If your Whirlpool stove burner isn’t working, don’t worry – you can fix it! We will walk you through the steps to take to get your stove burner up and running again. We will also provide some troubleshooting tips in case the problem is not with the burner itself. So, whether your burner is not igniting or it’s just not heating up properly, we have you covered. Let’s get started!
How to Troubleshoot a Whirlpool Stove Burner Not Working
Is your stove burner not turning on? We have a few tips to help you when you find your Whirlpool stove burner not working properly. We suggest you start by troubleshooting the components of your stove first, and cleaning the burners is a great first step.
How to Clean Whirlpool Stove Burners
A common problem with gas burners is that the burners may be clogged with dirt or grime. Before you get into the troubleshooting steps, give your burners a good clean to make sure that’s not the problem.
To clean your burners:
- Unplug the stove from the power source
- Remove the burner caps and grates
- Soak the caps and grates in hot water for 20 minutes
- Clean all debris from your burners using a washcloth, brush, water, and soap
- Wait for the burners to dry completely before using them again
- Re-install the burner caps and grates
- Plug in and turn on your stove
Whirlpool Gas Burners Not Lighting
If you find your Whirlpool stove burner not working on your gas stove still, you may need to troubleshoot further.
1. Check the gas valve connection: First and foremost, make sure your stove’s gas valve is open. Furthermore, you will want to check for any loose or damaged connections between the gas line and the burner itself. If there are any issues with these connections, they need to be addressed before you can use your stove again.
2. Test the igniter: You can do this by using a multimeter to check for continuity between the burner and the spark module. If you don’t have a multimeter, simply turn on the stove and press down lightly onto the burner’s igniter surface – if it sparks, then your gas igniter is working properly. If not, you’ll need to replace the spark module.
3. Check the pilot light: If your Whirlpool stove has a pilot light and it’s not lighting up, you may need to clean or adjust the burner head area. Additionally, you will want to check for any obstructions in and around the pilot light tube.
4. Check for control lock: If you find the stove burner control switch isn’t working, it may be locked in place. Try pushing and holding the control lock button for a few seconds – this should unlock the switch and allow you to turn your burner on again.
Whirlpool Electric Burners Not Heating Up
If your stove is electric, and you find your Whirlpool oven top heating element not working as it should, here is what we would recommend.
1. Test the burner head: If your Whirlpool electric stove burner isn’t heating up, you will want to check for any loose connections between the burner head and the power plug. Additionally, inspect the coil for any signs of burning or damage. If it’s damaged, you’ll need to replace it.
2. Test the power outlet: To do this, use a multimeter (or plug in another device) into the power outlet that your burner is plugged into. If there’s no power coming from the outlet, then you will need to contact an electrician for further assistance.
3. Test the heating element: To do this, you will need to remove the burner head and inspect the heating element for any signs of burning or damage. If it’s damaged, you’ll need to replace it in order to get your stove working properly again.
We hope this guide has been helpful in troubleshooting your Whirlpool stove burner not working. If you still can’t get your burner to turn on or heat up, contact the professional oven and range repair team at Handler Appliance for further assistance.
And for more tips like how to fix a dryer not heating up or how to stop a washer from leaking, check out more of our DIY guides!