Kitchenaid Oven Is Not Working [How To Fix]

If your Kitchenaid oven is not working after a power outage or after self cleaning, this article is for you. We will show you what to do in this cases and other related ones.

Kitchenaid Oven Is Not Working After Self Cleaning — How To Fix

If your Kitchenaid oven is not working after using the self clean feature, the thermal fuse has burnt out. Since the oven uses high temperatures using the self clean cycle, the whole oven heats up. Some components in the oven such as the thermal fuse cannot withstand this heat. As the result, the thermal fuse burns out causing the oven not to turn on. Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Self Clean [How To, Issues & Solutions]” to learn how to replace your Kitchenaid thermal fuse and learn how to fix other self clean problems. Also read the article in the link if your Kitchenaid oven is not working after a power outage.

Kitchenaid Oven Bake Not Working — How To Fix

Below we have listed the possible reasons why the bake feature in your Kitchenaid oven won’t work.

1. Bake Element

If the bake feature of your Kitchenaid oven is not working, this is the first component you should check. Below we show you how to test and replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid double electric range…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet. This is to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Take out the two screws which hold the support bracket of the oven’s upper back panel using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Remove the other Philips head screws which hold the oven’s lower back panel and lift it off.

Step 4: Take out the four screws which hold the black vent tube on the oven’s rear.

Step 5: Move the black vent tube aside.

Step 6: If you want to test the bake element of the upper oven, disconnect the wires.

Step 7: Get a multimeter and test the bake element. If there is no continuity, the bake element is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 8: Take out the three screws which hold the bake element to the oven.

Step 9: Slide the element out and get a new one.

Step 10: Slide the new element into the oven and hold it in place with the three screws.

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

Step 12: Screw the vent tube back into place.

Step 13: If you want to test the bake element of the lower oven, first take out the screws which hold the insulators to the right and left lower corners of the oven’s rear.

Step 14: Take out the screws which hold the terminal block and move it aside.

Step 15: Disconnect the wires from the bake element terminals and test it with a multimeter. Get a new bake element if there is no continuity.

Step 16: Take out the screws which secure the bake element and slide it out.

Step 17: Slide the new one in and secure it with the screws.

Step 18: Connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 19: Secure the terminal block with the screws.

Step 20: Return the insulators and the screws which hold them in place.

Step 21: Reposition the lower back of the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 22: Return the upper panel support bracket and the screws which hold it in place.

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

Step 24: Push the oven back to the wall.

Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Element [How To, Problems & Solutions]” to learn how to replace the bake element in a Kitchenaid double wall oven and a Kitchenaid single range oven.

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

2. Bake Igniter

The igniter is used in Kitchenaid gas ovens. So, if your gas Kitchenaid oven is not working, this is the first component you should check. When the safety valve opens up and sends gas to the burner tube, the igniter ignites it. So if the igniter fails, it won’t ignite the gas. You may smell some gas from the oven because of this. In the article “Kitchenaid Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]” we walk you through how to replace a Kitchenaid oven bake igniter and fix other igniter related problems.

3. Safety Valve

If you test the igniter and it isn’t faulty, the safety valve is the next component you should check. The safety valve’s job is to send gas from the gas tube to the burner tube. If the safety valve fails, the igniter won’t receive the gas it needs to ignite. Also read the “Kitchenaid Oven Igniter” article in the link above to test and replace the safety valve in a Kitchenaid oven.

4. Spark Electrode

In some Kitchenaid ovens, a spark electrode is used to ignite the gas and not an igniter. If your gas Kitchenaid oven is not working and it doesn’t have an igniter this is the first component you should check. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Kitchenaid oven spark electrode…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply also.

Step 4: Open the door of the oven.

Step 5: There is a lock on each door hinge. Flip the locks down to release the door.

Step 6: Close the door till it stops.

Step 7: Lift the door off and set on a surface lined with a cloth. Do not lift the oven door off by the handle.

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

Step 9: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the bottom panel of the oven’s interior in place.

Step 10: Lift the bottom panel out and set it aside.

Step 11: Take out the two screws which hold the burner tube in place. There is one screw at the front and one at the back.

Step 12: Disconnect the wire connected to the spark electrode and lift the burner tube out of the oven.

Step 13: Using a 5/16th inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the spark electrode to the oven burner tube.

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Step 14: Get a new spark electrode and position it on the burner tube.

Step 15: Hold the electrode in place with the screws.

Step 16: Take the burner tube back to the oven and connect the wire to it.

