Range repair guides

From range bake elements to control boards to oven igniters and glass cooktops, these step-by-step repair guides and videos will help you fix the problem with your stove. The repair guides cover all major range brands, including Amana, GE, Kenmore, Whirlpool and more. Sears PartsDirect also has more range DIY repair help, including troubleshooting articles and videos, error code charts and solutions for common symptoms. Search for your model number to find a complete list of parts available for your range and order the part you need.

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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

Repair guides for gas ranges

June 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a gas range oven igniter

If your gas oven doesn't heat up, the problem could be a faulty oven igniter. These step-by-step instructions guide you through replacing the oven igniter in a gas oven.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
How to replace a gas range oven door outer glass panel

You can replace the outer glass panel on an oven door in 45 minutes or less following these step-by-step instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
How to replace an oven temperature sensor on a gas range

See how to replace an oven temperature sensor on a gas range.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace oven door hinges on a gas range

See how to replace the oven door hinges on a gas range yourself, in just 30 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range spark igniter electrode

Learn how to replace the spark igniter electrode for the surface burners on a gas range or dual-fuel range.

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

Follow these step-by-step instructions to put the fire back into the surface burners on your gas range by replacing the spark module.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range spark igniter switch

Follow these steps to replace the spark igniter switch—sometimes called a burner switch or spark switch—on a gas or dual-fuel range.

Repair difficulty
Time required
60 minutes or less
February 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to convert a gas range to operate on LP gas

If you need to convert your gas range to operate on LP gas, use this guide as a reference when following the instructions in the LP conversion kit.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
February 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a gas range oven control board

These step-by-step instructions explain how to replace an oven control board on a gas range

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less

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 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 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 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
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
Articles and videos common to all ranges

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your range.

May 31, 2016
Oven door won't open: troubleshooting door lock problems on a range video
By Erin Hynes

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

January 28, 2015
How to make super-moist brownies
By Erin Hynes

This recipe makes 50 incredibly moist brownies.

November 28, 2014
4 things you're doing wrong with your oven
By Erin Hynes

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