Kitchenaid Oven Element [How To, Problems & Solutions]

Has your Kitchenaid oven element stopped working? In this article, we will show you how to replace a Kitchenaid oven element.

Kitchenaid Oven Element Not Working — How To Fix

There are two possible reasons why your Kitchenaid oven element won’t work. Below, we have listed them and how to fix them…

1. Bake Element

We will show you how to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid double wall oven, Kitchenaid double range oven, and Kitchenaid single range oven. To replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid double wall oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Switch off your circuit breaker.

Step 2: Open the doors of the two ovens.

Step 3: Take out the racks in the ovens.

Step 4: Push the locks on the hinges of the upper oven door down.

Step 5: Close the door and lift it off.

Step 6: Set the door on a towel lined surface.

Step 7: Do the same to uninstall the lower oven door.

Step 8: Take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom vent in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 9: Take out the four screws on the sides of the oven which secure the oven to the cabinet.

Step 10: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 11: Set the oven on a piece of cardboard to prevent it from damaging the floor.

Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper and lower rear panels in place.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the access plate in place if you are replacing the element of the upper oven. If you are replacing the bake element of the lower oven, skip this step.

Step 14: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 15: Take out the screws which hold the metal flap covering the bake element.

Step 16: Bend the flap up.

Step 17: Bend the tab which holds the bake element using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 18: Pull out the bake element and get a new one.

Step 19: Slide the new element into the oven.

Step 20: Bend back the tab to hold the element in place.

Step 21: Bend the flap back and return the screws which secure it.

Step 22: If you removed the access panel, return it and secure with the screws.

Step 23: Reposition the oven’s upper and lower rear panels.

Step 24: Secure the panels with the screws.

Step 25: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 26: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the four screws.

Step 27: Return the bottom vent and the two screws that hold it in place.

Step 28: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 29: Lift the bottom oven door.

Step 30: Insert the door hinges back into the slots on the sides of the oven frame.

Step 31: Open the door completely and push the hinge locks back.

Step 32: Do the same with the upper oven door.

Step 33: Shut the two oven doors.

Step 34: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

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

Below, we show you how to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid single range oven…

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

Step 2: Turn the oven around.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the lower rear panel of the oven.

Step 4: Set the panel aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires from the bake element terminals.

Step 6: Open the oven door.

Step 7: Push down the hinge locks using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 8: Close the door till it stops.

Step 9: Lift the door off and set it aside.

Step 10: Take out the oven racks.

Step 11: Take out the two screws which hold the bottom panel of the oven in place.

Step 12: Lift out the bottom panel.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the bake element in place. There is one screw at the front and one at the back.

Step 14: Remove the element from the oven.

Step 15: Get a new bake element.

Step 16: Position the new element in the oven.

Step 17: Hold the bake element in place with the two screws.

Step 18: Return the bottom panel and secure with the screws.

Step 19: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 20: Lift the oven door and insert the hinge back into the slots on the sides of the door.

Step 21: Open the oven door and push the hinge locks back.

Step 22: Shut the door and connect the wires back to the bake element terminals.

Step 23: Reposition the back panel and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 24: Push the oven back to the wall.

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Step 25: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid single range oven.

Follow the steps listed below to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid double range…

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 two Philips head screws which hold the upper back panel’s support bracket.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower back panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the back panel off and set it aside.

Step 6: If you want to replace the element of the upper oven, take out the screws which hold the black vent tube in place.

Step 7: Take out the three screws which hold the bake element to the oven and disconnect the wires.

Step 8: Pull out the element from the oven carefully.

Step 9: Get a new bake element.

Step 10: Slide the new element into the oven and secure with the three screws.

Step 11: Connect the wires to the bake element terminals.

Step 12: Return the vent tube.

Step 13: Secure the tube to the oven with the screws.

Step 14: If you want to replace the bake element of the lower oven, first take out the screws which hold the insulators to the right and left sides of the oven.

Step 15: Take out the screws which hold the terminal block plate in place.

Step 16: Take out the screws holding the bake element and pull it out.

Step 17: Get a new element and secure it to the oven with the screws.

Step 18: Reposition the terminal block and secure it with the screws.

Step 19: Return the insulation plates and the screws which secure them.

