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 advice, check out our range repair help section for troubleshooting error codes and step-by-step repair instructions.

Ranges

Articles and videos common to all ranges

September 19, 2022
Introduction article for holiday range preparation.

Start now to get your stove ready for the holiday season

August 30, 2022
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Learn about all the convenient features on our Sears PartsDirect website that make your parts purchases easier.

August 19, 2022
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Find out how to stay safe when repairing your appliances.

August 5, 2022
Image article introducing the Sears Technical Institute.

Learn about Sears Technical Institute and the advanced technical content being developed for aspiring appliance techs.

May 16, 2022
Introduction image for common parts of ranges.

Learn about the parts of gas and electric ranges.

May 12, 2022
Introduction image for Electrolux freestanding stove disassembly.

See how to access control boards and oven components in an Electrolux electric range.

December 27, 2021
Sears PartsDirect sells original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts for your wall oven.

Learn how the self-clean cycle works in an oven.

August 17, 2021
How to read a wiring schematic.

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

July 9, 2021
How to clean stainless steel appliances.

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

October 1, 2019
Our DIY video walks you through how to troubleshoot why your stovetop coil surface element won't heat.

Learn how to troubleshoot a coil surface element on your stove that won't heat.

October 1, 2019
If the surface burner on your newer Frigidaire, GE and Kenmore range won’t heat, the limiter switch may have failed.

Three easy steps help you determine if the limiter switch is bad.

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.

July 31, 2018
How to correct an oven's temperature setting.

If your oven consistently undercooks or overcooks, it might need recalibration. You can reset it yourself.

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.

January 18, 2016
How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts.

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

Articles and videos for gas ranges

September 19, 2022
Introduction article for holiday range preparation.

Start now to get your stove ready for the holiday season

August 30, 2022
Image for intoruduction section describing Sears PartsDirect website features.

Learn about all the convenient features on our Sears PartsDirect website that make your parts purchases easier.

August 19, 2022
Introduction image for article on DIY appliance repair safety.

Find out how to stay safe when repairing your appliances.

August 11, 2022
Introduction image for article on the new Search Bar feature on Sears PartsDirect.

Learn about a new feature added to the Search Bar on Sears PartsDirect

June 29, 2022
Introduction image for Sears and Sears PartsDirect questions article.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about Sears and Sears PartsDirect.

May 16, 2022
Introduction image for common parts of ranges.

Learn about the parts of gas and electric ranges.

December 28, 2021
Riding mower fuse

Learn how to tell whether a fuse is blown

January 28, 2016
Troubleshooting gas range if oven won't heat.

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

January 27, 2016
How to clean gas burners and grates on a cooktop.

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

Articles and videos for electric ranges

September 19, 2022
Introduction article for holiday range preparation.

Start now to get your stove ready for the holiday season

August 30, 2022
Image for intoruduction section describing Sears PartsDirect website features.

Learn about all the convenient features on our Sears PartsDirect website that make your parts purchases easier.

August 19, 2022
Introduction image for article on DIY appliance repair safety.

Find out how to stay safe when repairing your appliances.

August 11, 2022
Introduction image for article on the new Search Bar feature on Sears PartsDirect.

Learn about a new feature added to the Search Bar on Sears PartsDirect

June 29, 2022
Introduction image for Sears and Sears PartsDirect questions article.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about Sears and Sears PartsDirect.

May 16, 2022
Introduction image for common parts of ranges.

Learn about the parts of gas and electric ranges.

May 12, 2022
Introduction image for Electrolux freestanding stove disassembly.

See how to access control boards and oven components in an Electrolux electric range.

October 1, 2019
Our DIY video walks you through how to troubleshoot why your stovetop coil surface element won't heat.

Learn how to troubleshoot a coil surface element on your stove that won't heat.

October 1, 2019
If the surface burner on your newer Frigidaire, GE and Kenmore range won’t heat, the limiter switch may have failed.

Three easy steps help you determine if the limiter switch is bad.

November 21, 2018
Troubleshooting range hot surface light problems.

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
Range radiant surface element not working.

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

May 29, 2018
Range dual-ring radiant surface element.

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

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

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

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

Learn how to find the broken switch causing the problem.

April 27, 2016
How to care for a radiant glass cooktop.

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

January 28, 2016
Troubleshooting oven not heating on an electric range.

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

January 27, 2016
How to clean a glass cooktop.

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

November 30, 2014
Hidden bake element has long preheat.

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: food splatters, spilling food on the oven door, allowing liquid to drip through oven door vent when cleaning the door
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: faulty temperature sensor, electronic control board problem, control thermostat failure, weak burner igniter, oven door problem
Main causes: broken broiler element, weak or broken broil burner igniter, control system failure, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure
Main causes: power supply problem, control thermostat or electronic control board failure, broken element, bad burner igniter
Main causes: bad bake element, broken burner igniter, control system failure, blown thermal fuse, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure

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
 15 minutes or less