Electric Range Won't Bake

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

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

Step-1. Baking Element

If your electric range 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 test meter, the baking element should have continuity.  If it does not have continuity the element is bad and it will need to be replaced to fix the problem. Safety Reminder – 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 range plenty of time too cool down before troubleshooting any parts.  It is suggested wearing safety gloves while inspecting, testing or removing any of your ranges heating elements, to protect your hands from being harmed.

Step-2. Temperature Sensor

The temperature sensor is used on newer model electronic control ranges, it is used to sense the temperature inside of the oven compartment.  The sensor communicates with the ranges electronic control board, which adjusts the temperature as necessary.  On newer model ranges, 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 the range fault codes to see if the temperature sensor is the problem.

Step-3. Relay Control Board

Some electric ranges 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 bake element.  Inspect the relay control board. and replace it if you detect any burnt spots, melted relays or any other obvious signs of damage on the board.

Step-4. Blown Range Fuse

On some range models an internal fuse is used to shut the range off to prevent any further damage to the unit.  If the fuse has blown, the range 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 from one of the bigger hardware stores or online, a test meter can be a real time and money saver when troubleshooting all of the different electrical parts used on an electric range.  Electrical parts can be diagnosed either bad or good very quick, instead of just assuming that a part has failed and replacing it, only to find out that the part wasn’t bad and the problem lies elsewhere with another range part.  If the fuse does not have continuity, the fuse is faulty and will need to be replaced with the same rated fuse, Note Never change the rating of a fuse on your range.  Before replacing the fuse with a new one, you will need to inspect or troubleshoot the various components within the range to determine what caused the fuse to blow in the first place.  Visually inspect all of the ovens electrical components for burnt wires, burnt or shorted wire connectors, any signs of damage on the bake and broil elements as well as the elements terminal end connections.

Step-5. Electronic Control Board

You will need to Inspect your ranges electronic control board, the control board is a real difficult part to test,  You can visually inspect the control board for a burnt or melted electrical component or a loose wire harness connection 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 one of the many soldered spots can be the cause of an electronic control boards failure, you won’t even be able to see the fracture in the solder with the naked eye.

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