Estate Oven Element [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Estate oven element is not working but you don’t know what to do, you are in the right place. In this article, we will look at Estate oven element problems and show you how to fix them.

Estate Oven Element Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Estate oven element is not working and show you what to do about them.

1. Element

If your Estate oven element is not working, it has most likely failed. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace your Estate oven element…

Step 1: As always, disconnect the power to your Estate oven before starting the repair. Do this by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Get a Philips screwdriver.

Step 3: Pull the oven away from the wall and go to the rear.

Step 4: Use the Philips screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the lower panel on the oven’s rear in place.

Step 5: Lift the lower panel off the oven’s rear and set it aside.

Step 6: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the bake element.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the bake element.

Step 9: Touch the multimeter’s probes to the terminals of the bake element. If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter when you do this, the bake element is faulty.

Step 10: Open the door of the oven.

Step 11: Pull out the two racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 12: There are two screws on the lower back wall of the oven which hold the bake element in place. Use the Philips screwdriver to take out the screws which secure the element.

Step 13: Slide the element out of the oven.

Step 14: Get a new Estate oven element.

Step 15: Slide the new element into the oven.

Step 16: Return the two screws which hold the element to the oven.

Step 17: Slide the two racks back into the oven.

Step 18: Shut the door of the oven and go to the rear.

Step 19: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Estate oven element.

Step 20: Reposition the lower panel on your oven’s rear.

Step 21: Hold the panel in place using the Philips head screws.

Step 22: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back in or switching the circuit breaker on.

Step 23: Push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Estate oven element.

2. Wires

If your Estate oven element is not working but it isn’t faulty, you should check the wires next. Disconnect the oven’s power and take off the lower back panel. Closely inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the bake element. If the wires are burnt or cut, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace your Estate oven element wires.

3. Control Board

A faulty control board is the last possible reason why your Estate oven element won’t work. The control board in an oven sends voltage to the bake element. When the bake element receives the voltage, it turns on and starts to heat. If the control board fails, it won’t send the voltage needed for the element to operate. If you have checked the element and wires but they aren’t faulty, read this article: Estate Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board.

Estate Oven Broil Element Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Estate oven broil element is not working and show you what to do about them.

1. Broil Element

If your Estate oven broil element is not working, it has most likely failed. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace your Estate oven broil element…

Step 1: First, switch the oven’s circuit breaker off or unplug the power cord from the outlet for safety.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

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Step 3: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 4: Flip the latch on each door hinge towards yourself using a flat blade screwdriver. Uninstalling the door will make it easier to access the broil element.

Step 5: Close the door till it stops moving.

Step 6: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.

Step 7: Place the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 8: If your oven is installed to a cabinet, take out the screws on the sides which secure it. If not, go to the oven’s rear.

Step 9: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 10: Use a Philips head screwdriver to unscrew the lower access panel on the oven’s rear.

Step 11: Lift the panel off the oven.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires connected to the broil element. Make sure to note where each wire goes first.

Step 13: Get a multimeter and turn its dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 14: Touch the probes of the multimeter to the broil element’s terminals. If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter when you do this, the broil element is faulty.

Step 15: Go to the oven’s interior.

Step 16: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws on the oven’s upper back wall which secure the broil element.

Step 17: Take out the other three screws at the top of the oven securing the broil element as well. There are two screws close to the front and one near the back.

Step 18: Pull the broil element out of the oven.

Step 19: Get a new Estate oven element.

Step 20: Slide the new element into the oven.

Step 21: Hold the element in place using the three screws you took out from the top of the oven.

Step 22: Return the other two screws on the upper back wall of the oven which hold the broil element in place.

Step 23: Slide the racks into the oven.

Step 24: Go to the rear of the oven.

Step 25: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new broil element. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 26: Reposition the panel on the oven’s rear.

Step 27: Hold the panel in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 28: If you uninstalled the oven from the cabinet, lift it back in.

Step 29: Return the screws on the sides of the oven’s frame which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 30: Lift the door and insert the hinges into the openings in the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 31: Open the oven door fully.

Step 32: Flip the hinge latches back to hold the door in place.

Step 33: Shut the oven door.

Step 34: Plug the oven’s power cord back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Step 35: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the broil element in your Estate oven.

2. Wires

If your Estate oven broil element isn’t working but it isn’t faulty, you should check the wires next. Unscrew the oven’s rear access panel and set it aside. Once you have removed the panel, inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the broil element. If the wires are cut or burnt, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace your Estate oven element wires.

3. Thermostat

In some ovens, a thermostat is used to regulate the temperature of the broil element. If the thermostat fails, the broil element won’t work. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Estate oven thermostat…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall to access the rear.

Step 2: For safety, unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Open the door of the oven and pull out the racks.

Step 5: Flip the latch on each door hinge towards yourself.

Step 6: Push the door closed till it stops moving.

Step 7: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.

Step 8: Place the door assembly on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 9: The thermostat’s capillary tube is on the upper back wall of the oven. Lift the capillary tube off the clips.

Step 10: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 11: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the upper and lower rear access panels of the oven in place.

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Step 12: Lift the two panels off the oven.

Step 13: Pull out the capillary tube through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 14: Remove the temperature control knob from the oven’s front panel.

Step 15: When you remove the knob, you will see two screws. Take out these two screws using the Philips head screwdriver to release the thermostat.

