Siemens Oven Won’t Turn On/Off [How To Fix]

If your Siemens oven won’t turn on or off, this article is for you. Today, we will look at the causes of these problems and how to fix them.

Siemens Oven Won’t Turn On — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Siemens oven won’t turn on and show you what to do about them.

1. Power Supply Problem

If your Siemens oven won’t turn on and the display is blank, it may be because there is a power supply issue. Gas ovens require 120 volts to operate while electric ovens require 240 volts. If the oven isn’t supplied with the right amount of voltage, it won’t work. Below, we show you how to test if your Siemens oven is receiving the right amount of voltage.

Step 1: Pull the oven forward to access the power cord.

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

Step 3: Next, get a voltmeter to test the electrical out.

Step 4: Turn the dial of the voltmeter to the volts ac setting.

Step 5: Touch the probe of the voltmeter to the metal pin in the right hole of the electrical outlet.

Step 6: Touch the other probe to the pin in the left hole of the outlet. Make sure you don’t touch the metal part of the probe while doing this.

Step 7: Look at the voltmeter’s display. If your Siemens oven uses gas and the reading on the display isn’t 120, the electrical outlet is the cause of the problem. If you use an electrical oven but the reading isn’t 240, the same also applies. Contact an electrician to replace the outlet.

2. Thermal Cut Out

If your Siemens oven won’t turn on and the display is blank, the thermal cut out is the next component to check. The thermal cut out fails when the oven gets very hot, or after a power outage occurs. If the thermal cut out fails, the oven will not turn on. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace the thermal cut out in your Siemens oven…

Step 1: Before you start the repair on your Siemens oven, disconnect the power. Do this by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver, Torx head screwdriver, and flat blade screwdriver.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Use the flat blade screwdriver to flip the latches on the door hinges forward.

Step 5: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 6: Grip the door and lift it off the oven.

Step 7: Set the door assembly on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screwdriver. The screws are on the sides of the oven’s frame.

Step 9: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it down on a sturdy surface.

Step 10: Turn the oven around and use the Torx head screwdriver to unscrew the back panel.

Step 11: Lift the back panel off the oven and set it aside.

Step 12: Note where each wire goes on the thermal cut out. The cut out is near the terminals of the grill element.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the thermal cut out.

Step 14: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 15: Touch the multimeter’s probes to the terminals of the thermal cut out. If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter when you do this, it is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 16: Unscrew the thermal cut out from the oven.

Step 17: Get a new thermal cut out for your Siemens oven.

Step 18: Position the thermal cut out on the oven’s rear and hold it in place with the screw or screws.

Step 19: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new thermal cut out making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 21: Hold the back panel in place using the Torx head screws.

Step 22: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 23: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 24: Lift the oven door.

Step 25: Insert the hinges into the slots in the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 26: Open the door fully and flip the hinge latches back.

Step 27: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 28: Plug the oven’s power cord back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the thermal cut out in your Siemens oven.

3. Power Board

In some ovens, a power board is used. This board supplies the main control board with some voltage to operate. If the power board fails, your Siemens oven won’t turn on and the display will be blank. Before replacing the power board, make sure to test the thermal cut out. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the power board in your Siemens oven…

Step 1: As always, make sure to disconnect the power to your Siemens oven before starting a repair. Do this by either unplugging the power cord from the outlet or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver, a flat blade screwdriver, and a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: There is a latch on each door hinge. Flip the latches forward using the flat blade screwdriver.

Step 5: Close the oven door till it stops moving.

Step 6: Spread a towel or cloth on a sturdy surface.

Step 7: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off the oven.

Step 8: Set the door on the sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 9: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws on the sides of the oven’s frame which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 10: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a sturdy surface.

Step 11: Using the Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 12: Lift the top panel off the oven and set it aside.

Step 13: The power board is on the left side. Unlike the other two control boards, it is cream coloured. Note where each wire goes on the power board by taking a picture.

Step 14: Disconnect the wires from the power board. Usually, if the power board is damaged, you will see small burn marks on it.

Step 15: Take out the screws which hold the power board to the oven. If there aren’t any screws, detach the retainers which hold the board in place.

Step 16: Get a new power board for your Siemens oven.

Step 17: Position the power board on the oven and hold it in place with the screws or retainers.

Step 18: Connect the wires to the new board. Use the picture you took for reference to ensure that you connect each wire to the right place.

Step 19: Reposition the oven’s top panel.

Step 20: Hold the top panel in place using the Torx head screws.

Step 21: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 22: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 23: Lift the door of the oven.

