Kenmore stove oven not working. There is an issue with your Kenmore oven, it could possibly be related to the bake element. There are many reasons why a Kenmore oven might not work.
Perhaps there is simply something wrong with the igniter, which happens to be the one area of an oven that requires maintenance on an occasional basis.
Other possible reasons for the oven not working could include issues with the oven’s control board, relay board, thermostat, or even the valve regulator.
Kenmore stove oven not working
If your Kenmore oven does not work correctly, you might want to troubleshoot it yourself instead of paying a repairperson.
Ensure you are only using replacement parts that are compatible with your specific Kenmore oven model and make. We have listed a few suggestions for you.
Issues with incoming power
Cooking ovens require 240 volts of alternating current. When using a gas oven, make sure it gets 120 volts. If an oven won’t turn on there could be a power problem.
To determine if the electrical outlet is providing sufficient voltage, use a multimeter to test the incoming power at the wall socket.
Fault with the igniter
Those who have an issue with their gas oven will notice that the igniter tends to be cheaper when it comes to replacement costs.
The igniter is one of the components that heat up and then ignites the burner assembly.
As soon as the ‘burner assembly’ comes on a lot of people do not get too worried about trying to determine what exactly went wrong with their oven, because they know they’ll get it fixed very soon.
But, if you don’t know how your gas oven works in general then it would be hard to know whether this is a problem or not, to begin with.
That’s why over 60% of people who run into this problem decide to call their local certified technician for all repairs needed.
Defective Bake Element
When the bake element is heating properly, it glows red hot. If the element does not glow red, this indicates that the element is not heating. Often, if the heating element has burned out, it will be visibly damaged.
Inspect the heating element for holes or blisters. To determine if the bake element has burned out, use a multimeter to test and see if continuity exists between two ends of it (the person using it should test and make sure two ends of the baking tip are able to be connected through electrical probes).
If continuity barely exists, this means there’s still electricity running through it but might be bad more often than not, best to replace.
The Broil Element is not working
Generally, you can tell if your broil element is burnt out by using a multimeter to test for continuity. A continuity tester is a small tool that looks like a pen with a light on one end and two metal prongs on the other.
In order to check for continuity, insert the prongs into the holes, then hold a probe at any area of the element. If there is no resistance between the probes.
Then this indicates that there is no continuous current flow which means that you can safely assume that it is either an open circuit or there’s something wrong with your wiring system or it’s simply burnt out (which I suspect maybe your issue), so you probably need to replace it.
Problem with Thermal Fuse
If the oven overheats, the thermal fuse trips. If the thermal fuse is blown, the oven will not turn on.
While it’s not common, it does happen occasionally. Multimeter testing can be used to determine whether the thermal fuse is faulty.
If the thermal fuse does not have continuity between its two terminals, replace it.
Thermal fuses cannot be reset: If they have blown, they must be replaced.
There is no continuity in the safety valve
The gas oven fire prevention mechanism works with the oven igniter to provide gas to the burner. If the safety valve fails, the oven won’t heat.
However, this is rarely the cause. Before replacing the safety valve, first test all of the more commonly defective oven components, particularly the igniter.
If all of the other heating components are working properly, use a multimeter to test for continuity in your fire prevention mechanism and if it does not have continuity then replace it immediately.
A relay board might be faulty
Some ovens have a relay board that controls the flow of electricity to the heating element. If one or more of the relays on this relay board stop working, it can be difficult for the heating element to get sufficient power and you might not get your bake on.
However, if your heating element is fine, check that all of its components are functioning properly first as this is a common problem among traditional ovens.
Replace any faulty elements if you find them and then replace your defective relay board with a new one if that doesn’t solve your problem.
Problem with the oven control board
The oven control board has relays that send voltage to the bake and broil circuits according to the user settings and sensor input. It detects their temperature using holding them in place.
If your control board is defective, it will have a harder time omitting voltage to the heating components. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the control board, test all of your heating components first.
If you determine that they are working properly, replace the oven control board as it’s not easy to see if this part is functioning properly without replacing it firsthand.
As a result of how difficult it can be to test these components without actually replacing them, we recommend getting a new oven control board if you suspect yours is faulty.
Kenmore stove oven not working