How to Troubleshoot a Whirlpool Double Oven

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You can fix most problems with your double oven by yourself.
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A pair of ovens in the kitchen wall is a convenience for busy chefs. They allow you to brown beautiful main dishes while baking pies at the same time. When the ovens beep or fail to work, it can be fairly frustrating. Whirlpool double oven troubleshooting can solve the most common issues that arise from the appliances nestled into the wall of the kitchen.

Upper and Lower Oven Controls

The controls for a pair of ovens stacked on top of each other can be confusing. If you have upper and lower ovens, a control for each is likely located above the appliance. Consult your manual to familiarize yourself with how each control works for each oven.

Whirlpool models that have separate controls for upper and lower ovens are typically labeled by the manufacturer as upper and lower to cut down on the confusion. Sometimes you can put the lower or upper oven in the wrong setting, such as cleaning. If you happen to turn the lower oven on when you meant to put the more-used upper oven into self-cleaning mode or some other option, look for the lower off or cancel button on the control panel.

Oven Won’t Turn On

If the Whirlpool electric oven won't turn on, then there could be a few controls to check to ensure they are in good working order. Check that the control lock function is not on. If it is, then simply push and hold the control lock button for three seconds.

Whirlpool recommends plugging the appliance into an outlet that is grounded. It should have a dedicated circuit. This should be a 240 V receptacle for electric ranges and a 120 V receptacle for a gas range. An oven that won't turn on or continually shuts down after being put in service may not have an adequate electrical supply.

Whirlpool Oven Troubleshooting Codes

Error codes pop up on the display to alert you to an issue before it becomes a serious problem, according to Sears Parts Direct. The F0 error code means that the cancel button on the keypad has been pressed. Hold the cancel button down until the display is clear.

An F1refers to a defective oven control. When F2 appears, the wire harness to the keypad is disconnected. F3 codes refer to the oven temperature sensor while F4 is for the meat probe.

F5 error codes alert to issues with the oven door. If the oven door won't unlock, it could be a problem with the assembly or wiring. Try to reset the oven door before calling a professional.

Reset the Whirlpool Oven

You may need to reset the oven once the error code issue has been resolved. It may be difficult to reach the plug for the Whirlpool built-in ovens. This can make it hard to cut the power any other way than at the circuit breaker.

To reset the oven, turn the power off at the circuit breaker for one minute. Allow about a minute for the oven to cycle back on once the power has been returned.


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