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Oven not turning on

Common reasons your oven not turning on

The most common reasons your oven is not turning on are a defective electronic control board, defective control panel or a dead power supply.

  • 45%

    45% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Control Panel

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Power Supply

  • 36%

    36% 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

    When the electronic control board of an oven fails to operate properly, it can lead to several issues, such as power loss, inadequate heating, or the inability to shut off the oven. This is because the control board serves as the central control center of the oven, managing critical functions like temperature regulation, fan operation, cooking duration, and self-cleaning cycles. A malfunctioning board can disrupt communication among various oven components, resulting in problems such as failure to secure the oven door latch or the emission of strange noises and odors. Given its potential impact on multiple components, it's wise to have a Sears Home Services professional examine the board for any faults that may require replacement.

    Control Panel Replacement

    A malfunctioning oven control panel can exhibit various symptoms that impact the appliance's performance. It may not respond, failing to register inputs or adjust oven mode and temperature settings. The display might show erratic readings or become completely blank. Furthermore, a defective control panel could cause problems with the oven's heating, leading to uneven cooking, failure to reach the desired temperature, or an inability to heat at all.

    Power Supply Replacement

    When the power supply board malfunctions, your oven won't activate. The burners won't generate heat, and the oven light won't turn on. This happens because the power supply in your oven links the electricity from your home to its internal mechanisms, while also transmitting power from the control board. A faulty power supply might disrupt the display on the control panel and fail to shield the oven from power spikes, potentially damaging electronic components like the main control board. If your oven isn't powering up, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional assess it and replace the power supply board if required.

    What to expect when you experience a oven not turning on issue

    How to fix a not turning on problem

    Resolving most issues where the appliance fails to turn on typically entails replacing either the electronic control board, control panel, or power supply. 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.

    Sears Home Services solutions for an oven that is not turning on

    If the oven refuses to turn on, numerous issues may be at play. To avoid unnecessary expenses on part replacements, it's prudent to engage a Sears Home Services professional for thorough diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause. Our technicians are proficient in diagnosing all kinds of oven failures.

    What to look out for when diagnosing an oven not turning on

    Diagnosing problems with modern appliances is challenging without the necessary expertise. Attempting to troubleshoot oven malfunctions without proper diagnostic methods often leads to indiscriminate part replacements. The complexity of electronic components in appliances, especially those introduced in the last decade, complicates the testing process. Consequently, DIY repairs on contemporary appliance models are 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 element not working
    • Oven fan not working
    • Oven light not working
    • Oven no power
    • Oven noisy
    • Oven not heating
    • Oven not working
    • Oven stopped working
    • Oven will not heat up
    • Oven won't light
    • Oven won't turn off