Common Range or Oven Problems

Range Burner Won’t Heat

Cause: Faulty burner element or switch

If you have an electric stove, your range burners need electricity in order to heat up. Sometimes, these burners go bad and need to be replaced. So when your element doesn’t work it’s wise to check the infinite switch or potential switch. If one of your electric burners won’t heat up, follow these steps:

  1. Note which burner is not functioning (front right, front left, rear right, rear left)
  2. Take a picture or write down the model number
  3. Call us to schedule a repair

The Oven Won’t Heat

Cause: Control board

An oven that won’t heat is usually the result of a faulty igniter (for a gas oven) or heating element (for an electric oven). If both your gas oven and your gas burners have stopped working, the problem is most likely with the gas line and will require professional repair. However, you may be able to replace the heating element or igniter yourself.

  1. Note if its bake or broil is not functioning
  2. Take a picture or write down the model number
  3. Call us to schedule a repair

Oven Won’t Heat to the Right Temperature

Cause: Temperature sensor

This could be a problem with the temperature sensor, the gas igniter or the heating element. That temperature sensor should be around 1080 Ohms, if that checks out, then your next step is to test high limit switch it could be tripping prematurely and cutting the power to the unit.

  1. Note if your convection fan is working
  2. Note if both broil and bake elements are heating
  3. Take a picture or write down the model number
  4. Call us to schedule a repair

The Burner Stuck on High

Cause: Could be the switch

This could be a problem with the switch or control board. This issue is hard to troubleshoot over the phone because every model is different and wiring diagrams can be confusing for immature repair man.

  1. Note which burner is stuck on high
  2. Take a picture or write down the model number
  3. Call us to schedule a repair

Power Supply Issues

Cause: Similar to other electrical appliances, if your electric range is not working at all, it might not be receiving power. This could be due to a faulty outlet, tripped circuit breaker, or blown fuse. Verify that your range is plugged in securely. If it is, try resetting the circuit breaker or replacing the fuse. If the problem persists, contact a licensed electrician.

  1. Note if the breaker for the appliance is tripped
  2. Take a picture or write down the model number
  3. Call us to schedule a repair

Faulty Heating Elements

Cause: If your range isn’t heating, there might be an issue with one or more of the heating elements. This could be due to wear and tear, or a faulty connection. The element will need to be replaced if it is damaged or not glowing when turned on. This task can usually be done with basic tools, but if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, you should hire a professional.

  1. Note which element is bad
  2. Take a picture or write down the model number
  3. Call us to schedule a repair

Damaged Control Switch

Cause: If only one burner isn’t heating, it could be due to a faulty control switch, which regulates how much heat the element produces. If only one burner is malfunctioning, the control switch might need to be replaced. This should generally be done by a professional appliance repair technician.

  1. Note which burner is not working
  2. Take a picture or write down the model number
  3. Call us to schedule a repair

Broken Oven Thermostat

Cause: If your oven isn’t heating to the right temperature, the oven’s thermostat could be to blame. The thermostat controls the temperature inside the oven. A broken thermostat usually needs to be replaced by a professional. However, first, you can try calibrating it according to the instructions in the owner’s manual.

  1. Note which burner is not working
  2. Take a picture or write down the model number
  3. Call us to schedule a repair

Malfunctioning Timer or Electronic Control

Cause: If the oven isn’t turning on, it could be due to a faulty timer or electronic control, which controls the oven’s different functions. This is a complex issue that often requires a professional to diagnose and repair.

  1. Note what happened prior to the problem
  2. Take a picture or write down the model number
  3. Call us to schedule a repair

Remember, safety first. Unplug your range before performing any maintenance or checks, and when in doubt, hire a professional to avoid the risk of electric shock or further damage to your range.