Inglis Oven Element [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Inglis oven element won’t work but you don’t know what to do, you are in the right place. In this article, we will look at Inglis oven element problems and show you how to fix them.

Inglis Oven Element Is Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Inglis oven element is not working and show you what to do about them.

1. Element

If your Inglis oven element is not working, it has most likely failed. First, we will show you how to replace the hidden element in an Inglis oven. Below, we show you how to replace your Inglis oven element…

Step 1: Before you start the repair, you will need to unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet. Go to the oven’s rear to do this.

Step 2: Next, get a Philips screwdriver.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Flip the locking clip on each door hinge forward.

Step 5: Close the door till it stops moving.

Step 6: Grip the door and lift it off the oven. Do not grip the handle while doing this.

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

Step 8: Take out the two oven racks and set them aside.

Step 9: Use the Philips screwdriver to take out the two screws holding the oven interior’s bottom panel in place.

Step 10: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven.

Step 11: Using the Philips screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the bake element to the oven. There are two screws on the top and one at the back.

Step 12: Pull the element forward.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of your Inglis oven element. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the oven’s rear.

Step 14: If the wires fall through, go to the oven’s rear and unscrew the lower access panel.

Step 15: Set the panel aside and pass the wires back into the oven.

Step 16: Get a multimeter and turn its dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 17: Touch the two probes to the terminals of the bake element. If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter when you do this, the element is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 18: Get a new Inglis oven element.

Step 19: Take the new element to the oven.

Step 20: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Inglis oven element.

Step 21: Secure the element to the oven using the Philips screws.

Step 22: Reposition the bottom panel in the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 23: Slide the two racks back into the oven.

Step 24: Lift the oven door.

Step 25: Insert the hinges into the opening in the corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 26: Open the door fully and flip the locking clips back to secure.

Step 27: Shut the door and go to the oven’s rear.

Step 28: Reposition the lower panel on the oven’s rear.

Step 29: Hold the panel in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 30: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 31: Push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Inglis oven element step by step.

If your oven doesn’t use a hidden element, the steps above won’t work. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Inglis oven element…

Step 1: Before you start the repair on your Ingliis oven, disconnect the power by unplugging the cord from the outlet. To do this, you will need to go to the oven’s rear.

Step 2: Next, get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: There is a locking latch on each door hinge. Flip them forward.

Step 5: Close the door till it can’t go further.

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

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

Step 8: Pull out the oven’s racks and set them aside.

Step 9: The bake element is held in place with two screws. These screws are on the lower back wall of the oven’s interior. Take out the screws using the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 10: Pull the element forward.

Step 11: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the element using the pair of pliers. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the oven’s rear.

Step 13: If the wires do fall through, go to the rear.

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

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

Step 16: Test the element for continuity using a multimeter. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the element is faulty.

Step 17: Get a new Inglis oven element.

Step 18: Take the element to the oven and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 19: Go to the oven’s rear and connect the wires to the terminals of your new Inglis oven element.

Step 20: Reposition the lower panel and hold it in place using the screws.

Step 21: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 22: Lift the door of the oven.

Step 23: Position the hinges in the slots on the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 24: Open the door completely and flip the hinge latches back.

Step 25: Shut the door of the oven.

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

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Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace an Inglis oven element.

2. Wires

If your Inglis oven element is not working but it isn’t faulty, the wires may be the cause of the problem. Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the cord from the outlet. Take off the oven’s lower rear panel. Inspect the wires connected to your Inglis oven element. If there are any cuts or burns on the wires, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires.

3. Control Board

If both your Inglis oven element and wires aren’t faulty but the element won’t work, the control board is probably the cause of the problem. In order for the element to work, it has to receive voltage from the control board. If the control board fails, it won’t send voltage to the element. Read this article: Inglis Oven Control [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the control board in your Inglis oven.

Inglis Oven Broil Element Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Inglis oven broil element is not working and show you what to do about them.

1. Broil Element

If your Inglis oven broil element is not working, it is most likely because it has failed. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Inglis oven broil element…

Step 1: First, switch the circuit breaker off or unplug the cord from the outlet for safety.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver and a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 3: Open the door of your Inglis oven.

Step 4: To make it easier to access the broil element, the door should be uninstalled. Flip the locking clip on each door hinge towards yourself using the flat blade screwdriver.

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

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

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

Step 8: Next, pull out the oven’s racks and set them aside.

Step 9: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws at the top of the oven which hold the broil element in place. There are two screws close to the front and one close to the rear.

Step 10: Take out the other two screws on the upper back wall of the oven which hold the broil element in place as well.

Step 11: Carefully pull the broil element forward.

Step 12: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the broil element using the pair of pliers. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the back wall after disconnecting them.

Step 14: If the wires do fall through, go to the rear and use the Philips screwdriver to unscrew the panel.

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

Step 16: Get a multimeter and turn its dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 17: Touch the probes of the multimeter to the terminals of the broil element. If you don’t see a reading when you do this, the broil element is faulty.

