Kitchenaid Oven Broiler [How To, Issues & Solutions]

Do you want to learn how to use a Kitchenaid oven broiler or has your Kitchenaid oven broiler stopped working? In this article, we will show you how to use a Kitchenaid oven broiler and fix any problems you may have with it.

How To Use A Kitchenaid Oven Broiler

Follow the steps listed below to use your Kitchenaid oven broiler…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Place your food at least 2.5 cm away from the broil element.

Step 3: Shut the door and turn on the oven.

Step 4: Press the “Broil” button or turn the control knob to select “broil”.

Step 5: Set the temperature using the arrows or control knob.

Step 6: Press “Start”.

Step 7: Once you are done broiling, take out your food and turn the oven off.

Kitchenaid Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix

We have listed the two possible reasons why your Kitchenaid oven broiler won’t work…

1. Broil Element

A faulty broil element is the most likely reason why your Kitchenaid oven broiler won’t work. We will show you how to replace the broil element in a Kitchenaid double wall oven and a Kitchenaid range oven. Below, we show you how to replace the broil element in a Kitchenaid double wall oven…

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 door of the oven with the faulty broiler.

Step 4: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 5: Set the racks aside.

Step 6: Take out the two screws on the top wall of the oven which hold the broil element.

Step 7: Take out the other two screws on the upper back wall of the oven which secure the broil element as well.

Step 8: Carefully pull out the wires connected to the broil element.

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Step 9: Disconnect the wires from the broil element terminals and make sure they don’t go through the holes in the oven.

Step 10: Get a new broil element.

Step 11: Take out the screws which hold the metal plate to the broil element.

Step 12: Place the new broil element on the plate and secure with the screws.

Step 13: Take the broil element to the oven and connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 14: Return the screws on the upper back wall which hold the broil element in place.

Step 15: Return the screws at the top as well.

Step 16: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 17: Shut the oven door.

Step 18: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the broil element in a Kitchenaid double wall oven, watch the video below.

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

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the support bracket of the upper back panel in place with a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Take out the screws securing the lower back panel of the oven.

Step 6: Set the panel aside and disconnect the wires connected to the broil element’s terminals.

Step 7: Open the door of the oven.

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

Step 9: Take out the screws on the upper back wall of the oven which secure the broil element.

Step 10: Take out the other two screws at the top.

Step 11: Remove the broil element from the oven.

Step 12: Get a new broil element.

Step 13: Position the broil element in the oven and hold it in place with the two screws at the top.

Step 14: Return the screws on the back wall which secure it as well.

Step 15: Go back to the oven’s rear.

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Step 16: Connect the wires back to the terminals of the broil element.

Step 17: Reposition the lower back panel of the oven.

Step 18: Hold the panel in place with the screws.

Step 19: Return the upper panel support bracket.

Step 20: Secure the bracket with the two screws.

Step 21: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 22: Shut the door.

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

Step 24: Return the oven to its usual position.

If you would like a visual of how to replace a Kitchenaid range oven broil element, watch the video below.

2. Control Board

If your Kitchenaid oven broiler still doesn’t work after replacing the broil element, the control board is faulty and should be replaced. Read this article to replace the control board in your Kitchenaid double wall oven and Kitchenaid range oven.

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Kitchenaid Oven Will Broil But Not Bake — How To Fix

If your Kitchenaid oven broiler works but the oven won’t bake, the bake element is faulty. Below we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace the bake element of a Kitchenaid double range oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the support bracket of the upper back panel using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Set the bracket aside.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the lower back panel to the oven.

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

Step 7: If you want to replace the bake element of the upper oven, the black vent tube will need to be removed. Take out the four screws which hold the vent tube to the oven’s rear.

Step 8: Move the tube aside.

Step 9: Disconnect the two wires connected to the terminals of the upper element.

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Step 10: Take out the three screws which hold the upper bake element to the oven.

Step 11: Carefully pull out the old bake element from the oven.

Step 12: Get a new bake element.

Step 13: Slide the new bake element into the oven.

Step 14: Hold the bake element to the oven with the three screws.

Step 15: Connect the two wires to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 16: Reposition the vent tube and hold it in place with the four screws.

Step 17: If you want to replace the lower bake element, take out the screws which hold cover on the right.

Step 18: Take out the screws which hold the other cover on the left.

Step 19: Take out the screws which hold the plate of the terminal block.

Step 20: Move the terminal block aside.

Step 21: Take out the screws which hold the lower bake element.

Step 22: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the lower bake element.

Step 23: Slide out the bake element and get a new oven.

Step 24: Slide the new element into the oven.

Step 25: Connect the wires to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 26: Hold the bake element in place with the screws.

Step 27: Reposition the terminal block and secure it with the screws.

Step 28: Return the cover on the left and secure with the screws.

Step 29: Return the cover on the right as well and secure with the screws.

Step 30: Reposition the oven’s lower back panel.

Step 31: Secure the lower back panel with the screws.

Step 32: Return the upper panel support bracket and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 33: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 34: Push the oven back to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid oven.

If this method doesn’t work on your Kitchenaid oven model, read this article.

Kitchenaid Oven Broiler FAQ

Why Does My Kitchenaid Oven Broiler Come On When Baking?

This is very normal. When the bake function is selected, the bake and broil elements turn on to start heating the oven. This ensures that your food is evenly cooked throughout.

Do Kitchenaid Ovens Come With Broiler Pans?

No, they do not.

Should I Use My Kitchenaid Oven Broiler With The Door Open Or Closed?

Your Kitchenaid oven broiler should be used with the door closed. If you open the door while broiling, the broil element will stop heating.

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