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Why Sears Home Services?

  • Discount on a new oven if you decide not to repair

  • ​Technicians average 11 years experience

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We repair all the top oven brands

No matter where you bought it, we can fix it. We repair all major brands, makes, and models.

Kenmore Appliance Repair Sears Home Services is the only nationally authorized Kenmore service provider.

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DIY Quick Fixes: Oven Repair

If your oven won't turn on...

  1. Check that the power cord hasn’t been unplugged by mistake.
  2. Make sure that it’s receiving power:
    • Reset the oven’s circuit breaker by turning it to the off position, waiting 30 seconds, and then moving it back to the on position.
    • If your home has fuses instead of circuit breakers, make sure that the fuses are tightened securely and replace any that have blown. If they are not blown, unscrew the fuses that supply the oven, wait 30 seconds, and then screw them back in.
  3. If you have a gas oven, make sure that gas is running to it:
    • Try turning on one of the surface burners (if wall oven, try the broil burner). If the burner lights then there is gas coming to the unit.
    • If the burner does not light, check that the main gas shut off valve is in the ‘ON’ position. (It’s usually located behind the oven.)
  4. Some ovens require the clock to be set in order to start—ensure your clock is set and then try turning it on again.

If your oven takes a long time to preheat...

  1. Be sure you are waiting long enough—it can take from 15 to 20 minutes to heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Keep the door closed during preheat to minimize the time required.
  3. If your oven has a hidden heat element (where the heating element is hidden under the floor of the oven), it may take longer to preheat.
  4. If you have any large items (like baking stones) in the oven, it will take longer to preheat.
  5. Remove any aluminum foil that is being used to line the oven racks or the bottom. Foil can have a significant impact on preheating time and may affect cooking performance.

If your oven door won't unlock...

  1. Wait for the oven to cool down completely after a self-clean cycle. The door can stay locked for up to an hour while it returns to a safe temperature. If it does not unlock after cooling down, try resetting the self-cycle:
    • Start the self-clean cycle again.
    • Wait until the lock motor stops running (about 15 seconds).
    • Cancel the self-clean cycle.
    • Wait for the lock motor to stop running again (another 15 seconds) and then try opening the door.
  2. Check the display and deactivate the lock-out feature if it is activated. To do this for most models:
    • Press and hold the Stop/Clear or Clear/Off button for 3 seconds.
    • A beep will sound and the lock-out indicator will flash until the door is completely unlocked.
    • Wait until the lock-out indicator stops flashing before trying to open the door so that you do not damage the latch.
  3. If it has a manual lock that is stuck in the locked position, wait until the oven is completely cool and then:
    • Put your hand on the door handle.
    • Press on the oven door firmly enough to release the tension.
    • While pressing on the door, move the lock to the unlocked position. NOTE: The lever should move easily—do NOT force it!

If you can't set the temperature over 287°...

  1. The maximum allowed oven temperature is usually 550°F or 287°C. If you cannot select a temperature above 287°, it’s likely that your oven’s display controls are likely set to Celsius rather than Fahrenheit. Check your owner’s manual for instructions on changing the controls to Fahrenheit.

Still having problems? Schedule a repair.

Customer Reviews (979)

All Reviews are from verified customers of Sears Home Services.
4.4 out of 5 stars

  1. Service

    Trevor was pleasant and polite. He tested the oven's baking temperature. It was within... Read more
    , SALISBURY, MO
    May 24, 2017
  2. Very good service.

    Appliance was fixed, even though a part had to be ordered. He came back as soon as he received... Read more
    , CROFTON, MD
    May 21, 2017
  3. expert service!

    friendly and very efficient, very happy with outcome. Read more
    , CASTROVILLE, TX
    May 20, 2017
  4. Unusal delay but eventually satisfactory

    Responsive schedule, prompt arrival of two service men to analyze the problem (broken door glass... Read more
    , MC LEAN, VA
    May 19, 2017
  5. Great service!

    I used the warranty checkup and I was extremely pleased. Read more
    , WILLIAMSBURG, VA
    May 19, 2017
  6. Fair service

    The Service was adequate. The first repair man didn't believe me about the light in the lower... Read more
    , SCOTTSDALE, AZ
    May 19, 2017
  7. Follow up, they won't

    Diagnostic appointment went great. I was told the problem, the solution, the price, and the... Read more
    , SAN ANGELO, TX
    May 18, 2017
  8. Horrible all below one star

    We just had maintenance and needed a new dish detergent dispenser. A part carried on trucks. When... Read more
    , FAIRFAX, VA
    May 18, 2017
  9. ok overall

    The tech did not talk at first. I asked a few questions and then he did warm up and explained... Read more
    , PITTSBURGH, PA
    May 17, 2017

Whether you’re looking for oven maintenance, broken oven repair, or a brand new top-of-the-line oven, Sears Home Services can help. We’re your best, most-trusted option for fast, quick, and easy local service, repair, and maintenance of your oven or double oven. Whether your oven won’t turn on, your oven won’t stay hot, or the door simply won’t shut all the way, we’ll connect you to the best local oven service technicians in the business. Technicians that are highly trained, licensed, vetted, nearby, and guaranteed to help fix all of your oven needs. We have thousands of local technicians that are always “near me,” that can help you no matter what your appliance emergency.

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