An oven broiler is what people need to give their food that nice finishing touch. If your GE oven broiler isn’t working or you are experiencing other oven broiler issues, this article will show you how to fix them.
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GE Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix
There are a couple of reasons why your GE oven broiler would stop working. Below we will list each one and how to fix them.
1. The Broil Element
A faulty broil element may be the most likely reason why your GE oven broiler is not working. Below, we show you how to replace the broil element in your GE oven…
Step 1: First, unplug the oven.
Step 2: Next, open the oven door and take out the racks inside.
Step 3: Unscrew the sensor from the center of the broil element on the upper back wall.
Step 4: Take out the two screws on the upper back wall securing the broil element. Do this using a nut driver.
Step 5: Take out the other two screws on the top wall as well.
Step 6: Pull the broil element forward carefully.
Step 7: Use a pair of needle nose pliers to disconnect the wires from the broil element. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the oven when you do this.
Step 8: Test the broil element for continuity using a multimeter. If the broil element doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced.
Step 9: Get a new broil element and connect the wires to the terminals.
Step 10: Return the two screws on the top wall which hold the element in place.
Step 11: Return the other two screws on the upper back wall as well.
Step 12: Screw the temperature sensor back into place.
Step 13: Return the racks to the oven and shut the door.
Step 14: Plug the oven back in.
The video below will show you how to replace the broil element in a GE oven.
2. The Igniter
The igniter may also be the reason your GE oven broiler is not working. In gas ovens, the igniter is what heats the oven. If the igniter fails, your GE oven broiler won’t work. Read this article: GE Oven Igniter [How To, Problems & Proven Solutions] to know how to replace this component in a GE oven. If your GE oven broiler won’t turn off, also read the article in the link to replace the igniter.
3. The Safety Valve
This is another possible reason why your GE oven broiler won’t work. The safety valve sends gas to the igniter to light. If the igniter doesn’t receive gas, it won’t produce a flame. Replacing the safety valve in a GE oven is a bit complicated. However, if you would still like to replace this component yourself, read the “GE Oven Igniter” article in the section above.
4. The Thermostat
This is another component you should check if your GE oven broiler is not working. Read this article: GE Oven Is Not Heating [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the thermostat in a GE oven step by step.
5. The Control Board
Even though it’s not really likely this is the cause of your problem, it’s still a possibility. Make sure to check all the previous components first. If your GE oven broiler still doesn’t work afterwards, read this article: GE Oven Error Codes [How To Fix] to replace the control board in your GE oven. If your GE oven broiler comes on when baking, also read the article in the link to learn how to replace the control board in your GE oven.
GE Oven Bake And Broil Not Working
If the bake and broil features in your GE oven aren’t working, the control board is most likely faulty. The control board sends voltage to the bake and broil elements. When these components receive the voltage, the turn on and start to heat. If the control board fails, it won’t send the required voltage to the elements. Read this article: to replace the control board in your GE oven
How To Use The Broiler In A GE Oven
To use the broiler in a GE oven, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Turn the oven on and press the “Broil” button once for high or twice for low.
Step 2: Press “Start”.
Step 3: Pull out the bottom drawer of the oven and slide your food in.
Step 4: Close the drawer.
Step 5: Once your desired time has been reached, press the “Clear/Off” button on the oven’s control panel.
The video below will give you a visual of how to use your GE oven broiler.
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