Step 20: Connect the wires to bake element terminals.

Step 21: Return the back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 22: Reposition the upper panel’s support bracket and secure with the screws.

Step 23: Plug the oven back to the wall.

Step 24: Return the oven to its usual position.

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

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2. Control Board

If your bake element doesn’t work after replacing it, the control board is faulty. We will show you how to replace the control board in a Kitchenaid range oven and a Kitchenaid double wall oven. To replace the control board in a Kitchenaid double wall oven, do the following…

Step 1: First, switch off the circuit breaker for safety.

Step 2: Open the door of the upper oven and flip the hinge locks down.

Step 3: Close the door till it stops.

Step 4: Lift the door off and set on a cloth lined surface.

Step 5: Do the same with the door of the lower oven.

Step 6: Remove the two screws which hold the bottom vent of the oven in place with a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Set the vent aside.

Step 8: Take out all the racks in the two ovens.

Step 9: Using the same screwdriver, take out the four screws which hold the oven to the cabinet.

Step 10: Lift the oven out and set on a piece of cardboard to prevent it from damaging the floor.

Step 11: Take out the eight screws which secure the top front panel of the oven.

Step 12: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 13: Take a picture of the control board. This is to remember where each wire goes. The board of the upper oven is on the right and the board for the lower one is on the left when you stand at the front of the oven.

Step 14: Take out the two screws holding the control board in place.

Step 15: Get a new control board.

Step 16: Position the new control board on the oven and secure it with the screws.

Step 17: Connect the wires to the right places on the control board.

Step 18: Return the oven’s upper front panel and secure with the screws.

Step 19: Lift the oven and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 20: Align the trim pieces and return the four screws that secure the oven to the cabinet.

Step 21: Return the bottom vent and the two screws.

Step 22: Lift the lower oven door and insert the hinges back into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 23: Push the hinge locks back.

Step 24: Do the same with the upper oven.

Step 25: Return the oven racks.

Step 26: Shut the doors of the two ovens.

Step 27: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the control board in a Kitchenaid double wall oven.

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To replace the control board in a Kitchenaid range oven, follow the steps listed below…

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

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Take out the screws under the oven’s front panel using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Lift out the metal plate from underneath the oven and set it aside.

Step 5: Take out the two screws which hold the oven’s control panel in place.

Step 6: Pull the control panel forward.

Step 7: Set a towel on the stove top.

Step 8: Set the control panel on the towel.

Step 9: Note where each wire goes on the control panel. Take a picture if you can’t remember where every one goes.

Step 10: Disconnect the wire plugs from control panel.

Step 11: Move the control panel aside and remove the towel as well.

Step 12: Take out the three screws at the front of the stove top which secure it.

Step 13: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the two screws underneath the two corners of the stove top.

Step 14: Lift the stove top off and set it aside.

Step 15: Take out the two screws which hold the center front bracket of the oven.

Step 16: Take out the four screws which hold the element panel to the oven.

Step 17: Move the panel back a bit.

Step 18: Remove the screws which hold the control board in place.

Step 19: Take a picture of the control board and disconnect the wires connected to it.

Step 20: Get a new control board.

Step 21: Remove the mounting plate from the old control board and transfer to the new one.

Step 22: Also transfer the ribbon cable to the new board.

Step 23: Take the board to the oven and connect the wires to the right places on it.

Step 24: Position the board in the oven and secure with the screws.

Step 25: Pull the element support panel back and secure it with the four screws.

Step 26: Return the center front bracket and the two screws which secure it.

Step 27: Reposition the stove top and secure it at the front and back with the screws.

Step 28: Take the control panel back to the oven and connect the wire plugs to the right places.

Step 29: Push the control panel back and secure with the screws.

Step 30: Return the plate underneath the control panel and secure it with the screws.

Step 31: Close the oven door.

Step 32: Plug the oven back in and return it to its usual position.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the control board in a Kitchenaid range oven.

How To Replace A Kitchenaid Oven Broil Element

Below we show you how to replace your broil Kitchenaid oven element.

To replace the broil element in a Kitchenaid range oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: For safety, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

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

Step 3: The broil element is held by four screws. First take out the two screws on the upper back wall of the oven which secure the broil element.

