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Oven burner not working

Common reasons your oven burner not working

The most common reasons your oven burner is not working are a bad control thermostat, cracked igniter or a bad burner assembly.

  • 60%

    60% of the time it's the
    Control Thermostat

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the
    Igniter

  • 15%

    15% of the time it's the
    Burner Assembly

  • 9%

    9% 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

    If the control thermostat in your oven is malfunctioning, it can lead to improper heating or no heating, creating the illusion of a powerless oven and hindering cooking effectiveness. Furthermore, a defective thermostat may prevent the oven from shutting off, causing it to run continuously. If you suspect issues with the control thermostat in your oven, consult a Sears Home Services professional for assessment and potential replacement of the part.


    Igniter Replacement

    When the oven igniter malfunctions, it can prevent burner ignition, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burners in the oven. A failed igniter may also make it challenging to light the burner, requiring multiple attempts for ignition. The igniter might emit a clicking sound without successfully igniting the gas, indicating a malfunction. In some cases, the igniter may not produce any visible spark at all. Igniter failure can lead to delayed ignition, noticeable by a delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.

    Burner Assembly Replacement

    A faulty burner assembly in a gas oven might struggle to distribute gas effectively, resulting in an uneven flame or failing to ignite altogether. If the bracket on the burner, responsible for securing the igniter, is defective, it may fail to hold the igniter correctly. To ensure proper positioning of the burner in the oven and correct flame adjustment post-installation, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional replace the burner.

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

    How to fix a burner not working problem

    Fixing most issues with burners not working typically involves replacing either the control thermostat, igniter, or burner assembly. However, since there are numerous potential causes, it's crucial to conduct a thorough diagnosis to effectively address the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential for understanding the cost of the repair.

    Sears Home Services advice for an oven burner that is not working

    If the oven burner does not work, several factors may contribute to the issue. To avoid unnecessary expenses, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause accurately. Our technicians excel in diagnosing various oven failures.

    Things to consider with an oven burner not working diagnosis

    Diagnosing appliances today without adequate knowledge and training can be difficult. Without recent diagnostic techniques, fixing your oven problem will only be achieved through hunch-based part replacement. Appliances have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly complex.

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    Common oven symptoms to look out for

    • Oven broiler 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