Amana Oven Not Working [How To Fix]

Has your Amana oven or stove top stopped working? In this article, we will look at the topics “Amana oven not working”, Amana oven stove top not working” and more.

Electric Amana Oven Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your electric Amana oven won’t work and what to do about them. Also note that the same things below apply if your Amana oven heating element is not working.

1. Bake Element

This is the first and most likely reason why your electric Amana oven won’t work. The bake element in an electric oven is the main heating component. If the bake element fails, the oven won’t work. Read this article: Amana Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the bake element in your Amana oven. Also read the article in the link if your Amana oven heating element is not working or your Amana oven is not working but the broiler is.

2. Damaged Wires

If the bake element isn’t faulty, you should check the wires connected to it next. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the bake element. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires.

3. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your electric Amana oven won’t work. The control board sends voltage to the oven’s components including the bake element. So, if the control board fails, the bake element won’t receive the voltage needed to heat. If you have checked the element and wires but they aren’t faulty, read this article: Amana Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board. Also read the article in the link to replace your oven touchpad if your Amana oven control panel is not working or your Amana oven buttons aren’t working.

Gas Amana Oven Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your gas Amana oven is not working and what to do about them. Also note that the things listed below also apply if your Amana oven igniter is not working.

1. Igniter

If your gas Amana oven is not working, the igniter is most likely faulty. The igniter lights the gas sent from the safety valve in order to produce a flame. So, if the igniter fails, the oven won’t heat. Follow the steps below to replace the igniter in your Amana oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the power cord.

Step 2: Also shut off the gas supply.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Take out the racks in the oven.

Step 5: Pull the oven’s bottom panel forward to remove it.

Step 6: The igniter is on the left side of the burner tube. Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 7: Pull the igniter forward.

Step 8: Unscrew the wire nuts from the igniter.

Step 9: Remove the igniter from the oven and get a new one.

Step 10: Match the igniter wires to the wires in the oven.

Step 11: Secure the wires using the wires nuts.

Step 12: Push the igniter in and secure it to the burner tube using the two Philips head screws.

Step 13: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 14: Return the racks to the oven and shut the door.

Step 15: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the igniter in an Amana oven.

2. Safety Valve

If your gas Amana oven still won’t work after replacing the igniter, the next component to check is the safety valve. The safety valve sends gas to the igniter. So, the igniter won’t receive any gas to light if it fails. Follow these steps to test and replace your Amana oven’s safety valve…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Turn the gas supply off.

Step 3: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 4: Set the racks aside.

Step 5: Remove the oven’s bottom panel by pulling it forward.

Step 6: Get a Philips head screwdriver and use it to take out the screws which hold the burner tube assembly in place. The burner tube is held in place with two Philips head screws.

Step 7: Set the burner tube aside and go to the oven’s rear.

Step 8: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the lower rear access cover in place.

Step 9: Set the access cover aside and disconnect the wires from the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 10: Test the safety valve using a multimeter. If the safety valve doesn’t have any continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 11: Unscrew the gas tube from the safety valve using a 9/16th inch wrench.

Step 12: Remove the safety valve from the oven by taking out the two Philips head screws which hold it in place.

Step 13: Get a new safety valve and position it on the oven’s rear.

Step 14: Secure the valve with the two screws.

Step 15: Reconnect the gas tube to the valve.

Step 16: Return the oven’s lower access cover and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 17: Go to the oven interior and reposition the burner tube.

Step 18: Secure the burner tube with the screws.

Step 19: Return the oven’s bottom panel and slide the racks back in.

Step 20: Shut the oven door.

Step 21: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Step 22: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the safety valve in an Amana oven.

3. Damaged Wires

If both the igniter and safety valve aren’t faulty, you should check the wires connected to them next. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the safety valve and igniter. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be why your Amana oven won’t work. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires.

4. Control Board

The control board sends voltage to the igniter and safety valve in order for them to function. If the control board fails, none of the oven’s components will receive voltage to operate. If you have checked everything above but they aren’t faulty, read the “Amana Oven Control” article in the “Electric Amana Oven Not Working” section above.

Amana Oven Display Not Working — How To Fix

If your Amana oven display is not working, the oven may not be receiving sufficient voltage. Contact a technician to check if your oven is receiving the right amount of voltage. If your Amana oven is receiving suffficient voltage but the display doesn’t work, the thermal fuse or control board is faulty. Follow the steps below to test and replace your Amana oven’s thermal fuse…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear and disconnect the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Remove the oven’s lower access cover by taking out the Philips head screws holding it in place.

Step 3: The thermal fuse is somewhere close to the oven’s heating element. Disconnect the wires from the terminals and get a multimeter.

