Whirlpool Oven Is Not Working [How To Fix]

If your Whirlpool oven is not working, this article is for you. We will list the possible causes of this problems and what to do about them.

Electric Whirlpool Oven Is Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we list the possible reasons why your electric Whirlpool oven is not working and what to do about them.

1. Bake Element

A faulty bake element is the most likely reason why your electric Whirlpool oven is not working. If the bake element fails, the oven won’t heat. To determine if the bake element is faulty, you will need to test it with a multimeter. If the bake element is faulty, read this article: Whirlpool Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to learn how to replace it. Also read the article in the link to replace your bake element if your Whirlpool oven is not working but the grill is.

2. Loose Or Burnt Wire Connection

If the bake element is not faulty, the next thing you should check is that the wires connected to it are not loose or damaged. If one or both of the wires connected to the bake element are loose, reconnect them. If they aren’t loose, inspect them for any damage. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them.

3. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Whirlpool oven is not working. If the control board fails, it won’t send voltage to the bake element to turn on. If you have checked the bake element and wires but neither is faulty, the control board probably is. 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 to replace your control board if your Whirlpool oven clock is not working.

Gas Whirlpool Oven Is Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your gas Whirlpool oven is not working and what to do about them.

1. Exhausted Gas Supply

Before concluding that your oven is faulty, first make sure that your gas supply isn’t exhausted. Test the burners. If they turn on, the problem isn’t from the gas. If they don’t turn on, get some more gas and test it out again. If the oven still doesn’t turn on, keep reading.

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2. Igniter

The igniter lights the gas sent from the oven to produce a flame. So, if the igniter fails, it won’t light the gas. This will cause the oven not to turn on. If you smell gas for a while when you try to turn your oven on, this is most likely the case. If you would like to test and replace the igniter in your Whirlpool oven, read this article: Whirlpool Oven Igniter [How To, Problems & Solutions]

3. Spark Electrode

A spark electrode is used in some Whirlpool gas ovens. This component does exactly the same thing as an igniter. So, if your gas Whirlpool oven is not working but it doesn’t use an igniter, the first thing you should check is the spark electrode. Follow the steps listed below to replace the spark electrode of your Whirlpool oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply as well.

Step 4: Open the door of the oven.

Step 5: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 6: Take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place. Do this using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Lift the panel out of the oven.

Step 8: Take out the screws at the front and back of the burner tube which hold it in place.

Step 9: Lift the burner tube and disconnect the wire from spark electrode.

Step 10: Take out the nuts which hold the electrode to the burner tube.

Step 11: Get a new spark electrode and screw it to the burner tube.

Step 12: Take the burner tube to the oven and connect the wire to the spark electrode.

Step 13: Secure the burner tube to the oven using the two screws.

Step 14: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place using the two Philips head screws.

Step 15: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 16: Shut the oven door.

Step 17: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 18: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on and return it to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the spark electrode in your Whirlpool oven.

4. Safety Valve

The safety valve sends gas to the igniter or spark electrode. The igniter or spark electrode then ignites this gas to produce a flame. If the safety valve fails, it won’t send the gas needed. Read the “Whirlpool Oven Igniter” article in the igniter section above to test and replace the safety valve in your Whirlpool oven.

5. Loose Or Burnt Wires

If none of the oven components listed above is faulty, the next thing to check is the wires connected to them. Inspect the wires connected to the igniter, spark electrode, and safety valve. If any of the wires are loose, reconnect them. If they appear damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them.

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6. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your gas Whirlpool oven is not working. If you have checked everything above but they aren’t faulty, you should replace the control board. The control board sends voltage to each component in the oven to operate. So, if it fails, the oven won’t work. Read the “Electric Whirlpool Oven Is Not Working” section above to replace the control board in your Whirlpool oven.

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Whirlpool Oven Display Is Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why the display of your Whirlpool oven is not working and what to do about them.

