Whirlpool Oven Thermostat [“How To” Guide]

If you would like to replace your Whirlpool oven thermostat but you have no idea how to, this article is for you. We will show you how to do this and a few other things.

How To Replace A Whirlpool Oven Thermostat

We will show you how to replace the high limit thermostat in your Whirlpool oven and your Whirlpool double wall oven. Follow the steps listed below to replace your Whirlpool oven thermostat…

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: Turn the oven around to access the rear.

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

Step 5: Set the panel aside.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the high limit thermostat in place.

Step 8: Remove the thermostat.

Step 9: Get a new Whirlpool oven thermostat.

Step 10: Secure the thermostat to the oven’s rear using the screws.

Step 11: Connect the wires to the high limit thermostat.

Step 12: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back in or switching the circuit breaker on.

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Step 14: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the high limit thermostat in your Whirlpool oven.

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the high limit thermostat in your Whirlpool double wall oven.

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker and switch it off to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the doors of the oven.

Step 3: Take out the oven racks.

Step 4: Flip the locks on the hinges of the upper oven door towards yourself.

Step 5: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 6: Lift the door off and set on a surface lined with a cloth.

Step 7: Do the same with the door of the lower oven.

Step 8: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the sides of the oven to cabinet. There are two screws on each side.

Step 9: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s bottom vent in place.

Step 10: Set the bottom vent aside and lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 11: Set the oven on a piece of cardboard.

Step 12: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the upper and lower back panels of the oven in place.

Step 13: Lift the panels off and set them aside.

Step 14: To replace the high limit thermostat of the oven, first take out the screws which hold the access panel directly above the lower oven cooling fan.

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Step 15: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the bake element and set the panel aside.

Step 16: Disconnect the wires from the cooling fan and take out the screws which hold it in place.

Step 17: Set the cooling fan aside.

Step 18: Take out the screws which hold the high limit thermostat in place. The thermostat is in the oven cavity.

Step 19: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat and get a new one.

Step 20: Connect the wires to the thermostat and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 21: Reconnect the wires to the cooling fan and secure it to the oven with the screws.

Step 22: Return the access panel above the cooling fan and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 23: Connect the wires back to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 24: Reposition the oven’s rear panels and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 25: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 26: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 27: Reposition the oven’s bottom vent and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 28: Lift the door of the lower oven and insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.

Step 29: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 30: Do the same with the door of the upper oven.

Step 31: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 32: Shut the oven doors.

Step 33: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

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Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a double Whirlpool oven thermostat.

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How To Test A Whirlpool Oven Thermostat

To test a Whirlpool oven thermostat, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Get a multimeter.

Step 2: Remove the thermostat from the oven.

Step 3: If you are using an analog multimeter, turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting then touch the two probes together as you adjust the needle on the display to 0. For a digital multimeter, just turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting or ohms with tone.

Step 4: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the high limit thermostat. If the multimeter’s display shows a reading, the thermostat is still good. If the multimeter’s display doesn’t change at all, there is no continuity. This means that the thermostat is faulty. Get a new Whirlpool oven thermostat.

How To Calibrate A Whirlpool Oven Thermostat

Calibrating an oven is a great way to ensure that your food cooks at the right temperature. So, if you notice your food is a bit undercooked or overcooked, you should calibrate it. Read this article: How To Calibrate A Whirlpool Oven [Detailed Guide]to learn how to calibrate your Whirlpool oven thermostat.

Whirlpool Oven Thermostat FAQ

Where Is My Whirlpool Oven Thermostat Located?

Your Whirlpool oven high limit thermostat is located behind the oven’s rear panel. Once you lift off the panel, you should see the thermostat somewhere close to the top of the oven.

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