To unlock your Whirlpool range, simply press and hold the Start button for three seconds, waiting for the tone to sound. The appliance will display when the controls have been unlocked, allowing use of the oven functions in the appliance again. Cooktop burners are not affected by this control panel.
The WEG760H0DS model of Whirlpool oven with cooktop controls its oven functionality with a digital timer, similarly to most modern oven and cooktop combination appliances. The oven comes with many programmable features using this digital pad, and the unlocking function is only one of them. None of these features will work as intended if the oven is not receiving electricity.
This model of oven uses gas in order to cook food, as opposed to electrical coils as in certain other models. This function is controlled by the digital pad built into your oven at the front of the machine, near the dials. The locking function is used to keep children from activating the oven, or from accidentally starting the oven when a button is bumped against. Other features found in this digital pad include cooking time and temperature adjustment, as well as a baking delay timer for more complex baking tasks.