Do you want to learn how to use your Kenmore oven broiler or has your broiler stopped working? In this article, we will show you how to use your Kenmore oven broiler and fix the problems you may have with it.
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How To Use Kenmore Oven Broiler
Below, we show you how to use a Kenmore oven broiler…
Step 1: Open the door of your oven.
Step 2: Place your food in the oven.
Step 3: Shut the oven door.
Step 4: If you are using a double oven, select “Upper oven” or “Lower oven”. If you aren’t using a double oven, skip this step.
Step 5: Press the “Broil” button.
Step 6: Input your desired temperature using the numbers on the oven’s control panel.
Step 7: Press the “Start” button.
Step 8: Once you are done broiling, press the “Cancel/Stop” button and take your food out of the oven.
The video below will give you a visual of how to use your Kenmore oven broiler.
Electric Kenmore Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix
If your electric Kenmore oven broiler won’t work, there is more than one possible reason. Below, we have listed them and what to do about them.
1. Broil Element
This is the most likely reason your electric Kenmore oven broiler won’t work. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Kenmore oven broil element…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.
Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord or switch the breaker off.
Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel.
Step 4: Set the panel aside and disconnect the wires from the broil element.
Step 5: Test the element with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the broil element is faulty.
Step 6: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.
Step 7: Flip the locks on the door hinges towards yourself with a flat head screwdriver.
Step 8: Close the door till it stops then grip the sides.
Step 9: Lift the door off and set on a cloth lined surface.
Step 10: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws on the oven’s upper back wall which hold the broil element in place.
Step 11: Unhook the element from the two hooks at the top of the oven.
Step 12: Get a new broil element.
Step 13: Position the new broil element in the oven and secure it with the two Philips head screws.
Step 14: Secure the top of the broil element with the hooks.
Step 15: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 16: Lift the oven door and insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.
Step 17: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back to hold it in place.
Step 18: Shut the door and go back to the oven’s rear.
Step 19: Connect the wires to the terminals of the broil element.
Step 20: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.
Step 21: Plug the oven’s power cord back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.
Step 22: Return the oven to its usual position.
Also follow the steps above to replace your broil element if your Kenmore oven is stuck on broil or your Kenmore oven broil element won’t turn off.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Kenmore oven broil element.
2. Loose Or Burnt Wire
If one or both of the wires are loose or burnt, the broiler won’t work. Inspect the wires connected to the broil element and make sure they are tightly connected. Also inspect for any burns. If the wire appears burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix or replace them.
3. Control Board
This is the final possible reason your Kenmore oven broiler won’t work. If the control board fails, the broil element won’t receive the voltage it needs to operate. If you have checked the wires and broil element but they aren’t faulty, read this article: Kenmore Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Kenmore oven. Also read the article in the link to replace your control board if your Kenmore oven bake and broil aren’t working.
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Gas Kenmore Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix
If your gas Kenmore oven broiler won’t work, the igniter is most likely faulty. Read this article: Kenmore Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the igniter in your Kenmore oven. If the igniter isn’t faulty, the safety valve is the next component to check. If the valve fails, it won’t send gas to the igniter. Also read the “Kenmore Oven Igniter” article to replace the safety valve. If both the igniter and safety valve aren’t faulty, read the section directly above this one to replace the control board in your Kenmore oven.
How To Test Kenmore Oven Broil Element
To test your Kenmore oven broil element, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Remove the broil element from the oven and get a multimeter.
Step 2: Turn the multimeter dial to the lowest ohms setting.
Step 3: If you are using an analog multimeter, touch the two probes together as you adjust the needle on the display to read 0.
Step 4: Touch the probes to the terminals of the broil element.
Step 5: Look at the multimeter’s display. If the display doesn’t change or the reading is far from 10 to 75 ohms, the broil element is faulty and should be replaced. If you see a reading anywhere from 10 to 75 ohms, the broil element is still good.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to test your Kenmore oven broil element.
Kenmore Oven Broiler FAQ
Where Is My Kenmore Oven Broil Element Located?
The broil element is located in the oven on the top wall.
Why Does My Kenmore Oven Broil Element Turn On When Baking?
When the bake function is selected, both the bake and broil elements turn on to heat the oven and cook your food evenly.
Why Will My Kenmore Oven Broil But Not Bake?
If your Kenmore oven will broil but not bake, the bake element is faulty. Read this article: Kenmore Oven Element [Problems & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace your bake element.