Step 17: Secure the burner tube to the oven with the screws.

Step 18: Reposition the bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 19: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 20: Lift the oven door and position the hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 21: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 22: Close the oven door.

Step 23: Turn the oven’s gas supply back in.

Step 24: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the spark electrode in a Kitchenaid oven.

5. Thermal Fuse

If the thermal fuse in a Kitchenaid oven burns out, the oven and display won’t turn on. Follow the steps listed below to test and replace the thermal fuse in a Kitchenaid range oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord or switch off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the three screws on the right side of the oven’s rear.

Step 3: Remove the other three screws on the left side.

Step 4: Set the panel support brackets aside.

Step 5: Lift the oven’s back panel off.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires connected to the thermal fuse.

Step 7: Get a multimeter and turn it to the ohms setting.

Step 8: Touch the multimeter probes to the thermal fuse. If there is no continuity, the thermal fuse is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 9: Take out the screw which holds the thermal fuse to the oven.

Step 10: Get a new thermal fuse and secure it to the oven with the screw.

Step 11: Connect the wires to the terminals of the thermal fuse.

Step 12: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 13: Return the back panel’s support brackets and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 14: Plug the oven back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Self Clean [How To, Issues & Solutions]” to learn how to replace the thermal fuse in a Kitchenaid double wall oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the thermal fuse in a Kitchenaid range oven.

6. Control Board

The control board is the brains of the whole oven. If you have tested all the components listed above and none of them was faulty, the control board is. If the control board fails, the components in the oven won’t receive the voltage they need to function. Before replacing the control board, make sure to test all the other components above. Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Control Panel [Issues & Solutions]” to replace your Kitchenaid oven control board. Also read the article if the display of your Kitchenaid oven is not working, if your Kitchenaid control panel isn’t working, or if the buttons on your Kitchenaid touchpad aren’t working.

7. Power Problem

If none of the things above fixed the issues, there may be a power problem. This isn’t something you can find out on your own. To determine if there is a power problem, call an electrician.

Check out these articles…

Kitchenaid Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]

Kitchenaid Oven Light [Issues & Solutions]

Kitchenaid Oven Probe [Detailed Guide & Solutions]

Kitchenaid Oven Temperature [How To, Issues & Solutions]

Kitchenaid Oven Racks [Issues & Solutions]

Kitchenaid Oven Smells [Proven Solutions]

Kitchenaid Oven Thermal Fuse Keeps Blowing [Proven Solutions]

Kitchenaid Oven Probe Not Working — How To Fix

If the probe of your Kitchenaid oven is not working, it may not be fully inserted into the jack. Push the end of the probe into the jack till you hear a tone. If you don’t hear a tone, the probe hasn’t been fully inserted. Also make sure the other end of the probe is properly inserted into the thickest part of the meat. If you have checked all these and the probe still doesn’t work, the jack is probably faulty. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace the meat probe jack in your Kitchenaid 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 upper oven and the lower oven.

Step 4: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 5: Flip the locks on the hinges of the upper oven door towards yourself.

Step 6: Close the door till it stops.

Step 7: Lift the door off and set on a surface lined with a cloth.

Step 8: Do the same for the lower oven door.

Step 9: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom vent in place.

Step 10: Take out the four screws which hold the oven to the cabinet. There are two screws on each side.

Step 11: With the help of an assistant, lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a piece of cardboard.

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

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the right side panels of the oven in place.

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

Step 15: Disconnect the red wire plug of the upper oven meat probe jack or the lower oven meat probe jack.

Step 16: Pass the wire plug through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 17: Using a 3/8th inch wrench, take out the nut which holds the meat probe jack to the right wall of the oven’s interior.

Step 18: Remove the nut and washer.

Step 19: Remove the meat probe jack and get a new one.

Step 20: Position the new meat probe jack in the oven.

Step 21: Hold the jack in place with the nut and washer.

Step 22: Pass the jack wire through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 23: Reconnect the wire plug.

Step 24: Reposition the side panels of the oven.

Step 25: Hold the panels in place with the screws.

Step 26: Reposition the back panels as well.

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

Step 28: Lift the oven up into the cabinet and push it into place.

Step 29: Secure the oven to the cabinet with the four screws.

Step 30: Reposition the oven’s bottom vent and hold it in place with the two screws.

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Step 31: Lift the door of the lower oven.

Step 32: Insert the door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 33: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 34: Do the same with the door of the lower oven.

Step 35: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 36: Shut the two oven doors.

