Indesit Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions]

If your Indesit oven element is not working but you have no idea what to do, you are in the right place. In this article, we will look at Indesit oven element problems and show you how to fix them.

Indesit Oven Element Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Indesit oven element is not working and show you how to fix them.

1. Element

If your Indesit oven element is not working, it is most likely faulty. Indesit ovens use three different types of heating elements. A regular heating element, fan oven heating element, and a dual heating element. We will show you how to replace each of these elements.

1. Regular Heating Element

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

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

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

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 5: Lift off the back panel and set it aside.

Step 6: The element is on the lower rear of the oven. To access it, you will need to remove the metal plate. Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the metal plate in place.

Step 7: Set the metal plate aside.

Step 8: Disconnect the two wires connected to the terminals of the heating element.

Step 9: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest setting for ohms.

Step 10: Touch the multimeter’s probes to the terminals of the heating element. If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter when you do this, the heating element is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 11: Take out the screw which holds the grounding wire to the heating element.

Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the heating element in place.

Step 13: Slide the heating element out of the oven.

Step 14: Get a new Indesit oven element.

Step 15: Slide the new element into the oven.

Step 16: Hold the new element in place using the screws.

Step 17: Screw the grounding wire to the element.

Step 18: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Indesit oven element.

Step 19: Reposition the metal plate on the element.

Step 20: Hold the plate in place with the screws.

Step 21: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 22: Hold the panel in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 23: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 24: Return the oven to its usual position.

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

2. Fan Oven Element

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

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Switch the circuit breaker off to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: There are clips on the hinges of the oven door. Flip the clips towards yourself to release the oven door.

Step 6: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

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

Step 8: Set the oven door on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 9: Pull out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 10: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which secure the back panel in the oven. There are four screws.

Step 11: Lift the back panel out of the oven.

Step 12: The heating element is held in place with three screws. There are two at the top and one at the bottom. Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the heating element to the oven.

Step 13: Carefully pull the element forward.

Step 14: Note where each wire goes on the heating element by taking a picture.

Step 15: Disconnect the wires from the heating element using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 16: Take the heating element out of the oven.

Step 17: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 18: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the heating element. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the heating element is faulty.

Step 19: Get a new Indesit oven element.

Step 20: Take the element to the oven.

Step 21: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Indesit oven element. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 22: Position the element on the oven’s back wall.

Step 23: Hold the element in place with the three screws.

Step 24: Reposition the back panel in the oven.

Step 25: Hold the panel in place with the four screws.

Step 26: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 27: Lift the oven door.

Step 28: Insert the hinges into the slots in the lower corners of the oven’s front frame.

Step 29: Open the oven door fully.

Step 30: Flip back the clips on the door hinges.

Step 31: Shut the oven door.

Step 32: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

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

3. Dual Heating Element

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

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

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear. If your oven is installed to a cabinet, you will need to uninstall it.

Step 3: Open the oven door and get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven to the cabinet. There are two screws on each side of the oven’s front frame.

Step 5: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 6: Place the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 7: There is a terminal block on the lower right corner of the oven’s back panel. Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold it to the panel.

Step 8: Push the terminal block through the oven’s back panel.

Step 9: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place. There are six screws which hold the back panel in place.

Step 10: Lift the back panel off and set it aside.

Step 11: Take a picture of the dual heating element to note where each wire goes. The element’s terminals are on the upper rear of the oven.

Step 12: Use a pair of needle nose pliers to disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the element.

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Step 13: Take out the two screws which hold the element to the oven.

Step 14: Slide out the element from the oven.

Step 15: Get a new Indesit oven element.

Step 16: Slide the new element into the oven.

Step 17: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 18: Return the two screws which hold the element to the oven.

Step 19: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Indesit oven element. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 21: Hold the access panel in place with the screws.

Step 22: Position the terminal block on the back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 23: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 24: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the four screws.

Step 25: Shut the oven door.

Step 26: Switch your oven’s circuit breaker back on.

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

2. Wires

If your Indesit oven element still won’t work after being replaced, you should check the wires next. Take off the oven’s back panel to do this. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the element for burns, cuts, or any form of damage. If the wires of the element appear damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them.

3. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Indesit oven element is not working. If you have checked the components above but none of them is faulty, the control board should be replaced. Note that not all ovens use control boards. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the control board in your Indesit oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: To make the oven easier to uninstall from the cabinet, remove the door. To do this, first flip the clips 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 and lift it off.

Step 6: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the oven to the cabinet. There are two screws on each side of oven’s front frame.

Step 8: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a sturdy surface.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 10: Lift the oven’s top panel off and set it aside.

Step 11: The control board is behind the panel. Take a picture of the board to note where each wire goes on it.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the control board.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the control board in place.

Step 14: Remove the board and get a new one.

Step 15: Screw the new board to the oven.

Step 16: Connect the wires to the new board making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 17: Reposition the oven’s top panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 18: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 19: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 20: Lift the oven door.

Step 21: Insert the door hinges into the slots in the lower corners of the oven’s front frame.

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Step 22: Open the door fully.

Step 23: Flip the hinge clips back to hold the oven door in place.

Step 24: Shut the oven door.

Step 25: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

How To Test Indesit Oven Element

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

Step 1: Uninstall the element from the oven. This will help you get a more accurate reading. However, you could also test the element while it’s still installed in the oven.

Step 2: Get a multimeter.

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

Step 4: If you are using an analog multimeter, it will need to be calibrated. To do this, hold the tips of the two probes together while adjusting the needle on the multimeter’s display to 0.

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

Step 6: Look at the display of the multimeter. If you see a reading on the display, the heating element has continuity. This means that it is still functioning properly. However, if the multimeter’s display doesn’t change, the heating element doesn’t have continuity. This means that it is faulty and should be replaced. Read the “Indesit Oven Element Not Working” section above to replace the heating element in your Indesit oven.

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

How To Replace Indesit Stove Top Element

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Indesit stove top element…

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

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Get a Torx head screwdriver and go to the oven’s rear.

Step 4: Take out the two screws which hold the stove top in place using the Torx head screwdriver.

Step 5: Open the oven door.

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws underneath the oven’s front panel which hold it in place.

Step 7: Lift the front panel up and lower it down carefully.

Step 8: Take out the two Philips head screws on the corners of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 9: Lift the stove top.

Step 10: Disconnect the wire plugs from the stove top.

Step 11: Place the stove top faced down on a cloth lined surface.

Step 12: Using a 10 millimeter socket wrench, take out the two nuts which hold the bracket to the element you want to replace.

Step 13: Note where each wire goes on the heating element by taking a picture.

Step 14: Use a flat blade screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the wires to the element.

Step 15: Pull the wires off and lift the metal cover off the heating element.

Step 16: Remove the heating element and get a new one.

Step 17: Position the element on the stove top and position the mounting plate on it.

Step 18: Insert the wires into the element and tighten the screws to hold them in place.

Step 19: Reposition the bracket on the element and hold it in place with the two nuts.

Step 20: Lift the stove top and position it on the oven.

Step 21: Connect the wire plugs to the stove top.

Step 22: Return the screws at the front of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 23: Reposition the oven’s front panel and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 24: Shut the door and go to the oven’s rear.

Step 25: Return the two Torx head screws which hold the stove top in place.

Step 26: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the element in your Indesit stove top.

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