Whirlpool Oven Installation


A built-in Whirlpool oven allows you to make the most of the space available in your kitchen. It's possible to do the oven installation yourself if you are comfortable around basic electrical wiring. Most municipalities require that a licensed electrician install the electrical box that operates the oven. The electrician should leave a conduit with wires exposed that you can connect to complete the oven installation. As you install your Whirlpool oven, set it in cabinetry that can support its weight.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Wire nuts
  • Turn power to the oven off at the breaker box.

  • Pull the oven racks out of the oven as well as all the packing material. Set the oven near the cabinet where you plan to install it.

  • Open the oven door. Grasp both sides firmly with both hands. Pull the door off its hinges. Lay it on a protected surface out of the way.

  • Remove the trim screws on either side of the oven. Slide the trim down and off the sides of the oven. Set the trim on a protected surface.

  • Grasp the wiring on the end of the conduit. Connect the black wire from the conduit to the black wire on the oven with wire nuts. Do the same with the red wires and the white wires. Finish the wiring by twisting the ends of the bare ground wires together in the wire nuts.

  • Lift the oven into position, centering it in the opening as you push it into position. Do not pinch the electrical wiring. Remove the packing legs on the bottom front of the oven with a screwdriver before sliding it into its final position in the cabinet.

  • Attach the oven frame to the cabinet face with the screws that came with the oven. Slide the trim you removed earlier back into place on either side of the oven. Reattach the screws.

  • Set the oven racks back inside the oven. Align the door latches with the bottom of the oven door. Slide the door back onto the latches and close it.

  • Turn on power to the oven at the breaker box. Turn the oven on to ensure it's operating properly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Install the oven in a cabinet away from window drafts, doors and HVAC vents to ensure optimum heating efficiency.

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