How to Reset Whirlpool Oven

Electric Oven Not Working But Stove Top Is

Whirlpool ovens can be reset in the event that an error code is displayed on your oven. Sometimes the error code is something to worry about, other times shutting down the oven is the only proper way of fixing it. Use these steps to reset your Whirlpool oven and to educate yourself on the meaning of each error code.

Resetting Whirlpool Oven

There is no special button for resetting your Whirlpool oven. In the event that you need to reset it for one reason or another, usually an error, it can be done so easily by shutting it down. This is to ensure that the error code isn’t just a hiccup in the system. But if it returns? That’s a different story.

1. Shut down your Whirlpool oven completely.

2. Once the oven is turned off, pull the power cable from the electrical outlet.

3. Keep the oven unplugged for 5 minutes before plugging it back in and turning it on. Does the error code appear? Then the error is legitimate and you need to fix it.

But What if the Error Returns?

In the event that the error code you were trying to purge returns, then resetting your oven will do nothing. It means the problem is persistent and you need to decipher the problem. Thankfully, error codes are linked to specific problems.

1. F9 and F9 E0

An error code F9 or F9 E0 relates to an electrical failure of some kind. It could be that the wiring is faulty, insufficient voltage, or if during a storm the power is waning in your home, you could get the error code. Consider your situation. On a bright and sunny day, chances are there’s a problem with the oven. However, reset the power to ensure it isn’t just a simple error.

2. Displays in Celsius, not Fahrenheit

For those of you who live in America, you probably aren’t used to Celsius, displayed as “C.” Fahrenheit is where it’s at, but Whirlpool ovens can display in both. If you need to switch over, consult your user manual. Every model is different.

3. A blank clock

Ovens of every shape, size and model have the ability to display a clock. Some models can hide it entirely, which Whirlpool ovens can. If your clock is blank, and you want it back, you can bring it back by pressing and holding the Clock Set/Start button for about five seconds or until the clock comes back.

4. CAL

If your Whirlpool is displaying “CAL,” that means it needs to be calibrated. The process is different between each model and the method can be found in the user manual that came with your oven. It’s typically done by holding one or two buttons at the time, but again, the buttons you press are different based on the model.

5. LOC and Lock and Locked

Since ovens are very dangerous when handled improperly, Whirlpool ovens are equipped with a locking mechanism. If you attempt to open the oven while it’s being used, you’ll get the error code LOC, Lock or Locked. Disengage the lock before you open the oven.

6. SAB or Sab, 5AB and 5A6

When you attempt to use the oven during the Sabbath—if Sabbath mode is enabled—you’ll get the error code SAB, Sab, 5AB or 5A6. When Sabbath mode is enabled, only certain features are available that won’t violate religious beliefs.

7. PF or PF id=27 and PF id=30

In the event of a power outage, and the power eventually comes back on, your oven may display error code PF, PF id=27 or PF id=30. This means that the oven was shut down improperly. It’s nothing to worry about and clearing the display will wipe the error code.

8. Flashing display

In the same vein as error code PF, PF id=27, and PF id=30, a flashing display is also an indication that there was a power failure. Again, it isn’t anything to worry about and clearing the display is all you need to do and fixing the clock.

Bottom Line

Resetting your Whirlpool model oven is a simple process. And when you get a few errors, it’s worth doing to confirm that the error is indeed a real problem, not a system error. It’s even smart enough to know the specific problem your oven is experiencing, displayed in a short code.