Step 24: Insert the hinges into the slots in the corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 25: Open the door completely.

Step 26: Flip back the latches on the hinges to hold the door in place.

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Step 27: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 28: Switch the circuit breaker back on or plug the power cord back into the outlet.

4. Main Control Board

If the power board and thermal cut out aren’t faulty, you should check the main control board next. Below, we show you how to replace the main control board in a Siemens oven…

Step 1: Before you start the repair on your Siemens oven, disconnect the power by unplugging the cord from the outlet or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Get a flat blade screwdriver, a Philips head screwdriver, and a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 4: Using the flat blade screwdriver, flip the latches on the door hinges towards yourself.

Step 5: Push the door closed till it stops moving.

Step 6: Grip the oven door and lift it off. Do not lift the oven door off by the handle.

Step 7: Set the door assembly on a sturdy surface lined with a cloth.

Step 8: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 9: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 10: Now, use the Torx head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 11: Lift the top panel off the oven and set it aside.

Step 12: The oven’s main control board is behind the front panel. Note where each wire goes on the control board by taking a picture.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the control board. Also disconnect the ribbon cable from the board as well.

Step 14: Carefully pry off the plastic bracket at the top of the control board which holds it in place.

Step 15: Carefully bend back the plastic tabs which hold the control board in place. While bending the tabs back, lift the control board.

Step 16: Inspect the control board for any damage. If you notice any burns on the board, it should be replaced.

Step 17: Get a new main control board for your oven.

Step 18: Position the new board in the plastic tabs and push it into place.

Step 19: Return the plastic bracket at the top of the control board and push it down to secure.

Step 20: Connect the wires to the new control board. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 21: Reposition the oven’s top panel.

Step 22: Hold the top panel in place using the Torx head screws.

Step 23: Lift the oven up and push it into the cabinet.

Step 24: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 25: Lift the door of the oven.

Step 26: Position the door hinges in the slots on the lower corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 27: Open the door fully.

Step 28: Flip back the latches on the hinges to hold the door in place.

Step 29: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 30: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the main control board in a Siemens oven.

5. Element

If your Siemens oven won’t turn on but the display isn’t blank, you should test the heating element. When you select the baking function, the heating element turns on. If the heating element fails, it won’t turn on. Read this article: Siemens Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the heating element in your Siemens oven.

6. Wires

If the element is not faulty but your Siemens oven won’t turn on, check the wires next. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the heating element. You will need to uninstall the oven from the cabinet and take off the back panel to do this. If you see any cuts or burns on the wires, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires.

7. Control Board

Aside from the power board and main control board, there is another board. This board supplies the heating elements, light, and fan with voltage. If this control board fails, your Siemens oven won’t turn on. If you have checked the components above but none of them is faulty, you should replace the board. Read the “Siemens Oven Element” article above to learn how to replace this component.

Siemens Oven Display Won’t Turn On — How To Fix

If the display of your Siemens oven won’t turn on, or your Siemens oven display is not working, the thermal cut out may be faulty. If the thermal cut out fails, the oven’s display won’t work. Read the “Siemens Oven Won’t Turn On” section above to learn how to test and replace the thermal cut out in your Siemens oven. If the thermal cut out isn’t faulty, you should check the power board next. Also read the “Siemens Oven Won’t Turn On” section above to replace this component. If the power board also isn’t faulty, the main control board should be replaced. Also read the section above to learn how to do this.

Siemens Oven Won’t Turn Off — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Siemens oven won’t turn off and what to do about them.

1. Heating Elements

If one or both of the heating elements shorts out, the oven will not turn off. Follow the steps listed below to test it your Siemens oven heating elements have shorted out…

Step 1: First, make sure to disconnect the oven’s power by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Get a Torx head screwdriver, Philips head screwdriver, and flat blade screwdriver.

Step 4: Use the flat blade screwdriver to flip the latches on the hinges towards yourself.

Step 5: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 6: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off.

Step 7: Set the oven on a sturdy surface lined with a cloth.

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.

Step 9: Once you have taken out the screws, lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a sturdy surface.

Step 10: Turn the oven around.

Step 11: Take out the screws which secure the oven’s back panel using the Torx head screwdriver.

Step 12: Set the panel aside.

Step 13: First, we will test the bake element. For this, you will need a multimeter.

Step 14: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the heating. Depending on your oven, the terminals will be at the bottom or close to the right side of the oven’s rear.

Step 15: Turn the multimeter’s dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 16: Touch one of the multimeter’s probes to one of the terminals of the bake element.

