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You're actually referring to the "broiler" elements. Most electric ovens have these at the top of the main oven space. (Some gas ovens are set up the same way, but many put the broiler elements in a bottom drawer.)
As their name implies, broiler elements are active only when you're broiling. They will not go on for baking.
Broiling is the process of cooking food by exposing it directly to a high heat source at close range. To broil a steak, for example, you would place the pan holding the steak on an oven rack raised to the top or next to top position in the oven (consult the manual) and set the oven to broil. The top elements will then turn on and cook the meat by direct radiation.
Most people, however, use ovens for baking far more often than for broiling. Baking is the process of cooking food (cakes, casseroles, roasts etc) by indirect heat. In other words you raise the oven to a certain temperature, put the food on a rack more in the middle of the oven, and let the surrounding heat cook it over time. When you bake the top broiler elements usually don't come on at all.
1. Check to see if the both that Bake and Broil elements (burners) are heating up. Check the Broil element in Broil mode.
- during pre-heat the Broil element gets cycled on and off for short time durations to speed up the heating. If the Bake element is not working, then the oven will heat, but very slowly and never reach high temperature.
2. If the elements are both working, then it's possible that you have a bad temperature sensor.
- this is a temperature dependent resistance device that should measure 1080 ohms at 70 deg F (room temp).
3. If #1 and #2 are ok, then the problem is with your oven clock/control unit. We rebuild these at fixyourboard.com.
Hello there: first chevck to see if the broil feature will work but if both the broil and bake feature does not work meaning it will not heat up if you have selected either the bake or broil follow these solutions that i have provided for you . It won't bake or broilIf neither the bake nor the broiler heating
elements heat, but the range burners still work, the clock may be set
for a timed or self-cleaning cycle. Check to be sure the clock buttons
and knobs are set properly. If your clock has a knob that says "push for
man(ual)", push the knob in and try the baking and broiling elements
again. If it still does not operate properly, you probably have a defect
in the thermostat, selector switch, or common wiring. If the oven does not have a separate
bake/broil/etc. selector switch, the problem may be with the thermostat.
But it's not easy to check the selector switch or thermostat for proper
operation. If you suspect a problem in this area, call a qualified
appliance repair technician.
We cleaned the oven for the first time. After the cycle completed cleaning the oven will not heat in any mode. All the displays work correctly.
I have two single wall ovens in two locations in my kitchen. Everytime I run the self clean cycle the thermostat blows. Have had the service company out 7 times. Have replaced the thermostat 4 times, have installed shim kits (as per kitchenaid tech support). Still doesn't work. Very frustrating!
I have the KEBC107 too and after I self cleaned the oven, it stopped working and when I called Kitchenaid, they said they had no idea what that error code meant F5 E5. Now I'm reading all these same situations and it is making me angry that they act like they don't know what is going on. Sounds like the model is defective and they should be responsible for repairs whether it is in warranty or not.
I replaced the thermostat. The oven worked fine for about 2 weeks then ...no heat again. Was told to get a control panel fopr $300! No error codes
Heating Element not heating up