DIY electric range repair

When your electric range surface burners aren't heating properly or the oven doesn't work, use our troubleshooting tips to figure out how to fix the problem. If your electric range is displaying an error code, use our error code charts to figure out the problem. Then follow the steps in the range repair guides to help you replace parts.

If you're looking for answers to common questions, troubleshooting videos or care and maintenance tips such as the best way to clean a glass cooktop or how to clean streaks off the oven door glass, check out our articles and videos page.

To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your electric range, search for your model number.

Electric Ranges
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
How to replace an oven temperature sensor on an electric range

These step-by-step instructions guide you through replacing an oven temperature sensing probe.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace the oven broil element on an electric range

Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace the broiler element in an electric oven.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace oven door hinges on an electric range

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 an electric range oven door outer glass panel

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

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
March 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range glass cooktop

These step-by-step instructions explain how to replace a damaged ceramic glass cooktop on an electric range.

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

Follow these steps to install a replacement if the solid surface element on your range isn't working.

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
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace an electric range oven control board

If the electronic oven control board isn't powering the bake and broil functions, you can replace it in less than half an hour.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a range surface element control switch

The surface element control switch lets you turn the stovetop elements on and off, and to set the heat level. These step-by-step instructions explain how to replace it in less than 30 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range relay control board

Follow these instructions to replace the relay control board if it isn't responding to signals from the microprocessor display control board.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
February 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range coil surface element

Easily replace a coil surface element in 15 minutes or less by following these step-by-step instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
Articles and videos for electric ranges

November 21, 2018
Quick tips and fixes: range hot surface light troubleshooting video
By Sears PartsDirect staff

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
Radiant surface element on range not working video
By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

May 29, 2018
Dual-ring radiant surface element on range not working video
By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

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.

January 28, 2016
Oven won't heat: troubleshooting electric range problems video
By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

January 27, 2016
How to clean a glass cooktop video
By Sears PartsDirect staff

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
By Sears PartsDirect staff

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