Siemens Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Siemens oven element is not working but you don’t know what to do, you are in the right place. In this article, we will look at Siemens oven element problems and how to fix them.

Siemens Oven Element Is Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Siemens oven element is not working and what to do about them.

1. Element

If your Siemens oven element is not working, it has most likely failed. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the element in a Siemens oven…

Step 1: Locate the circuit breaker of your Siemens oven.

Step 2: Switch the circuit breaker off. You could also disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Open the door of your Siemens oven.

Step 4: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 5: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 6: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven interior’s back panel. There should be four screws holding the panel in place.

Step 7: Lift the panel out of the oven and set it aside.

Step 8: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the oven element in place.

Step 9: If your oven is installed to cabinet, you will need to uninstall it. To do this, take out the screws on the sides of the oven’s frame. There should be four Philips head screws.

Step 10: Flip the latches on the door hinges towards yourself. If you can’t do this with your hand, use a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 11: Push the door closed till it stops.

Step 12: Spread a cloth on a sturdy surface.

Step 13: Grip the sides of the oven door, tilt it in, and lift it off the oven.

Step 14: Set the oven door assembly on the sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 15: Pull the oven forward and lift it out of the cabinet.

Step 16: Set the oven on the floor or a sturdy surface.

Step 17: Use a Torx head screwdriver to take out the screws holding the oven’s back access panel in place.

Step 18: Once you have taken out the screws, lift the oven’s rear panel off and set it aside.

Step 19: Take a picture of the element’s terminals to note where each wire goes on it.

Step 20: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of your Siemens oven element.

Step 21: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 22: Touch the probes of the multimeter to the terminals of the heating element. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading when you do this, the heating element is faulty.

Step 23: Unscrew the heating element from the oven. Depending on your oven’s model, there will be nuts or Philips head screws on the oven’s rear which hold the element in place.

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Step 24: Go to the oven’s interior and remove the heating element.

Step 25: Get a new Siemens oven element.

Step 26: Return the three screws you took out from the oven’s interior which hold the element in place.

Step 27: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 28: Return the other screws or nuts which hold the element in place as well.

Step 29: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Siemens oven element. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 30: Return the oven’s back access panel.

Step 31: Hold the access panel in place using the Torx head screws.

Step 32: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 33: Return the screws on the sides of the oven’s frame which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 34: Reposition the back panel in the oven.

Step 35: Hold the back panel in place using the screws.

Step 36: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 37: Lift up the oven door.

Step 38: Insert the door hinges into the openings in the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 39: Once the hinges are properly positioned in the slots, open the door fully.

Step 40: Flip the hinge latches back to hold the door in place.

Step 41: Shut the oven door.

Step 42: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on. If you unplugged the oven’s power cord from the outlet, plug it back in.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace your Siemens oven element.

If the steps above for replacing a Siemens oven element don’t work on your oven model, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: As always, make sure to disconnect the power to your Siemens oven before starting a repair on it. Do this by unplugging the power cord from the outlet. If your oven isn’t plugged into an outlet, switch the circuit breaker off instead.

Step 2: Open the door of your Siemens oven.

Step 3: Next, you will need to uninstall the oven door. Uninstalling the door will make it easier to lift the oven out of the cabinet. To do this, flip the latch on each door hinge forward using a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 4: Push the door closed till it stops.

Step 5: Grip the door, tilt it in, and lift it off. Make sure you grip the door by the sides and not the handle.

Step 6: Place the door assembly on a sturdy surface lined with a cloth.

Step 7: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 8: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven to the cabinet. There are two screws on each side of the oven’s frame.

Step 9: Pull the oven forward and lift it out of the cabinet.

Step 10: Set the oven on the floor making sure there is some cardboard underneath it.

Step 11: Turn the oven around in order to access the rear.

Step 12: Use a Torx head screwdriver to unscrew the oven’s back access panel.

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Step 13: Lift the access panel off the oven and set it aide.

Step 14: Note where each wire goes on the bake element. To make things easier, take a picture.

Step 15: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the heating element.

Step 16: Get a multimeter and turn its dial to the lowest setting for ohms.

Step 17: Touch the two probes of the multimeter to the terminals of the heating element. Your Siemens oven element should show a reading of about 50 ohms if it’s still good. However, if the multimeter doesn’t show a reading or the display doesn’t change, the element is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 18: Get a new Siemens oven element.

Step 19: Take out the screws which secure the metal panel covering the heating element.

Step 20: Set the metal panel aside.

Step 21: Take out the screw or screws which hold the oven element in place.

Step 22: Slide out your Siemens oven element.

Step 23: Slide your new Siemens oven element in.

Step 24: Hold the element in place using the screw or screws.

Step 25: Reposition the metal panel which covers the element and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 26: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Siemens oven element making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 27: Return the oven’s back access panel.

Step 28: Hold the panel in place using the screws.

Step 29: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 30: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the four Philips head screws.

Step 31: Lift the door of the oven.

Step 32: Insert the hinges into the small openings in the sides of the oven’s frame.

Step 33: Open the door fully.

Step 34: Flip the hinge latches back to hold the oven door in place.

Step 35: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 36: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker on. If you unplugged the oven’s power cord from the outlet, plug it back in.

2. Wires

If your Siemens oven element is not working but it isn’t faulty, you should check its wires next. Uninstall the oven from the cabinet and take off the rear access panel. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of your Siemens oven element. If the wires are cut or burnt, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires.

3. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Siemens oven control board is not working. The control board sends voltage to the heating element in the oven. If the board fails, it won’t send voltage to the heating element. If you have checked the components above but they aren’t faulty, the board should be replaced. Note that not all Siemens ovens use control boards. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the element control board of your Siemens oven…

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Step 1: Disconnect the power to your Siemens oven. Do this by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 5: Pull the oven forward and lift it out of the cabinet.

Step 6: Place the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 7: Get a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 8: Using the Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 9: Lift the top panel off the oven and set it aside.

Step 10: The element’s control board is right next to the cream colored power board on the left. Note where each wire goes on the element’s control board by taking a picture.

Step 11: Disconnect the wires from the control board.

Step 12: Take out the two screws which hold the board to the oven using the Torx head screwdriver.

Step 13: Remove the control board and get a new one.

Step 14: Position the new control board on the top of the oven.

Step 15: Hold the board in place using the two Torx head screws.

Step 16: Connect the wires to the new control board. Use the picture you took for reference to ensure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 17: Return the oven’s top panel.

Step 18: Hold the top panel in place using the Torx head screws.

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

Step 20: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 21: Shut the oven door.

Step 22: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker back on.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace your Siemens oven’s heating element control board.

How To Test Siemens Oven Element

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test your Siemens oven element…

Step 1: First, it would be best to isolate the element from the oven. This will help you get a more accurate reading on the multimeter. If you don’t know how to access the heating element, read the “Siemens Oven Element Is Not Working” section above.

Step 2: Once you have uninstalled the heating element from the cabinet, get a multimeter.

Step 3: Turn the dial of the multimeter to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 4: If you are using an analog multimeter, you will need to calibrate it. To do this, touch the ends of the two probes together while adjusting the needle on the multimeter’s display to 0.

Step 5: Touch the probes of the multimeter to the terminals of the heating element.

Step 6: Look at the multimeter’s display. The multimeter should show a reading of around 50 ohms if it’s still good. However, if the multimeter doesn’t show a reading or the needle doesn’t move, the element is faulty and should be replaced.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to test your Siemens oven element.

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