Are your Whirlpool oven racks dirty or do you want to learn how to install them? In this article, we will show you how to clean your Whirlpool oven racks and install them.
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How To Install Whirlpool Oven Racks
Below, we have listed the steps for how to install the racks of your Whirlpool oven…
Step 1: Open the door of the oven.
Step 2: Look on the sides of the oven walls, you will see some bumps. Each rack is supposed to go in between a bump.
Step 3: Get the first rack and position the sides in between the bumps. Make sure the two sides are aligned.
Step 4: Push the rack in.
Step 5: Do the same with the other rack or racks. If you don’t know what position to place your oven racks when cooking, look at the owner’s manual.
Whirlpool Oven Racks Falling — What To Do
If the racks in your oven are falling, they may be old and worn out. If the racks aren’t old in any way, they may have gotten warped due to excessive heat in the oven. If you mistakenly left the racks in the oven during the self clean cycle, this is most likely the case. You cannot fix the racks. Instead, get replacements.
How To Clean Whirlpool Oven Racks
Below, we have listed different ways to clean your Whirlpool oven racks.
1. Detergent Method
To clean the racks of your Whirlpool oven with detergent, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Open the door of your Whirlpool oven and take out the racks.
Step 2: Line your bathtub with a towel.
Step 3: Plug the drain of the bathtub.
Step 4: Place the racks on the towel.
Step 5: Dissolve a cup of detergent in some water. It is best to use powdered detergent, but you can use liquid if you don’t have it.
Step 6: Submerge the racks in the hottest water possible.
Step 7: Pour the dissolved detergent over the racks.
Step 8: Sprinkle some more detergent over the racks.
Step 9: Leave the racks to sit in the water overnight.
Step 10: The next day, get yourself a sponge. You can put on some gloves if you don’t want to get your hands dirty.
Step 11: Scrub the racks and rinse them under some cool water. The dirt should come off the racks easily.
Step 12: Place the racks on a towel to dry.
Step 13: Return the racks to the oven and shut the door.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to clean your Whirlpool oven racks with detergent.
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This is actually more effective than the detergent method. However, note that the fumes shouldn’t be inhaled. So, place the racks outside when when using the ammonia. To clean your Whirlpool oven racks with ammonia, do the following…
Step 1: Get a plastic bag and take the racks out of the oven.
Step 2: Place the racks in the plastic bag and put on some gloves.
Step 3: Pour some ammonia in the bag and tie it. There is no need to submerge the racks in the ammonia If the bag starts to leak, double it.
Step 4: Leave the racks in the ammonia overnight.
Step 5: Afterwards, put on some gloves and take the racks out of the bag.
Step 6: Wipe off the dirt from the racks. It should be very easy to wipe of the dirt.
Step 7: Place the racks in a bowl of soapy water for a few minutes to get rid of any ammonia residue.
Step 8: Rinse the racks and leave them to dry.
Step 9: Once the racks are dry, return them to the oven.
The video below will give you a visual of how to clean your Whirlpool oven racks with ammonia.
3. Oven Cleaner
To clean your Whirlpool oven racks with an oven cleaner, do the following…
Step 1: Take out the racks.
Step 2: Spread some clingfilm on a flat surface and place the racks on it.
Step 3: Spray the oven cleaner all over the racks and wrap them with extra clingfilm.
Step 4: Leave the racks overnight.
Step 5: The next day, unwrap them and scrub with a soft sponge.
Step 6: Leave the racks in a bowl of soapy water for a few minutes to get rid of any oven cleaner residue.
Step 7: Rinse the racks and place them on a towel to dry.
Step 8: Once the racks are dry, return them to the oven.
If you would like to learn how to clean your Whirlpool oven, read this article: How To Clean A Whirlpool Oven [Detailed Guide]
The video below will give you a visual of how to clean the racks in your Whirlpool oven with an oven cleaner.