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Range broiler not working

Common reasons your range broiler not working

The most common reasons your range broiler is not working are a bad switch, inoperative electronic control board or a faulty igniter.

  • 35%

    35% of the time it's the
    Surface Element Switch

  • 17%

    17% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 13%

    13% of the time it's the

  • 35%

    35% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common range repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these range parts may fix your problem.

    Surface Element Switch Replacement

    Dealing with a malfunctioning surface element switch can result in difficulties when attempting to turn the surface element on or off, or you may observe a loose or wobbly switch shaft. This defective switch could cause uneven heating or prevent the element from reaching the desired temperature. There are instances where the surface element may not activate at all, or it may continue to heat even after the control has been turned off, which poses a safety hazard. If you suspect that the switch on your range is problematic, it's best to have a Sears Home Services professional examine the switch for you.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When the electronic control board of a range is malfunctioning, it can lead to diverse issues, including power loss or heating inconsistencies in the oven or surface element, or the oven remaining activated. This occurs because the board acts as the nerve center of the range, overseeing critical functions such as temperature management, fan operation, and cooking duration. If the electronic control board malfunctions, it disrupts communication among various components. A malfunctioning board may also produce unusual sounds like chattering or clicking, accompanied by a burning smell. Given its potential impact on multiple components, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests on the board to ascertain if replacement is necessary.

    Igniter Replacement

    A defective range igniter may hinder a burner from igniting, leading to no heat from the bake or broil burner in the oven, or from a surface burner. Difficulty in lighting the burner may arise, requiring multiple attempts for ignition. You may notice a clicking sound from the igniter without the gas successfully igniting, indicating a malfunction. In certain situations, the igniter may fail to produce any visible spark. Igniter failure can result in delayed ignition, noticeable as a delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.

    What to expect when you experience a range broiler not working issue

    How is the broiler not working problem solved?

    Addressing most issues with a malfunctioning broiler typically requires replacing the surface element switch, electronic control board, or igniter. However, since there could be numerous underlying factors, conducting a thorough diagnosis is crucial for resolving the problem effectively. Obtaining an accurate diagnosis is essential for determining the cost of the repair.

    Our recommendations for a range broiler that is not working

    If the range broiler fails to function, there could be multiple underlying causes. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, we suggest consulting a Sears Home Services professional to conduct diagnostic tests and ascertain the primary issue. Our technicians possess expertise in diagnosing all kinds of range malfunctions.

    What to consider with a range broiler not working diagnosis

    Appliances today are sophisticated, with intricate electronic parts that make troubleshooting difficult. Attempting to resolve the range broiler not working problem through DIY repairs could result in blindly replacing unneeded parts. Fixing the problem usually requires proper diagnostic techniques gained through training and experience.

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