How to Replace Inner Glass on a Whirlpool Oven

Written by kyle mcbride
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Whirlpool manufactures a line of ovens for residential use that have glass windows in the doors. These glass windows allow the cook to observe the condition of the food in the oven without opening the door. If the glass gets cracked or broken, it must be replaced before the oven can be used again. Replacement of the glass requires basic mechanical skill.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Shipping pins or two 3/16 inch Allen wrenches
  • Phillips screwdriver

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Instructions

    Remove the Door

  1. 1

    Open the oven door about halfway.

  2. 2

    Insert a shipping pin or Allen wrench into the open hole in each oven door hinge.

  3. 3

    Close the door as far as it will go with the pins in the hinges.

  4. 4

    Grasp the door with both hands. Lift the oven door straight up until it stops, then tilt it toward you. Pull the hinge hangers out of the slots in the oven frame.

  5. 5

    Lay the oven door on a padded surface with the outer face of the door facing down.

    Remove the Outer and Center Door Glass

  1. 1

    Remove two screws from the top of the inside door panel. Remove two screws from the door glass brackets on the bottom of the door.

  2. 2

    Lift the inside door panel off, then set it aside.

  3. 3

    Remove three screws from the outer glass holder. This holder is a long, rectangular panel across the top of the door above the glass panel.

  4. 4

    Remove two screws from the outer glass bracket. This bracket is the long, narrow panel below the glass panel. Remove the outer glass bracket, then set it aside.

  5. 5

    Lift the outer door glass with the glass holder. Remove the outer glass from the door, then set it aside.

  6. 6

    Slide the top corners of the centre door glass out of the door panel slots. Lift the glass, then set it aside.

    Remove the Inner Door Glass

  1. 1

    Lift one edge of the inner door panel, then remove two screws for the hinge. Remove the hinge, then set it aside. Lift the other edge of the inner door panel, then remove two screws for the hinge. Remove the hinge, then set it aside.

  2. 2

    Lift the inner door panel off, then set it aside.

  3. 3

    Remove the insulation from around the inner door glass, then set it aside.

  4. 4

    Grasp the edges of the inner door glass. Lift the inner door glass out of the door.

  5. 5

    Lay the new inner door glass into the door. Reverse the disassembly procedure to reassemble and reinstall the oven door.

Tips and warnings

  • Leave the pins in the hinges until the door is reinstalled. The pins will assist in positioning the hinges for reinstallation.

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