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

If you would like a visual of how to replace a Kitchenaid meat probe jack if the probe of your Kitchenaid oven is not working, watch the video below.

Kitchenaid Oven Light Not Working — How To Fix

If the light of your Kitchenaid oven is not working, there are three possible reasons. Below, we have listed them and how to fix them.

1. Light Bulb

A light bulb is the most likely reason why your Kitchenaid oven light won’t work. Below, we show you how to replace the bulb in a Kitchenaid range oven and a Kitchenaid double wall oven. Follow these steps to replace the bulb in a Kitchenaid range oven…

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

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

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

Step 4: Unscrew the light bulb cover from the upper left of the oven’s back wall.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb and get a new one.

Step 6: Screw the new light bulb into the socket. Make sure to tighten the bulb but not too much,

Step 7: Screw the light cover back into the place.

Step 8: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 9: Shut the oven door.

Step 10: Plug the oven back in.

Follow the steps below to replace the light bulb in a Kitchenaid double wall oven.

Step 1: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker off for safety.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven with the faulty light and slide out the racks.

Step 3: The light bulb is on the side of the oven wall. First, carefully pry off the light cover with a plastic putty knife.

Step 4: Pull the light bulb away from the socket.

Step 5: Get a new light bulb and insert it in the socket.

Step 6: Return the light cover.

Step 7: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 8: Close the door of the oven.

Step 9: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

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

2. Light Socket

If you have replaced the light bulb but the light in your Kitchenaid oven is not working still, the light socket may be faulty. Below, we show you how to replace the light socket in a Kitchenaid double wall oven and a Kitchenaid range oven. Follow these steps to replace your Kitchenaid double wall oven light socket…

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker and switch it off.

Step 2: Open the door of the upper oven.

Step 3: Flip the locks on the on the door hinges towards yourself.

Step 4: Close the door till it stops.

Step 5: Lift the door off and set it aside.

Step 6: Do the same with the door of the lower oven.

Step 7: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the bottom vent of the oven in place.

Step 9: Take out the four screws which hold the oven to the cabinet. There are two screws on each side of the oven.

Step 10: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set on a piece of cardboard.

Step 11: Take out the screws which hold the upper and lower back panels of the oven in place.

Step 12: Lift the panels off and set them aside.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the side panels of the oven.

Step 14: Set the panels aside.

Step 15: Disconnect the white wire plug connected to the wire of the light socket.

Step 16: Using a flat head screwdriver, depress the tabs which secure the light socket to the oven.

Step 17: Remove the light cover and light bulb from the socket.

Step 18: Get a new light socket.

Step 19: Position the light bulb and cover on the socket.

Step 20: Position the light assembly in the oven.

Step 21: Connect the wire plug to the light socket.

Step 22: Reposition the side panels and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 23: Also reposition the back panels and secure them with the screws.

Step 24: Lift the oven up and push it into the cabinet.

Step 25: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the four screws.

Step 26: Return the bottom vent and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 27: Lift the lower oven door.

Step 28: Insert the door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 29: Open the oven door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 30: Do the same with the door of the upper oven.

Step 31: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 32: Shut the oven doors.

Step 33: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the light socket in a Kitchenaid double wall oven.

Follow these steps to replace the light socket in 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 door of the oven and slide out the racks.

Step 3: Unscrew the light cover on the oven’s back wall.

Step 4: Unscrew the light bulb as well.

Step 5: Using a flat head screwdriver, bend back the tabs on the light socket which secure it to the oven.

Step 6: Carefully pull the light socket out and disconnect the two wires.

Step 7: Test the light socket with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new light socket.

Step 8: Connect the wires to the new light socket.

Step 9: Push the light socket into place.

Step 10: Screw the bulb back into the socket.

Step 11: Return the cover as well.

Step 12: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 13: Shut the oven door.

Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

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

3. Control Board

If you have replaced the light bulb and socket but the light in your Kitchenaid oven is not working still, the control board is most likely faulty. Read the article in the link “Kitchenaid Oven Control Panel Issues & Solutions” in the section Kitchenaid oven bake not working to replace the control board in a Kitchenaid oven.

Kitchenaid Oven Cooling Fan Not Working — How To Fix

If the cooling fan in your Kitchenaid oven is not working, it should be replaced. Look at the article “Kitchenaid Oven Fan [Issues & Proven Solutions]” to replace the cooling fan in a Kitchenaid gas range, a Kitchenaid electric range, and a Kitchenaid double wall oven. The article in the link also shows you how to replace a Kitchenaid oven convection fan and fix other Kitchenaid oven fan problems you may be facing.