Step 4: Test the thermal fuse for continuity using the multimeter. If the thermal fuse doesn’t have continuity, it should be replaced.

Step 5: Unscrew the thermal fuse and get a new one.

Step 6: Screw the new fuse to the oven and connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 7: Return the access panel and the screws securing it.

Step 8: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

If the thermal fuse isn’t faulty but your Amana oven display is not working, read the “Amana Oven Control” article in the “Electric Amana Oven Not Working” section above.

Amana Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix

If your Amana oven broiler is not working, the broil element, wires, or control board is faulty. You will need to check each component one at a time to determine which one is actually faulty. In this article: Amana Oven Broiler [How To, Issues & Solutions] , we show you how to access each component and replace them.

Amana Oven Light Not Working — How To Fix

There is more than one possible reason why your Amana oven light won’t work. The light bulb, light socket, or other components could be faulty. In this article: Amana Oven Light [Problems & Proven Solutions] , we talk about the possible reasons why your Amana oven light is not working and how to fix them.

Gas Amana Oven Burner Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your gas Amana oven burner is not working and what to do about them.

1. Spark Electrode

A faulty spark electrode is the most likely reason why a gas oven burner won’t work. Follow the steps listed below to replace the spark electrode…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the power cord. You will need to pull the oven away from the wall to do this.

Step 2: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 3: Lift the burner grates.

Step 4: Lift the cap off the faulty burner assembly.

Step 5: Take out the screws holding the burner base in place. If there aren’t any screws, simply turn the burner base counterclockwise to remove.

Step 6: Lift the burner base.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the spark electrode using a pair of needle nose pliers. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the stove top.

Step 8: Unscrew the spark electrode from the burner base.

Step 9: Remove the spark electrode and test with a multimeter. If the electrode doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 10: Get a new spark electrode and position it on the burner base.

Step 11: Secure the spark electrode with the screws.

Step 12: Connect the wires to the spark electrode.

Step 13: Position the burner base on the stove top and secure with the screws.

Step 14: Place the cap back on the base and return the grate as well.

Step 15: Turn the oven’s gas supply on.

Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the spark electrode of your Amana stove top burner.

2. Spark Switch Wire Harness

If the spark electrode isn’t faulty but your Amana stove top burner is not working, follow the steps below to replace the spark switch wire harness…

Step 1: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Lift the grates off the stove top.

Step 4: Remove the burner caps as well.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the burner bases to the stove top. If there aren’t any screws, skip this step.

Step 6: Lift the burner bases and disconnect the wires from the spark electrodes. On some stove models, you will need to turn the burner base counterclockwise to detach it.

Step 7: Using a putty knife, depress the clips underneath the stove top which secure it.

Step 8: Pull the stove top forward.

Step 9: Unscrew the grounding wire from the rear of the stove top using a quarter inch nut driver.

Step 10: Set the stove top aside.

Step 11: Note where each control knob goes, then pull them off.

Step 12: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the burner valves to the oven’s front panel.

Step 13: Open the oven door.

Step 14: Take out the Philips head screws at the top and bottom of the front panel which hold it in place.

Step 15: Set the panel aside.

Step 16: Carefully pry off the spark switches from the burner valve using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 17: Disconnect the spark switches’ wires from the oven’s rear and spark module.

Step 18: Unhook the wires from the retainer.

Step 19: Remove the spark switch wire harness and get a new one.

Step 20: Push the new switches onto the burner valves.

Step 21: Hook the wires in the retainer.

Step 22: Reconnect the spark switch wires to the spark module and rear of the oven.

Step 23: Return the oven’s front panel and hold it in place at the top and bottom with the Philips head screws.

Step 24: Shut the oven door.

Step 25: Secure the burner valves to the oven’s front panel using the Philips head screws.

Step 26: Push the oven’s control knobs back onto the valves making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 27: Insert the spark electrode wires into the orifice holders.

Step 28: Place the stove top on the oven and screw the grounding wire back to the rear.

Step 29: Push the stove top into place.

Step 30: Take the burner bases back to the stove top and reconnect the wires to the spark electrodes.

Step 31: Reposition the burner bases on the stove top and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 32: Place the caps back on the burner bases.

Step 33: Return the burner grates.

Step 34: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 35: Turn on the oven’s gas supply back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the spark switch wire harness of your Amana stove.

3. Spark Module

If you have checked the components above but they aren’t faulty, the spark module is. Before replacing the spark module, also make sure that the wires connected to the spark electrodes aren’t burnt or damaged. If they aren’t but your Amana stove burner still won’t work, follow these steps to replace the spark module.

