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How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Whirlpool Stove?

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Aug 2021

The repair cost for a Whirlpool stove can be as high as $600, depending on the parts that need fixing. The model of your Whirlpool stove also determines how much you’ll spend on repairs. 

Whirlpool stoves are multifunctional stoves that are hugely important in today’s modern homes. With the average Whirlpool stove, you can bake, cook and even grill foods as you want. 

Whirlpool stove models with six sense functions automatically sense the right temperature for cooking pasta, bread, and pizza. Some models have next-level functions like smart cleaning and fast preheating. 

All these functions make the average Whirlpool stove complicated for quacks to repair. It’s why we often advise customers to patronize professionals for repair services. 

But hiring a stove repair technician will come at a price. Below, we’ll explore how much you can expect to spend to repair a Whirlpool stove. 

The Cost of Repairing a Whirlpool Stove

The cost of repairing a Whirlpool stove in Ontario ranges between $100 to $600. Despite being one of the leading brands in the country, the price range for repairing a Whirlpool oven is affordable. 

Exactly how much you spend on repairing a Whirlpool stove depends on certain variables. 

For instance, a repairer can advise you to replace an oven part instead of repairing it. 

If you’ll be replacing a door switch, the cost ranges between $100 to $200. Likewise, if you’ll be replacing an oven’s gas valve, you’ll be paying around the same price. On the other hand, you’ll be paying as high as $600 if you’ll be replacing the glass door.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Whirlpool stove Repair 

How much your stove repair technician charges you isn’t a random number. The interplay of the factors below combines to determine the precise cost of Whirlpool stove repair. 

Type of oven

Just as there are different types of ovens, there are also different costs of fixing each kind. For example, fixing a gas stove may only involve fixing a gas leak which may not cost much. 

But fixing an electric stove may require you to do more than fixing wires. You may need to change an entire connection. Therefore, it’s important to know the different types of ovens and their cost of repair.

Electric oven

Electric ovens are the most popular types of ovens due to their relative safety and ease of use. It’s easier to maintain and repair an electric oven. The cost of repairing an elective oven ranges between $100 and $200. Hence, making them the best choice for customers who want to keep repair bills minimal. 

electric oven

Gas oven

Gas ovens are faster but are more dangerous to repair due to leaks and fire. Because of the high risk of repairing a gas oven, it’s more expensive to repair a gas oven. 

Often, we advise customers to always employ the services of a professional for gas oven repairs. The cost of repairing a Whirlpool gas oven ranges between $100 and $600.

Steam oven

Steam ovens are popular among people who mostly cook meat and veggies. After steaming, steam ovens retain moisture which explains why they need repairs more often than other ovens. 

The cost of repairing a steam oven ranges between $200 and $600. Clearly, repairing a steam oven is more expensive than repairing other types of ovens. 

Pizza oven 

The cost of repairing a pizza oven ranges between $150 and $600, depending on the model. Pizza ovens can either be electric models, wood-fuelled models or gas models. 

Type of repair

The average Whirlpool stove has a complex heating system comprising different parts. Consequently, you’ll expect different faults from such a stove. Depending on the part that needs repair, here is the cost of repairing a Whirlpool stove.

Oven door repair 

Oven door repair costs depend on the door type, door size and nature of the door lock. The most common issues with oven doors are related to their opening and closing. 

If the doors don’t close or open properly, working with such a stove is dangerous and ineffective. It’s best to hire a professional stove repair service to work on your oven doors. The price of repairing the doors on a Whirlpool stove ranges between $100 to $250.

Control board repair cost

Control boards are important parts of a Whirlpool stove because they perform temperature regulatory functions. Over time, damages can occur on a stove’s control board, thereby interrupting its functions. The cost of repairing a control board function ranges between $150 to $300.

Thermostat repair cost

If your stove has temperature regulation errors, it’s most likely down to a faulty thermostat. To repair a Whirlpool stove thermostat, it’ll be costing you around $100 to $150. 

Due to the sensitive nature of thermostats, professionals often advise customers to replace them instead of carrying out repairs. The cost of replacing a Whirlpool stove’s thermostat ranges between $150 to $300.

Oven Igniter repair cost 

Oven ignites are necessary for ignition in gas ovens. If faulty, your oven will not produce enough heat, which can delay the cooking process. To repair your oven igniter, you’ll be spending around $150 to $250.

