Gorenje Oven Grill [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions]

If you want to learn how to use your Gorenje oven grill, you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to use your Gorenje oven grill and more.

How To Use Gorenje Oven Grill

Below, we show you how to use a Gorenje oven grill…

Step 1: Turn the oven on.

Step 2: Turn the oven’s main control knob to select the grill function. If your oven doesn’t have a control knob, scroll through the functions and select the grill.

Step 3: Enter your desired temperature by tapping it or turning the temp control knob.

Step 4: Press the “start” or “play” button.

Step 5: Leave the oven to preheat for about 5 minutes.

Step 6: Afterwards, open the door and place your food on the rack.

Step 7: Shut the door.

Step 8: Once you are grilling, turn the oven off.

Step 9: Open the oven door and take out your food.

Gorenje Oven Grill Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Grill Element

If your Gorenje oven grill element is not working, it is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Gorenje oven grill element…

Step 1: First, you will need to disconnect the power to your Gorenje oven in order to avoid the risk of electrocution. Do this by unplugging the oven’s power cord from the outlet. If your oven is installed to a cabinet, switch the circuit breaker off instead.

Step 2: Open the door of your Gorenje oven.

Step 3: Flip the latches on the hinges forward in order to release the door.

Step 4: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 5: Grip the sides of the oven door, lift it off, and set aside on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 6: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven to the cabinet in order to access the rear. There are two Philips head screws on the sides of the oven’s front frame.

Step 8: Next, lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 9: Place the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 10: Using the same Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 11: Lift the top panel off and set it aside.

Step 12: Also take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place using the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 13: Lift the rear access panel off and set it aside.

Step 14: The terminals of the grill element are on the upper rear of the oven. Get a phone and take a picture of the wires to note where each one goes.

Step 15: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the grill element. If you can’t pull the wires off, get a pair of needle nose pliers and use them to disconnect the wires.

Step 16: The grill element is held in place with two nuts. Take out the two nuts to release the grill element.

Step 17: Go to the oven’s interior.

Step 18: Pull out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 19: Look at the top of the oven’s interior. If there are any other screws which hold the grill element in place, take them out using the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 20: Grip the grill element and slide it out of the oven.

Step 21: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

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Step 22: Touch the multimeter’s probes to the first and last terminals of the grill element. If the multimeter shows a reading, the grill element is still good. However, if there isn’t a reading, the grill element is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 23: Get a new Gorenje oven grill element.

Step 24: Slide the new grill element into the oven.

Step 25: If you took out any screws from the top of the oven, return them to hold your new Gorenje oven grill element in place.

Step 26: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 27: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 28: Hold the grill element in place with the two nuts you took out earlier on.

Step 29: Connect the wires to the new Gorenje oven grill element. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 30: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 31: Hold the access panel in place with the screws.

Step 32: Also return the top panel as well.

Step 33: Hold the top panel in place with the screws.

Step 34: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 35: Return the Philips head screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 36: Lift the oven door.

Step 37: Position the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven’s frame.

Step 38: Open the oven door fully.

Step 39: Flip the hinge latches back and shut the oven door.

Step 40: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker on or plugging the power cord back into the outlet.

2. Wires

If your Gorenje oven grill is not working but the grill element isn’t faulty, you should check the wires next. Uninstall the oven from the cabinet and take off the back panel. Inspect all the wires connected to the terminals of the grill element. If there are any burns or cuts on the wires, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to replace the wires.

3. Thermostat

The thermostat monitors the temperature of the oven during the grilling cycle. If the thermostat fails, it will stop your Gorenje oven grill from working. If you have checked the grill element and wires but they aren’t faulty, try replace the thermostat. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the thermostat in a Gorenje freestanding cooker…

Step 1: Pull your Gorenje cooker away from the wall to access the rear.

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

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver to take out the cooker’s screws.

Step 4: Open the door of your Gorenje oven.

Step 5: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws underneath the cooker’s front panel.

Step 6: Lift off the metal plate underneath the panel and set it aside.

Step 7: Pull off the temperature control knob on the cooker’s front panel.

Step 8: When you pull off the control knob from the panel, you will see two screws. Take out the two screws using the Philips head screwdriver in order to release the thermostat.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the front panel to the cooker using the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 10: Move the front panel to the side and lift it off.

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

Step 12: The sensing rod of the thermostat is on the upper back wall. Lift the sensing rod off the two mounting clips.

Step 13: Go to the rear of the cooker.

Step 14: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the rear access panel in place.

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

Step 16: Pull out the thermostat’s sensing rod through the hole in the oven.

Step 17: Take out the screws which hold the stove top to the oven. There are screws at the front and back.

Step 18: Lift the stove top and disconnect the wire plugs connected to it.

Step 19: If the thermostat’s wire is held in place with any retainers, unscrew them.

Step 20: Note where each wire goes on the thermostat by taking a photo.

