February 20, 2015

How to replace an electric range oven control board

By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace an electric range oven control board

This DIY repair guide explains how to replace the oven control board in an electric range. The oven control board controls the bake and broil elements, and houses the digital display. If the range oven won't bake or broil because the control board isn't sending voltage to the heating elements, or if the display isn't working, replace the board using a manufacturer-approved replacement part.

Use this repair procedure to replace the electronic oven control board on Kenmore, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, GE, Samsung and GE freestanding ranges.

Quick links
Tools required
Nut driver set or wrench set
Screwdriver
Putty knife
Work gloves
Cardboard to protect flooring
A helper if necessary
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Replacing the range electronic oven control board video.

Replacing a range electronic oven control board video.

Instructions

  1. 01.

    Unplug the range

    Set cardboard on the floor in front of the range to prevent scratching the floor.

    Pull the range out of the cabinet and unplug the power cord. Use a helper if necessary.

  2. 02.

    Remove the control panel back shield

    Remove the screws from the control panel back shield and pull it off the range.

    PHOTO: Remove the back shield screws.

    PHOTO: Remove the back shield screws.

    PHOTO: Remove the back shield.

    PHOTO: Remove the back shield.

  3. 03.

    Remove the oven control board

    Take a digital picture of the wires attached to the control board to document their locations so you can attach the wires to the new oven control board the same way.

    Disconnect all the wires from the oven control board.

    Remove the mounting screws and pull the oven control board out of the control panel.

    PHOTO: Disconnect the wires.

    PHOTO: Disconnect the wires.

    PHOTO: Remove the mounting screws.

    PHOTO: Remove the mounting screws.

    PHOTO: Remove the control board.

    PHOTO: Remove the control board.

  4. 04.

    Attach the overlay to the new oven control board

    If the overlay on your existing oven control board is in good shape and you’re going to use on the new oven control board, carefully pry off the existing overlay using a putty knife.

    Enough adhesive residue will remain on the back of the overlay so you can attach the overlay to the new oven control board.

    Transfer the overlay from the existing control board.

    If you bought a new overlay for the control board, attach the new overlay to the control board.

    PHOTO: Transfer the overlay.

    PHOTO: Transfer the overlay.

  5. 05.

    Install the new oven control board

    Position the electronic oven control board and reinstall the mounting screws.

    Carefully connect all the wires to the new oven control board using your digital image as a reference.

  6. 06.

    Reattach the control panel back shield

    Place the control panel back shield on the back of the control console and secure the back shield with the mounting screws.

  7. 07.

    Restore power and reinstall the range

    Plug the power cord into the electrical outlet.

    Carefully slide the range back into the cabinet, ensuring that the rear leveling foot properly engages with the anti-tip bracket so the range doesn’t fall forward when you open the oven door and pull out a loaded oven rack. Use a helper if necessary.

Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.

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

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