If your Whirlpool oven won’t turn on or off, this article is for you. We will look at the causes of these problems and what to do about them.
Whirlpool Oven Won’t Turn On — Causes And Solutions
Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Whirlpool oven won’t turn on and what to do about them.
1. Power Problem
If both your Whirlpool oven and stove top won’t turn on, there is most likely a power problem. Gas oven’s require 120v while electric ovens require 240v to operate. Each leg of voltage carries half the amount of current. To determine if there is a power problem, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.
Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.
Step 3: Get a multimeter.
Step 4: Turn the multimeter dial to the volts ac setting.
Step 5: Insert each multimeter probe into each pin of the electrical outlet. Be careful as you do this.
Step 6: Look at the reading on the multimeter’s display. If your oven uses gas, it should show a reading of about 120v. If your oven is electric, the reading should be about 240v. If the reading is over 30v off, the electrical outlet is faulty. Contact an electrician to fix it.
2. Burnt Wires
If one or both of the wires connected to the igniter or bake element are faulty, your Whirlpool oven won’t turn on. Access the bake element or igniter and inspect the wires for any burns. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the reason why your Whirlpool oven won’t turn on. Contact a technician to fix the wires if they are faulty.
3. Thermal Fuse
The thermal fuse blows out most time due to high temperatures from the oven. If there isn’t a power problem and the wires connected to the igniter or bake element aren’t damaged, the thermal fuse is the next component you should check. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Fuse [How To, Problems & Solutions] to learn how to test and replace the thermal fuse in your Whirlpool oven. Also read the article in the link to replace your thermal fuse if your Whirlpool oven won’t turn on after a power outage.
4. Temperature Sensor
The temperature sensor monitors the oven’s temperature to control board when to send voltage to the heating elements. If it fails, it could cause the oven not to turn on. Follow these steps to replace the sensor…
Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.
Step 2: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws holding the oven’s lower back panel in place.
Step 3: Disconnect the wire plug from the sensor. The sensor is on the right.
Step 4: Take out the screw which holds the sensor and get a new one.
Step 5: Secure the sensor to the oven with the screw and reconnect the wire plug.
Step 6: Reposition the oven’s back panel and secure it with the screws.
Step 7: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.
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5. Control Board
If you have checked everything above but none of them is faulty, the control board probably is. The control board sends voltage to each component in the oven to function. So, if it fails, the components won’t receive the voltage they need to operate. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Control [Problems & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Whirlpool oven.
Whirlpool Oven Turn Off Timer
To turn off your Whirlpool oven timer, follow these steps…
Step 1: Locate the “Timer on/off” button on the oven’s display.
Step 2: Tap this button twice to turn off the timer.
Whirlpool Oven Turn Off Sabbath Mode
To turn off sabbath mode on your Whirlpool oven, do the following…
Step 1: Open the oven door and press the “Cancel/Off” button on the oven’s control panel.
Step 2: Press 7,8,9, and 6. Make sure to press the buttons in this exact order.
Step 3: “Sab Off” will appear on the oven’s display. Shut the oven door.
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Whirlpool Oven Turn Off Demo Mode
To turn off demo mode on your Whirlpool oven, follow these steps…
Step 1: Tap “Explore”.
Step 2: Tap the “settings” button.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom and tap “Info”.
Step 4: Tap “Store Demo Mode”.
Step 5: When the oven displays a message, tap “Yes”. Your oven should be out of demo mode.
Whirlpool Oven Still Hot After Turning Off — How To Fix
When an oven is turned off, the cooling fan turns on automatically to prevent the oven from overheating. So, if your Whirlpool oven is still hot after 30 minutes, the cooling fan has failed. Replacing the cooling fan is a complicated process. But, if you would like to replace it, read this article: Whirlpool Oven Fan Problems [How To Fix]
Whirlpool Oven Turns On But Won’t Heat — How To Fix
If your Whirlpool oven turns on but doesn’t heat, there are multiple possible reasons. One or more of the components in the oven could be faulty. To determine which component is faulty, you will need to test each one with a multimeter. Read this article: to learn the possible reasons why your Whirlpool oven won’t heat and what to do about them.
Whirlpool Oven Won’t Turn Off — How To Fix
If your Whirlpool oven won’t turn off, the element or control board could be faulty. Follow these steps to determine if your element is faulty…
Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and remove the oven’s rear panel.
Step 2: Disconnect the wires from the bake and broil elements.
Step 3: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.
Step 4: Touch one multimeter probe to one of the terminals of the bake element. The multimeter should not show any reading. If the multimeter shows a reading, the element has shorted out and should be replaced.
Step 5: Do the same test with the broil element. If the bake or broil element is faulty, read this article: Whirlpool Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to learn how to replace them
If the bake and broil elements aren’t faulty, the control board should be replaced. Read the “Whirlpool Oven Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the control board
Whirlpool Oven Won’t Turn On FAQ
How Do You Turn A Whirlpool Oven On?
To turn on a Whirlpool wall oven, tap the power button on the left side of the oven’s control panel. If your oven isn’t a wall oven, it should turn on by itself when it’s plugged in.
How Do I Turn Off My Whirlpool Oven Lock?
To turn off control lock on your Whirlpool oven, hold down the “Start” button for 3 seconds.