Step 18: Get a new Inglis oven element.

Step 19: Take the new element to the oven.

Step 20: Return the two screws on the back wall which hold the broil element in place.

Step 21: Return the other screws at the top of the oven as well.

Step 22: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 23: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Inglis oven element.

Step 24: Reposition the access panel of the oven’s rear and secure with the screws.

Step 25: Slide the two racks back into the oven.

Step 26: Lift the door.

Step 27: Insert the hinges into the openings in the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 28: Open the door fully and flip the locking clips back.

Step 29: Shut the door of your Inglis oven.

Step 30: Plug the cord back into the outlet or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the broil element in your Inglis oven.

2. Wires

If your Inglis oven broil element is not working but it isn’t faulty, the wires should be checked next. To do this, first disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the cord from the outlet. Unscrew the oven’s rear panel and set it aside. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the broil element. If there are any cuts or burns on the wires, contact a technician to fix or replace them.

3. Thermostat

The thermostat monitors the temperature of the broil element during the broil cycle. If the thermostat fails, it could prevent the broil element from turning on or off. Note that not all ovens use thermostats. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the thermostat in your Inglis oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the cord from the outlet. You will need to pull the oven away from the wall to do this. If you can’t access the power cord, switch the circuit breaker off instead.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver and flat blade screwdriver.

Step 3: Using the flat blade screwdriver, carefully pry off the temperature control knob from the oven’s front panel.

Step 4: After removing the knob, you will see two screws. Take out these two screws using the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Go to the rear of the oven.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the upper panel on the oven’s rear. Do this using the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Lift the panel off the oven’s rear and set it aside.

Step 8: Note where each wire goes on the thermostat by taking a picture.

Step 9: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

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Step 10: Using the pair of pliers, disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 11: Open the door of the oven.

Step 12: Flip the locking latch on each door hinge towards yourself using the flat blade screwdriver.

Step 13: Close the door till it stops moving.

Step 14: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off the oven.

Step 15: Place the door on a sturdy surface lined with a cloth.

Step 16: Pull out the racks in the oven.

Step 17: The thermostat’s capillary tube is on the upper back wall. Lift the capillary tube off the mounting clips.

Step 18: Go to the oven’s rear and pull out the capillary tube.

Step 19: If there is a metal retainer securing the thermostat wire, unscrew it.

Step 20: Get a new thermostat for your Inglis oven.

Step 21: Connect the wires to the new thermostat making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 22: Position the thermostat on the oven’s front panel.

Step 23: Hold the thermostat in place using the two Philips head screws.

Step 24: Push the temperature control knob onto the shaft of the new thermostat.

Step 25: If you unscrewed the thermostat’s wire retainer, screw it back into place.

Step 26: Insert the capillary tube into the hole in the rear of the oven.

Step 27: Go to the oven’s interior and position the capillary tube on the mounting clips.

Step 28: Reposition the rear access panel of the oven.

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

Step 30: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 31: Lift the door of the oven.

Step 32: Insert the hinges into the slots in the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 33: Open the door fully and flip the hinge latches back to hold it in place.

Step 34: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 35: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet or switch the breaker back on.

4. Control Board

If your Inglis oven broil element is not working but the components above aren’t faulty, the control board is most likely the faulty component. When the broil feature is selected, the control board sends voltage to the broil element. When the broil element receives this voltage, it turns on and starts to heat. If the control board fails, it won’t send voltage to the broil element. Read the “Inglis Oven Control” article in the “Inglis Oven Element Is Not Working” section above to replace the control board in your Inglis oven.

How To Test Inglis Oven Element

If you aren’t sure whether your oven element is faulty or not, you should test it. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Inglis oven element…

Step 1: Get a multimeter.

Step 2: Turn the dial of the multimeter to the lowest setting for ohms.

Step 3: If you are using an analog multimeter, calibrate it. To do this, touch the ends of the two probes together.

Step 4: While touching the probes together, adjust the needle on the display to 0.

Step 5: Isolate the element from the oven. If you don’t know how to do this, read the “Inglis Oven Element Is Not Working” section above.

Step 6: Touch the probes of the multimeter to the terminals of the heating element.

Step 7: Look at the display of the multimeter. If the multimeter’s display doesn’t change, the element is faulty and should be replaced. However, if you see a reading around 50 ohms, the element is still good.

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

Inglis Stove Top Element Not Working — Causes And Solutions

There are two different types of elements used in stove tops. The element coil, and radiant element. Below, we talk about the possible reasons why each one won’t work.

1. Radiant Element

If your Inglis radiant element is not working, it has most likely failed. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Inglis stove top radiant element…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the cord from the outlet. To do this, you will need to pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Get a Philips screwdriver.

Step 3: Open the door of your Inglis oven.

Step 4: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the stove top in place. There are two screws underneath the stove top.

