Amana Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Amana oven element is not working, this article is for you. Today, we will look at Amana oven element problems and how to fix them.

Amana Oven Element Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Amana oven element won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Bake Element

If your Amana oven element won’t work, it’s most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Amana oven element…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 5: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 6: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the oven’s lower back wall which hold the bake element in place.

Step 7: Pull the bake element forward.

Step 8: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 9: Remove the bake element from the oven.

Step 10: Get a new Amana oven bake element.

Step 11: Connect the wires to the terminals of the bake element and push it into place.

Step 12: Secure the bake element to the oven using the two Philips head screws.

Step 13: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 14: Shut the oven door.

Step 15: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Step 16: Push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace an Amana oven bake element.

2. Damaged Wires

If your Amana oven element still doesn’t work after replacing it, the wires connected to the terminals may be faulty. Remove the oven’s back panel and inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the bake element. If the wires are burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the damaged wires.

3. Control Board

If you have checked the components above but they aren’t faulty, the control board is most likely the reason why your Amana oven element won’t work. The control board sends voltage to the bake element. So, if it fails, the element won’t receive the voltage it needs to operate. Read this article: Amana Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Amana oven.

Amana Oven Broiler Element Not Working — How To Fix

If your Amana oven broil element is not working, the element itself, the wires, control board, igniter, or other components could be faulty. Before replacing these components, you need to test them one at a time. Read this article: Amana Oven Broiler [How To, Issues & Solutions] to test and replace these components in your Amana oven. Also read the article in the link if your Amana oven broiler is not working.

How To Test Amana Oven Element

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test your Amana oven element…

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Step 1: Get a multimeter.

Step 2: Isolate the bake element from the oven.

Step 3: Turn the multimeter’s dial to the lowest setting for ohms of resistance.

Step 4: Touch the two multimeter probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0. Only do this if you are using an analog multimeter.

Step 5: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 6: Look at the reading on the display of the multimeter. If you see a reading anywhere from 0 to 50 ohms, the bake element is still good. If the display doesn’t change at all, the bake element is faulty and should be replaced.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to test your Amana oven element.

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Amana Stove Top Element Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Amana stove top element won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Element Coil

Two different elements are used in Amana stove tops. If your Amana stove top uses an element coil and it doesn’t work, it should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps to follow in order to replace your Amana stove top element coil…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Lift the element coil’s tab off the slot in the drip pan.

Step 3: Pull the element coil’s terminals out of the receptacle.

Step 4: Remove the element coil and test it with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the element coil should be replaced.

Step 5: Get a new element coil.

Step 6: Insert the terminals into the receptacle.

Step 7: Lower the element coil and position the tab into the slot in the drip pan.

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Step 8: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the element coil of your Amana stove top.

2. Element Receptacle

If your Amana stove top element coil still doesn’t work after replacing it, follow the steps below to replace the receptacle…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Lift the element with the faulty receptacle then pull it off.

Step 3: Remove the drip pan as well.

Step 4: Open the oven door and take out the screws which hold the stove top in place. There are three screws underneath the stove top.

Step 5: Also take out the screw which holds the element receptacle to the stove top.

Step 6: Lift the stove top and support it with a sturdy piece of wood.

Step 7: Get a pair of pliers.

Step 8: Using the pliers, cut the receptacle wires four inches away from the receptacle itself.

Step 9: Strip 3/8th of an inch of the stove top wires.

Step 10: Discard the old receptacle and get a new one.

Step 11: Match the new receptacle wires to the stove top wires.

Step 12: Secure the wires together using ceramic wire nuts. Do not use plastic wire nuts.

Step 13: Lower the stove top and position the receptacle on it.

Step 14: Secure the receptacle to the stove top using the screw.

Step 15: Return the three Philips head screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 16: Shut the oven door.

Step 17: Position the drip pan back on the stove top.

Step 18: Insert the element coil’s terminals into the receptacle.

Step 19: Lower the element into the drip pan.

Step 20: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Amana stove top element coil receptacle.

3. Radiant Element

If your Amana stove top uses a radiant element and it doesn’t work, it should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps to follow in order to replace your Amana stove top radiant element…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord to the outlet.

Step 3: Make sure the stove top is cool.

Step 4: Open the oven door and take out the two screws underneath the stove top using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Lift the stove top and pull it forward.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires connected to the back of the stove top.

Step 7: Lift the stove top off the oven.

Step 8: Set the stove top on a sturdy surface lined with a towel or cloth.

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Step 9: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the four screws which hold the elements’ support panel to the stove top.

Step 10: Lift the support panel and flip it over.

Step 11: Note where each wire goes to on the faulty element.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the faulty element using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 13: Use the pliers to squeeze the element’s tab in order to release it from the support panel.

Step 14: Lift the element off the support panel and get a new one.

Step 15: Unscrew the tabs from the element and screw them to the new one. Make sure each tab goes to the right place.

Step 16: Position the new element on the support panel and push it into place.

Step 17: Connect the wires to the new radiant element making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 18: Flip the support panel over and reposition it on the stove top.

Step 19: Secure the support panel to the stove top[ using the four Philips head screws.

Step 20: Lift the stove top and place it back on the oven.

Step 21: Connect the wires to the stove top.

Step 22: Push the stove top back.

Step 23: Return the two screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 24: Shut the oven door.

Step 25: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 26: Push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the radiant element of your Amana stove top.

4. Damaged Wires

If your Amana radiant element still doesn’t work after replacing it, the wires may be faulty. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the radiant element. If any of the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix or replace them.

5. Element Switch

This is the final possible reason why your Amana stove top radiant element won’t work. Follow the steps below to replace the element switch….

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Pull off the control knob of the faulty element.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the element switch in place.

Step 5: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the upper back panel in place.

Step 6: Set the panel aside.

Step 7: Get a new element switch.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the element switch using a pair of needle nose pliers then connect them to the new switch.

Step 9: Position the switch in the oven and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 10: Push the control knob back into place.

Step 11: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 12: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the element switch in your Amana stove.

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