If your electric oven is no longer heating, there may be a problem with the bake or broil element, temperature control thermostat, temperature sensor, or control board.
Troubleshooting an electric oven that does not heat can seem complex, but there are some easy things to check first that do not require a lot of expertise, or time spent disassembling or testing parts. We will take you from the easiest and most-common elements and parts to check, to the more complex parts in order to fix your range that does not heat.
Although your electric stove might be a Frigidaire, LG, Samsung, Maytag or Amana, many of these appliances will contain the same types of parts that work in the same way – no matter what the brand. However, you should always go by the model number located on your appliance when looking to replace a part.
When looking to how to fix an oven that no longer heats, here are a few parts you should check out.
Whirlpool Electric Range Bake Element Part number: WP74003019
Bake or Broil Element
The bake or broil element provides the heat inside your oven. Sometimes you can observe the element turning red when turned on. If your oven Continue reading
If the electric coil burners on your stove won’t lie down flat, allowing you an even cooking experience, then you should remove the drip pan and ring and gently push the coil burner down into the stove cavity.
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Electrolux Range Electronic Control Board & Clock Part number: 316455400. Used on Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Sears, Tappan, White-Westinghouse ranges.
If your oven is displaying a fault code (F1, F2, E3, etc.) first try clearing or disconnecting the power to the unit for 30 seconds, then reconnecting to see if that clears the code. If not, you could have a faulty electronic control board.
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Clean your oven by placing a bowl of non-sudsy ammonia on a cookie sheet and leaving it in a cold oven overnight. The fumes from the ammonia will help soften up any baked-on gunk or spills.
Be sure to open a window and step back while opening your oven door to avoid the fumes from the ammonia. Use a non-abrasive damp sponge to clean the inside of your oven.
How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.
Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.
According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.
Find the electric stove burner coil for your stove by using your model number.
If the surface burner element on your electric stove is no longer heating, you can replace it. But first, be sure that it is in fact the burner element that is faulty and not some other part.
WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.
One simple test – switch the element out with another that you know works (make sure it is the same size). If that element heats up, then your other element might be faulty. Use a multimeter to test the element to be sure.
Next, check the end contacts. Are they blacked or burnt? You can try
If you have an electric oven and it’s not heating up like it should (or at all) then you might have a faulty bake element. Sometimes, the bake element is visibly damaged or even falls apart altogether, so it’s easy to tell that you need a new electric oven bake element replacement part.
Whirlpool electric oven bake element. Part number: 74003019
Replacing the bake element in an electric oven is an affordable and super easy fix. First, find the correct part for your stove by locating your appliance’s model number. Usually, it’s on a sticker inside your stove’s lower storage drawer, but not IN the drawer, but on the appliance. Here are some other places to look: http://www.everyappliancepart.com/help_finding_model_number.php
Once you have that, copy down the model number and enter it into the search box on EveryAppliancePart.com to find the right part for your appliance.
Once you have your part, unplug your appliance or shut off the power to the appliance before you make your repair.
- Disconnect and remove your old bake element by removing the screws that hold the element in place to the inside back wall of your oven.
- Gently pull the old broken element forward. You will see that there are wires running to the element which provides the electricity in order to heat the element. You may need a pair of needle nose pliers to remove these wire leads. VERY IMPORTANT – don’t let these wires disappear through the holes into the body of your oven. If you do, you will need to remove the wall oven in order to get them back, which is a lot of work.
- Attach the wires to your new bake element (these usually slide in) and then push the new bake element into place. Replace the screws and you are done.
- Connect the power back to your electric range and turn your oven on to see if it works.