1. Thermal Fuse

If the thermal fuse in an oven burns out, the oven won’t turn on and the display will be blank. To determine if the thermal fuse is faulty, it should be tested with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the thermal fuse is faulty and should be replaced. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Fuse [How To, Problems & Solutions] to replace the thermal fuse in your Whirlpool oven. Also read the article in the link to replace your thermal fuse if your Whirlpool oven is not working after self cleaning or your Whirlpool oven is not working after a power outage.

2. Control Board

This is the other possible reason why the display of your Whirlpool oven is not working. If ou have replaced the thermal fuse but it still doesn’t solve the problem, the control board should be replaced. Read the “Electric Whirlpool Oven Is Not Working” to replace the control board in your Whirlpool oven.

Whirlpool Oven Buttons Not Working — How To Fix

If one or more buttons on your Whirlpool oven aren’t working, the overlay is faulty. The same also applies if your Whirlpool oven touchpad is not working. Replacing an oven overlay is a very easy job. So, if you would like to learn how to replace it, read the “Whirlpool Oven Control” article in the “Electric Whirlpool Oven Not Working” section.

Whirlpool Oven Light Is Not Working — How To Fix

If the light of your Whirlpool oven is not working, there is more than one possible reason. It could be because of a faulty light bulb, light socket, control board, and more. In this article: Whirlpool Oven Light [Issues & Proven Solutions] we talk about all these components and show you how to replace them step by step.

Whirlpool Oven Fan Not Working — How To Fix

There are two fans in a Whirlpool oven. A convection fan, and a cooling fan. If either of this stop working, the fan motor is faulty. A faulty convection fan motor could cause uneven food while an uneven cooling fan could cause overheating. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Fan Problems [How To Fix] to learn how to replace the cooling fan and convection fan in your Whirlpool oven.

Whirlpool Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix

There is more than one possible reason why your Whirlpool oven broiler won’t work. The broil element could be faulty, one or both of the wires connected to the terminals could be loose or damaged, or, the control board could be faulty. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Broil [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn about each of these components and how to fix them.

Whirlpool Oven Top Element Not Working — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool stove top element is not working, the element, wires, or infinite switch could be faulty. Below, we show you how to replace these components.

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1. Element

Follow these steps to replace the element of your Whirlpool stove top…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and open the door.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Take out the two Philips head screws under the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 4: Pull the stove top forward and disconnect the wire plugs from the rear.

Step 5: Unscrew the green grounding wire from the rear as well.

Step 6: Lift the stove top off and set on a cloth lined surface with the top faced down.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the faulty element by taking a picture.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the element with a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the mounting bracket in place.

Step 10: Bend back the element tabs to release it from the mounting bracket.

Step 11: Lift the bracket up and remove the element. Make sure to mark the holes where the tabs of the element go.

Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the element tabs in place. Make sure to mark the numbers where the tabs go.

Step 13: Get a new element.

Step 14: Screw the tabs to the right places on the new element.

Step 15: Position the element on the mounting bracket and snap it into place. Make sure the tabs go into the right slots.

Step 16: Screw the mounting bracket back into place and reconnect the wires to the element making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 17: Lift the stove top and place it back on the oven.

Step 18: Screw the grounding wire back to the stove top.

Step 19: Reconnect the wire plugs to the stove top and push it back into place.

Step 20: Secure the stove top with the two Philips head screws.

Step 21: Shut the oven door.

Step 22: Plug the oven back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the element of your Whirlpool stove top.

2. Loose Or Burnt Wires

If the element is not faulty, the next thing you should check is the wires. Make sure that the wires are tightly connected to the element. Also inspect the wires for any burns. If one or more of the wires are burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them. If not, keep reading.

3. Infinite Switch

A faulty infinite switch is the final possible reason your Whirlpool stove top element is not working. The infinite switch sends voltage to the stove element to work. So, if the infinite switch fails, the stove element won’t receive voltage. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to replace the infinite switch in a Whirlpool stove.

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