Jenn-Air Oven Is Not Heating [How To Fix]

If your Jenn-Air oven is not heating but you have no idea why, this article is for you. We will look at the possible reasons why your Jenn-Air oven is not heating and what to do about them.

Electric Jenn-Air Oven Is Not Heating — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your electric Jenn-Air oven is not heating and what to do about them.

1. Bake Element

If your electric Jenn-Air oven is not heating, the bake element is most likely faulty. Below, we show you how to test and replace this oven component…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven and take out all the racks.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver and use it to take out the screws which hold the bake element in place. The screws are on the lower back wall of the oven.

Step 4: Pull the element forward and disconnect the wires.

Step 5: Test the bake element using a multimeter. If the bake element doesn’t have continuity, it should be replaced.

Step 6: Get a new bake element and connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 7: Screw the bake element back to the oven’s back wall.

Step 8: Return the racks to the oven and shut the door.

Step 9: Switch the circuit breaker on or plug the power cord back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the bake element in your Jenn-Air oven.

2. Wires

If the bake element isn’t faulty but your Jenn-Air oven is not heating, you should check the wires next. Inspect the wires connected to the bake element. You will need to remove the oven’s rear panel to do this. If you see any cuts or burns on the bake element wires, they should be replaced. Contact a technician to replace the wires.

3. Control Board

A control board is the final possible reason why your Jenn-Air oven is not heating. Since the control board sends voltage to the bake element, the oven won’t heat if it stops functioning. If you have checked both the bake element and wires but they aren’t the cause of the problem, the control board probably is. Read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Jenn-Air oven.

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Gas Jenn-Air Oven Is Not Heating — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your gas Jenn-Air oven is not heating and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

A faulty igniter is the most likely reason why your gas Jenn-Air oven is not heating. Below, we show you how to test and replace this component…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet and shut off the gas supply for safety.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 4: Lift out the oven’s bottom panel. If there are screws which secure the bottom panel, take the out.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the heat shield in place.

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Step 6: Remove the heat shield.

Step 7: Use a 5/16th inch nut driver to unscrew the igniter from the left side of the burner tube.

Step 8: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the lower rear cover.

Step 9: Set the cover aside and disconnect the wire plug from the igniter.

Step 10: Remove the igniter from the oven.

Step 11: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 12: Touch the multimeter probes to the pins in the igniter’s wire connector. If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter’s display when you do this, the igniter is faulty.

Step 13: Get a new igniter and insert the plug into the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 14: Secure the igniter to the burner tube with the screws.

Step 15: Go to the oven’s rear and connect the wire plug to the new igniter.

Step 16: Return the access cover and the screw which secure it.

Step 17: Reposition the heat shield in the oven and secure with the screws.

Step 18: Return the bottom panel and slide the oven racks back in.

Step 19: Shut the oven door.

Step 20: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and turn on the gas supply.

The video below will show you how to replace the igniter in your Jenn-Air oven.

2. Safety Valve

If the igniter isn’t faulty but your Jenn-Air oven is not heating, the next component to check is the safety valve. Below, we show you how to replace your Jenn-Air oven’s safety valve…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and shut off the gas supply.

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the lower rear access cover.

Step 3: Set the access cover aside and disconnect the wires from the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 4: Unscrew the gas tube from the safety valve and pressure regulator using an adjustable wrench.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the safety valve to the oven.

Step 6: Remove the safety valve and get a multimeter.

Step 7: Turn the multimeter dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 8: Touch the probes to the terminals of the safety valve. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the safety valve is faulty.

Step 9: Get a new safety valve and screw it to the oven.

Step 10: Reconnect the gas tube to the safety valve and pressure regulator. Hold the tube in place with the nuts.

Step 11: Connect the wires to the safety valve and return the access cover.

Step 12: Secure the access cover with the screws.

Step 13: Plug the power cord back in and turn the gas supply back on.

The video below will show you how to replace the safety valve in your Jenn-Air oven.

3. Wires

If both the safety valve and igniter aren’t faulty, you should check the wires next. Inspect the wires connected to the igniter and safety valve. If there are any cuts or burns on the wires, they may be the cause of the heating problem. Contact a technician to replace the wires.

4. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your gas Jenn-Air oven is not heating. The control board sends voltage to the igniter and safety valve. If the board fails, these components won’t receive the voltage to operate. If you have checked the components above but they aren’t faulty, the control board is probably the reason why your gas Jenn-Air oven is not heating. Read the “Jenn-Air Oven Control” article in the “Electric Jenn-Air Oven Is Not Heating” section above to replace your control board.

Jenn-Air Oven Heating Slowly — How To Fix

If your Jenn-Air oven is heating slowly, the igniter or bake element should be replaced. The same also applies if your Jenn-Air oven is not heating properly. A bake element is used in an electric Jenn-Air oven while an igniter is used in a gas Jenn-Air oven. If your electric Jenn-Air oven is heating slowly, read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the bake element. If your gas Jenn-Air oven is heating slowly, read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the igniter.

