Wall Oven: Won't 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.

These repairs may help solve your Wall Oven problem:

Replace the wall oven bake or broiler element

Bake 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.

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Replace the wall oven electronic oven control board

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).

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Replace the wall oven igniter

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.

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Replace the wall oven relay control board

Relay control board

Some ranges 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.

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