Does your Amana oven heat up slowly or not at all? In this article, we will look at the causes of this problem and how to fix them.
Amana Oven Heats Slowly — How To Fix
If your Amana oven heats slowly or takes forever to heat, the igniter or bake element is faulty. An igniter is used in an Amana gas oven while a bake element is used in an Amana electric oven. If your oven is electric and it heats slowly, read this article: Amana Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions]to replace the bake element. Also read the article in the link if your Amana oven heating element is not working. If your oven uses gas, read this article: Amana Oven Igniter [Problems & Proven Solutions] to replace the igniter.
Electric Amana Oven Not Heating — Causes And Solutions
Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your electric Amana oven is not heating and what to do about them.
1. Bake Element
A faulty bake element is the most likely reason why your Amana oven won’t heat. Follow the steps below to replace this component…
Step 1: For safety, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.
Step 2: Open the oven door.
Step 3: Take out the racks in the oven and set aside.
Step 4: Take out the two screws holding the bottom panel in place with a Philips head screwdriver.
Step 5: Remove the bottom panel from the oven and set it aside.
Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the bake element in place. There should be one on the back wall and two on the bake element.
Step 7: Pull the element forward and disconnect the wires. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the oven.
Step 8: Test the bake element. If there is no continuity, get a new bake element.
Step 9: Connect the wires to the new bake element.
Step 10: Push the element in and screw it into place.
Step 11: Return the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 12: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 13: Shut the door.
Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.
The video below will show you how to replace the bake element in your Amana oven.
If the bake element isn’t faulty but your Amana oven is not heating, check the wires next. Remove the oven’s rear access panel and inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the bake element. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix or replace them.
3. Control Board
This is the last possible reason why your Amana oven won’t heat. The control board sends voltage to the bake element in order for it to function. If it fails, it won’t send the voltage requires for the bake element to operate. If you have checked the bake element and wires but they aren’t faulty, read this article: Amana Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board.
Amana Gas Oven Is Not Heating — Causes And Solutions
Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Amana gas oven won’t heat up and what to do about them.
An igniter is the main heating component in a gas oven. The igniter heats up in order to light the gas sent to it from the safety valve. If the igniter fails, it won’t light the gas. This will prevent your oven from heating. Read the “Amana Oven Igniter” article in the “Amana Oven Heats Slowly” section to test and replace the igniter in your Amana oven.
2. Safety Valve
If the igniter isn’t faulty, check the safety valve next. The safety valve sends the gas to the igniter to light. If the valve fails, it won’t open up to send gas to the igniter. Test the valve using a multimeter. If it is faulty, it should be replaced. Read the “Amana Oven Igniter” article in the “Amana Oven Heats Slowly” section above to replace the safety valve in your Amana oven.
The next thing to check if both the igniter and safety valve aren’t faulty is the wires connected to them. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the igniter and safety valve. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix or replace them.
4. Control Board
The control board sends voltage to the oven’s components. If the control board fails, the igniter won’t receive the voltage to heat up. If you have checked all the components above but they aren’t faulty, the control board should be replaced. Read the article “Amana Oven Control” in the “Electric Amana Oven Is Not Heating” section to replace the control board in your Amana oven.
Amana Oven Not Heating Evenly — How To Fix
Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Amana oven is not heating evenly and what to do about them.
1. Rack Placement
If the racks in the oven aren’t on the same level, it could cause uneven cooking. While cooking, make sure the sides of the racks are on the same level. If they aren’t reposition them. If your food still doesn’t cook properly even thought the racks are leveled, keep reading.
2. Uneven Oven
An uneven oven can cause uneven cooking. If your oven doesn’t cook properly, make sure that it is leveled with the cook top. If the oven isn’t leveled, adjust the legs. While adjusting the legs, make sure that the oven doesn’t go higher or lower than the cooktop. If adjusting the legs doesn’t fix the problem still, keep reading.
3. Broil Element
The bake and broil element work together to heat up the oven during the baking cycle. If the broil element fails, the oven will heat unevenly. Below, we show you how to replace a faulty bake element…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet for safety.
Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver and use it to take out the screws holding the oven’s lower rear access panel in place.
Step 3: Disconnect the wires from the broil element and test with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the broil element should be replaced.
Step 4: Open the oven door.
Step 5: Take out the racks in the oven.
Step 6: Take out the two screws at the top of the oven which hold the broil element’s support bracket in place.
Step 7: Slide the bracket off and take out the other two screws on the back wall of the oven which hold the broil element.
Step 8: Pull out the broil element and get a new one.
Step 9: Position the new broil element in the oven and return the two screws on the back wall which hold it in place.
Step 10: Slide the mounting bracket onto the broil element.
Step 11: Hold it in place with the two screws.
Step 12: Slide the oven’s racks back in.
Step 13: Shut the oven door.
Step 14: Go back to the oven’s rear.
Step 15: Connect the wires to the terminals of the broil element.
Step 16: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.
Step 17: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.
Step 18: Push the oven back to the wall.
The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the broil element in an Amana oven.
4. Convection Fan
A faulty convection fan is the final possible reason why your Amana oven won’t heat evenly. The convection fan is not used in all Amana oven models. But, in the ovens which have it, the convection fan is used to circulate the heat in order for your food to cook evenly. If the convection fan fails, the oven will not heat evenly. To fix the problem, the convection fan will need to be replaced. The convection fan motor is located behind the oven’s rear access panel. If you don’t know how to replace the convection fan motor in your Amana oven, read this article: Amana Oven Is Making Noise [Proven Solutions]
How To Preheat An Amana Oven
Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to preheat your Amana oven…
Step 1: Turn the oven on.
Step 2: Locate and press the “Bake” button on the oven’s control panel. If your oven’s control panel doesn’t have buttons, turn the main control knob to select the bake feature.
Step 3: Input your desired temperature using the “Temp/Time” up and down arrows. Again, if your oven doesn’t use buttons, turn the temperature dial or control knob till you have reached your desired temperature.
Step 4: Press the “Start” button.
Step 5: Place a thermometer in the oven and leave the it to preheat. Depending on the temperature you set it to, preheating can take up anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes.
Step 7: After cooking, turn the oven off.
Step 8: Take out your food from the oven and shut the door.