Range: Oven not baking

In an electric range, a failed bake element, electronic control board, thermal fuse, temperature sensor probe or oven control thermostat could prevent the oven from baking. On many ranges, the control will display F10 when the oven won't bake. If you see this code, use our troubleshooting the F10 code on a range video to determine the problem. If you don't see the F10 code, watch our electric oven won't heat video for tips on getting the oven heating again.

For gas ranges, a failed igniter often prevents the oven from heating. Watch our gas oven won't heat video for troubleshooting tips to get the oven in a gas range working again.

A failed keypad also can prevent the oven from working in a gas or electric range. Replace the keypad if nothing happens when you press buttons.

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These repairs may help solve your range problem

Replace the range bake or broil element

Replace the range bake or broil element

In an electric oven, the bake element at the bottom of the oven and the broil element at the top of the oven provide the heat for baking and broiling. Replace them if they're broken or if the oven isn't heating properly.

How to replace the oven broil element on an electric range

Is your oven broil element on your stove not heating? This DIY repair guide shows how to replace a faulty oven broil element on a range in 4 quick steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
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How to replace a range hidden bake element

An oven bake element not heating could mean there's a break in the element, even if you see no damage. This DIY repair guide and video show how to replace the hidden bake element on a range in 30 minutes or less.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
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Replace the range oven igniter

Replace the range oven igniter

Most gas ovens have a glow-bar oven igniter and a safety gas valve. Those components are connected in a series-type electrical circuit. When the glow-bar oven igniter is hot enough to safely ignite the gas, the safety gas valve opens. Replace the oven igniter if doesn't glow, or if it glows but doesn't get hot enough to open the gas valve. Some ovens have a separate igniter for the bake burner and the broiler burner, which operate on the same principle.

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

If the oven burner isn't lighting on your range, the igniter might not be getting hot enough to open the gas valve and light the gas. Our DIY repair guide and video give step-by-step instructions for replacing the stove's igniter.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
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Replace the range oven temperature sensor probe

Replace the range oven temperature sensor probe

The oven temperature sensor probe detects the actual temperature in the oven cavity. Replace it if it's not detecting the temperature properly, in which case the oven doesn't maintain the temperature you set. A complete failure, in which the sensor probe doesn't detect any temperature at all, usually triggers an error code on the electronic oven control board.

How to replace an oven temperature sensor on a gas range

If your gas oven's temperature isn't hot enough, or if it's too hot, the temperature sensor could be at fault. Use our DIY repair guide and video to replace the oven temperature sensor.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
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How to replace an oven temperature sensor on an electric range

When an oven's temperature is too hot or isn't hot enough, the problem could be the temperature sensor. This DIY repair guide and video show how to replace the oven temperature sensor in 6 easy steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
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Reset or replace the range thermal fuse

Reset or replace the range thermal fuse

Many range ovens have a bi-metal thermal fuse-also called a thermal limit switch-that protects the oven from overheating. The oven thermal fuse trips when the temperature in the oven gets too hot. After the thermal fuse trips, the oven won't heat. If the thermal fuse trips after the self-cleaning cycle, try resetting the fuse by turning off electricity to the range, removing the exterior back panel, and pushing the reset button. If the fuse tripped during normal operation, replace it. If the problem persists, the electronic oven control board might require replacement. Reset the thermal fuse after replacing the control board.

Replace the range electronic oven control board

Replace the range electronic oven control board

The electronic oven control (EOC) board governs the timing and execution of oven functions such as baking and broiling. It's usually in the control console and often has a digital clock on the front of its housing. Replace the electronic control board if it doesn't light up when it's supplied with electrical power, if it doesn't operate properly or doesn't properly send voltage to the bake or broil element (in an electric oven) or burner (in a gas oven).

February 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a gas range oven control board

If the control panel on a gas range is blank or the oven won't heat, it could be a faulty oven control board. This repair guide and video show how to replace the range oven control board in 30 minutes or less.

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

If the range control panel is blank, the oven control board could be the problem—the oven might not heat either. This DIY repair guide and video show how to replace the range oven control board easily, in 30 minutes or less.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
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Replace the range control membrane keypad or overlay

Replace the range control membrane keypad or overlay

Some electronic control boards use a separate membrane keypad that communicates the button selections to the control board through a ribbon wire connection. Replace the membrane keypad if buttons don't work. Other electronic control boards have selection buttons incorporated into the body of the control board, with an overlay that marks the selection buttons. Replace the overlay if it's damaged or discolored.

Symptoms common to all ranges

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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
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 Sears PartsDirect staff

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 Sears PartsDirect staff

This recipe makes 50 incredibly moist brownies.

November 28, 2014
4 things you're doing wrong with your oven
By Sears PartsDirect staff

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