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My oven does not heat. There is gas and you can hear the clicks to start but it will not ignite. The broiler does light properly however.

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  • jwarnstedt Apr 29, 2010

    It is not a temperature problem, but sounds like an ignition problem. The broiler works fine, but the oven will not ignite.

  • jwarnstedt Apr 30, 2010

    Hi, I have a Whirlpool Super Capacity 465 Gas Oven that is 4 years old. The oven does not heat when you set it to bake. You hear the gas and hear it click to ignite but nothing happens after that. When I turn on the broiler, that works just fine. Any ideas on a fix? Thanks in advance.

  • jwarnstedt Apr 30, 2010

    How do I clean the jets, ect? Thanks

  • jwarnstedt Apr 30, 2010

    How do I clean the jets ect? Thanks



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You need to clean the jets and make sure that the igniter is not shorted or loose.

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If your oven won't get up to temperature or leaves your food half-cooked, it's likely that either the thermostat needs to be adjusted or one of the elements has gone bad. Both fixes take little more than a screwdriver and a few minutes of your time.

Things You'll Need:

  • Replacement Oven Element
  • Masking Tape And Pen
  • Oven Thermometer
  • Nut Driver And Socket
  • Phillips And Flathead Screwdrivers

    Testing and adjusting the thermostat
  1. Step 1 Place an oven thermometer inside the oven and shut the door.
  2. Step 2 Turn on the oven, set it for 350°F (180°C) and let it heat for 30 minutes.
  3. Step 3 Check the thermometer. Most thermostats are accurate to within 25°F (14°C). If yours is off by more than 50°F (28°C), the thermostat is bad and you will need to have a professional replace it. If your thermostat is off by less than 50°F (28°C), adjust the thermostat.
  4. Step 4 Locate the adjustment screw. On some thermostats, the adjustment screw is on the back of the thermostat knob; on others it's inside the thermostat shaft.
  5. Step 5 To make a temperature adjustment on the back of a knob, remove the knob and loosen the retaining screws on the back, using a Phillips screwdriver. Turn the center disk toward "Hotter" or "Raise" to increase the temperature, or toward "Cooler" or "Lower" to decrease the temperature. Tighten the screws, reinstall the knob and test the oven. Readjust the knob if necessary.
  6. Step 6 To make a temperature adjustment inside the shaft, remove the knob and slip a thin flathead screwdriver into the knob until it engages the adjustment screw in the bottom. Turn the screwdriver clockwise to raise the temperature, counterclockwise to lower it. Each quarter-turn will move the temperature about 25°F (14°C). When you're done, reinstall the knob and test the oven. Readjust the temperature if necessary.

    Replacing a faulty element
  1. Step 1 Identify the bad element. Set the oven to broil and check the upper element. Then turn it to bake and check the lower one. Both elements should turn bright orange if they're operating correctly. If one is cold, it needs to be replaced. If they both seem to heat up, look for signs that one is damaged. It may appear to be melted in one spot, or one spot may not turn as bright a color as other parts.
  2. Step 2 Turn off power to the oven at the circuit-breaker panel, leave the oven door open, and let the oven sit until the elements are cool to the touch.
  3. Step 3 My oven does not heat. - fix-electric-oven-2.3-120x120.jpg jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep3 span.image a:first').attr('href',''); }); Loosen the bad element. Use a screwdriver or a nut driver and socket to remove the screws that hold the element-support bracket to the oven's back wall. Slip the element out of the brackets that hold it in place, and pull it forward until you can access the wiring (see illustration).
  4. Step 4 Disconnect the wiring. Wrap each wire with masking tape, and label them so you can install the new element correctly. Then unscrew the element from its wiring.
  5. Step 5 Take the element to an appliance store and buy a replacement.
  6. Step 6 Install the new element. Screw the element to its wiring, slip the element into its brackets, and screw the element-support bracket to the back of the oven.
  7. Step 7 Turn on the power and test the new element.

  • If you find it hard to reach to the back of the oven, lift off the oven door.
  • Oven still won't work? Ask a professional to check the oven-door safety switch. A faulty switch can prevent the oven from heating.
  • Microwave ovens are high in voltage and can seriously shock you, even after you've unplugged them. Do not open the microwave cabinet or other sealed areas; contact a service technician or consider buying a new microwave oven.
if you hear an unusual buzzing noise, the magnetron (the component that actually generates the microwaves) or other electronic module may be broken. This is not easily fixed; contact a service technician.

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

  • Egwe Emmanuel Onyedikachi

    If you have a gas oven that's not firing, don't be ******** and
    automatically assume the valve is bad (hint: it's usually not). What
    else could it be? Ah, Grasshoppah, read and learn.

    You may even see the orange
    "glow plug" (called a hot surface ignitor) glowing orange and so assume
    that it's OK. But you would probably be wrong. Many $$ wrong. You
    gotsta measure the current drawn by the ignitor before you can say it's
    OK or not. The gas valve has a bi-metal that snaps open when a certain
    amount of current flows through it to heat it up. The ignitor is wired
    in series with the gas valve. As the ignitor ages, its resistance
    increases to the point where not enough current is flowing to the gas
    valve bimetal to open it up. Consequently, the gas valve never opens
    up. BTW, a common symptom of the early stages of this problem is
    erratic temperature control in the oven due to delayed firing of the
    bake burner while cooking.

    use this link (

    It illustrates the main players in the ignition system and how to
    test them.

