulated handle and place it over the terminals of the capacitor. You should hear a small pop indicating that the capacitor has been discharged.

Step 19: Take out the screws which hold the blower assembly.

Step 20: Lift the blower assembly out of the microwave making sure to note how it goes in.

Step 21: Disconnect the wires from the blower assembly.

Step 22: Take out the other screws which hold the housing of the blower.

Step 23: Take out the screws which hold the mounting plate of the noise filter board to the blower housing.

Step 24: Remove the screws which hold the front part of the housing in place.

Step 25: Take out the screws which hold the housing on the left side of the microwave.

Step 26: Disconnect the wire plug going from the door to the housing.

Step 27: Set the left housing aside.

Step 28: Take out the screws which hold the access cover on the right side of the microwave.

Step 29: Lift up the blower housing and remove the thermostat from the clips.

Step 30: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat and get a new one.

Step 31: Connect the wires to the new thermostat.

Step 32: Position the thermostat on the mounting clips.

Step 33: Lower the blower housing.

Step 34: Return the right access cover and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 35: Also return the housing on the left and secure with the screws.

Step 36: Reconnect the wire plug to the housing.

Step 37: Tighten the screws which hold the front part of the blower housing in place.

Step 38: Reposition the mounting plate of the noise filter board and secure with the screws.

Step 39: Return the screw at the rear of the microwave which holds the blower housing in place.

Step 40: Reconnect the wires to the blower and position it in the housing. Make sure to place the blower the same way it was.

Step 41: Secure the blower with the screws.

Step 42: Reposition the microwave cover and return all the screws which secure it.

Step 43: Return the blower cover and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 44: Set the microwave on its rear and return the bottom panel.

Step 45: Reconnect the wire plug and hook it in the retainer.

Step 46: Connect the wires to the turntable motor and snap the cover shut.

Step 47: Secure the bottom panel to the microwave with the screws.

Step 48: Turn the microwave back up.

Step 49: Return the oven’s front grille and the screws which secure it.

Step 50: Lift the microwave and position it on the mounting plate.

Step 51: Pass the power cord through the hole in the cabinet and hold the microwave in place with the bolts.

Step 52: Return the glass tray and support to the microwave.

Step 53: Plug the microwave’s power cord back in.

If you would like a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool microwave thermostat, watch the video below.

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