My Whirlpool Oven Top Won't Reach 300 Degrees

Written by rob kemmett
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Nothing is more frustrating than popping a Thanksgiving turkey into the oven, spending all day waiting to dig into a delicious feast, only to find out that your oven isn't working. Whirlpool ovens are available in both gas and electric models, both of which have their pros and cons. As it is with any oven, the biggest con of them all is the possibility that it will one day stop working and no longer get hot. If you turn on your Whirlpool oven and it doesn't heat up to the proper temperature, check to make sure your oven is working properly and calibrate your temperature control to get it working again.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Check the power cord for rips, tears, cracks or breaks. Broken power cords can prevent the electric range from properly working.

  2. 2

    Plug the power cord of the Whirlpool electric range into an outlet. As funny as it may seem, it is not uncommon for people to be forgetful and skip over basic steps, including plugging the power cord into an outlet.

  3. 3

    Check that the breakers in your home's electrical box are turned on. Check the fuses and make sure they are all working. If a fuse is blown, replace it with a new one.

  4. 4

    Check for leaks and gaps in the seal between the door and the range. Gaps allow hot air to escape from the oven as it heats, which may prevent the oven from properly heating. Replace the sealant strip if it is damaged.

  5. 5

    Calibrate the oven. Test the calibration by turning the oven to 148 degrees C and letting it preheat. Once the oven is preheated, the oven temperature should read 148 degrees C. If it doesn't, make the proper adjustments. Press and hold the "Bake" button until the display shows the oven's current calibration, which is the temperature previously registered by your oven. Depending on the model of Whirlpool oven, press the "Temp" or "Temp/Hour" buttons to adjust the calibration in increments of -12.2 degrees Celsius: press "Up" to raise the temperature calibration and "Down" to lower it. Set the calibration temperature to 300 degrees. Press "Start" to finalise the calibration. The temperature should now be properly calibrated and heat to the proper temperatures.

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