Kitchenaid Stove Top Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we list the reasons why your Kitchenaid stove top won’t work and how to fix them.

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1. Heating Element

If your Kitchenaid electric stove top won’t work, the heating element is the first thing you should check. Follow the steps below to replace the heating element of your Kitchenaid stove top…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and open the door.

Step 2: Take out the two screws under the oven’s front panel which hold the metal plate.

Step 3: Set the metal plate aside and take out the other two screws which hold the front panel in place.

Step 4: Lift the panel off and support it to avoid straining the wires.

Step 5: Take out the screws at the front and back of the stove top which secure it. There are three screws at the front and two on the rear corners of the stove top.

Step 6: Lift the stove top off and set it aside.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the element you want to replace or take a picture.

Step 8: Lift the element off and get a new one.

Step 9: Remove the spring clips on the old element and position them on the new one.

Step 10: Connect the wires to the element making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 11: Position the element on the panel and push it into place.

Step 12: Reposition the stove top and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Secure the front panel to the oven with the screws.

Step 14: Return the metal plate and the screws which hold them in place.

Step 15: Close the oven door.

Step 16: Plug the oven back in.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Kitchenaid stove top element.

2. Surface Element Switch

If your Kitchenaid electric stove top still doesn’t work after replacing the element, the element switch or surface element switch is faulty. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Kitchenaid oven infinite switch…

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: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the metal plate under the oven’s control panel.

Step 4: Remove the metal plate and take out the two screws which hold the oven’s control panel in place.

Step 5: Place a towel on the stove top.

Step 6: Lift the control panel and place it on the towel.

Step 7: Pull off the control knob of the faulty burner.

Step 8: Take out the two screws which hold the elements switch in place.

Step 9: Remove the bezel and the element switch.

Step 10: Note where each wire goes on the infinite switch.

Step 11: Disconnect the wires from the infinite switch and get a new one.

Step 12: Connect the wires to the infinite switch.

Step 13: Position the infinite switch and bezel on the control panel.

Step 14: Secure them with the two screws.

Step 15: Push the stove control knob back in.

Step 16: Reposition the control panel on the oven and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 17: Remove the towel.

Step 18: Return the metal plate and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 19: Close the door of the oven.

Step 20: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the infinite switch in a Kitchenaid oven.

3. Igniter

If your Kitchenaid gas stove top is not working, this is the first thing you should check. Follow these steps to replace the igniter of your Kitchenaid burner…

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

Step 2: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Take out the two screws under the oven’s front panel using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Lift the metal plate off and pull off the control knobs. Make sure to note where each control knob goes.

Step 6: Now take out the four screws which hold the oven’s front panel in place. There are two screws under the panel and two at the top.

Step 7: Lift the front panel and support it to avoid straining the wires.

Step 8: Lift the burner grates off and set them aside.

Step 9: Using an adjustable wrench, take out the nut which holds the gas tube to the manifold tube on the left.

Step 10: Using a Philips head screwdriver or quarter inch nut driver, take out the screws on the front of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 11: Lift the stove top and support with a thick piece of wood.

Step 12: Remove the cap of the faulty burner.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the igniter orifice holder to the burner base.

Step 14: Lift the burner base off and set aside.

Step 15: Take out the nut which holds the gas tube to the burner valve.

Step 16: Disconnect the wire extension from the igniter.

Step 17: Take out the screws which hold the igniter to the orifice holder.

Step 18: Get a new igniter and screw it to the orifice holder making sure that it is in the right place.

Step 19: Connect the wire extension to the igniter.

Step 20: Position the igniter assembly on the stove top.

Step 21: Tighten the nut which holds the gas tube to the burner valve.

Step 22: Reposition the burner base and screw the orifice holder to it.

Step 23: Return the burner cap.

Step 24: Lower the stove top.

Step 25: Secure the stove top to the oven with the screws.

Step 26: Tighten the nut which holds the gas tube to the manifold tube making sure not to over tighten it.

Step 27: Reposition the front panel and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 28: Push the control knobs back into place and return the burner grates.

Step 29: Return the metal plate and the screws which secure it.

Step 30: Shut the oven door.

Step 31: Plug the oven back in.

Step 32: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the igniter of your Kitchenaid oven burner.

If your Kitchenaid electric stove top still doesn’t work after replacing the igniter, read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]” to replace the spark module and fix some other igniter related problems.

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