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Oven broiler not working

Common reasons your oven broiler not working

The most common reasons your oven broiler is not working are a bad control thermostat, defective electronic control board or a cracked igniter.

  • 27%

    27% of the time it's the
    Control Thermostat

  • 22%

    22% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the

  • 35%

    35% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common oven repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these oven parts may fix your problem.

    Control Thermostat Replacement

    A malfunctioning control thermostat in an oven can disrupt heating or prevent it altogether, giving the impression that the oven has lost power and affecting cooking performance. Additionally, a faulty thermostat may prevent the oven from shutting off, resulting in continuous operation. If you suspect problems with the control thermostat in your oven, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional investigate and replace the part if necessary.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When the electronic control board of an oven becomes inoperative, it can lead to several issues, including power loss, inadequate heating, or the inability to switch off the oven. This is because the control board serves as the central hub of the oven, overseeing crucial operations like temperature regulation, fan operation, cooking duration, and self-cleaning cycles. A malfunctioning board can disrupt communication among various oven components, resulting in problems like failure to secure the oven door latch or the emission of unusual noises and odors. Given its potential impact on multiple components, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional assess the board for any defects that might require replacement.

    Igniter Replacement

    If an oven igniter is broken, it can prevent a burner from igniting, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burners in the oven. A malfunctioning igniter could also make it difficult to light the burner, necessitating multiple attempts for ignition. The igniter might produce a clicking sound without successfully igniting the gas, signaling a malfunction. Additionally, in some instances, the igniter may not generate any visible spark at all. Igniter failure can result in delayed ignition, noticeable by a delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.

    What to expect when you experience a oven broiler not working issue

    How to resolve a broiler not working problem

    Addressing most issues with a broiler not functioning typically requires replacing either the control thermostat, electronic control board, or igniter. However, since there are numerous potential causes, conducting a thorough diagnosis is crucial to effectively resolve the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential for understanding the cost of the repair.

    Sears Home Services solutions for an oven broiler that is not working

    When the oven broiler malfunctions, there could be various underlying reasons. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, it's wise to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to uncover the root cause accurately. Our technicians possess the expertise to diagnose various oven failures.

    What to consider with an oven broiler not working diagnosis

    Identifying issues with modern appliances can be perplexing without the necessary expertise. Attempting to diagnose oven malfunctions without proper diagnostic methods often results in uninformed part replacements. The complexity of electronic components in appliances, particularly those developed in the last decade, adds to the challenge of testing. Consequently, DIY repairs on recent appliance models are becoming more complex.

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    Common oven symptoms to look out for

    • Oven burner not working
    • Oven display not working
    • Oven door not closing
    • Oven element not working
    • Oven fan not working
    • Oven light not working
    • Oven no power
    • Oven noisy
    • Oven not heating
    • Oven not turning on
    • Oven not working
    • Oven stopped working
    • Oven will not heat up
    • Oven won't light
    • Oven won't turn off