Whirlpool Oven Smokes [How To Fix]

If your Whirlpool oven smokes and you would like to know the cause, this article is for you. We will look at the possible causes of this problem and what to do about them.

Whirlpool Oven Smokes — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Whirlpool oven smokes and what to do about them.

1. The Food Is Position Too Close To The Element

If you place your food too close to the broil element when baking, the grease from the food will splatter on it. This could cause the broil element to smoke. Make sure you don’t place your food too close to the broil element. If your food isn’t too close to the broil element but your Whirlpool oven smokes, keep reading.

2. Dirty Oven

If your oven is dirty, it will smoke when exposed to heat. Follow the steps listed below to clean your Whirlpool oven if it’s dirty…

Step 1: Open the oven door and take out the racks.

Step 2: Get a store bought oven cleaner.

Step 3: Put on some gloves and shake the oven cleaner well.

Step 4: Spray the oven cleaner on the oven walls making sure to avoid the bake and broil elements as you do so.

Step 5: Close the oven door and leave the cleaner to sit for the time recommended on the can.

Step 6: Afterwards, open the oven door.

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Step 7: With your gloves still on, get a sponge and scrub the oven walls.

Step 8: Wipe off the oven cleaner from the walls of the oven using paper towels.

Step 9: Mix a cup of water with a third cup of vinegar.

Step 10: Spray the mixture on the oven walls to get rid of the oven cleaner residue.

Step 11: Wipe the oven with a cloth.

Step 12: Return the racks to the oven and shut the door.

Read this article: How To Clean A Whirlpool Oven [Detailed Guide] to learn more ways to clean your Whirlpool oven.

3. Residue From An Oven Cleaner

If your Whirlpool oven smokes and it isn’t dirty, it may be oven cleaner residue causing it to smoke. If you recently cleaned your oven with a store bought oven cleaner, this is most likely the case. To get rid of the oven cleaner residue, spray a mixture of water and vinegar on the oven walls then wipe it off. Use a cup of water and a third cup of vinegar for the mixture.

4. Faulty Heating Elements

If the bake or broil element starts to fail, it could smoke. Inspect the bake and broil elements. If they spark or smoke when turned on, they should be replaced.  We will show you how to replace a broil element and a bake element. Below, we show you how to replace the bake element in your Whirlpool oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power cord from the outlet or switch off the breaker.

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws holding the lower back panel in place. Do this with a Philips head screwdriver.

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Step 3: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the bake element and open the oven door.

Step 4: Remove the racks and set them aside.

Step 5: Take out the screws holding the oven’s bottom panel in place then lift it out.

Step 6: Take out the screw on the back wall of the oven which holds the bake element.

Step 7: Also take out the screws which hold the bake element support brackets in place.

Step 8: Remove the bake element from the oven and get a new one.

Step 9: Return all the screws which hold the bake element in place.

Step 10: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 11: Return the racks to the oven and shut the door.

Step 12: Go to the oven’s rear and reconnect the wires to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 13: Return the oven’s back panel and the screws which secure it.

Step 14: Reconnect the oven’s power cord or switch the circuit breaker back on.

The video below will show you how to replace the bake element of your Whirlpool oven.

To replace the broil element of your Whirlpool oven, follow these steps…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Remove the oven’s upper back panel by taking out the screws which hold it in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the broil element and open the oven door.

Step 4: Remove the racks.

Step 5: Take out the screws at the top and back walls of the oven interior which hold the broil element in place. There are two screws at the top and one screw at the back.

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Step 6: Pull the broil element out and get a new one.

Step 7: Position the broil element in the oven and hold it in place with the screws at the top and back.

Step 8: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 9: Shut the door and go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 10: Connect the wires to the terminals of the broil element.

Step 11: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 12: Plug the oven back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

The video below will show you how to replace the broil element in your Whirlpool oven.

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Whirlpool Oven Smokes First Time Use — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven smokes when you use it for the first time, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Take out the racks in the oven and turn the oven on.

Step 2: Set the oven to bake at the highest possible temperature.

Step 3: Press the “Start” button.

Step 4: Leave the oven to run for an hour.

Step 5: After an hour, turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down.

Step 6: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door and wipe the interior with a damp cloth.

Step 7: Return the racks to the oven and shut the door.

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