How to Replace a Range Relay Control Board

 

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This range DIY repair guide shows how to replace a relay control board in a range. Some ranges have a relay control board instead of an oven control board. The relay control board responds to signals from the microprocessor display control board in the control panel by closing and opening relays to control voltage going to the burners/elements on the cooktop or in the oven. If the burners or elements don't work because a relay on the panel has failed, replace the relay control board with a manufacturer-approved replacement part.

This procedure shows how to replace the relay control board in Kenmore, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, GE, LG and Samsung ranges.

Repair difficulty:
     
Time required:

Less than 45 min.

Parts Required

  • Relay control board

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Slot screwdriver
  • 1/4" nut driver
  • Work gloves

Before you begin

Before touching the new relay control board, wear a grounding strap or ground yourself by touching the metal frame of the range to discharge static electricity that could damage the control board.

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Instructions

 Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.

Step 1: Shut off the power and gas

Carefully pull the range forward and unplug it. If necessary, have someone assist you when moving the range.

Shut off the gas supply for a gas range or dual-fuel range.

 Tip: Set the range on cardboard to prevent scratching the flooring.

Step 2: Remove the lower back panel

Remove the screws that secure the back panel to the rangeā€”as you remove the last couple of screws, press the panel against the range so it doesn't fall.

Carefully lower the panel to the floor and then set it aside. 

Step 3: Disconnect the relay control board

Take a digital picture of the wires attached to the relay control board or mark them with numbered pieces of masking tape before removing them so you can attach the wires to the new control board correctly.

Disconnect all the wires from the relay control board.

Step 4: Remove the relay control board

Remove the mounting screws that secure the relay control board to the back wall of the oven. Release the mounting clips that hold the relay control board in place. Remove the board and discard it safely.

Step 5: Install the new relay control board

Ground yourself against the metal frame of the range to prevent static discharge damage to the control board before removing the new relay control board from the package. Carefully position it on the mounting clips and push it inward to lock the mounting clips in place. Insert the mounting screws and tighten them just past hand tight.

 Warning: Before touching the new relay control board, wear a grounding strap or ground yourself by touching the metal frame of the range to discharge static electricity that could damage the control board

Step 6: Reconnect the wires

Carefully connect all  the wires in the right location on the new relay control board, following your digital image or numbered tags.

 Warning: it's crucial that all wires be connected properly to the new relay control board to prevent damage to range components and serious injury. If you're not sure how to properly connect the wires, we recommend having a service technician connect the wires and complete this repair.

Step 7: Reattach the back panel

Position the upper back panel on the back of the range so that the mounting holes line up. Insert the mounting screws and tighten them to secure the back panel to the range.

Step 8: Turn on the gas and power

Turn on the gas supply. Plug in the range and push it into position. Ensure that the rear leveling foot is properly engaged in the anti-tip bracket.