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

If you would like to learn how to use an Indesit oven grill, this article is for you. Today, we will show you how to use your Indesit oven grill and fix the problems you may have with it.

How To Use Indesit Oven Grill

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

Step 1: Turn the oven on.

Step 2: Place your food in the oven and shut the door. Do not shut the door completely, just leave it slightly open.

Step 3: Turn the oven’s control knob to select the grill function. The grill symbol is a box with a line at the top.

Step 4: Turn the temperature control knob to select your desired temperature.

Step 5: Once you are done grilling, open the oven door and take out your food.

Step 6: Shut the door and turn the oven’s control knobs to the “off” position.

Indesit Oven Grill Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Grill Element

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

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

Step 2: Open the oven door.

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

Step 4: Get a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 5: Using the flat blade screwdriver, flip the clips on the door hinges forward.

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

Step 7: Grip the sides of the oven door, lift it off, and set it on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the four screws on the sides of the oven’s front frame. Only do this if your oven is installed to a cabinet.

Step 9: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 10: Set the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 11: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 12: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear access panel in place.

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

Step 14: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the grill element. The grill element’s terminals are on the oven’s upper rear.

Step 15: Take out the two screws which hold the grill element to the oven. The screws are next to each terminal.

Step 16: Go to the oven’s interior.

Step 17: Slide the grill element out of the oven.

Step 18: Test the grill element for continuity using a multimeter. If the grill element doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 19: Get a new Indesit oven grill element.

Step 20: Slide the new grill element into the oven.

Step 21: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 22: Return the two screws which hold the grill element to the oven.

Step 23: Connect the wires to the terminals of the grill element.

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Step 24: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 25: Hold the access panel in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 26: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 27: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the four Philips head screws.

Step 28: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 29: Lift the oven door.

Step 30: Position the hinges in the slots in the corners of the oven’s front frame.

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

Step 32: Shut the oven door.

Step 33: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Also follow the steps above to replace your oven grill if your Indesit oven grill keeps turning off.

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

2. Dual Heating Element

Some Indesit ovens do not use grill elements. This is because there aren’t any bake elements in some of the oven models. The ovens without bake elements use dual heating elements. This heating element is used during the bake and grill cycles. If your Indesit oven grill won’t work but it doesn’t use a grill element, the dual heating element should be replaced. Below, we show you how to replace the dual heating element in your Indesit oven…

Step 1: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker or unplug the power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: If your oven installed to a cabinet, open the door.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the four screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 4: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 5: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 6: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the wiring block to the oven. The block is on the lower right side of the oven.

Step 7: Push the block through the oven.

Step 8: Take out the screw which hold the oven’s rear panel in place with the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 9: Lift the back panel off.

Step 10: Take a picture of the dual heating element to note where each wire goes.

Step 11: Take out the two screws which hold the dual element to the oven.

Step 12: Open the oven door and slide the heating element out.

Step 13: Get a new element and slide it into the oven.

Step 14: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 15: Hold the dual element in place with the two screws. Make sure to reposition the grounding wire and thermal cut out as well.

Step 16: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new heating element. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

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

Step 18: Screw the wire block back to the oven’s panel.

Step 19: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 20: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

The video below will show you how to replace the dual heating element in an Indesit oven.

3. Wires

If the grill element or dual heating element isn’t faulty but your Indesit oven grill is not working, check the wires next. Take off the oven’s rear panel and inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the heating element. If the wires appear to burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to replace the wires.

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4. Thermostat

The thermostat monitors the temperature of the oven during the grilling cycle to ensure the oven doesn’t overheat. If the thermostat fails, the grill won’t work. Note that not all Indesit ovens use thermostats. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Indesit oven thermostat…

Step 1: First disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the power cord from the outlet. If your oven is hard wired, switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Get a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 4: Using the flat blade screwdriver, flip the clips on the hinges towards yourself.

Step 5: Close the door till it’s at the broiling position.

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

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

Step 8: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 9: The thermostat’s sensing rod is on the upper back wall of the oven’s interior. Lift the rod off the clips.

Step 10: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 11: 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 12: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 13: Set the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 14: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the top and rear panels of the oven in place.

Step 15: Lift the two panels off.

Step 16: Set the panels aside.

Step 17: Pull off the temperature control knob.

Step 18: Take out the two Philips head screws you see. These screws hold the selector switch in place.

Step 19: Note where each wire goes on the thermostat. Do this by taking a picture.

Step 20: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 21: Using the pair of pliers, disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 22: Pull the thermostat off the selector switch.

Step 23: Pass the thermostat’s rod out through the hole in the oven.

Step 24: Fully remove the thermostat.

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

Step 26: Pass the new thermostat’s rod through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 27: Position the thermostat on the selector switch and push it into place.

Step 28: Connect the wires to the thermostat making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 29: Position the selector switch on the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 30: Push the temperature control knob back into place.

Step 31: Reposition the oven’s top and rear panels.

Step 32: Secure the panels with the screws.

Step 33: Lift the oven back into the cabinet and secure it using the four Philips head screws.

Step 34: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 35: Position the door hinges in the slots on the lower corners of the oven’s front frame.

Step 36: Open the door fully and flip the hinge latches back.

Step 37: Shut the oven door.

Step 38: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the thermostat in an Indesit oven.

If you are using an Indesit oven cooker, follow these steps to replace the thermostat…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the cord.

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Step 2: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 3: Lift the thermostat’s rod off the clips on the oven interior’s back wall.

Step 4: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear panel in place.

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

Step 7: Pull out the rod from the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 8: Take out the two screws underneath the oven’s front panel which hold it in place.

Step 9: Lift the panel up and lower it down.

Step 10: Pull off the temperature control knob and take out the two screws you see. These two screws hold the thermostat in place.

Step 11: Note where each wire goes on the thermostat then disconnect them using a pair of needle nose pliers. You can take a picture of the wires to make it easier.

Step 12: Fully remove the thermostat and get a new one.

Step 13: Pass the rod to the back of the oven and insert it into the hole.

Step 14: Position the thermostat on the front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 15: Connect the wires to the thermostat making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 16: Push the temperature control knob back into place.

Step 17: Reposition the front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 18: Position the rod on clips.

Step 19: Slide the racks into the oven and shut the door.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

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

Step 22: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet and return the oven to its usual position.

5. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reasons why your Indesit oven grill is not working. The control board sends voltage to the grill element in order for it to work. If the control board fails, your Indesit oven grill won’t work. Note that not all Indesit ovens use control boards. Read this article: Indesit Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to replace the control board in your Indesit oven. Read the article in the link to replace the control board if your Indesit oven and grill aren’t working. Also read the article in the link to replace the bake element if your Indesit oven is not working but the grill is.

How To Test Indesit Oven Grill Element

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

Step 1: Uninstall the oven from the cabinet. If you don’t know how to do this, read the “Indesit Oven Grill Not Working” section above.

Step 2: Get a multimeter. You can use any type of multimeter. However, the steps we are going to list are for digital and analog multimeters.

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

Step 4: If you are using an analog multimeter, you will need to calibrate it. Do this by holding the ends of the probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0.

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

Step 6: Look at the multimeter’s display. If the multimeter shows a reading, the grill element is still good. However, if the multimeter doesn’t show a reading or the needle doesn’t move the grill 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 Indesit oven element step by step.

Indesit Oven Grill FAQ

Should I Use My Indesit Oven Grill With The Door Open Or Closed?

You should use your Indesit oven grill with the door slightly open.

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