If you want to learn how to use your Amana oven broiler, you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to use your Amana oven broiler and fix any problems you may have with it.
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How To Use Amana Oven Broiler
Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to use your Amana oven broiler…
Step 1: Place you food on the grill pan.
Step 2: Open the oven door.
Step 3: If you are grilling thin pieces of meat, place the grill pan on the 5th position. The 5th position is the closest to the broil element. If you are grilling thicker pieces of meat, use the 4th position.
Step 4: Shut the oven door.
Step 5: Turn the oven’s control knob to select the broil function. If your oven doesn’t use a control knob, press the “Broil” button.
Step 6: Using the numbers, arrows, or “+” and “-” buttons choose your desired grilling level.
Step 7: Press the “Start” button.
Step 8: After broiling, turn the oven off.
Step 9: Open the oven door.
Step 10: Take out your food from the oven and shut the door.
Amana Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix
Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Amana oven broiler won’t work and what to do about them.
1. Broil Element
If your electric Amana oven broiler won’t work, the broil element is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the broil element in your Amana oven…
Step 1: Pull the stove away from the wall.
Step 2: Unplug the power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver.
Step 4: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower back panel in place.
Step 5: Lift the panel off and set it aside.
Step 6: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the broil element.
Step 7: Test the broil element for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the broil element should be replaced.
Step 8: Open the oven door.
Step 9: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.
Step 10: Take out the Philips head screws on the oven’s top wall which hold the broil element in place.
Step 11: Take out the other screws on the back wall which hold the broil element in place as well.
Step 12: Pull the broil element out of the oven.
Step 13: Get a new Amana oven broil element.
Step 14: Position the element in the oven and return the screws on the back wall which hold it in place.
Step 15: Return the other screws on the top wall which hold the broil element in place as well.
Step 16: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 17: Shut the door and go to the oven’s rear.
Step 18: Connect the wires to the terminals of the broil element.
Step 19: Reposition the oven’s back panel.
Step 20: Hold the oven’s back panel in place with the Philips head screws.
Step 21: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.
Step 22: Return the oven to its usual position.
Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace your Amana oven broil element.
If your Amana oven uses gas and the broiler doesn’t work, the igniter is probably faulty. A broil element is used in an electric oven during the broiling cycle, while the igniter is used in gas ovens during the bake and broil cycle. If the igniter fails, the broil feature won’t work. Read this article: Amana Oven Igniter [Problems & Proven Solutions] to test and replace the igniter in your Amana oven step by step.
3. Safety Valve
If your gas Amana oven broiler still won’t work after replacing the igniter, the next component to check is the safety valve. If the safety valve fails, it won’t send gas to the igniter during the broiling cycle. This will prevent the oven broiler from working. Read the “Amana Oven Igniter” article in the section above to test and replace the safety valve in your Amana oven step by step.
4. Damaged Wires
If you have checked the components above but none of them is faulty, you should check the wires connected to the heating components. Inspect the wires connected to the igniter and safety valve or broil element, depending on which components your oven uses. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them.
A thermostat monitors the ovens temperature during the broiling cycle. If the thermostat fails, the oven broiler won’t work. Some ovens don’t use thermostats, so, if yours doesn’t, skip this section. Follow these steps to replace the thermostat in your Amana oven…
Step 1: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker off to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Step 2: If your oven is installed to a cabinet, you will need to uninstall it. Open the oven door and take out the Philips head screws on the oven’s frame which hold it to the cabinet.
Step 3: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a sturdy surface.
Step 4: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.
Step 5: The thermostat’s capillary tube is on the oven’s back wall. Lift the tube off the clips.
Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the rear and top panels of the oven in place.
Step 7: Lift the panels off and set them aside.
Step 8: Pull off the oven’s main control knob.
Step 9: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the thermostat in place.
Step 10: If the thermostat is on a selector switch, pull it off.
Step 11: Note where each wire goes on the thermostat by taking a picture.
Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat using a pair of needle nose pliers.
Step 13: Pass the capillary tube out through the hole in the oven’s rear.
Step 14: Fully remove the thermostat and get a new one.
Step 15: Insert the new thermostat’s capillary tube into the hole in the oven’s rear.
Step 16: Reconnect the wires to the thermostat making sure that each wire goes to the right place.
Step 17: If there is a selector switch in your oven, position the thermostat on the selector switch.
Step 18: Reposition the thermostat or selector switch on the oven and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.
Step 19: Push the oven’s control knob back into place.
Step 20: Reposition the oven’s top and rear panels.
Step 21: Hold the panels in place with the Philips head screws.
Step 22: Go to the oven interior and reposition the capillary tube on the clips.
Step 23: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 24: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.
Step 25: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.
Step 26: Shut the oven door.
Step 27: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the thermostat in an oven.
6. Control Board
This is the final possible reason why your Amana oven broiler won’t work. The control board sends voltage to the heating components in an oven. If the control board fails, the broil element or igniter won’t receive the voltage required to operate. If you have checked all the components above but none of them is faulty, read this article: Amana Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board.
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Amana Oven Not Working But Broiler Works — How To Fix
If your Amana oven is not working but the broil feature works, the bake element has failed. The bake element heats the oven up during the baking cycle while the broil element heats the oven during the broiling cycle. If the oven doesn’t work on bake but it works on broil, follow these steps to replace the bake element…
Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and open the door.
Step 2: Remove the racks in the oven.
Step 3: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the bake element in place. The screws are on the lower back wall.
Step 4: Pull the element forward and disconnect the wires. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the oven.
Step 5: Get a new bake element and connect the wires to it.
Step 6: Secure the element with the screws.
Step 7: Slide the racks back in and shut the oven door.
Step 8: Plug the power cord back in.
The video below will show you how to replace the bake element in your Amana oven.
How To Test Amana Oven Broil Element
Below, we show you how to test your Amana oven broil element…
Step 1: Isolate the broil element from the oven.
Step 2: Get a multimeter.
Step 3: Turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.
Step 4: If you’re using an analog multimeter, calibrate it. Do this by touching the probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0. If you are using a digital multimeter, skip this step.
Step 5: Touch the two probes to the terminals of the broil element.
Step 6: Look at the reading on the display of the multimeter. If the element is still good, you should see a reading anywhere from 0 to 50 ohms. If the multimeter’s display doesn’t change, the broil element is faulty and should be replaced.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to test your Amana oven broil element.
Amana Oven Broiler FAQ
Where Is The Broiler In An Amana Oven?
The broil element is located on the oven interior’s top wall.