Electric Oven Won't Bake

If your electric ovens not baking, here you will find troubleshooting help with some of the most common solutions to repair your broken oven with.

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Troubleshoot An Electric Oven That Won’t Bake With These 5 – Steps

Step-1. Baking Element

If your electric oven won’t bake but it will broil, You will need to inspect the baking element for visual signs of damage such as a small hole or a break in the element where it has shorted out or any other obvious damage, it may have a wire that has come off of the terminal ends on the element or one of the wires may have shorted where it connects to the baking elements terminal ends.  If you do not find any obvious damage you can test the element for continuity using a digital or analog multi-meter, the bake element should have continuity.  If it does not have continuity the element is bad and it will need to be replaced to solve the problem. Safety Note –Please keep in mind that just because a bake element does not look hot, doesn’t mean that it isn’t hot, it can still burn you.  You will want to be sure to give your oven plenty of time too cool down before troubleshooting any parts.  It is suggested wearing safety gloves while inspecting, testing or removing any of your ovens components, to protect your hands from harm.

Step-2. Temperature Sensor

The temperature sensor is used on newer model electronic control ovens, it is used to sense the temperature inside of the oven.  The sensor communicates with the ovens electronic control board, which adjusts the temperature as necessary.  On newer model ovens, a fault code should display on the control panel if the temperature sensor has failed.  You will need to refer to your owners manual, under oven fault codes to see if the temperature sensor is the problem.

Step-3. Relay Control Board

Some electric ovens have a relay control board that’s separate from the electronic control board. The relay control board has the electrical relay that controls the voltage going to the baking element.  Inspect the relay control board. and replace it if you detect any burnt spots, melted relays or any other obvious signs of damage.

Step-4. Blown Oven Fuse

On some oven models an internal fuse is used to shut the oven off to prevent any further damage to the appliance.  If the fuse has blown, the oven won’t turn on, the fuse can be tested using a test meter.  Troubleshooting tip – If you do not have access to a test meter, a digital meter can be purchased reasonably cheap online or from one of the bigger hardware stores, a test meter is a real time and money saver while troubleshooting the various electrical parts on an oven.  Electrical parts can be diagnosed either bad or good very quick, instead of assuming that a part is faulty and replacing it, only to find out that part wasn’t bad and the problem lies elsewhere with another broken oven part.  If the fuse does not have continuity, the part is faulty and will need to be replaced.  Before replacing the fuse with a new one, you will need to inspect or troubleshoot the various components within the oven to determine what caused the fuse to blow in the first place.  Visually inspect all of the ovens electrical components for burnt wires, burnt wire connectors, signs of damage on the broil and bake elements and the elements terminal connections.

Step-5. Electronic Control Board

You will need to Inspect your ovens electronic control board, the control board is a very difficult part to test,  You can visually inspect the control board for a loose wire harness connection or a burnt or melted component on the control board.  If any of the mentioned damage is found, the control board may be faulty.  The control board is a very intricate electrical part, sometimes a hairline fracture in a solder spot can cause the board to fail, you won’t even be able to see the fracture in the solder with the naked eye.

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