January 28, 2016

Oven won't heat: troubleshooting electric range problems video

By Sears PartsDirect staff
Troubleshooting oven not heating on an electric range.
Troubleshooting oven not heating on an electric range.

An inadequate power supply, a break in wires, or a bad bake element or electronic control board all could cause the oven on your range not to heat. Watch this video from Sears PartsDirect to see how to troubleshoot the problem.

If your range is gas, follow the troubleshooting tips in this oven won't heat video.

Plus, check out our repair help page the next time you need help with a DIY repair project on your range or other appliances.

Symptoms for electric ranges

Main causes: faulty surface element, burner control switch failure, temperature limiter not working properly, loose wiring
Main causes: impact from dropping an item on the glass surface, ceramic glass surface flaw, surface element temperature limiter failure

Repair guides for electric ranges

July 20, 2018
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range exposed bake element

This DIY repair guide shows how to replace an exposed bake element in just 15 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a range hidden bake element

These step-by-step instructions guide you through replacing the oven hidden bake element in an electric range.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range radiant surface element

If the element on your glass cooktop isn't heating up even though it gets power, replace it yourself, in about 45 minutes. Here's how.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less

Articles and videos for electric ranges

May 3, 2018

Range hot surface light won't turn off video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn how to test the surface element switches to find the broken part.

May 3, 2018

Range surface element light won't turn off video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn how to find the broken switch causing the problem.

April 27, 2016

How to care for a radiant cooktop video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn how to choose cookware for a glass cooktop range and how to clean the cooktop with a non-abrasive cleaner.