Whirlpool Oven Light [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Whirlpool oven light won’t turn on or stop flickering, this article is for you. We will talk about Whirlpool oven light problems and how to fix them.

Whirlpool Oven Light Won’t Turn On — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Whirlpool oven light won’t turn on and how to fix them.

1. Light Bulb

If your Whirlpool oven light is not working, the light bulb may have burned out. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Whirlpool oven light bulb…

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

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

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Take out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 6: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket.

Step 7: Get a new Whirlpool oven light bulb.

Step 8: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 9: Return the light bulb cover as well.

Step 10: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 11: Shut the oven door.

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

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool oven light bulb.

2. Light Socket

If your Whirlpool oven light still won’t turn on after replacing the light bulb, the next component you should check is the light socket. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace your Whirlpool electric oven light socket…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord to avoid the risk of electrocution. You will need to pull the oven away from the wall to access the power cord.

Step 2: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper back panel in place.

Step 3: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 4: Disconnect the wires connected to the light socket.

Step 5: Get a multimeter.

Step 6: Turn the multimeter dial to the ohms setting.

Step 7: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the light socket. If there is no continuity, the light socket is faulty.

Step 8: Open the door of the oven.

Step 9: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 10: Unscrew the light bulb cover.

Step 11: Unscrew the light bulb itself from the socket.

Step 12: Using a flat blade screwdriver, bend back the light socket tabs to release it from the oven. Have someone push the end of the light socket as you do this.

Step 13: Get a new Whirlpool oven light socket.

Step 14: Push the light socket into the oven.

Step 15: Screw the light bulb into the socket.

Step 16: Return the light bulb cover as well.

Step 17: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 18: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 19: Connect the wires to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel.

Step 21: Hold the panel in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 22: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool oven light socket.

If these steps for replacing a light socket don’t work on your oven model, follow the steps below to replace the light socket of your Whirlpool gas oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Turn off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 4: Lift off the grates on the stove top and set them aside.

Step 5: Lift the caps off the burners.

Step 6: Take out the screws which secure the burner bases to the stove top using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Lift each burner base up and disconnect the wire connected to it.

Step 8: Using a putty knife, pry off the stove top from the oven.

Step 9: Take out the screw which holds the grounding wire to the rear of the stove top using a quarter inch wrench.

Step 10: Lift the stove top off and set it aside.

Step 11: Open the door of the oven.

Step 12: Unscrew the light bulb from the oven’s top wall.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the light socket.

Step 14: Squeeze the tabs on the light socket together then push it out of the oven.

Step 15: Get a new Whirlpool oven light socket.

Step 16: Push the light socket back into place.

Step 17: Screw the light bulb back into the socket.

Step 18: Shut the oven door.

Step 19: Reconnect the wires to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 20: Take the stove top back to the oven.

Step 21: Screw the grounding wire back to the stove top’s rear.

Step 22: Push the stove top back into place.

Step 23: Reconnect the wires to the burner bases and reposition them on the stove top.

Step 24: Hold the burner bases in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 25: Place the caps back on the burner base.

Step 26: Reposition the burner grates as well.

Step 27: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 28: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on and return the oven to its usual position.

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

3. Touchpad

If your oven has an “oven light” button on the touchpad and you have tried pressing it to turn the light on, it may be faulty. If you have tested the light bulb and socket but they aren’t faulty, you should try replacing the touchpad. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Control [Problems & Proven Solutions] to replace the touchpad of your Whirlpool oven.

4. Control Board

If you have checked all the components above and none of them is faulty, the control board probably is. If the control board fails, the oven light won’t receive the voltage it needs to work. Read how to replace your Whirlpool oven control board in the article “Whirlpool Oven Control” directly above this section.

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Whirlpool Oven Light Flickering — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven light is flickering, the door light switch has probably started to fail. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Whirlpool oven light switch…

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: Turn the oven around.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper back panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 6: Open the door of the oven.

Step 7: Disconnect the wire plug from the door light switch on the left corner of the oven’s rear.

Step 8: Squeeze the tabs on the door light switch then push it out.

Step 9: Pull out the door light switch from the oven.

Step 10: Unhook the rod from the switch.

Step 11: Get a new door light switch.

Step 12: Hook the rod onto the new door light switch.

Step 13: Insert the light switch and rod into the oven through the hole in the rear. Make sure that you the rod appears at the front of the oven.

