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Oven fan not working

Common reasons your oven fan not working

The most common reasons your oven fan is not working are a defective electronic control board, cracked igniter or a broken bake element.

  • 31%

    31% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 29%

    29% of the time it's the

  • 20%

    20% of the time it's the
    Bake Element

  • 20%

    20% 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.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    An inoperative electronic control board in an oven can lead to various problems, such as power loss, insufficient heating, or the inability to turn off the oven. This is because the control board acts as the central processing unit of the oven, overseeing critical functions like temperature control, fan operation, cooking duration, and self-cleaning cycles. If the control board malfunctions, it can disrupt communication between different oven components, resulting in issues like failure to engage the oven door latch or the production of strange noises and odors. Due to its potential impact on multiple components, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional inspect the board for any issues that might necessitate replacement.

    Igniter Replacement

    If an oven igniter is faulty, it can hinder burner ignition, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burners in the oven. A malfunctioning igniter could 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. Additionally, in some instances, 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

    When an oven's bake element is broken, it won't generate heat effectively. Sometimes, you might notice visible damage like cracks, blisters, or burn marks on the element. A failing element may cause difficulty for the oven in reaching or maintaining the desired temperature. Uneven cooking or extended cooking times could be noticeable. If the element is severely damaged, it may result in sparking, smoking, or unusual noises while in use. It's important to have a Sears Home Services professional address these issues promptly to maintain consistent and efficient baking performance in the oven.

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

    How to fix a fan not working problem

    Resolving most issues with the fan not functioning typically entails replacing either the electronic control board, igniter, or bake element. However, given the various potential causes, conducting a thorough diagnosis is crucial for effectively addressing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential for determining the extent of the required repair costs.

    Solutions from Sears Home Services for an oven fan that is not working

    When the oven fan is not working, there could be various reasons. To avoid replacing parts needlessly, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to uncover the root cause. Our technicians are skilled in diagnosing all types of oven failures.

    Things to watch out for with an oven fan not working diagnosis

    Detecting malfunctions in modern appliances necessitates expertise and training. Attempting to troubleshoot oven problems without proper diagnostic methods often leads to indiscriminate 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 increasingly challenging.

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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 element 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