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Oven not heating

Common reasons your oven not heating

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

  • 29%

    29% of the time it's the

  • 23%

    23% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 18%

    18% of the time it's the
    Bake Element

  • 30%

    30% 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.

    Igniter Replacement

    An oven igniter failure can impede burner ignition, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burners in the oven. A malfunctioning igniter might also make it difficult to light the burner, requiring multiple attempts for ignition. The igniter may emit a clicking sound without successfully lighting the gas, indicating a malfunction. Moreover, 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.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    An inoperative electronic control board in an oven can lead to several issues, including power loss, inadequate heating, or the inability to switch off the oven. This is because the control board acts as the primary control system of the oven, overseeing essential functions like temperature regulation, fan operation, cooking duration, and self-cleaning cycles. If the control board malfunctions, it can disrupt communication between different oven components, resulting in problems like failure to engage the oven door latch or the emission of unusual noises and odors. Due to 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.

    Bake Element Replacement

    If an oven's bake element is broken, it won't heat properly. Sometimes, you may see obvious signs of damage like cracks, blisters, or burn marks on the element. A failing element might make it difficult for the oven to reach or keep the desired temperature. You might also notice uneven cooking or longer cooking times. If the element is severely damaged, it could lead to sparking, smoking, or strange noises while in use. It's crucial to have a Sears Home Services professional address these issues promptly to maintain consistent and efficient baking in the oven.

    What to expect when you experience a oven not heating issue

    How is the not heating problem rectified?

    Addressing most not heating issues typically entails replacing either the igniter, electronic control board, or bake element. However, given the numerous potential causes, conducting a comprehensive diagnosis is crucial for effectively addressing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential for determining the extent of the required repair costs.

    Recommendations from Sears Home Services for an oven that is not heating

    When the oven fails to heat, there are several potential causes. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, it's wise to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians have the expertise to diagnose various oven failures accurately.

    What to be mindful of with an oven not heating diagnosis

    Detecting malfunctions in modern appliances is arduous without adequate knowledge and training. Without employing proper diagnostic techniques, resolving oven issues typically involves replacing parts without certainty. The complexity of electronic components in appliances, particularly those developed in the last decade, heightens 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 broiler not working
    • 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 turning on
    • Oven not working
    • Oven stopped working
    • Oven will not heat up
    • Oven won't light
    • Oven won't turn off