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Oven will not heat up

Common reasons your oven will not heat up

The most common reasons your oven won't heat up are a cracked igniter, defective electronic control board or a defective control panel.

  • 57%

    57% of the time it's the

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 4%

    4% of the time it's the
    Control Panel

  • 23%

    23% 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

    A faulty oven igniter can impede burner ignition, causing a lack of heat from the bake or broil burners in the oven. A malfunctioning igniter might also make it hard to light the burner, requiring multiple attempts for ignition. The igniter may emit a clicking sound without successfully lighting the gas, indicating a malfunction. Sometimes, 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

    A malfunctioning electronic control board can cause various malfunctions in an oven, such as loss of power, inadequate heating, or the inability to turn off the oven. This is because the control board acts as the central hub 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 issues like failure to latch the oven door or the production of strange noises and odors. Because the board impacts multiple components, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional examine the board to determine if replacement is necessary.

    Control Panel Replacement

    When the oven control panel is defective, it can present various symptoms affecting the appliance's functionality. It may fail to respond, disregarding inputs or adjustments to oven mode and temperature settings. The display might display erratic readings or go entirely blank. Additionally, a malfunctioning control panel might cause heating issues in the oven, resulting in uneven cooking, failure to achieve the desired temperature, or an inability to heat altogether.

    What to expect when you experience a oven will not heat up issue

    How to resolve a won't heat up problem

    Addressing most issues where the oven fails to heat typically requires replacing either the igniter, electronic control board, or control panel. Nonetheless, given the various potential causes, conducting a comprehensive diagnosis is crucial for resolving the problem effectively. An accurate diagnosis is vital for determining the extent of the repair needed.

    Sears Home Services solutions for an oven that won't heat up

    When the oven fails to heat up, there could be various underlying reasons. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to pinpoint the root cause of the issue. Our technicians have extensive experience in diagnosing all types of oven failures.

    What to watch for with an oven won't heat up diagnosis

    Diagnosing problems with modern appliances requires specialized knowledge and skills. In the absence of proper diagnostic techniques, addressing oven malfunctions often entails replacing parts without certainty. The technological advancements in appliances over the past ten years, particularly the integration of intricate electronic components, amplify the challenges in testing. Consequently, DIY repairs on modern appliance models are becoming progressively 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 stopped working
    • Oven won't light
    • Oven won't turn off