When your Whirlpool oven touch screen becomes unresponsive or displays incorrect information, a reset might be necessary to restore it to its normal function. This article will guide you through the process of resetting your Whirlpool oven touch screen.
To reset a Whirlpool oven touch screen, first ensure the Control Lock feature isn’t enabled. If that’s not the issue, power cycle the oven by turning off the circuit breaker or unplugging it for one minute, then powering it back up. If you’re using a Whirlpool mobile app, try restarting the app. If the touch screen still doesn’t work, you may need professional assistance.
Understanding Why a Reset Might Be Necessary
A Whirlpool oven touch screen might need a reset if it freezes, stops responding, doesn’t scroll, or if the status is not updating. Before proceeding with a reset, ensure that the Control Lock feature is not enabled. The Control Lock feature disables the control panel/display to prevent unintended use and for easier cleaning. If the Control Lock is not the issue, you can follow the steps below to reset your oven touch screen.
Steps to Reset a Whirlpool Oven Touch Screen
Step 1: Check the Control Lock
The Control Lock feature might be the reason your oven touch screen is not responding. If the controls are locked, a message should display with instructions on how to unlock. If not, refer to your Owner’s Manual for instructions.
Step 2: Power Cycle the Oven
Power cycling the oven can help resolve most touch panel issues. To do this, turn off the circuit breaker(s) or unplug the oven for one minute. Then, power the oven back up by turning on the circuit breaker(s) or plugging it back in. Check the operation of the control panel/display.
Step 3: Restart the Mobile App (If Applicable)
If you’re using a Whirlpool mobile app and the app is not displaying the current cycle or timer, try restarting the app.
If these steps do not resolve the issue, you may need to contact a professional for further assistance, as troubleshooting the touchscreen on your own might not be possible.
Precautions and Safety Measures
When resetting your Whirlpool oven touch screen, ensure that the oven is powered off by turning off the circuit breaker(s) or unplugging the appliance for one minute. Do not touch any hot surfaces, such as heating elements or interior surfaces of the oven, until they have had sufficient time to cool down. Keep children away from the oven during any troubleshooting or resetting process to prevent accidents or injuries. Always refer to the user manual for specific instructions and safety guidelines related to your Whirlpool oven model.
Resetting a Whirlpool oven touch screen can be a simple process. However, if the issue persists after following these steps, it may indicate a more complex problem that requires professional assistance. Always exercise caution and follow safety guidelines when resetting or troubleshooting your Whirlpool oven touch screen to ensure a safe and effective process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Control Lock feature on my Whirlpool oven?
The Control Lock is a safety feature on your Whirlpool oven. It disables the control panel/display to prevent unintended use and makes cleaning easier. You can generally enable or disable this feature by pressing and holding a specific button on the control panel for a few seconds.
How long should I wait before touching the inside of my oven after turning it off?
It’s recommended to wait until the oven has cooled down completely before touching the inside. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the temperature at which the oven was set.
What should I do if my oven touch screen is still not working after resetting?
If the issue with your Whirlpool oven touch screen persists after you’ve tried resetting it, it’s best to contact a professional for further assistance. It could indicate a more complex problem that requires professional troubleshooting.
Is it safe to power cycle my oven?
Yes, power cycling your oven is safe and can often resolve minor issues with the touch screen. Just ensure the oven is cool and you follow the instructions to turn off the circuit breaker or unplug the oven before you begin.