Question about Frigidaire FGF316 Gas Kitchen Range
Oven does not heat up, but broiler still functions properly
My broiler works, but the oven won't heat up
SOURCE: oven will not heat
Most likely, your lower heating element has failed and needs to be replaced.
This is a simple step-by-step procedure...
1. Turn off the power to the oven at the breaker panel. Or slide the oven ahead and reach behind to unplug the power cord.
2. Take out the two screws holding the element bracket in place. These will be on the back wall of the oven. They are usually hex head or phillips screws.
3. Carefully pull the element toward you a little bit until you see the two wires behind it. Unscrew the wire leads and remove the bad heating element.
4. Handle the new element carefully while you attach the wire leads to it with the old screws. Don't stretch the wires any more than you have to.
5. Line up the new element while tucking the wires back in place. Be sure not to pinch the wires between the bracket and the back wall.
6. Fasten the bracket screws, making sure they're tight.
7. Restore power to the appliance and start your oven to check if the new element heats up.
A few things to remember...
You are working with high voltage! Be sure the power is off or the oven is unplugged!
If you find one of the wires has come off the old element, simply reconnect and check your oven. Your old element may work again and you will not need to purchase a new one.
In removing any of the screws mentioned above, note that they may be difficult to lossen due to years of exposure to heat. Don't give up, they will eventually loosen.
Your new element may have some oil or other gunk on it due to the manufacturing process. Once it begins to heat, it may start to smoke. Don't panic! Any residue will eventually burn away and the smoke will cease from then on.
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
do you have voltage? you have to have 240 volts if you only have 120 this might happen check your breaker. does your bake element work? if neither bake or broil work always check the breaker first and let me know
Posted on May 28, 2009
you can unplug the stove and unscrew the bottom heating element and go to a appliance store or home depo and purchase a new one and screw it but on that should solve the problem...
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
Check to see if the oven elements work, take out the racks and check if the black tubes on the top and bottom have ripped.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
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