Range articles

From troubleshooting a surface indicator light not working to cleaning the inner glass of the oven door, these articles and how-to-videos from Sears PartsDirect can help keep you cooking. For more DIY range advice, check out our repair help section for troubleshooting error codes and step-by-step repair instructions.

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Articles and videos common to all ranges

October 1, 2018
Oven rack placement for best baking results.

Learn where to place the rack in your oven for optimal broiling, toasting, baking or roasting.

May 23, 2018
F30 and F31 error code troubleshooting for ranges.

Find out if it’s the oven temperature sensor, electronic control board or a wiring harness.

May 23, 2018
Range F90 error code troubleshooting.

Troubleshoot the door lock system to find and fix the problem.

May 3, 2018
Range hot surface light won't turn off.

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

April 24, 2018
Cleaning the glass inside the oven door.

Clean the spills so you can see through the glass again!

February 1, 2018
How to read a wiring schematic.

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

September 22, 2016
Easy party appetizer recipes

Make your next get-together a hit with these 3 great-tasting party appetizer recipes.

May 31, 2016
Troubleshooting door lock problems on a range if the door won't open.

Troubleshoot and repair problems with your range when your oven door locks shut and you can't get it open.

February 26, 2016
Are you abusing your appliances?

Take our quiz to see how well you treat your appliances. Then, find out what you can do to help them last longer.

November 1, 2015
Bring several cups of water mixed with several tablespoons of lemon juice to a boil in your microwave to help loosen the caked-on dirt.

These 7 kitchen-cleaning tips are out of the ordinary and super helpful.

June 1, 2015
How to change the clock on a range.

This video from Sears PartsDirect shows how to change the clock on your range.

March 5, 2015
6 Tips for using a range better.

These simple everyday habits cut down on wasted energy when you cook and bake.

January 28, 2015
How to make super-moist brownies.

This recipe makes 50 incredibly moist brownies.

January 22, 2015
How to clean stainless steel appliances.

Learn how to keep the stainless-steel appliances in your home clean and shining bright.

November 28, 2014
Things you're doing wrong with you're oven.

You might be surprised by these 4 tips for using your oven better.

Articles and videos for gas ranges

January 28, 2016

Learn how to troubleshoot and repair your gas oven if it won't heat.

January 27, 2016

Find out how to clean the grates and burners on your gas cooktop.

Articles and videos for electric ranges

November 21, 2018

This short, animated video shows you why the hot surface light on your range always stays on—and how to fix it.

May 30, 2018

Troubleshoot the likely causes why a stovetop burner won’t heat.

May 29, 2018

Watch this troubleshooting video to see why a dual burner won’t heat.

May 3, 2018

Learn how to find the broken switch causing the problem.

April 27, 2016

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

January 28, 2016

Troubleshoot problems when the oven on your range won't heat properly.

January 27, 2016

Find out how to clean the glass cooktop on your range or cooktop to keep it looking new.

November 30, 2014

Here's why ovens with hidden bake elements take longer to preheat.

Symptoms common to all ranges

Choose a symptom to see related range repairs.

Main causes: bad bake element, broken burner igniter, control system failure, blown thermal fuse, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure
Main causes: broken broiler element, weak or broken boil burner igniter, control system failure, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure
Main causes: power supply failure, blown thermal fuse, bad relay control board, damaged terminal block, wiring failure
Main causes: broken oven door lock assembly, wiring failure, electronic control board problem
Main causes: food splatters, spilling food on the oven door, allowing liquid to drip through oven door vent when cleaning the door
Main causes: power supply problem, control thermostat or electronic control board failure, broken element, bad burner igniter
Main causes: faulty temperature sensor, electronic control board problem, control thermostat failure, weak burner igniter, oven door problem
Repair guides common to all ranges

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

July 20, 2018
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range oven door switch

The oven door switch detects whether the oven door is closed and helps control the oven light. Replace the switch if it doesn’t control the oven light properly.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range oven door lock assembly

Oven door not locking? You can replace the lock assembly in less than 30 minutes. Here's how.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less