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

Step 17: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 18: Use the pliers to disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the thermostat.

Step 19: Remove the thermostat from the oven and get a new one.

Step 20: Connect the wires to the new thermostat. Use the picture you took for reference to ensure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 21: Position the thermostat on the oven’s front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 22: Push the temperature control knob onto the shaft of the new thermostat.

Step 23: Insert the capillary tube into the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 24: Reposition the rear access panels of the oven.

Step 25: Hold the panels in place with the screws.

Step 26: Go to the oven’s interior.

Step 27: Position the capillary tube on the mounting clips.

Step 28: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 29: Lift the door of the oven.

Step 30: Insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.

Step 31: Open the door fully and flip the hinge latches back.

Step 32: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 33: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 34: Push the oven back to the wall.

4. Control Board

A faulty control board is the last possible reason why your Estate oven broil element is not working. The control board sends voltage to the element during the broil cycle. If the control board fails, it won’t send voltage to the broil element. This will prevent the broil element from working. Read the “Estate Oven Control” article in the “Estate Oven Element Is Not Working” section above to replace the control board.

How To Test Estate Oven Element

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

Step 1: Get a multimeter.

Step 2: Turn the dial of the multimeter to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 3: If you are using an analog multimeter, calibrate it. Do this by touching the ends of the two probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0.

Step 4: Isolate the element from the oven for a more accurate reading. If you don’t know how to access the element in your oven, read the “Estate Oven Element Is Not Working” section above.

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

Step 6: Look at the display of the multimeter. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the element is faulty. However, if you see a reading around 50 ohms, the element is still good.

Estate Stove Top Element Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Estate stove top element is not working and show you what to do about them.

1. Element Coil

If your Estate stove top element is not working, it has most likely failed. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace your Estate stove top element coil…

Step 1: First, make sure to disconnect the power to the oven before starting the repair. You can do this by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Lift the faulty element coil to an angle.

Step 3: Pull the terminals of the element coil away from the receptacle.

Step 4: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest setting for ohms.

Step 5: Touch the probes of the multimeter to the terminals of the heating element. If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter when you do this, the element coil is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 6: Get a new element coil for your Estate stove top.

Step 7: Insert the terminals of the new element coil into the receptacle.

Step 8: Lower the element coil and position the tab in the slot in the drip pan.

Step 9: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back into the outlet or switching the circuit breaker on.

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

2. Element Switch

If your Estate stove top element is not working but it isn’t faulty, you should check the element switch next. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Estate stove top element switch…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the power cord from the outlet or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Get a short Philips screwdriver.

Step 3: Using the Philips screwdriver, take out the two screws underneath the oven’s control panel which hold it in place.

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

Step 5: When you pull the knob off, you will see two screws. Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws in order to release the element switch.

Step 6: Go to the rear of the oven.

Step 7: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws on the upper corners of the oven’s rear.

Step 8: Lift the control panel assembly up and lower it down.

Step 9: Note where each wire goes on the element switch by taking a picture.

Step 10: Get a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 11: Use the flat blade screwdriver to pry off the wire plugs from the element switch.

Step 12: Get a new element switch for your Estate stove.

Step 13: Connect the wires to the element switch. Use the picture you took for reference to ensure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 14: Position the switch on the oven’s front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 15: Lift the control panel assembly and reposition it on the oven.

Step 16: Go to the oven’s rear and return the two screws on the upper corners which hold the control panel in place.

Step 17: Push the control knob onto the shaft of the new element switch.

Step 18: Return the other two screws underneath the front panel which hold it in place.

Step 19: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord into the outlet or switching the circuit breaker back on.

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

3. Element Receptacle

If both the element and switch aren’t faulty, the receptacle is the cause of the problem. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Estate stove top element receptacle…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to your Estate oven by unplugging the power cord from the outlet or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Lift the element coil connected to the receptacle you want to replace.

Step 3: Pull the terminals of the element coil away from the receptacle.

Step 4: Remove the drip pan from the stove top.

Step 5: Take out the screw which holds the terminal block or receptacle to the stove top.

Step 6: Remove the other element coils and drip pans from the stove top.

Step 7: Open the door of the oven.

Step 8: If there are screws underneath the stove top, take them out.

Step 9: Lift the stove top.

Step 10: Get a pair of pliers.

Step 11: Using the pair of pliers, cut the stove top wires at most four inches away from the terminal block.

Step 12: Strip half an inch of the stove top wires using the pair of pliers.

Step 13: Get a new receptacle kit.

Step 14: Take out the wires from the kit and match them to the existing stove top wires.

Step 15: Secure the wires together using ceramic wire nuts. Do not use plastic wire nuts.

Step 16: Slide heat shrink tubes over the wire nuts.

Step 17: Using a heat gun, shrink the tubes over the wire nuts. Do not place the heat gun too close to the wires while doing this.

Step 18: Take the terminal block from the kit and insert the stove top wires into it.

Step 19: Position the mounting bracket from the kit on the terminal block and push it into place.

Step 20: Position the terminal block on the stove top and secure it with the screw.

Step 21: Lower the stove top.

Step 22: If there were any screws securing the stove top, return them.

Step 23: Shut the oven door.

Step 24: Place the drip pans back on the stove top.

Step 25: Insert the terminals of the element coil into the receptacles.

Step 26: Lower the element coils into the drip pan.

Step 27: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the cord back in or switching the circuit breaker back on.

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

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