An oven that is hot or still heating even when turned off can be a scary, confusing problem. However, there are a few parts that may have become faulty and could be causing this problem. With a little know-how, you can fix a Frigidaire, GE, Maytag, Kenmore or Whirlpool oven that is not cooling down even when the oven is turned off, yourself. Here are some parts that could be causing this problem. Replacing one or more of these parts could solve the problem of an oven staying hot, even when it is turned off.
First, disconnect any power going to range or oven either by flipping the breaker that supplies power to the oven or unplugging the appliance. Wait until the oven is completely cool before attempting any repairs.
Most modern ranges that have an electronic control will use a temperature sensor inside the oven to monitor the temperature. If the sensor becomes faulty, a fault code might appear on the oven’s control board. You may need to replace the temperature sensor to fix the fault code.
The oven thermostat detects the temperature inside the oven and controls the heating element depending on the oven temperature settings. A faulty oven thermostat is one reason an oven is still hot, even though it is turned to the “off” setting.
You will need to remove the oven control knob and remove the thermostat from the wiring inside the oven. You will also need to remove the thermostat capillary tube from inside the oven as well. Carefully push the tube through the opening either on top, or in the back wall of the oven. Now you can remove both pieces of the old thermostat from the oven.
Thread the new thermostat capillary tube through the wall oven opening and set it in its support settings. Reattach the wires to the new thermostat and insert the mounting screws in place. Replace the temperature control knob onto the new thermostat.
Oven Control Board
The control board sends voltage to the brake and broil elements of the oven according to users settings. If the control board becomes defective, it may continue to send voltage to the heating element even when it is turned off.
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