Question about Whirlpool Kitchen Ranges
Unfortunately you may have damaged multiple components depending on which wire you actually shorted. Your burners are usually going to operate completely independent from your oven.
Your oven is controlled by a relay in your control board or your thermostat depending on if you have a digital display. If your oven is not working then you may have shorted out your thermostat/control board which are both fairly expensive parts.
Your burners are going to operate just off the switches which send 240v to them when turned on.
Depending on your model if its a higher end model you may have non-resettable fuse in line with your components designed to protect them if a short would be to occur. Without a schematic or model number unfortunately I cannot tell you for sure. It seems odd that your oven and burners would go out at the same time from a short which is why I would lean towards a break in power somewhere.
If you have a voltmeter I would check at your outlet to make sure you are getting 240V into the unit because lights will work with 120v but you will get no heat. I would definitely check for proper voltage into the unit before junking it or calling a repairman.
Next time if you include your model number (probably located in the broiler drawer) it may allow me to give you more specific advise. Hope this helps _MJ_
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
Do you have any power at all, i.e. clocks,etc., did you possibly knock out a circuit breaker in the house panel doing this??if this is a dual-fuel or gas range it could have damaged the spark-module too
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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