Jenn-Air Oven Is Not Heating Properly — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reason why you Jenn-Air oven is not heating properly and what to do about them.

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1. Broil Element

Broil elements are used in electric ovens. When the bake function is selected, the broil element and bake element turn on to heat the oven. If the broil element doesn’t turn on, your food won’t cook properly. Below, we show you how to replace the broil element in or Jenn-Air oven…

Step 1: Plug the power cord out of the outlet or switch the circuit breaker off. This is to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

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

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws at the top of the oven which hold the broil element in place.

Step 5: Take out the other two screws on the back wall of the oven which hold the broil element in place as well.

Step 6: Pull the broil element forward and disconnect the wires from the broil element. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the oven’s rear or you will need to remove the back panel to get them back.

Step 7: Take the broil element out of the oven and test it using a multimeter. If the element doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty.

Step 8: Get a new broil element and connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 9: Return the two screws on the back wall of the oven which hold the broil element in place.

Step 10: Also return the other two screws at the top wall of the oven.

Step 11: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 12: Shut the oven door.

Step 13: Plug the oven’s power cord back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

The video below will show you how to replace the broil element in your Jenn-Air oven.

2. Temperature Sensor

If the broil element isn’t faulty but your Jenn-Air oven is not heating properly, you should check and maybe replace the temperature sensor. The temperature sensor monitors the oven’s temperature to ensure that your food cooks at the right temperature. If the sensor fails, your food won’t cook properly. Read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Temperature [How To, Issues & Solutions] to replace the temperature sensor in your Jenn-Air oven.

3. Thermostat

A thermostat has the same job as a temperature sensor. Since not all ovens use temperature sensors, the ovens without them use thermostats. If your oven uses a thermostat and it doesn’t heat properly, you should replace it. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Jenn-Air oven thermostat…

Step 1: Locate the circuit breaker of your Jenn-Air oven.

Step 2: Switch the circuit breaker off. You could also unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Next, you will need to uninstall the oven door. If your oven is a range, all you have to do is open the door to the broiling position then lift it off. However, if it’s a single wall oven, more steps are required.

Step 4: Open the oven door fully.

Step 5: Bend a nail into a “U” shape and insert it into the hole in one of the door hinges. This will help the hinges stay in place.

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Step 6: Take out the two Philips head screws above the door hinges.

Step 7: Close the door till it stops then lift it off the oven.

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

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

Step 10: The thermostat’s capillary tube is on the oven interior’s back wall. Lift the tube off the clips.

Step 11: Take out the Philips head screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 12: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the top and rear access panels of the oven in place.

Step 14: Lift the panels off and set them aside.

Step 15: Pull off the oven’s temperature control knob.

Step 16: When you pull the knob off, you will see two screws. These screws hold the thermostat in place. Take out the two screws which secure the thermostat using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 17: Note where each wire goes on the thermostat.

Step 18: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 19: Pull out the thermostat’s capillary tube through the hole at the top or rear of the oven.

Step 20: Fully remove the thermostat.

Step 21: Get a new thermostat for your Jenn-Air oven.

Step 22: Insert the tube into the oven.

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

Step 24: Position the thermostat on the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 25: Push the temperature control knob back into place.

Step 26: Reposition the rear and top access panels of the oven.

Step 27: Hold the panels in place with the screws.

Step 28: Go to the oven interior and sit the capillary tubes on the clips.

Step 29: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 30: Lift the oven door.

Step 31: Insert the hinges back into the slots in the sides of the oven.

Step 32: Return the two small metal pieces and the screws which hold the door hinges in place.

Step 33: Open the door fully and remove the nail from the hole.

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

Step 35: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 36: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 37: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

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

How To Preheat A Jenn-Air Oven

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to preheat your Jenn-Air oven…

Step 1: Turn the oven on.

Step 2: Select your desired cooking mode using the buttons on the oven’s control panel. If your oven doesn’t have buttons, use the main control knob to select your desired cooking mode.

Step 3: Enter your desired temperature using the temp control knob. If your oven doesn’t have this, use the arrows or “+” and “-” buttons to input your desired temperature.

Step 4: Press the “Start” button.

Step 5: Leave the oven for about 20 minutes to preheat.

Step 6: Afterwards, open the oven door.

Step 7: Place your food in the oven and shut the door.

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

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

Step 10: Shut the oven door.

Jenn-Air Stove Top Not Heating — How To Fix

If your Jenn-Air stove top is not heating, the heating element is most likely faulty, read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the heating element of your Jenn-Air stove top. If the element isn’t faulty but your Jenn-Air stove top is not heating, you should check the wires next. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the heating element.

If the wires appear damaged in any way, contact a technician to replace them. If the heating element and wires aren’t faulty but your Jenn-Air stove top is not heating, the infinite switch or element switch is faulty. Also read the article in the link to replace the infinite switch in your Jenn-Air stove.

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