Easy DIY Wall Oven Repairs



By Kim Hillegass, Sears PartsDirect

The sweet aroma of cookies baking in an oven promises a delectable treat that makes your mouth water. So when those cookies come out burned or not done, a bitter taste is all that remains in your mouth. Don't worry, you may be able to find the problem and fix it yourself, saving time and money–and a trip to the store for a package of artificially preserved cookies.

Our DIY Wall Oven Repair section offers tips and advice to help you find and fix the problem you're having. If there is an error code showing on your oven, take a look at our Wall Oven Error Codes table to help figure out the problem. When you're ready to take on the repair yourself, check out our Wall Oven DIY Repair Guides. Some of the most common repairs are listed below, and all are very quick and easy to do.

Oven Too Hot or Not Hot Enough

The oven temperature probe senses and measures the oven temperature. When it goes bad, the oven temperature could become too hot or too cold. Failure of the probe could also cause an error code on the digital display. The DIY repair guide How to Replace an Oven Temperature Sensor in an Electric or Gas Oven has instructions for fixing the problem.

Oven Door Hard to Open or Close

The door hinge allows the door to open and close smoothly. Normal wear and tear or damage to the hinge prevents the door from opening or closing correctly, allowing heat to escape the oven. Instructions for this easy repair are in our DIY repair guide How to Replace Oven Door Hinges.

Hidden Oven Bake Element Not Heating

The bake element, as its name suggests, provides the heat in the oven while baking. Sometimes damage to an element is easy to see, other times it fails with no visible evidence. In either instance, it's easy to replace following the instructions in our DIY repair guide How to Replace a Hidden Oven Bake Element.

These are just a few things that could fail on an oven. Check out our Oven Repair Guides for a list of other oven repairs you can do yourself.