Step 1: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 2: Disconnect the oven’s power cord from the outlet for safety.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Pull off the control knobs from the oven’s front panel.

Step 5: Take out the screws underneath the front panel which hold it in place. Do this using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 6: Set the front panel aside.

Step 7: Take out the screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 8: Lift the grates off the stove top.

Step 9: Remove the burner caps as well.

Step 10: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the burner bases to the stove top.

Step 11: Lift the burner bases and disconnect the wires from the spark electrodes and insert them into the orifice holders.

Step 12: Lift the stove top and support it with a sturdy piece of wood.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the spark module’s support bracket to the right side of the stove top.

Step 14: Remove the stove top and set aside.

Step 15: Remove the spark module from the support bracket.

Step 16: Note where each wire goes on the spark module by taking a picture.

Step 17: Disconnect the wires from the spark module and get a new one.

Step 18: Connect the wires to the spark module making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 19: Position the spark module on the bracket.

Step 20: Take the stove top back to the oven.

Step 21: Screw the spark module’s support bracket back to the stove top.

Step 22: Lower the stove top.

Step 23: Take the burner bases back to the stove top and connect the wires to the spark module.

Step 24: Position the burner bases on the stove top and hold them in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 25: Place the caps on the bases and return the grates as well.

Step 26: Return the screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 27: Reposition the oven’s front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 28: Push the control knobs back into place.

Step 29: Shut the oven door.

Step 30: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 31: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Amana stove spark module.

Electric Amana Stove Top Not Working — How To Fix

Two different types of elements are used in electric Amana stove tops. So, if you see an element coil and radiant element below, note that they are two different things. Your stove top will only use one of these components. Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your electric Amana stove top won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Element Coil  

If your Amana stove top uses an element coil and it won’t work, you should test and replace it. Follow the steps below to test your Amana stove top’s element coil…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord for safety. You will need to pull the oven away from the wall to do this.

Step 2: Lift the faulty element coil off the drip pan.

Step 3: Pull the terminals away from the receptacle.

Step 4: Test the element using a multimeter. If the element coil doesn’t have continuity, get a new one.

Step 5: Insert the terminals of the new element into the receptacle.

Step 6: Lower the element into the drip pan and plug the power cord back in.

The video below will show you how to replace your Amana stove top’s element coil.

2. Receptacle

If your Amana stove top won’t work after replacing the element coil, the receptacle is most likely faulty. Follow the steps below to replace the receptacle…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord for safety.

Step 2: Lift off and detach the element coil from the receptacle you want to replace.

Step 3: Set the element coil aside.

Step 4: Remove the drip pan as well and set it aside.

Step 5: Open the door of your stove.

Step 6: Get a Philips head screwdriver and use it to take out the screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 7: Take out the Philips head screw holding the receptacle to the stove top.

Step 8: Lift the stove top and support with a sturdy piece of wood.

Step 9: Snip the receptacle wires four inches away from the receptacle itself using a pair of pliers.

Step 10: Strip of 3/8ths of an inch insulation off the ends of the stove top wires you cut from the receptacle.

Step 11: Get a new receptacle.

Step 12: Match the receptacle wires to the stove top wires.

Step 13: Secure the wires together using ceramic wire nut. Do not use any other type of wire nut.

Step 14: Screw the receptacle to the stove top.

Step 15: Lower the stove top and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 16: Shut the door of your stove.

Step 17: Reposition the drip pan on the stove top.

Step 18: Insert the element terminals into the receptacle and lower it into the drip pan.

Step 19: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the element receptacle of your Amana stove.

3. Radiant Element

If your electric Amana stove top uses a radiant element and it won’t work, it is most likely faulty. Note that only some Amana stove tops use radiant elements. To replace this component in your Amana stove top, read this article: Amana Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions]

4. Damaged Wires

If your Amana stove top still won’t work after replacing the radiant element, you should check the wires. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the radiant element. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix or replace them.

5. Infinite Switch

If both the radiant element and wires aren’t faulty, the infinite switch most likely is. Follow the steps below to replace your Amana stove’s infinite switch…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the control panel’s end caps in place.

Step 3: Remove the end caps and set them aside.

Step 4: Pull off the control knob of the faulty burner.

Step 5: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the infinite switch in place.

Step 6: Lift the control panel off.

Step 7: Get a new infinite switch.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the old switch and connect them to the new one making sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 9: Screw the switch to the control panel.

Step 10: Reposition the control panel on the oven.

Step 11: Push the control knob back into place.

Step 12: Reposition the end caps and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 13: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the infinite switch in an Amana stove.

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