Gorenje Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions]

If your Gorenje oven element is not working or you would like to learn how to test it, you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to fix Gorenje oven element problems.

Gorenje Oven Element Is Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Element

If your Gorenje oven element is not working, it is most likely faulty. In some Indesit ovens, a regular oven element is used while a fan oven element is used in others. Below, we show you how to replace these two different oven elements.

1. Regular Heating Element

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

Step 1: Disconnect the power to your Gorenje oven by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Next, open the oven door.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws on the oven’s frame which hold it to the cabinet. There should be two screws on each side.

Step 5: To make the oven easier to remove, the door should be uninstalled. To do this, you will need a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 6: There is one latch on each oven door hinge. Flip the latches forward using the flat blade screwdriver.

Step 7: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 8: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.

Step 9: Place the door on a sturdy surface lined with a towel or cloth.

Step 10: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 11: Place the cabinet on a sturdy surface.

Step 12: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the top panel of your Gorenje oven in place.

Step 13: Lift the top panel off the oven and set it aside.

Step 14: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws holding the rear access panel in place as well.

Step 15: Lift off the panel and set it aside.

Step 16: The terminals of the element are on the lower rear of the oven. Note where each wire goes by taking a picture.

Step 17: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the heating element.

Step 18: Get a multimeter to test the heating element.

Step 19: Turn the multimeter’s dial to the lowest setting for ohms.

Step 20: Touch the probes of the multimeter to the heating element’s terminals.

Step 21: If the multimeter shows a reading around 50 ohms, the heating element is still good. However, if the multimeter’s display doesn’t change, the heating element doesn’t have continuity. This means that it is faulty. Get a new Gorenje oven element.

Step 22: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws on the heating element’s bracket.

Step 23: Slide the heating element out of the oven.

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Step 24: Slide your new Gorenje oven element into place.

Step 25: Hold the new element in place using the two Philips head screws you took out earlier on.

Step 26: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Gorenje oven element. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 27: Reposition the rear access panel of your Gorenje oven.

Step 28: Hold the access panel in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 29: Also reposition the top panel of the oven.

Step 30: Hold the top panel in place with the screws.

Step 31: Lift the oven up.

Step 32: Push the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 33: Return the Philips head screws on the sides of the oven’s frame which hold it in place.

Step 34: Lift up the oven door.

Step 35: Insert the hinges into the slots in the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 36: Open the oven door completely.

Step 37: Flip the latches on the hinges back to hold the door in place.

Step 38: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 39: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker back on.

If your would like a visual of how to replace your Gorenje oven element, watch the video below.

2. Fan Oven Element

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

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

Step 2: Open the door of your Gorenje oven.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screws.

Step 4: If your oven is installed to a cabinet, use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws on the sides of the frame. There should be two screws on each side.

Step 5: Next, the oven door should be uninstalled. Get a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 6: Using the flat blade screwdriver, flip the hinge latches towards yourself. There is one latch on each door hinge.

Step 7: Close the door till it stops.

Step 8: Grip the sides of the oven door, tilt it in, and lift it off.

Step 9: Place the door on a sturdy surface lined with a cloth.

Step 10: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 11: Place the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 12: Pull out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 13: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the four screws on the oven interior’s back wall.

Step 14: Lift the back wall panel out of the oven.

Step 15: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 16: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 17: Lift the top panel off and set it aside.

Step 18: Also take out the Philips head screws which hold the rear access panel of your Gorenje oven in place.

Step 19: Lift the access panel off and set it aside.

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Step 20: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the heating element.

Step 21: Take out the two nuts which hold the heating element to the oven.

Step 22: Take the element out of the oven.

Step 23: Use a multimeter to test the element for continuity. If the element doesn’t have continuity, it should be replaced. Get a new Gorenje oven element.

Step 24: Position the element in the oven.

Step 25: Hold the element in place using the two nuts.

Step 26: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Gorenje oven element.

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

Step 28: Return the top panel as well.

Step 29: Hold the top panel in place with the screws.

Step 30: Lift the oven up and push it into the cabinet.

Step 31: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 32: Reposition the upper back panel in the oven.

Step 33: Secure the panel with the four screws.

Step 34: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 35: Lift the oven door up.

Step 36: Insert the hinges back into the slots in the sides of the oven.

Step 37: Open the oven door completely.

Step 38: To hold the door in place, flip the hinge latches back.

Step 39: Shut the door of your Gorenje oven

Step 40: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your Gorenje oven element, watch the video below.

2.Wires

If your Gorenje oven element is not working but it isn’t faulty, the wires should be checked next. Uninstall your oven from the cabinet to access the rear. Take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear panel in place and lift it off. Closely inspect the wires connected to the heating element for any burns or cuts. If the wires appear damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to replace the wires. However, if your Gorenje oven element wires aren’t damaged, keep reading.

3. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Gorenje oven element is not working. If you have checked the element and wires but none of them is faulty, the control board should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the control board in your Gorenje oven…

Step 1: As always, make sure to disconnect the power to the oven before starting. Do this by switching the oven’s circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Open the door of your Gorenje oven.

Step 4: To make the oven easier to lift out of the cabinet, you should uninstall the door. To do this, flip the hinges on the latches forward.

Step 5: Push the oven door closed till it stops.

Step 6: Lift the door of your Gorenje oven, tilt it in, and lift it off.

Step 7: Set the door on a sturdy surface lined with a cloth.

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Step 8: There are two screws on the sides of the oven’s frame. Take out the screws using the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 9: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 10: Place the door on a sturdy surface.

Step 11: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the oven’s two top panels in place.

Step 12: Lift the top panels off and set them aside.

Step 13: Take a picture of the control board to note where each wire connects to.

Step 14: Disconnect the wires from the control board.

Step 15: Take out the screws which hold the control board to the oven.

Step 16: Lift the control board off.

Step 17: Get a new control board for your Gorenje oven.

Step 18: Position the new control board in the oven.

Step 19: Hold the control board in place with the screws.

Step 20: Connect the wires to the board making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 21: Reposition the top panels of your Gorenje oven.

Step 22: Secure the top panels using the screws.

Step 23: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 24: Return the Philips head screws on the sides of your Gorenje oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 25: Lift up the oven door.

Step 26: Position the door hinges in the slots in the lower corners of the oven’s front frame.

Step 27: Once the hinges are properly seated in the slots, open the door fully.

Step 28: Flip the latches back to hold the door in place.

Step 29: Shut the oven door.

Step 30: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker back on.

How To Test Gorenje Oven Element

Before replacing your Gorenje oven element, it is best to test it in order to determine if it’s faulty or not. To do this, a multimeter will be needed. We will show you how to test your Gorenje oven element with an analog multimeter and a digital multimeter. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test your Gorenje oven element…

Step 1: For a more accurate reading, you should isolate the element from the oven. If you don’t know how to access the element, read the “Gorenje Oven Element Is Not Working” section above.

Step 2: Once you have isolated the element from the oven, get a multimeter.

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

Step 4: If you are using an analog multimeter, you should calibrate it. To do this, hold the ends of the two probes together. While doing this, adjust the needle on the multimeter’s display to 0.

Step 5: Touch each multimeter probe to the terminals of the heating element.

Step 6: Look at the display of the multimeter. If the multimeter shows a reading around 50 ohms, the element is still good. However, if the multimeter doesn’t show a reading or the needle on the display doesn’t change, the heating element doesn’t have continuity. This means that it is faulty and should be replaced.

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

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