Oven paint repairs

Over time, stoves’ paints can wear out due to heat or long usage. To replace the paints, professionals use heat-resistant paints just as the original ones. 

Replacing a stove’s paint requires experience and patience. The cost of repairing a Whirlpool stove’s paint is between $100 to $250.

Oven repair cost by problem 

You’ll expect that multifunctional items have multifunctional faults. Many times, it’s impossible for owners to identify the faulty parts in their Whirlpool stoves. 

A professional repair technician can troubleshoot the stove and charge you for repairs depending on the fault. 

oven repair cost by problem

Noisy stove

Noisy stoves are most times a result of fan or motor faults. The stove’s fan blades may be warped or may need replacement. To repair a noisy stove may require you to change the blades or the motor. The cost of replacing a noisy oven is between $100 – $175.

Faulty bake element

The bake element of a Whirlpool stove is responsible for heating food and baking. If broken, you’ll notice it starts to take longer to reheat or bake food. The cost of repairing the bake element of a Whirlpool stove ranges between $100 to $300.

Faulty self-cleaning function 

Whirlpool ovens come with self-cleaning options making it easier for you to cook effortlessly and in comfort. Often, self-cleaning issues happen due to faults with the control boards. The cost of repairing a faulty self-cleaning oven ranges between $100 to $200. 

Constant clicking on gas ovens

When your gas oven keeps clicking, it’s an indication your oven’s igniter is faulty. Faulty igniters keep clicking and keep making repeated noise. 

To repair a faulty igniter, you’ll be spending about $200 to $350. In some cases, you may need to replace the igniter depending on your repairer’s prognosis. 

Sparks from the electric stove 

Most times, sparks coming from your stove is an indication of a faulty heating element. Your best bet in such a case is to replace the heating element. However, your repairer can say otherwise. Expect to spend between $100-$300 on repairs for a Whirlpool stove that’s sparking.

Labour cost to repair an oven

The cost of buying replacement parts for a Whirlpool stove isn’t the only determinant of repair prices. In fact, some parts can cost as low as $15 or as high as $30. 

However, labour costs can increase how much you spend on repairs. Appliance repair services in Ontario charge between $50 to $200 per hour. Depending on the technicality of repair, they may spend an hour or more on repairs. 

Aside from the technicality of repair, location also affects the cost of labour charge. The cost of repairs in urban and rural areas is higher than those in suburban areas. Some companies used a pricing model that tacks on $2 for every mile away from their service base.

Repair and Replacement: Which is a Better Choice

Many customers are stuck deciding whether to repair their Whirlpool stove or buy a new one. 

Here are tips to help you choose which is the best option for your stove.

  • If the repair cost is more than half the initial purchase price, then you should consider a replacement. 
  • If your stove requires more repairs in a year, it’s a strong indication that you should change it.
  • Finally, an oven lasts between 10 to 15 years. If your oven is older, you may be needing a replacement. 

Oven Maintenance: Reducing the Need for Repairs

Many times, oven faults are due to bad maintenance of its body parts. For instance, smelly ovens are usually due to food buildup in some parts of the oven. Likewise, faulty blades can be due to dust build-up in the oven’s blades.

For proper maintenance, modern ovens come with self-cleaning properties that don’t require manual interference. However, some stoves don’t come with self-cleaning properties. To maintain these types of stoves, do the following; 

  • Check the oven’s gasket for any sign of wear or rips.
  • Clean the oven quarterly. 
  • For ovens with self-cleaning properties, ensure to leave your oven for 4-6 hours before removing the residue.
  • Ensure to check your burner for signs of wear or tear regularly.
  • Check the oven regularly for loosened screws and tighten them if necessary. 
  • Review your stove warranty information. With this, damages to your oven may be covered by a warranty.

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To Wrap It Up

The cost of Whirlpool stove repair is the most common reason people prefer repairing their stoves themselves. But it’s not always the best option.

Depending on the type of repair, you may be able to repair your stove yourself. For instance, only professionals repair gas leaks and electric sparks in Whirlpool stoves. You can easily handle simple repairs like clogged parts and dirty blades via DIY methods. 

To make life easier for you, we at Prime Appliance Repairs offer effective yet affordable same-day repair for Whirlpool stoves. We’ll get you cooking again without breaking the bank. Call us today for repairs in the GTA.

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