Range: Why won't my range's oven heat?
A failed oven control thermostat or oven selector switch can prevent the oven from heating on a range that has dials for the oven controls. On a range with a digital display, a bad electronic control board or faulty oven temperature sensor probe may keep the oven from working.
In an electric range, a broken bake element won't heat the oven. Follow the troubleshooting steps in our electric oven won't heat video to find the cause of the oven heating problem
A weak oven igniter often prevents the oven in a gas range from heating. Our gas oven won't heat video provides troubleshooting steps to fix the oven in a gas range.
Some ranges have a thermal switch that trips when the oven overheats. A tripped thermal switch won't allow the oven to heat. Our video troubleshooting problems with an oven thermal switch will help you reset the thermal switch so the oven will heat again.
Electronically controlled ranges typically display an error code when the oven won't heat. F10 is a common code displayed on many models. Our video shows how to troubleshoot the F10 range code. If your range displays a different code, use our error code charts to find troubleshooting for the code.
THESE REPAIRS MAY HELP SOLVE YOUR RANGE PROBLEM
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.
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.
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.
Range bake or broil element
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.
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.
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.
Range oven temperature sensor probe
If your oven's temperature isn't hot enough, or if it's too hot, the gas oven sensor could be at fault. Use our DIY repair guide and video to replace the gas oven temperature sensor.
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.
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.
Reset or replace the range thermal fuse
Replace the range oven control thermostat
The oven thermostat is a temperature-controlled switch that controls heating inside the oven. Replace the thermostat if it doesn't maintain the oven temperature incorrectly, if it fails to turn on to the oven burner to heat the oven, or if it fails to turn off the burner when the oven is at the set temperature.
Range oven control thermostat
Replace the range oven selector switch
The oven selector switch has electrical contacts that can fail. If the contacts in the oven selector switch fail, replace the switch.
Range oven selector switch
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).
Range electronic 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.
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.
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.
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