Question about Kitchen Ranges
VERY slow to heat up. Has issues once its heated up maintaining its temperature. Should I replace the heating element or thermostat?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: oven slow to heat
In alot of ovens preheat will cause the both the broil and bake element to come on. You are most likely getting heat from the broil element. This means either the bake element is bad or the relay on the oven control is bad. If the element shows resistance with an ohm meter then replace the oven control board.
Posted on Oct 06, 2007
sure with the full model number you can replace any part of the unit have to have the full model off of the model number plate
Posted on May 27, 2008
These type of elements are often known as dual elements. They usually have two separate coils. More than likely the center coil has failed. They cannot be repaired and, in the case with your range, cannot be replaced separately. You will need to replace the entire element. Searspartsdirect.com carries parts for your range. Just type in your model number and locate item numbers 5301 and 5302 under the "Cooktop" heading. I do not know which front element your are talking about, but there is a price difference. No, thay aren't interchangeable. They have different wattage ratings. You will need to determine which one it is that you're having problems with. Replacing a single element is not difficult. It can be accomplished easily by following these instructions:
1. Unplug the range before servicing. Even with the unit turned off, there are potentially dangerous voltages present on the wiring harness.
2. Open the oven door and locate the two screws that hold the cooktop in place under the front edge. CAUTION: Do not put any weight on the oven door. You can cause damage to the door springs. Once you remove the screws to the cooktop, close the oven door.
3. With the screws removed, the cooktop will lift up.
4. Use something to prop up the cooktop, or a second person to assist, and carefully remove the mounting bracket to the two front elements. They are assembled together on the same bracket piece.
5. Gently lay the entire assembly on top of the oven box, leaving the cooktop propped up. Disconnect the wires to the affected element and unscrew the mounting clips. NOTE: There are numbered mounting holes on the element, pay attention to which numbers the clips are screwed into.
6. Remove old element. Install mounting clips to new element and reconnect wires. Install new element in mounting bracket and carefully lift back into place on the cooktop and install. NOTE: Use caution when handling the elements, they are extremely fragile. DO NOT touch the ceramic material, or electric coils with your bare hands. Oil transfer form your hands can cause potential hot spots, leading to premature failure of the element.
7. Lower cooktop and secure back in place.
The repair procedures are pretty straight forward. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
SOURCE: smell gas no heat
hi thanks for the question yes this problem is very popular in gas ovens even though theigniter lights up its not hot enough to ignite the gas and also with this problem it wont reach the set tempeture thanks the appliance doc
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
SOURCE: oven slow to heat
An extremely common problem on these models is a weak silicon carbide ignitor. You may be able to see the ignitor glowing, but that is not an indicator of it being functional or not. When the ignitor gets "weak" over time, it will not create enough amperage in the circuit for the gas valve to open. You can test this using an amprobe around one of the ignitor leads and looking for at least 2.9 amps, but years of working on these appliances has shown that if you are getting the glow from the ignition but the oven is often slow to come on, you need a new ignitor. Do-it-yourselfers often mistakenly replace the oven valve or the oven temp sensor, figuring the ignitor must be good because they can see it glowing.
Replace the ignitor and your oven will work great again.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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