Step 14: Push the light switch into place.

Step 15: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 16: Connect the wire plug to the new light switch.

Step 17: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel.

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

Step 19: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 20: Return the oven to its usual position.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool oven light switch.

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

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

1. Light Button

If your Whirlpool oven light won’t turn off, it may be because you haven’t pressed the button. Tap the “oven light” button on the oven’s control panel to turn off the light. If that doesn’t work, the touchpad may be faulty. Read the “Whirlpool oven light won’t turn on” section above to replace the touchpad of your Whirlpool oven.

2. Unseated Door

If your oven door doesn’t close properly, it won’t come in contact with the door light switch. This will make the oven light stay on. Check if the door closes properly. If the door doesn’t close properly, the door seal, door latch, or door hinges could be faulty. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Door [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace these components in a Whirlpool oven. If your oven door closes properly but the light still won’t turn off, keep reading.

3. Door Light Switch

If your Whirlpool oven door closes properly but the light doesn’t turn off, the door light switch may be faulty. When the door comes in contact with the light switch, a signal is sent to the control board to turn off the light. If the switch fails, the light won’t turn off. Read the article “Whirlpool oven light flickering” in the section above to replace your Whirlpool oven light switch.

4. Control Board

If none of the components above is faulty, the final possible faulty component is the control board. If the control board fails, it will keep sending continuous voltage to the oven light. This will stop the oven light from turning off. To replace your control board, read “Whirlpool Oven Control” in the section “Whirlpool oven light won’t turn on”.

Whirlpool Oven Light Bulb Cover Stuck — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven light bulb cover is stuck, follow the steps listed below to remove it…

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

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Get an oil filter wrench.

Step 5: Wrap the oil filter wrench around the light bulb cover.

Step 6: While applying pressure to the light bulb cover, turn the wrench counterclockwise.

Step 7: Once you feel the light bulb cover loosen, remove the wrench and unscrew the light bulb cover.

Whirlpool Oven Lights Then Goes Off — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven lights then goes off, the igniter has probably started to fail. If the igniter fails, it will light at the beginning but stop mid process. If you would like to replace the igniter in your Whirlpool oven, read this article: Whirlpool Oven Igniter [How To, Problems & Solutions].

Whirlpool Oven Light Keeps Burning Out — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons your Whirlpool oven light keeps burning out and what to do about them.

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1. Loose Connection

If you don’t screw the light bulb tightly into the socket, it could cause it to keep burning out. Open the oven door and unscrew the light bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise. Check if the light bulb is tightly fitted into the socket. If the light bulb is loose, tighten it. However, make sure not to tighten it too much.

2. Wrong Bulb

If you use the wrong type of bulb for your oven, it will keep burning out. To determine if you are using the right bulb, check the owner’s manual. If you are using the wrong type of bulb, get a new one and test it out. If your Whirlpool oven light bulb still burns out, keep reading.

3. Light Socket

This is the final possible reason your Whirlpool oven light keeps burning out. If the light socket is faulty, it could continue damaging the light bulb. If you would like to replace your Whirlpool oven light socket, read “Whirlpool Oven Light Won’t Turn On” in the section above.

Whirlpool Stove Top Light Won’t Turn Off — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool stove top light won’t turn off, the infinite switch is faulty. Below, we show you how to replace the infinite switch of your Whirlpool stove top…

Step 1: First, unplug the oven’s power cord for safety.

Step 2: Turn the oven around to access the rear.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver and use it to take out the screws holding the oven’s upper back panel in place.

Step 4: Set the panel aside and go to the front of the oven.

Step 5: Pull off the control knob of the faulty burner.

Step 6: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the infinite switch in place.

Step 7: Remove the infinite switch and note where each wire goes on it. You can do this by taking a picture.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the infinite switch using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 9: Get a new infinite switch.

Step 10: Connect the wires to the new infinite switch. Make sure each wire goes to the right place.

Step 11: Position the infinite switch on the oven and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 12: Push the control knob back onto the shaft of the infinite switch.

Step 13: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

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

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

Whirlpool Microwave Light Flickering — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool microwave light is flickering, one of the door switches is probably faulty. Follow the steps below to test and replace the door switch of your Whirlpool microwave…

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

Step 2: Open the door of the microwave.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the microwave’s front grille in place. There should be two or three screws at the top.

