Oven Won’t Turn On [Problems & Solutions]

Are you experiencing oven problems where your oven won’t turn on? If you are, this article is for you. We will talk about the causes of this problem and what you can do to fix it.

Oven Won’t Turn On — How To Fix

There are multiple reasons why your oven won’t turn on. We will list each one and how to fix them.

The Igniter

To test and replace the igniter in an oven, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven.

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

Step 3: Take out the screws at the back of the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 4: Remove the panel.

Step 5: Take out the screw securing the igniter to the oven interior.

Step 6: Disconnect the wire harness connected to the igniter.

Step 7: Test the igniter for continuity using a multimeter. If there is none, get a new igniter. Click here if you would like to know how to test an oven igniter.

Step 8: Connect the new igniter to he wire harness.

Step 9: Ensure that the igniter is properly positioned.

Step 10: Screw the igniter into place.

Step 11: Realign the bottom panel of the oven and secure it with the screws.

Step 12: Return the racks and close the door.

Step 13: Plug the oven back in.

If your oven won’t start but just clicks, follow the steps above to replace the igniter.

If your oven won’t turn on after this, keep reading.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the igniter in an oven.

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Burnt Wire

If the oven power cord is burnt in any way, the oven won’t turn on. Inspect the wires. If the power cord is burnt, call an electrician.

The Control Board

To replace the control board in an oven, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven.

Step 2: Take out the screws which hold the top back panel of the oven in place.

Step 3: Remove the panel.

Step 4: Note where each wire goes on the control board or take a picture to make it easier.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires.

Step 6: Take out the screws securing the control board of the oven.

Step 7: Remove the control board.

Step 8: Test the control board with a multimeter and replace the board if there is no continuity. Click here to know how to test an oven control board.

Step 9: If the control board’s overlay is still good, remove it and attach it to the new control board

Step 10: Screw the new board into place.

Step 11: Connect the wires to the new control board using the picture you took for reference.

Step 12: Return the top back panel of the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Plug the oven back in.

If your oven won’t turn on still, keep reading.

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

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The Thermostat

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

Step 1: Unplug the oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door and flip back the clips on the hinges.

Step 3: Close the door, but not completely.

Step 4: Lift the door up to remove.

Step 5: Remove the racks in the oven.

Step 6: Look inside the oven. At the top of the oven interior back wall, you will see the thermostat rod on clips. Pull it away.

Step 7: Turn the oven around to access the back.

Step 8: Take out the screws at the back and top of the oven.

Step 9: Remove the back and top panel.

Step 10: Pull out the oven control knob and take out the two screws you see.

Step 11: Note where the wires go on the thermostat then disconnect them.

Step 12: Pull out the thermostat from the selector switch.

Step 13: Go back to the oven interior and push the thermostat rod through the hole at the top.

Step 14: Test the thermostat using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, replace it. Read this if you would like to know how to test an oven thermostat.

Step 15: Get a new thermostat and push it into the selector switch.

Step 16: Pass the rod through the hole in the oven.

Step 17: Sit the rod back on the clips inside the oven.

Step 18: Connect the wires to the thermostat.

Step 19: Position the selector switch and secure it with the two screws.

Step 20: Push the oven control knob back in.

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

Step 22: Lift the oven door and sit it back.

Step 23: Carefully lower it down then flip back the clips to hold it in place.

Step 24: Close the door and plug the oven in.

Follow the steps above if your oven turns on but doesn’t heat.

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

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Oven Won’t Turn On After Self-Cleaning

If your oven won’t turn on after self-cleaning, don’t be too quick to think its faulty. Leave the oven for a few hours. Come back afterwards and check the oven. If it works, it means that the oven hadn’t completely cooled down, so, it couldn’t be used. But if your oven won’t turn on still, you will need to replace the thermal fuse. To replace the thermal fuse in an oven, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven.

Step 2: Turn the oven around.

Step 3: Take out the screws which secure the back panel of the oven.

Step 4: Remove the back panel.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires connected to the fuse making sure to note where each one goes.

Step 6: Using a multimeter, test the fuse for continuity. If there is no continuity, you will need to replace the fuse.

Step 7: Unscrew the fuse and get a new one.

Step 8: Screw the new fuse to the oven and connect the wires to it.

Step 9: Return the back panel and the screws.

Step 10: Plug the oven back in.

Also follow the steps above to replace an oven thermal fuse if your oven won’t turn on after a power outage.

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

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Should I Turn My Oven On After Cleaning?

You can use your oven like you usually do after cleaning. However if you used a chemical cleaner, heat the oven at about 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Why Doesn’t My Oven Stay On?

This is most likely because your oven is getting interrupted gas supply because of a leak. If you smell gas, turn off the gas supply immediately and call your gas supplier.

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