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Oven not working

Common reasons your oven not working

The most common reasons your oven is not working are a defective electronic control board, cracked igniter or a bad control thermostat.

  • 34%

    34% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 21%

    21% of the time it's the

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the
    Control Thermostat

  • 29%

    29% 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

    A faulty electronic control board can trigger a range of problems in an oven, such as power loss, insufficient heating, or the inability to turn off the oven. This is because the control board acts as the central nervous system of the oven, governing essential functions like temperature control, fan operation, cooking duration, and self-cleaning cycles. If the control board malfunctions, it can disrupt communication between various oven components, resulting in issues like failure to secure the oven door latch or the generation of strange noises and odors. Due to its potential impact on multiple components, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional evaluate the board for any issues that might necessitate replacement.

    Igniter Replacement

    If the oven igniter is faulty, it can hinder burner ignition, leading to 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 igniting the gas, indicating a malfunction. Additionally, in some instances, the igniter may not produce any visible spark at all. Igniter failure can result in delayed ignition, noticeable by a delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.

    Control Thermostat Replacement

    If the control thermostat in your oven is malfunctioning, it can cause inadequate or no heating, giving the impression that the oven has lost power and hampering cooking effectiveness. Additionally, a defective 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.

    What to expect when you experience a oven not working issue

    How to fix a not working problem

    Rectifying most issues of a now working problem typically entails replacing either the electronic control board, igniter, or control thermostat. 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 for an oven that is not working

    When the oven is not functioning, there could be multiple explanations. To prevent unwarranted part replacements, it's best to have a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to uncover the underlying issue. Our technicians are skilled in diagnosing all types of oven failures.

    What to consider with an oven not working diagnosis

    Detecting malfunctions in modern appliances requires specialized knowledge and training. Without employing appropriate diagnostic techniques, resolving oven issues often involves replacing parts without certainty. The sophistication of electronic components in appliances, particularly those developed in the last ten years, adds complexity to the testing process. Consequently, DIY repairs on recent appliance models are becoming more 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 fan not working
    • Oven light not working
    • Oven no power
    • Oven noisy
    • Oven not heating
    • Oven not turning on
    • Oven stopped working
    • Oven will not heat up
    • Oven won't light
    • Oven won't turn off