Step 4: Lift the front grille and set it aside.

Step 5: Take out the Philips head screw above the control panel which holds it in place.

Step 6: Lift the control panel assembly and lower it down.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the control panel assembly by taking a picture.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the control panel assembly and set it aside. You will need to unscrew the grounding wire to do this.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the black backing of the control panel.

Step 10: Unhook the wires from the backing and set it aside.

Step 11: To determine which door switch is faulty, you will need to test them. Look at the first door switch, there is a small button on it. Press this button. If there is a strong click when you press the button, the door switch is still good. If the button feels loose when you press it, the door switch should be replaced. Do this test with the other door switches.

Step 12: Using a T10 torx bit, take out the screw which holds the support of the faulty door switch.

Step 13: Use a flat head screwdriver to push back on the tab which secures the door switch support to the microwave frame.

Step 14: Using the flat head screwdriver, carefully pry off the door switch from the support.

Step 15: Disconnect the wires from the door switch.

Step 16: Get a new door switch.

Step 17: Connect the wires to the new door switch.

Step 18: Position the door switch in the support and snap it into place.

Step 19: Reposition the door switch support on the microwave’s frame and hold it in place with the screw.

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Step 20: Take the control panel backing back to the microwave and hook the wires back to it.

Step 21: Screw the backing into place.

Step 22: Reconnect the wires to the control panel assembly making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 23: Position the control panel on the microwave and hold it in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 24: Return the front grille and the Philips head screws which secure it.

Step 25: Close the microwave door.

Step 26: Reconnect the power to the microwave by plugging the power cord back in.

Also follow the steps above if your Whirlpool microwave oven light won’t turn off.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool microwave door switch.

Whirlpool Microwave Oven Light Not Working — How To Fix

There is more than one possible reason why your Whirlpool microwave light won’t work. Below, we have listed them and how to fix them.

1. Light Bulb

If your Whirlpool microwave light won’t work, the light bulb is the first thing you should replace. Follow these steps to replace the light bulb of your Whirlpool microwave…

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

Step 2: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the light bulb cover underneath the microwave.

Step 3: Set the light cover aside.

Step 4: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket and get a new one.

Step 5: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 6: Return the light cover and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 7: Plug the microwave’s power cord back in.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool microwave light bulb.

2. Light Socket

If replacing the light bulb doesn’t fix the problem, follow the steps below to replace the light socket…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave’s power cord for safety.

Step 2: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the light bulb cover in place. The light bulb cover is underneath the microwave.

Step 3: Set the light bulb cover aside.

Step 4: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket.

Step 5: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 6: Lower the bottom panel.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the turntable motor then disconnect them.

Step 8: Note where each wire goes on the light socket then disconnect them.

Step 9: Take out the screw which holds the light socket in place.

Step 10: Remove the light socket and get a new one.

Step 11: Position the light socket on the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 12: Connect the wires to the light socket making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 13: Reconnect the wires to the right places on the turntable motor.

Step 14: Secure the bottom panel to the microwave with the screws.

Step 15: Screw the light bulb back into the socket.

Step 16: Return the light cover and the screws which secure it.

Step 17: Plug the microwave’s power cord back into the outlet.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the light socket in a Whirlpool microwave.

3. Control Board

If both the light bulb and socket aren’t faulty, the control board is probably the cause of the problem. Follow the steps listed below to replace the control board of your Whirlpool microwave…

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

Step 2: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the microwave’s front grille in place. The screws are at the top of the grille.

Step 3: Lift the grille off and open the microwave door.

Step 4: Take out the screw at the top of the control panel which holds it in place.

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

Step 4: Note where each wire goes on the control board by taking a picture.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires from the control board.

Step 6: Take out the screw which holds the green grounding wire to the control panel.

Step 7: Set the control panel on a cloth lined surface.

Step 8: Lift the ribbon cable holder up and pull the cable out.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the control board to the control panel.

Step 10: Remove the control board and get a new one.

Step 11: Position the control board on the panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 12: Insert the ribbon cable back into the holder and push it down.

Step 13: Take the control panel assembly back to the microwave and screw the grounding wire back to it.

Step 14: Reconnect all the wires to the control board making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 15: Position the control panel assembly on the microwave and hold it in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 16: Reposition the microwave’s front grille and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 17: Shut the microwave door.

Step 18: Plug the microwave’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool microwave control board.

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