Step 4: Take out the other two screws on the top wall of the oven which secure the broil element as well.

Step 5: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 6: Take out the two screws which hold the support bracket of the upper panel in place.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the lower panel of the oven’s rear in place.

Step 8: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires connected to the broil element terminals using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 10: Remove the broil element from the oven and get a new one.

Step 11: Position the broil element in the oven and secure it at the top and rear using the screws.

Step 12: Go back to the oven’s rear and reconnect the wires to the terminals of the broil element.

Step 13: Reposition the oven’s lower rear panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 14: Return the support bracket and the screws which secure it.

Step 15: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 16: Shut the oven door and plug it back into the outlet.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the broil element in a Kitchenaid range oven.

Below we show you how to replace the broil element in your Kitchenaid double wall oven…

Step 1: To avoid the risk of electrocution, switch off the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven with the faulty broil element.

Step 3: There is a lock on each door hinge. Flip the locks down to release the door.

Step 4: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 5: Lift the door off and set on a towel lined surface.

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Step 6: Remove the oven racks.

Step 7: Take out the two screws on the back wall of the oven which hold the broil element.

Step 8: Take out the other two screws on the top wall as well.

Step 9: Lower the broil element and disconnect the wires. Make sure the wires don’t go back through the holes.

Step 10: Get a new broil element.

Step 11: Take out the screws which hold the metal shield to the broil element and transfer it to the new one.

Step 12: Screw the new element to the shield.

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

Step 14: Secure the top and rear of the broil element to the oven with the screws.

Step 15: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 16: Lift the oven door and insert the hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven frame.

Step 17: Fully open the door and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 18: Close the door and switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

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

Kitchenaid Stove Element Not Working — How To Fix

Below we talk about the possible reasons why your Kitchenaid stove element is not working.

1. Stove Element

A faulty stove element is the cause of this problem most times. Below we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the stove element of 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: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Using a Philip head screwdriver, take out the two screws under the oven’s control panel which secure the metal cover.

Step 5: Remove the cover and take out the other screws which hold the control panel itself.

Step 6: Lift the control panel and lower it down.

Step 7: To avoid straining the wires connected to the control panel, support it with something.

Step 8: Take out the three screws at the front of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 9: Take out the other two screws on the rear corners of the stove top which secure it as well.

Step 10: Lift the stove top and set it aside.

Step 11: Lift up the element you want to replace.

Step 12: Note where each wire goes to on the heating element or take a picture.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the heating element.

Step 14: Get a new heating element.

Step 15: Remove the spring clips from the old heating element and transfer them to the new one.

Step 16: Connect the wires to the element.

Step 17: Insert the clips on the element into the slots in the panel.

Step 18: Return the stove top.

Step 19: Return the two screws at the rear of the stove top and the three screws at the front of the stove top which secure it.

Step 20: Reposition the control panel and secure it with the two screws under it.

Step 21: Return the metal cover under the control panel and the screws which secure it.

Step 22: Shut the oven door.

Step 23: Plug the oven back in.

Step 24: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the stove element of a Kitchenaid range oven.

2. Surface Element Switch

If replacing the element doesn’t work, the element switch is most likely faulty. Below, we show you how to replace the element switch of a Kitchenaid range oven…

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

Step 2: Open the oven door and take out the two screws under the control panel using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Remove the metal cover under the control panel and take out the screws which hold the control panel. The panel is held in place by two screws.

Step 4: Place a cloth on the stove top.

Step 5: Lift the control panel and set it on the cloth.

Step 6: Pull off the control knob of the faulty burner.

Step 7: Take out the two screws you see after pulling off the control knob.

Step 8: Note where each wire goes on the element switch then disconnect them.

Step 9: Get a new element switch and connect the wire plugs to it.

Step 10: Remove the square foam piece from the old element switch and position it on the new one.

Step 11: Position the switch on the control panel.

Step 12: Align the element bezel as well and return the two screws which secure it to the control panel.

Step 13: Push the control knob back onto the surface element stem.

Step 14: Lift the control panel and align it back on the oven.

Step 15: Hold the panel in place with the two screws.

Step 16: Return the metal cover and the screws which secure it.

Step 17: Shut the oven door.

Step 18: Plug the oven back in.

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

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