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Range not working

Common reasons your range not working

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

  • 28%

    28% 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
    Surface Element Switch

  • 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.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When the electronic control board of a range malfunctions, it can trigger various failures, including power loss or heating issues in the oven or surface element, or the oven failing to shut off. This occurs because the board acts as the command center for the range, overseeing essential functions like temperature regulation, fan operation, and timer settings. If the electronic control board malfunctions, it disrupts communication among different components. A defective board may also generate unusual sounds such as chattering or clicking, along with a burning odor. Given its potential impact on multiple components, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests on the board to determine if replacement is warranted.

    Igniter Replacement

    A failed range igniter might hinder a burner from igniting, leading to no heat from the bake or broil burner in the oven, or from a surface burner. It could also make it challenging to light the burner, requiring multiple tries to achieve ignition. You may hear a clicking sound from the igniter without the gas successfully igniting, signaling a malfunction. Sometimes, the igniter may not produce any visible spark at all. Igniter failure can result in delayed ignition, noticeable as a delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.

    Surface Element Switch Replacement

    When dealing with a failed surface element switch, you may encounter difficulties in turning the surface element on or off, or notice a loose or wobbly switch shaft. This malfunctioning switch can result in 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 generate heat even after the control has been turned off, presenting a safety concern. If you suspect that the switch on your range is defective, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional assess the switch for you.

    What to expect when you experience a range not working issue

    How to fix the not working problem

    Most not working problems are resolved by replacing the electronic control board, igniter or surface element switch, but not always. A thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Recommendations for a range that is not working

    If a range is not working it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unnecessary parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional thoroughly troubleshoot the range and fix the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of range failures.

    What to watch for with a range not working diagnosis

    Effectively diagnosing malfunctions in modern appliances necessitates a comprehensive understanding and specialized training. Addressing range issues without employing precise diagnostic techniques may lead to ineffective repairs and unnecessary part replacements. With significant advancements in appliance technology over the past decade, contemporary models now feature intricate electronic components that pose considerable challenges for troubleshooting. Consequently, do-it-yourself repairs on modern appliances have become increasingly intricate.

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    Common range symptoms to look out for

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    • Range burner not working
    • Range clicking
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    • Range hood light not working
    • Range hood won't turn off
    • Range not heating
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