• Please note, some of the links on our site are affiliate links (Learn More)

FIXED Whirlpool Electric Stove Model WFC150M0EB0 stopped working after being plugged in (Clipped Terminal / Red Connection) PHOTOS INCLUDED

vangiekay

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2021
Messages
2
Location
86512
Model Number
WFC150M0EW
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
I bought a used Whirlpool Model WFC150M0EB0 because my other stove kept burning the food. I plugged it in. (black, white, red and green wires from plug to stove) It worked fine (the stove top, the clock, etc) but when moving it against the wall, sparks few from outlet and heard a sizzle then pop, the stove died. Checked that back and one part of the Terminal Block (red one) the plastic was broken off and only the screw with red wire was connected (metal touching metal with no plastic separating the metals/red wire) . The breaker was triggered.
Made sure the breaker was set to off for the stove, disconnected the Range Power Cord etc.
Took off the back and part of the terminal black (the red) broke off and wire was hanging there while the plastic piece broke off.

clipped terminal red.jpg

clipped terminal red 2.jpg

(on the left circles in red, can slightly see the black clipped terminal)

clipped terminal red 3.jpg

(when lifted from the terminal block, the red wire and ground is loose, no plastic to hold it down now aka moves freely while the other black, white, green are secure to terminal block and ground)

As you can see the red wire is on its own and slightly charred look. I don't know if I should replace the red wire along with a new terminal block or if the whole stove is now unsalvageable? Also I don't know if it had to do with the power cord being a 4 prong instead of a 3 prong. I took a pic of the models info just incase. Should I buy a different range cord?

20211213_135208.jpg


20211213_135411.jpg


20211213_151222.jpg


Currently at a lost, but I did order a new terminal block which will come in a week depending. Hopefully before Christmas dinner making.
If you have any input, that would very much be appreciated!
 
Last edited:

rickgburton

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Messages
44,792
Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
Just replace the terminal block. Wire looks OK. A three wire cord uses the center neutral post as the ground. There's a metal strap connected to the center post and the range body. A four wire cord has its own ground wire. Remove the metal strap from the terminal block and connect the green ground wire to the range body.
3 and 4 wire power cord.jpg

Here's the terminal block:
 

vangiekay

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2021
Messages
2
Location
86512
Just replace the terminal block. Wire looks OK. A three wire cord uses the center neutral post as the ground. There's a metal strap connected to the center post and the range body. A four wire cord has its own ground wire. Remove the metal strap from the terminal block and connect the green ground wire to the range body.
View attachment 63073
Here's the terminal block:

Thank you, I got the new block and now up and running good!
 
Top