A Whirlpool oven’s primary and most fundamental duty is to turn on and perform properly once turned on. So what may go wrong if you flip on your oven’s switch and nothing happens? It’s frustrating because whatever you’re attempting to bake right now will have to wait, and it’s also worrying since the problem might be minor or major.
Make sure it is plugged in.
If your Whirlpool oven doesn’t turn on, you should ensure it’s plugged in. After making sure the device is plugged in, check the circuit breaker to ensure electricity is supplied to the area.
Check the thermal fuse.
If power is present, ensure the oven’s thermal fuse is not blown. If the oven becomes too hot, the thermal fuse will blow, and the oven won’t turn on. If the thermal fuse has blown, you may test it using a multimeter by touching the probes of the device’s two wire terminals to the fuses themselves; if the probes register no continuity, the fuse needs to be replaced.
Check for power failure.
The oven won’t start, the light doesn’t come on, and it makes a loud humming noise when turned off. The most likely causes of this issue are a power failure, an overload in the circuit breaker, or a blown fuse. However, you can try other things before you call for service, such as unplugging the device from the outlet, checking to see if your oven is plugged in correctly, and ensuring your oven is not overloaded.
How to fix Whirlpool oven that will not turn on
To solve this problem yourself:
- Unplug the cord from your outlet and plug it back into reset by pushing the button. If your power cuts off too often, check the circuit breaker in your garage that provides the power to your kitchen.
- Check to make sure all breakers are turned off.
- Try plugging in again, then turn on the generator for at least 40 seconds to see if that powers up the appliance. If you have an overload in the area, call a repair company to come out and fix it for you.