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Range not heating

Common reasons your range not heating

The most common reasons your range is not heating are a faulty igniter, inoperative electronic control board or a broken bake element.

  • 39%

    39% of the time it's the

  • 22%

    22% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 14%

    14% of the time it's the
    Bake Element

  • 25%

    25% 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.

    Igniter Replacement

    When dealing with a faulty range igniter, a burner may struggle to ignite, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burner in the oven, or from a surface burner. Difficulty in lighting the burner may occur, necessitating multiple attempts for ignition. The igniter might emit a clicking sound without successfully lighting the gas, indicating a malfunction. In certain cases, the igniter may fail to produce any visible spark. Igniter failure can cause delayed ignition, noticeable as a delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A malfunctioning electronic control board in a range can result in various issues, such as power loss or heating irregularities in the oven or surface element, or the inability to deactivate the oven. This is because the board acts as the central nervous system of the range, overseeing critical functions like temperature control, fan operation, and cooking time. If the electronic control board malfunctions, it disrupts communication among numerous components. A faulty board may also produce abnormal sounds like chattering or clicking, accompanied by a burning smell. Due to its potential impact on multiple components, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests on the board to determine if replacement is necessary.

    Bake Element Replacement

    A damaged bake element in the range will stop the oven from heating. Sometimes, you can see obvious signs of damage like cracks, blisters, or burn marks on the bake element. A failing element might mean the oven can't reach or keep the desired temperature. You might notice food cooking unevenly or taking longer than usual to cook. If the element is seriously damaged, it could spark or smoke while in use. It's crucial to have a Sears Home Services professional check these signs promptly to guarantee the range oven bakes consistently and effectively.

    What to expect when you experience a range not heating issue

    How is the not heating problem resolved?

    Solving most not heating problems typically requires replacing the igniter, electronic control board or bake element. However, it could be caused by other issues, so an accurate diagnosis is key to fixing the problem.

    Follow these recommendations for a range that is not heating

    When the range fails to heat up, there could be various underlying reasons. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, we advise engaging a Sears Home Services professional to conduct diagnostic tests and pinpoint the root cause. Our skilled technicians specialize in identifying various types of range malfunctions.

    What to be mindful of with a range not heating diagnosis

    Successfully diagnosing malfunctions in modern appliances can be a formidable task for individuals lacking comprehensive knowledge and training. Attempting to address range issues without employing precise diagnostic techniques may lead to ineffective repairs reliant on guesswork. The past decade has witnessed significant advancements in appliance technology, resulting in the integration of complex electronic components that pose considerable challenges for troubleshooting. As a result, do-it-yourself repairs on contemporary appliance models have become increasingly complex.

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