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Oven element not working

Common reasons your oven element not working

The most common reasons your oven element is not working are a bad control thermostat, cracked igniter or a broken bake element.

  • 27%

    27% of the time it's the
    Control Thermostat

  • 22%

    22% of the time it's the
    Igniter

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the
    Bake Element

  • 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

    When the control thermostat in an oven is defective, it can cause heating problems or no heating at all, giving the impression that the oven lacks power and affecting cooking efficiency. Additionally, a faulty thermostat may prevent the oven from turning off, leading to continuous operation. If you suspect issues with the control thermostat in your oven, seek assistance from a Sears Home Services professional to diagnose and potentially replace the part.


    Igniter Replacement

    A defective oven igniter can impede burner ignition, causing no heat from the bake or broil burners in the oven. A malfunctioning igniter might also make it challenging to light the burner, requiring multiple attempts for ignition. The igniter may emit a clicking sound without successfully igniting the gas, signaling a malfunction. Sometimes, 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.

    Bake Element Replacement

    If the bake element in an oven is damaged, it won't heat properly. You might see visible signs of damage like cracks, blisters, or burn marks on the element. A failing element may make it hard for the oven to reach or keep the desired temperature. You may also experience uneven cooking or longer cooking times. If the element is severely damaged, it could lead to sparking, smoking, or strange noises during operation. It's essential to have a Sears Home Services professional promptly attend to these symptoms to ensure consistent and effective baking performance in the oven.

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

    How do I fix an element not working problem?

    Fixing most element not working problems typically requires replacing the control thermostat, igniter or bake element. However, other causes may exist, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

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

    When the oven element stops working, there could be multiple explanations. To avoid unnecessary part replacements, it's best to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to pinpoint the root cause of the issue. Our technicians have the expertise to diagnose various oven failures accurately.

    What to be mindful of with an oven element not working diagnosis

    Detecting malfunctions in modern appliances is challenging without the right expertise. Attempting to troubleshoot oven problems without proper diagnostic methods often leads to guesswork in part replacement. 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 increasingly intricate.

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    Common oven symptoms to look out for

    • Oven broiler not working
    • Oven burner not working
    • Oven display not working
    • Oven door not closing
    • 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