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Oven stopped working

Common reasons your oven stopped working

The most common reasons your oven stopped working are a defective electronic control board, cracked igniter or a damaged fan motor.

  • 67%

    67% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 14%

    14% of the time it's the

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Fan Motor

  • 10%

    10% 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 in an oven stops functioning, it can lead to various malfunctions, such as power loss, insufficient heating, or the inability to switch off the oven. This is because the control board serves as the central control unit of the oven, overseeing critical operations such as temperature regulation, fan operation, cooking time, and self-cleaning cycles. A malfunctioning board can disrupt communication between different oven components, resulting in issues like failure to engage the oven door latch or the emission of abnormal noises and odors. Because of its potential impact on multiple components, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional inspect the board to determine if replacement is necessary.

    Igniter Replacement

    When an oven igniter malfunctions, it can prevent a burner from igniting, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burners in the oven. A failed igniter may 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, signaling a malfunction. In some cases, 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.

    Fan Motor Replacement

    A damaged fan motor in an oven can cause the electronic control board and control panel to overheat. Usually, a thermostat in the control system activates to stop the oven from turning on or heating when the control area becomes too hot. A malfunctioning fan motor cannot circulate air to cool the control panel area. The excessive heat can result in damage or distortion of the control panel and its internal components, such as the electronic control board and display. If you observe that the cooling fan isn't operating, it's wise to have a Sears Home Services professional examine the oven and promptly resolve the issue.

    What to expect when you experience a oven stopped working issue

    How is the stopped working problem resolved?

    Resolving most issues of the appliance stopping its operations typically entails replacing either the electronic control board, igniter, or fan motor. However, considering the numerous 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.

    Our advice for an oven that has stopped working

    If the oven has stopped working, it could be due to several factors. To avoid replacing unnecessary parts, seeking assistance from a Sears Home Services professional for diagnostic tests is recommended to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians possess the expertise to diagnose various oven failures effectively.

    Things to consider with an oven stopped working diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliance malfunctions necessitates expertise and training. Attempting to troubleshoot oven issues without proper diagnostic methods typically results in uninformed part replacements. The complexity of electronic components in appliances, especially those manufactured within 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 turning on
    • Oven not working
    • Oven will not heat up
    • Oven won't light
    • Oven won't turn off