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Whirlpool oven no power

Common reasons your Whirlpool oven has no power

The most common reasons your Whirlpool oven has no power are a defective electronic control board, defective control panel or a bad control thermostat.

  • 45%

    45% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Control Panel

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Control Thermostat

  • 36%

    36% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Whirlpool oven

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    An inoperative electronic control board can lead to various failures in an oven, including a lack of power or heating in the oven, or prevent the oven from turning off. This is because the board serves as the brain of the oven, controlling crucial operations such as regulating oven temperatures, running cooling fans, controlling cooking time and controlling the self-clean cycle of the oven. If the electronic control board malfunctions, it can disrupt communication between many different components. A failing board may prevent the oven door latch from engaging, or may cause a chattering or clicking noise from the oven or emit a burning odor. Due to the potential impact on multiple components, it is advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests on the board to confirm if replacement is necessary.


    Control Panel Replacement

    A defective oven control panel can produce various symptoms affecting the appliance's performance. The control panel may be unresponsive, failing to register inputs or adjust oven mode and temperature settings. The display might show erratic readings or become entirely blank. Additionally, a malfunctioning control panel could lead to issues with the ovens heating, resulting in uneven cooking, failure to reach the desired temperature or the inability to heat at all.

    Control Thermostat Replacement

    If the control thermostat in an oven is bad, it may prevent the oven from heating properly or from heating at all, creating the perception of no power to the oven and resulting in an inability to cook food effectively. A faulty thermostat might also hinder the oven's ability to turn off, causing it to run continuously. If you suspect the control thermostat in your oven is bad, have a Sears Home Services professional address the issue and replace the part if necessary.

    What to expect when you experience a Whirlpool oven no power issue

    How is the no power problem fixed?

    Correcting most no power problems usually involves replacing the electronic control board, control panel or control thermostat. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for an oven that has no power

    When the oven has no power it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of oven failures.

    What to look out for with an oven no power diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your oven problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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