Easy DIY Range Repairs

 

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By Kim Hillegass, Sears PartsDirect

They say the kitchen is the heart of a home. It's where we mix our love for our families and friends into the dishes we make. So when the kitchen range breaks, it's as if the home's heart breaks as well. Fortunately, the troubleshooting advice and repair guides in our DIY Gas and Electric Range Repair section can help you keep the heart of your home beating. And if your range is flashing an error code, our explanations of range error codes help you diagnose the problem. 

The repairs listed here take less than 30 minutes and use just a few common tools. We'll help you get the right part for your range repair, too.

Oven Door Won't Open

The oven door lock is a safety feature that prevents you from opening the door during the self-clean cycle, or when the control lockout is active. If the door doesn't lock correctly, our DIY repair guide How to Replace a Range Oven Door Lock Assembly has the instructions to complete this easy repair.

Oven Temperature Too Hot or Too Cold

The oven temperature sensor measures the oven temperature and sends this information to the oven control board. If the sensor stops working, the oven is too hot or too cool. Our DIY repair guide How to Replace a Temperature Sensor in an Electric or Gas Oven gives instructions for this easy repair.

Coil Cooktop Element Not Heating

The coil surface element on an electric range is the heat source for the cooktop. If it's damaged or burned out, it stops heating. The instructions for this quick and easy fix are in our DIY repair guide How to Replace a Coil Surface Element.

Surface Element Switch Doesn't Work

The surface element switch, also called an infinite switch, controls the power to the surface element. If the surface element stops heating, it could be a bad infinite switch. See our DIY repair guide How to Replace a Surface Element Switch for help replacing this part.

Oven Won't Bake or Broil

The electronic oven control board operates the bake and the broil functions, and provides the digital display on the control panel. If it fails, it could stop sending power to the oven elements, or the display could disappear. The repair is simple following the instructions in our DIY repair guide How to Replace a Range Oven Control Board.

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