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Electric Range Troubleshooting Tool

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Nothing works or it works intermittently

A single burner does not heat

A single burner only works intermittently

 

A single burner only works at high heat

No burners work or they don't reach full temperature

The burner "ON" light does not work

  • The bulb may have burned out

  • Check the connection of the light to the burner control switch

  • Test the burner control switch

Oven does not heat

  • Check timer and clock settings

  • Reseat the element

  • Test the element

  • Test the element connectors

  • Test the oven temperature control

  • Test the oven selector control

Oven does not maintain set temperature

  • Reseat the element

  • Test the element

  • Test the element connectors

  • Check the thermometer bulb

  • Test the oven temperature control

  • Test the oven selector control

  • Recalibrate the temperature control

Oven temperature does not match the control

  • Recalibrate the temperature control

Broiler does not work

  • Reseat the element

  • Test the element

  • Test the element connectors

  • Test the oven temperature control

  • Test the oven selector control

Convection feature does not work

  • Test the oven selector control

  • Check the fan for obstructions

  • Test the fan motor

Clock does not work

  • Check the connections

The oven light does not work

  • Replace the bulb

  • Test the switch

Oven's self-cleaning feature does not work

  • Make sure the door closes and latches securely

  • Test the element

  • Test the temperature control

  • Test the oven selector control

Oven door does not close properly

  • Adjust the door

  • Adjust the door springs

  • Inspect the door seal gasket

An indicator light does not work

  • Replace the bulb

  • Check the connection

The oven exterior is too hot

  • Inspect the door seal gasket




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