Range symptoms

Learn how to fix your range when the oven won't heat, the oven door won't unlock or a gas burner won't spark or ignite. When your range is acting up, use the troubleshooting advice listed for your range's symptom to fix the problem. When you figure out what's wrong, enter your model number in the search bar to find the repair parts you need. Follow the installation steps in our repair guides to replace the parts and get your stove working like new again.

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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
Symptoms for gas ranges

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Main causes: burner igniter switch failure, bad spark module, dirty or damaged spark electrode, wiring failure
Main causes: gas supply problem, faulty pressure regulator, clogs in burner or orifice, control system failure, faulty temperature sensor
Symptoms for electric ranges

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Main causes: faulty surface element, burner control switch failure, temperature limiter not working properly, loose wiring
Main causes: impact from dropping an item on the glass surface, ceramic glass surface flaw, surface element temperature limiter failure
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.