Siemens Oven Grill [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions]

If you want to learn how to use your Siemens oven grill, you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to do this and fix any problems you may have with your Siemens oven grill.

How To Use Siemens Oven Grill

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

Step 1: Open the door of the oven.

Step 2: Place your food on the rack and shut the door. Make sure you don’t use aluminum foil in the oven while grilling. This could damage the oven’s heating elements.

Step 3: Turn the oven on and press the “Grill” button. If your oven doesn’t have this button, turn the main control knob to select the grill function. The grill symbol is a box with waves at the top.

Step 4: Select what grilling level you want by turning the temperature control knob.

Step 5: Once you are done grilling in the oven, turn it off.

Step 6: Open the oven door and take your food out.

Siemens Oven Grill Is Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Grill Element

If your Siemens oven grill is not working, the grill element is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace your Siemens oven grill element…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to your Siemens oven before starting the repair. 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: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 4: If the light bulb is located on the top of your Siemens oven, you should remove it to prevent damage. Unscrew the light bulb cover.

Step 5: Set the cover aside and unscrew the light bulb from the socket as well.

Step 6: Take out the two screws at the top of the oven which hold the grill element in place.

Step 7: Get a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 8: There is a latch on each door hinge. Using the flat blade screwdriver, flip the latches forward in order to release the oven door.

Step 9: Close the door till it stops at the broiling position.

Step 10: Grip the oven door, tilt it in, and lift it off. Make sure to grip the oven door by the sides and not the handle.

Step 11: Set the door assembly on a sturdy surface lined with a cloth.

Step 12: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 13: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet. There are two screws on each side of the oven’s frame.

Step 14: Pull the oven forward and lift it out of the cabinet.

Step 15: Set the oven down on a sturdy surface.

Step 16: Get a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 17: Using the Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 18: Lift the back panel off the oven and set it aside.

Step 19: Take a photo of the grill element’s terminal to note where each wire goes on it.

Step 20: Disconnect the wires from the grill element.

Step 21: Get a multimeter.

Step 22: Turn the dial of the multimeter to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 23: Touch the multimeter’s probes to the terminals of the grill element. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the grill element is faulty and should be replaced.

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Step 24: Take out the two nuts or screws on the oven’s rear which hold the grill element in place.

Step 25: Go to the oven’s interior and slide the grill element out. While sliding the element out, make sure to support the top panel.

Step 26: Get a new Siemens oven grill element.

Step 27: Slide the new grill element into the oven.

Step 28: Return the two screws on the top oven wall which hold the grill element in place.

Step 29: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 30: Return the other screws or nuts which hold the element in place.

Step 31: Connect the wires to the terminals of your new Siemens oven grill element. Use the picture you took for reference to ensure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 32: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 33: Hold the back panel in place using the Torx head screws.

Step 34: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 35: Return the four Philips head screws on the sides of the oven which secure it to the cabinet.

Step 36: Screw the light bulb back into the socket.

Step 37: Return the light bulb cover as well.

Step 38: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 39: Lift the oven door up.

Step 40: Insert the door hinges into the slots in the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 41: Open the oven door fully.

Step 42: Flip back the latches on the hinges to hold the door in place.

Step 43: Shut the oven door.

Step 44: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back in or switching the circuit breaker back on.

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

2. Wires

If your Siemens oven grill is not working but the grill element isn’t faulty, check the wires next. Take off the oven’s rear access panel and set it aside. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the grill element. If there are any burns or cuts on the grill element’s wires, it may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the grill element’s wires.

3. Thermostat

The thermostat monitors the oven’s temperature during the grilling cycle. If the thermostat fails, your Siemens oven grill won’t work. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the thermostat in your Siemens oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet for safety. You could also disconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

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

Step 4: The capillary tube of the thermostat is located on the upper back wall of the oven. Lift the capillary tube off the two mounting clips.

Step 5: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s back access panel in place. You will need a Torx head screwdriver for this. If your oven doesn’t use Torx head screws, take out the screws using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Lift the oven’s back panel off and set it aside.

Step 8: Pull out the capillary tube through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the bracket securing the thermostat’s wire.

Step 10: Take out the screws underneath the oven’s front panel which hold it in place.

Step 11: Pull off the temperature control knob of the oven.

Step 12: When you pull off the knob, you will see two screws. Take out these two screws.

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Step 13: Lift the front panel up and lower it down.

Step 14: If your oven’s thermostat is attached to a selector switch, carefully pry it off using a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 15: Take a picture of the thermostat to note where each wire goes on it.

Step 16: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat using a pair of pliers.

Step 17: Remove the thermostat.

Step 18: Get a new thermostat for your Siemens oven.

Step 19: Pass the capillary tube to the oven’s rear.

Step 20: Connect the wires to the new thermostat. Use the picture you took for reference to ensure that you connect each wire to the right place.

