March 27, 2015

Easy DIY wall oven repairs

By Sears PartsDirect staff
Easy DIY wall oven repairs.
Easy DIY wall oven repairs.

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 guides How to replace temperature sensor on an electric wall oven and How to replace a temperature sensor on a gas wall oven have 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.

Symptoms common to all wall oven

Choose a symptom to see related wall oven repairs.

Main causes: broken bake element, bad bake burner igniter, tripped thermal switch, control system failure
Main causes: broken broil element, faulty broil burner igniter, control system failure
Main causes: lack of electrical power, bad electronic control board, faulty oven control thermostat
Main causes: bad oven door lock assembly, faulty electronic control board, wiring failure
Main causes: faulty oven temperature sensor, control system problem, weak burner igniter, damaged oven element
Main causes: lack of gas supply, broken igniter, tripped circuit breaker, broken oven element, tripped thermal fuse, control system failure

Repair guides common to all wall oven

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your wall oven.

June 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace wall oven door hinges

If your oven door flops open fast, it's time to replace the hinges. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it yourself.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a wall oven door outer glass panel

Learn how to replace a damaged outer window panel on your wall oven door with these step-by-step instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
June 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a wall oven control thermostat

Get your oven temperature under your control by replacing a faulty oven control thermostat.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 60 minutes or less

Articles and videos common to all wall oven

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your wall oven.

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