Step 21: Get a pair of needle nose pliers and use it to disconnect the wires connected to the thermostat.

Step 22: Get a new thermostat.

Step 23: Connect the wires to the new thermostat. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 24: Pass the thermostat’s sensing rod to the oven’s rear.

Step 25: Make sure to return any retainers you removed.

Step 26: Insert the sensing rod into the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 27: Take the stove top back to the oven.

Step 28: Connect the wire plugs to the stove top and lower it down.

Step 29: Return the screws at the front and back of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 30: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 31: Go to the oven’s interior.

Step 32: Position the sensing rod on the mounting clips.

Step 33: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 34: Position the thermostat on the oven’s front panel.

Step 35: Hold the thermostat in place using the two Philips head screws.

Step 36: Reposition the front panel assembly on the cooker.

Step 37: Hold it in place with the screws.

Step 38: Push the temperature control knob onto the shaft of the thermostat.

Step 39: Return the metal plate underneath the front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 40: Shut the door of your Gorenje cooker.

Step 41: Plug the power cord back into the outlet.

Step 42: Return the cooker to its usual position.

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

Step 1: As always, make sure to disconnect the power before starting a repair on your Gorenje oven. Do this by unplugging the power cord or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Next, get a Philips head screwdriver and open the door of your Gorenje oven.

Step 3: To make the oven easier to lift out of the cabinet, the door should be uninstalled. To do this, first flip the latches on the hinges towards yourself.

Step 4: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 5: Grip the sides of the oven door, tilt it in, and lift it off.

Step 6: Place your Gorenje oven door on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Using the screwdriver, take out the screws which secure your Gorenje oven to the cabinet. There are two screws on the sides of the oven’s frame.

Step 8: Once you have taken out the screws, lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 9: Place the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 10: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws holding the two top panels to the oven.

Step 11: Lift the two top panels off and set them aside.

Step 12: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 13: Also take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear access panel in place.

Step 14: Lift the access panel off and set it aside.

Step 15: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 16: The thermostat’s capillary tube is on the upper back wall of the oven’s interior. Lift the capillary tube off the mounting clips.

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Step 17: Pass the capillary tube out through the hole in the back of the oven.

Step 18: Unscrew the bracket which holds the thermostat’s wire in place.

Step 19: Pull off the temperature control knob on the oven’s front panel.

Step 20: When you pull off the knob, you will see two screws. Take out the screws which hold the thermostat in place using the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 21: Take a photo of the thermostat to know where each wire goes on it.

Step 22: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 23: Using the pair of pliers, disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 24: Fully remove the thermostat from the oven.

Step 25: Get a new thermostat for your Gorenje oven.

Step 26: Connect the wires to the new thermostat. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place or else the thermostat won’t function properly.

Step 27: Position the new thermostat on the oven’s front panel.

Step 28: Hold the thermostat in place using the two Philips head screws.

Step 29: Push the temperature control knob onto the stem of the new thermostat.

Step 30: Pass the thermostat’s wire to the oven’s rear.

Step 31: Screw back the retainer which holds the wire in place.

Step 32: Insert the capillary tube into the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 33: Reposition the oven rear access panel.

Step 34: Hold the access panel in place using the Philips head screws.

Step 35: Return the top panels as well.

Step 36: Secure the top panels with the screws.

Step 37: Go to the oven’s interior.

Step 38: Sit the capillary tube on the mounting clips.

Step 39: Slide the two racks back into the oven.

Step 40: Lift the oven up and reposition it in the cabinet.

Step 41: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws you took out earlier on.

Step 42: Lift the door of the oven.

Step 43: Insert the hinges into the slots in the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 44: Open the oven door completely.

Step 45: Flip the latches on the hinges back to hold the door in place.

Step 46: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 47: Plug the power cord back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

While the video below isn’t based on a Gorenje oven, the process for replacing the thermostat is very similar.

4. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Gorenje oven grill is not working. If you have checked the components above but they aren’t faulty, the control board should be replaced. The control board sends voltage to the grill element. If it fails, your Gorenje oven grill won’t work. Read this article: Gorenje Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to learn how to replace the control board in your Gorenje oven.

How To Test Gorenje Oven Grill Element

Below, we show you how to test your Gorenje oven grill element to determine if it’s faulty or not…

Step 1: First, you will need to gain access to the element. If you don’t know how to do this, read the grill element portion of the “Gorenje Oven Grill Element Is Not Working” section above.

Step 2: Get a multimeter.

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

Step 4: Calibrate the multimeter if it’s analog. To do this, hold the ends of the two probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0.

Step 5: Touch the two multimeter probes to the first and last terminals of the grill element.

Step 6: Look at the multimeter’s display. If the multimeter shows a reading when you do this, it’s still good. However, if the multimeter doesn’t show a reading or the display doesn’t change the grill element is faulty.

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