Electric Range

Electric ovens are quite simple in design. There are a couple different types of electric ovens including the free-standing range and stove combination and wall ovens. The oven works in the same way for both types. Smaller, countertop convection ovens also operate under the same principles, although they are used for less thorough heating and cooking. The basic components of the interior of an electric oven are the top and bottom heating elements, which are contained in an enclosed steel box. Most electric ovens are equipped with a clock as well as other features such as an interior light switch and a self-cleaning control. When you first set the temperature on the electronic control, the bottom heating element is activated. An electronic temperature-detecting rod sends a signal to a circuit board, automatically adjusting the interior temperature. The heating elements do not move. They consist of wires surrounded by metal sheaths. Electrical power heats the wires, which in turn heat the metal surrounding them. Convection ovens add a fan to blow the hot air around inside the oven. Some electric ovens may include a convection feature that you can use when you wish.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

OVEN DOES NOT HEAT

Reseat the element

Test the temperature sensor

Test the element

Test the element connectors

 

WON’T BAKE

Burnt or loose wire to the element

Reseat the element

Test the temperature sensor

Test the element

Test the element connectors

 

WON’T BROIL

Burnt or loose wire to the element

Reseat the element

Test the temperature sensor

Test the element

 

OVEN DOES NOT MAINTAIN SET TEMPERATURE

Recalibrate the temperature control

Reseat the element

Test the temperature sensor

Test the element

 

SELF-CLEAN DOESN’T WORK

Check the door lock is not bent or misaligned

Test the temperature sensor

Test the element

Test the door lock

Test the door switch

 

CONVECTION OVEN DOESN’T WORK

Check the fan for obstructions

Test the fan motor

 

OVEN LIGHT DOESN’T WORK

Replace the bulb

Test the door switch

WARNING: disconnect power before removing any parts from the oven. If you are not comfortable doing any of these tests yourself, than you should get a technician to check the appliance for you.

The information in this website contains POSSIBLE REPAIR SOLUTIONS. This information is intended to assist customers in troubleshooting the possible problems that your appliance might be having. The information comes from a variety of sources and therefore in no way implies or suggests that this will be a guaranteed solution for your problem. They are merely a guide to help to assist you in troubleshooting your appliance. Any parts that are purchased in the effort to fix your appliance, that do not solve your problem are the sole responsibility of the consumer. Timers that are repaired or purchased from Turner’s Timer Repair are NOT RETURNABLE and our normal warranty policy will take effect.