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Whirlpool range not heating

Common reasons your Whirlpool range is not heating

The most common reasons your Whirlpool range is not heating are a faulty igniter, inoperative electronic control board or a broken bake element.

  • 29%

    29% of the time it's the
    Igniter

  • 23%

    23% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 18%

    18% of the time it's the
    Bake Element

  • 30%

    30% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Whirlpool range

    Igniter Replacement

    A faulty range igniter can prevent a burner from igniting, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burner in the oven, or from a surface burner. A failed igniter could also cause difficulty in lighting the burner, requiring multiple attempts to achieve ignition. The igniter may emit a clicking sound without successfully lighting the gas, indicating a malfunction. In some cases, the igniter may not produce any visible spark at all. An igniter failure can lead to delayed ignition, causing a noticeable delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.


    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    An inoperative electronic control board can lead to various failures in a range, including a lack of power or heating in the oven or surface element, or prevent the oven from turning off. This is because the board serves as the brain of the range, controlling crucial operations such as regulating oven temperatures, running cooling fans, and controlling cooking time. If the electronic control board malfunctions, it can disrupt communication between many different components. A failing board may cause a chattering or clicking noise from the range and may 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.

    Bake Element Replacement

    A broken bake element in the range will prevent the oven from heating. In some cases, the bake element may show visible signs of damage, such as cracks, blisters, or burn marks. A failing element may exhibit an inability of the oven to reach or maintain the set temperature. You may notice uneven cooking or prolonged cooking times. If the element is severely damaged, it may cause sparking or smoking during operation. Having a Sears Home Services professional address these symptoms promptly is essential to ensure consistent and effective baking performance in the range oven.

    What to expect when you experience a Whirlpool range not heating issue

    How is the not heating problem fixed?

    Correcting most not heating problems usually involves replacing the igniter, electronic control board or bake element. 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 a range that is not heating

    When the range is not heating 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 range failures.

    What to look out for with a range not heating diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your range 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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