GE oven broiler not working. If an oven’s broiler element continuously glows orange during operation, the oven may have a faulty switch, or the element may be bad.
If you turn on your range’s bake burner and it does not glow blue in color, then possibly the Bake Thermostat is bad.
In addition, if any time you turn your oven on and have no fan action of any kind occur–definitely check to see if this thermal fuse is blown out. Luckily, you can solve some common problems with your dual-oven range on your own.
GE oven broiler not working
Here are some common reasons why your GE oven broiler is not working and what you can do about it.
The broiler element may have burned out
The broiler element may have burnt out. If the broiler element is heating properly, it glows red hot.
If the element does not glow red, this indicates that the element is not functioning properly.
Broiler elements often don’t burn themselves out but rather are burned out by repeated use.
Inspect the broiler element for burns or holes in order to determine if there’s a problem with it and to distinguish if it has actually burnt out or just needs to be replaced because of wear and tear.
Use a multimeter and test the broiler element for continuity before you discard it – as sometimes they can work intermittently when they are not functioning at full capacity so make sure you check.
The igniter is weak
The igniter inside the wall of your gas stove will glow whenever you light a burner on your gas range. The purpose of the glowing light is to ignite the gas valve, which needs a spark to operate properly.
The glow from the kit lasts for about ninety seconds or so, but it doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t result in a flame being lit and burning.
If this happens, have your oven checked because it’s an indication that one or more parts are not working as they should be.
Defective Temperature Control Thermostat
The temperature control thermostat regulates the broiler temperature. If the thermostat is defective, it may not heat up to broiler temperatures which would cause you not to be able to roast anything at all.
Even if you were to try and turn up the heat a little bit there’s no way of knowing whether it’ll get hotter because that might actually just spring a fire.
Also, The oven thermostat is not repairable—if the thermostat is defective, you must replace it.
Faulty Oven Control Board
The oven control board’s responsibility is to monitor the user settings and sensor input and trigger relays to send voltage to the bake and broil circuits accordingly.
First, all of the heating components should be tested, which rarely turns out to be a problem in itself.
The only time where it is likely that you need to replace your control board is if it is defective when testing each heating component.
Replace Safety Valve
The safety valve works with the igniter to provide gas to the oven burner. If the safety valve fails, the oven will not heat and will trip the breaker. It’s very uncommon for a safety valve to fail.
Before replacing the safety valve, test all more commonly defective components first, particularly the igniter.
If all other components are working properly, use a multimeter to test the safety valve for continuity; if it doesn’t have continuity, replace it.
Relay boards may be at fault
Some ovens are equipped with a Relay board. All of the higher-end models have one. It has several relays which control the voltage to the broiler heating circuit etc. If one or more of these fail, basically your oven won’t work.
This is actually super rare apparently and if it happens chances are high that it’s due to other reasons. Better check all heating components before replacing them.
Connecting wires loosely or burnt
A broil element or connecting wire has gone bad. This means that even though a burner turns on properly during the broiling process, it may not be able to light.
The igniter at fault will most likely have orange/red burnt wires protruding from it. To ensure there’s no faulty wiring, take a look around the area where the element is connected to the stove.
If any wires appear damaged in some way (such as shorting out), then you know where your problem lies.
Otherwise, try replacing the igniter unit which will commonly have several cords and one braid coming out of it.
Examine the valve and the pressure regulator
It is common to misdiagnose the valve and pressure regulator. Test all of the more commonly defective components before replacing the pressure regulator.