    Good luck.

  • Egwe Emmanuel Onyedikachi


    Before cleaning the surface of your stove or the interior of your oven,
    make sure it has completed cooled from prior use. A good spray cleaner,
    like Formula 409 or Fantastic, will easily remove the surface grime.
    Remove the burner plates and liberally spray down the top side of the
    stove being careful to avoid the gas jets. Wipe away the cleaner using a
    clean, damp sponge followed by a good rinse. If the stove has pilot
    lights, check to make sure you haven’t accidentally blown them out with
    the spray. The burner plates can be washed separately in hot soapy
    water and should be rinsed well. Check the gas jets to make sure each
    one lights properly. If you find some of them clogged with grease, use a
    thin piece of wire such as a safety pin or paperclip to clean the
    holes. Don’t use a toothpick or you may run the risk of it breaking off
    in the hole which will cause a much larger problem than a
    grease-clogged jet.

    The oven to your gas stove is not that hard to clean, but before
    using a commercial oven cleaner you must first turn the gas off. This
    will prevent any excess fumes from the cleaner causing a flash fire or
    explosion. Once the gas has been turned off to the oven, remove the
    oven racks and set them aside. Wear rubber gloves to protect your skin
    and liberally spray the inside of the oven with the oven cleaner being
    careful to avoid the light fixture or any wires or components inside the
    oven. The oven cleaner should be safe to use on the door of the oven,
    but if you have a glass window, avoid spraying the glass with the
    cleaner. Allow the cleaner to sit undisturbed on the surface of the
    oven for a few hours or overnight. Use a damp sponge and remove the
    cleaner from the surface, rinsing your sponge often. Use a window
    cleaner to clean the glass window in the oven door.

    Clean the oven racks with hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
    Most oven racks can be safely scoured with a scouring pad or steel wool,
    then rinse and dry. Replace the racks in the clean oven.

    Electric Stove:

    The directions to clean the top and outside of an electric stove
    are much the same as a gas stove. The major difference is in the
    burners. Some electric stove burners will simply lift up to allow you
    to remove the burner trays for easy cleaning. Clean the trays in hot
    soapy water and rinse and dry thoroughly. Use a spray cleaner that is
    safe for stoves on the top and outside again being careful to avoid
    spraying any of the electrical components. Wipe the cleaner with a damp
    sponge and then rinse thoroughly.

    If your stove has a self-cleaning oven, carefully follow the
    manufacturer’s directions. Some self-cleaning ovens will let you leave
    the racks in place during the cleaning process. If you choose to leave
    the racks in place and then notice them sticking instead of sliding
    easily, rough up the sides of the racks with steel wool, then take a
    paper towel moistened with some solid shortening and rub the sides of
    the racks. This should allow the racks to once again slide smoothly.

    If the oven is not self-cleaning, a commercial spray cleaner will
    make this job much easier. Remove the oven racks, spray the inside
    liberally with cleaner being careful to avoid any electrical components
    and after several hours, wipe away the cleaner with a damp sponge
    followed by a thorough rinse. Wash the racks separately in hot soapy
    water and rinse and dry thoroughly before returning them to the oven.
    Some stoves have a storage drawer in the bottom. Remove all the
    contents from this drawer and clean it with the same spray cleaner used
    on the top of the stove. Rinse and dry before returning the contents.

    Tips and Tricks:

    Never clean a hot stove top or oven. Allow the appliance to cool
    completely before cleaning. Read all label directions on the commercial
    stove cleaner chosen. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands from
    the harsh chemicals found in the cleaners. Rinse the surface of the
    stove and the inside of the oven after cleaning to remove any residue
    left from the cleaning agent. Open the window or run your exhaust fan
    while using a commercial cleaner to keep any fumes at bay. If your oven
    has tough grease or food stained spots that refuse to come off with the
    wipe of a sponge, use a nylon brush or nylon scrubber on the spot.
    Avoid using harsh abrasive cleansers or steel wool on a stove top or
    oven as they may scratch or damage the surfaces.




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On my GAS stove and broiler work fine but my OVEN does not light. I do not hear the pilot light or spell any gas. Where or how can I check


The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
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My oven is not heating up properly, it either doesn't heat up or it takes a very long time to heat up. The range top works fine and the broiler works, but when i set it to bake it doesn't or takes long.

There are two possibilities for problems with the range. If it has a "timed bake" setting for the oven then it's possible that the last person who used it neglected to return the setting to the manual mode. In "timed bake" mode, the oven will heat to approx. 160 - 185 degrees, what is called a "keep warm" temp. It will maintain that heat setting regardless of what you set the oven temp control to, as long as you're not in the time frame that it's set to bake. This will make trying to bake anything a very difficult procedure.
The second possibility is that the oven glo coil igniter is cracked and will not heat to the proper temp to allow the electricity to flow through it to the oven gas safety valve to allow it to open and let the gas flow to the burner. These things are ceramic and for some reason crack in normal use. If it has a top broiler, that unit is obviously good. Unfortunately, the igniters are seldom interchangeable. You would need a tech to check the igniter with an ohmmeter.

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I don't know how new or what brand your oven is, but chances are you have a bad igniter the bottom burner. It is a small element attached to the burner that should glow red hot when you turn your oven on to ignite the gas. This is the most commment setup and problem. You will have to remove the bottom tray (there are usully 2 finger screws holding it in) to see it. It should look something like this:

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