Wall Oven: Why won't my wall oven broil?
In an electric oven, the broiler element could be broken if the oven bakes but won't broil. Replace the broiler element if damaged or broken.
On a gas or electric oven, a failed relay on the electronic oven control board could prevent the broiler from heating. Disconnect electrical power from the oven and check the electronic control board. Replace the electronic control board if you see a burnt spot or melted relay. Some wall ovens have a relay control board that's separate from electronic control board. The relay control board has the electrical relay that controls voltage going to the broiler element or broiler burner. Examine the relay control board and replace it if you see a burnt spot or melted relay.
Gas wall ovens often use a glow-bar igniter and a safety gas valve to control the broiler burner. 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 broiler igniter if doesn't glow when activated, or if it glows but doesn't get hot enough to open the safety gas valve.
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Replace the wall oven bake or broiler 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.
Wall oven bake or broiler element
Is the broil element not heating in your electric wall oven? This DIY repair guide shows how to replace a faulty oven broil element in 4 quick steps.
A wall 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 oven bake element in 30 minutes or less.
Replace the wall oven 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).
Wall oven electronic oven control board
Replace the wall 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.
Wall oven igniter
If the wall oven burner isn't lighting, the igniter might not be getting hot enough to open the gas valve and light the gas. This DIY repair guide and video give step-by-step instructions for replacing the igniter.
Replace the wall oven relay control board
Some wall ovens have a relay control board that's separate from electronic control board. The relay board has electrical relays that control voltage going to major loads such as the bake element or a surface element, based on signals from the control board. Replace the relay control board if it fails to properly control voltage to a component.
Wall oven relay control board
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