Oven Won’t Turn Off [Problems & Solutions]

Frigidaire FGEH3047VF Gallery Series 30" Electric Range with 5 Elements, 5.4 Cubic ft. Capacity Convection Oven, in Stainless Steel

If your oven won’t turn off, it could waste electricity. While you could call a technician to fix this issue, you could do it yourself. If you would like to, keep reading because we will show you how to do that in this article.

Oven Doesn’t Turn Off — How To Fix

If your oven won’t turn off, there could be more than one reason. Below, we will list them and the necessary steps to fix them.

The Heating Element

The first reason your oven won’t turn off may be because of a faulty heating element, also known as bake element. To test and replace this component in an oven, do the following…

Step 1: Before beginning the repair, ensure that the oven is unplugged.

Step 2: Remove the oven racks.

Step 3: At the bottom of the oven, you will see the baking element, take out the screws which hold it in place. There will be two on the oven’s back wall.

Step 4: Carefully pull out the element till wires are visible.

Step 5: Unplug the wires connected to the element.

Step 6: Look at the baking element closely. Replace it if there are any cracks or burns.

Step 7: Connect the wires to the new heating element.

Step 8: Secure the element with the two screws.

Step 9: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 10: Plug the oven in.

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

PRYSM Bake Element Replaces WB44T10010

The Relay Board

The relay board may also be the reason your oven won’t turn off. To test and replace the relay board in an oven, follow these steps…

Step 1: Shut off the power to the oven or unplug it.

Step 2: Move the oven far enough from the wall to gain access to the back.

Step 3: Remove the screws which hold the back panel of the oven in place.

Step 4: Remove the back panel.

Step 5: Note where the wires go on the relay board then disconnect them. To make this a lot easier, take a picture of it.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires.

Step 7: Take out the screws holding the relay board to the oven.

Step 8: Test the relay board for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new relay board.

Step 9: Screw the new relay board to the oven.

Step 10: Reconnect the wires to the right places on the relay board.

Step 11: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 12: Push the oven back to its usual position.

Step 13: Plug the oven back in.

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

GENUINE Frigidaire 316443927 Range/Stove/Oven Relay Board

The Thermostat

Another possible reason your oven won’t turn off is a faulty thermostat. Below we will show you how to replace the thermostat in an oven…

Step 1: Unplug the oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door and remove the racks in the oven.

Step 3: Flip the clips on the door hinges.

Step 4: Push the oven closed.

Step 5: When the oven door is almost closed, lift it up to remove.

Step 6: On the top back wall of the oven interior, you will see the thermostat rod, pull it out of the clips.

Step 7: Take out the screws at the top and back of the oven.

Step 8: Remove the top and back oven panel.

Step 9: Pull out the thermostat rod through the hole at the back of the oven.

Step 10: Take a picture of where the wires go on the thermostat. The thermostat will be behind the control panel on the cooker.

Step 11: Disconnect the thermostat wires.

Step 12: Pull out the oven control knob and take out the two screws you see.

Step 13: Remove the thermostat and get a new one.

Step 14: Position the new thermostat and secure it with the two screws.

Step 15: Push the oven control knob back in.

Step 16: Connect the wires to the thermostat.

Step 17: Insert the thermostat rod in the hole at the back of the oven.

Step 18: Go back to the oven interior and sit the thermostat rod back on the clips.

Step 19: Return the top and back panel of the oven.

Step 20: Secure them with the screws.

Step 21: Align the oven door on the oven and lower it down carefully.

Step 22: Flip the clips back.

Step 23: Return the oven racks.

Step 25: Close the door and plug the oven back in.

If your oven fan won’t turn off, follow the steps above to replace the thermostat

The video below will walk you through the process of replacing the thermostat in an oven.

The Control Board

To test and replace the control board in an oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Turn off the power to the oven.

Step 2: Pull the oven out.

Step 3: Take out the screws behind the oven which hold the back panel in place.

Step 4: Remove the oven back panel.

Step 5: Take a picture to remember where each wire goes on the control board.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires.

Step 7: Now take out the screws that hold the control board in place.

Step 8: Test the control board using a multimeter. Click here if you would like to know how to test an oven control board using a multimeter.

Step 9: If the control board is faulty, get a new one.

Step 10: If the overlay on the control board is still good, use a putty knife to pry it off slowly and carefully. Transfer the overlay to the new board.

Step 11: Screw the control board to the oven and reconnect the wires to it.

Step 12: Reposition the back panel and secure it using the screws.

Step 13: Push the oven back and turn on the power to it.

The video below will walk you through the process of replacing the control board in an oven.

316455420 Range Oven Control Board Genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Part

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Oven Light Won’t Turn Off

If the light in your oven won’t turn off, the door switch may be faulty. Follow the steps below to test and replace the door switch in an oven…

Step 1: Unplug the oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Take out the screws underneath the cook-top frame.

Step 4: Pull out the cook-top and lift it up.

Step 5: Prop the cook-top with a thick plank.

Step 6: Disconnect the two wires connected to the door switch. Note where each one goes.

Step 7: Using a flathead screwdriver, release the door switch and remove it.

Step 8: Test the switch for continuity. Replace it if there is none.

Step 9: Get a new door switch and push it in.

Step 10: Connect the wires to it.

Step 11: Lower the cook-top and push it back.

Step 12: Return the screws which secure the cook-top.

Step 13: Close the oven door.

Step 14: Plug the oven back in.

The video below will walk you through the process of replacing an oven door switch.

Oven Cooling Fan Won’t Turn Off

If your the cooling fan in your oven won’t turn off, you will need to replace the door lock. To replace the door lock in an oven, do the following…

Step 1: First, ensure that the oven is unplugged.

Step 2: Turn the oven around.

Step 3: Take out the screws holding the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 4: Now remove the back panel.

Step 5: Note where the wires go on the door lock assembly then disconnect them.

Step 6: Take out the screws securing the oven door lock assembly.

Step 7: Remove the door lock assembly.

Step 8: Get a new door lock assembly.

Step 9: Position the new door lock assembly by inserting the rod in the oven into it.

Step 10: Secure the door lock assembly using the screws.

Step 11: Reconnect the wires to the door lock assembly.

Step 12: Align the back panel on the oven and secure it with the screws.

Step 13: Plug the oven back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the door lock assembly in an oven.

Self-Cleaning Oven Won’t Turn Off

If your self cleaning oven won’t turn off, go to the circuit breaker in your house and find the one for your oven. Turn it off for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn it back on.

Oven Indicator Light Won’t Turn Off

If your oven indicator light won’t turn off, you will need to replace the door switch. To know how to replace the door switch in an oven, read the “Oven Light Won’t Turn Off” section.

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