Step 5: Press on the metal tabs underneath the front lip of the stove top.

Step 6: While pressing on the tabs, pull the stove top forward a bit.

Step 7: Go to the rear of the stove top and disconnect the wire harnesses from it.

Step 8: Also take out the screw which holds the green grounding wire to the rear of the stove top.

Step 9: Spread a cloth on a sturdy surface.

Step 10: Lift the stove top and place it faced down on the cloth lined surface.

Step 11: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 12: Note where each wire goes on the element you want to replace by taking a picture.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the element using the pair of pliers.

Step 14: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the support bracket to the radiant element.

Step 15: Lift the support bracket and remove the element.

Step 16: Get a new element for your Inglis stove top.

Step 17: Note where the mounting clips are positioned on the old element.

Step 18: Unscrew the mounting clips from the element and position them on the new one.

Step 19: Secure the mounting clips with the screws.

Step 20: Lift the support bracket and position the new element on the stove top.

Step 21: Secure the support bracket to the element using the screws.

Step 22: Connect the wires to the new element making sure that each one goes to the right place.

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Step 23: Lift the stove top and place it on the oven.

Step 24: Screw the grounding wire to the stove top.

Step 25: Reconnect the wires harnesses to the stove top.

Step 26: Push the stove top into place.

Step 27: Return the screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 28: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 29: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 30: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace an Inglis stove top radiant element.

2. Element Switch

If your Inglis stove top element is not working but it isn’t faulty, the element switch is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Inglis stove element switch…

Step 1: Before you start the repair, disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the cord from the outlet or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Pull the oven away from the wall and go to the rear.

Step 4: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the rear panel in place. There should be about 10 screws.

Step 5: Lift the panel off the oven’s rear and set it aside.

Step 6: Get a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the element switch of the faulty burner. You can make this easier by taking a picture.

Step 8: Use the flat blade screwdriver to pry the wire plugs off the element switch.

Step 9: Pull the control knob off the element switch.

Step 10: Take out the two Philips head screws to remove the element switch.

Step 11: Get a new switch.

Step 12: Position the new switch on the oven’s front panel.

Step 13: Hold the switch in place using the two screws.

Step 14: Push the control knob onto the shaft of the new element switch.

Step 15: Connect the wire plugs to the new switch. Use the picture you took for reference to ensure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 16: Reposition the access panel on the oven’s rear.

Step 17: Hold the panel in place using the screws.

Step 18: Plug the cord back into the outlet and return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace an Inglis stove element switch.

1. Element Coil

If your Inglis stove top element coil is not working, it is most likely because it has failed. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Inglis stove top element coil…

Step 1: As always, pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Next, lift the element coil you want to replace.

Step 3: Carefully pull the terminals of the element coil out of the receptacle.

Step 4: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

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

Step 6: If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter when you do this, the element coil is faulty and should be replaced. Get a new Inglis stove top element coil.

Step 7: Insert the terminals of the element coil into the receptacle.

Step 8: Lower the element coil and position it in the drip pan.

Step 9: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 10: Return the oven to its usual position.

2. Element Switch

If your Inglis stove top element is not working but it isn’t faulty, the next component to check is the element switch. When you turn the burner’s control knob, the switch sends voltage to the receptacle. This voltage is passed on to the element from the receptacle. If the switch fails, the element won’t receive the voltage needed to operate. Read the “Element Switch” section above to learn how to replace your Inglis stove element switch.

3. Receptacle

A faulty receptacle (or terminal block) is the final reason why your Inglis stove top element is not working. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Inglis stove top element receptacle…

Step 1: First, pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Lift the faulty element and pull the terminals away from the receptacle.

Step 4: Remove the drip bowl as well.

Step 5: Also remove the element and drip bowl on the left rear of the stove top.

Step 6: Use the Philips screwdriver to unscrew the terminal block from the stove top.

Step 7: Open the door of the oven.

Step 8: Lift the stove top.

Step 9: Cut the stove top wires four inches away from the terminal block you want to replace.

Step 10: Strip off about half an inch of the wires’ insulation.

Step 11: Get a new terminal block kit.

Step 12: Take out the wires from the kit and match them to the stove top wires.

Step 13: Secure the wires using ceramic wire nuts.

Step 14: Slide the heat shrink tubes over the ceramic wire nuts.

Step 15: Using the heat gun, shrink the tubes over the wire nuts.

Step 16: Take the terminal block out of the kit.

Step 17: Insert the wires into the terminal block till you hear them click into place.

Step 18: Position the metal mounting bracket on the terminal block and push it into place.

Step 19: Position the terminal block on the stove top and hold it in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 20: Lower the stove top.

Step 21: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 22: Return the element and drip bowl on the left rear of the stove top.

Step 23: Return the other drip bowl as well.

Step 24: Insert the terminals of the element coil into the receptacle.

Step 25: Lower the element coil into the drip pan.

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

Step 27: Push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Inglis stove top element receptacle.

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