Discontinue electric service to the range by turning off the circuit breaker that supplies it electricity.
Open the door on the Whirlpool range and locate the retaining screws under the front lip of the top.
Remove the retaining screws using a Phillips screwdriver. Ensure that you keep the screws in a safe place for when they are needed later.
Pull out the stove top about a foot. Remove the screws that secure the ground wire and wiring harness strain relief bracket. Pull out the top the rest of the way and set it out of the way.