Step 21: Position the thermostat on the oven’s front panel. If your former thermostat was attached to a selector switch, push the new thermostat onto it first before doing this.

Step 22: Hold the thermostat in place using the screws.

Step 23: Reposition the front panel and hold it in place.

Step 24: Push the temperature control knob onto the stem of the selector switch or thermostat.

Step 25: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 26: Screw back the mounting bracket which holds the thermostat’s wire in place.

Step 27: Insert the capillary tube into the oven.

Step 28: Reposition the oven’s back access panel.

Step 29: Hold the panel in place using the screws.

Step 30: Sit the new capillary tube on the mounting clips.

Step 31: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 32: Shut the oven door.

Step 33: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 34: Push the oven back to the wall.

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

Step 1: As always, disconnect the power to your Siemens oven before starting. Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet to do this. If your oven isn’t plugged into an outlet, switch the circuit breaker off instead.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: There is a latch on each door hinge. Flip the latches forward to release the door. If you can’t flip the latches forward with your hand, use a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 4: Push the door closed till it stops at the broiling position.

Step 5: Grip the oven door, tilt it in, and lift it off. When lifting the oven door off, make sure not to grip the handle.

Step 6: Place the oven 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. The screws are on the sides of the oven’s frame.

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

Step 10: Set the oven down on a sturdy surface.

Step 11: Get a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 12: Using the Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s two top panels in place.

Step 13: Lift the two panels off the oven and set it aside.

Step 14: Use the Torx head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the oven’s back access panel in place as well.

Step 15: Lift the back panel off the oven and set it aside.

Step 16: Pull off the temperature control knob on the oven’s front panel.

Step 17: When you pull the knob off, you will see two screws. Take out these two screws.

Step 18: Lift the selector switch and thermostat.

Step 19: Using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully pry off the thermostat from the selector switch.

Step 20: Take a picture of the thermostat. This is to note where each wire goes on it.

Step 21: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 22: Use the pair of pliers to disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 23: Slide out the two racks in the oven.

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Step 24: The thermostat’s capillary tube is seated on some clips on the oven’s upper back wall. Lift the capillary tube off the clips.

Step 25: Push the capillary tube out through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 26: Unscrew the small metal clip which holds the thermostat’s wire in place.

Step 27: Fully remove the thermostat from the oven.

Step 28: Get a new thermostat for your Siemens oven.

Step 29: Insert the capillary tube into the hole in the oven’s rear. Make sure you don’t bend the capillary tube while doing this as it will get damaged.

Step 30: Screw back the metal clip which holds the thermostat’s wire in place.

Step 31: Sit the capillary tube on the mounting clips.

Step 32: Connect the wires to the new thermostat. Use the picture you took for reference to ensure that you connect the wires to the right places.

Step 33: Push the thermostat onto the selector switch.

Step 34: Position the selector switch on the oven’s front panel and hold it in place using the two screws.

Step 35: Push the temperature control knob back into place.

Step 36: Return the oven’s top panels and secure them using the Torx head screws.

Step 37: Reposition the rear access panel as well and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 38: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 39: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the screws.

Step 40: Lift the oven door.

Step 41: Insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven’s frame.

Step 42: Open the door fully and flip back the hinge latches to hold it in place.

Step 43: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 44: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 45: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back into the outlet or switching the circuit breaker back on.

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

4. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Siemens oven grill is not working. When the grill function is selected, the control board sends voltage to the grill element. Once the element receives this voltage, it turns on and starts to heat. If you have checked the components above but none of them is faulty, the control board is most likely the cause of the problem. Read this article: Siemens Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the control board in your Siemens oven.

Siemens Oven Grill Smoking — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Siemens oven grill is smoking and what to do about them…

1. Grease

Grease smokes when it heats up. If there is some grease at the top of the oven, it will cause the grill element to smoke when in use. Uninstall the grill element from the oven. Clean off the grease from the oven’s top wall. Once you are done cleaning, reinstall the grill element. If your Siemens oven grill is still smoking after that, keep reading.

2. Grill Element

If your Siemens oven grill is smoking, it may be because the element has started to fail. When a grill element starts to fail, it will either heat very slowly or overheat causing it to smoke. If you don’t know how to replace the grill element in your Siemens oven, read the “Siemens Oven Grill Is Not Working” section above to do this.

3. Thermostat

A faulty thermostat is the final possible reason why your Siemens oven grill is smoking. The thermostat monitors the temperature of the element during the grill cycle. When the grill element is hot enough, the thermostat sends a signal for it to stop heating up. If the thermostat fails, it will cause it to overheat and smoke. Read the “Siemens Oven Grill Is Not Working” section above to replace the thermostat in your Siemens oven.

Siemens Oven Grill FAQ

Should I Use My Siemens Oven Grill With The Door Open Or Closed?

The door should be closed while using your Siemens oven grill. The heat from the oven while grilling could damage the oven’s front panel.

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