Step 17: Look at the multimeter’s display, then lift the probe off.

Step 18: Place the probe on the other terminal. If a reading showed on the multimeter either of the times you placed the probe on the terminals, the heating element has shorted out. Read the “Siemens Oven Element” article in the “Siemens Oven Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the heating element.

Step 19: Follow the same steps to test the grill element.

Step 20: Reconnect the wires and position the back panel on the oven.

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Step 21: Secure the back panel with the screws.

Step 22: Lift the oven back into the cabinet and secure it using the Philips head screws.

Step 23: Lift the door and position the hinges in the slots on the corners of the oven’s frame.

Step 24: Open the door completely and flip back the hinge locks to hold it in place.

Step 25: Shut the oven door.

Step 26: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back into the outlet or switching the circuit breaker back into the outlet.

2. Control Board

If the heating elements aren’t shorted out but your Siemens oven won’t turn off, the control board is probably the cause of the problem. The control board sends voltage to the oven’s heating elements in order for them to function. If the control board shorts out, it will keep sending voltage to the heating elements even after the oven has been turned off. Read the “Siemens Oven Element” article in the “Siemens Oven Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the control board in your Siemens oven.

Siemens Oven Keeps Turning Off By Itself — Cause And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Siemens oven keeps turning off and what to do about them.

1. Improper Ventilation

If your oven doesn’t receive proper ventilation, it will cause the oven to overheat. If the oven overheats, it will shut off. Make sure that the oven is properly ventilated. If your Siemens oven keeps turning off by itself but it is receiving proper ventilation, keep reading to learn the other possible reasons.

2. Thermostat

The thermostat monitors the temperature of the oven during the bake and broil cycle. When the oven reaches the set temperature, the thermostat signals the bake and grill element to stop heating. If the thermostat fails, the element will keep heating even after the oven has reached the set temperature. This will cause the oven to overheat and shut off. Read this article: Siemens Oven Grill [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the thermostat in your Siemens oven.

3. Improper Wiring

If your oven is plugged into an electrical outlet, it may be improperly wired. Electric ovens require 240 volts to operate properly while gas ovens require 120 volts. If the electrical outlet doesn’t supply the oven with the right amount of voltage, it will cause it to keep turning off. Test the electrical outlet using a voltmeter. If the outlet isn’t providing the right amount of voltage, contact a technician to replace it.

4. Cooling Fan

The fan in an oven blows cool air to prevent it from overheating. If the cooling fan fails, it won’t blow cool air in the oven. This will cause the oven to overheat and shut off. Test the cooling fan for continuity using a multimeter. If the cooling fan doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced. Read this article: Siemens Oven Fan [Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the cooling fan in your Siemens oven.

5. Heating Element

The element in an electric oven is the main heating component. When the user selects the baking function, the heating element turns on. If the heating element starts to fail, it could turn on and off during the baking cycle. Read this article: Siemens Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the heating element in your Siemens oven.

6. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Siemens oven keeps turning off by itself. The control board sends voltage to the oven’s heating element in order for it to function. If the control board starts to fail, it will start to supply the voltage at the beginning of the cooking process but stop later on. Read the “Siemens Oven Element” article to learn how to replace the control board in your Siemens oven.

Siemens Stove Top Won’t Turn On — How To Fix

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Siemens electric stove top won’t turn on and why your Siemens gas stove top won’t turn on.

Siemens Electric Stove Top Won’t Turn On — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Siemens electric stove top won’t turn on and show you what to do about them.

1. Element

If your Siemens electric stove top won’t turn on, the element is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Siemens stove top heating element…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall to access the rear.

Step 2: For safety, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Get a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 4: Using the Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the stove top which secure it.

Step 5: If there aren’t any screws on the sides, there should be some underneath it. Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the stove top in place.

Step 6: Open the door of the oven.

Step 7: Take out the screws underneath the oven’s front panel which secure it.

Step 8: Lift the oven’s front panel up and lower it down.

Step 9: Now, take out the screws underneath the stove top.

Step 10: Lift the stove top.

Step 11: If there is any wire plug connected to the stove top, disconnect it.

Step 12: Set the stove top aside on a cloth lined surface.

Step 13: Note where each wire connects to on the element you want to replace. Do thus by taking a picture.

Step 14: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 15: Use the pair of pliers to disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the heating element.

Step 16: Lift the element off the support bracket by detaching the metal tabs.

Step 17: Get a new stove top element.

Step 18: Note the numbers on the old element where the metal tabs are screwed.

Step 19: Unscrew the metal tabs and position them on the new element. Make sure to position them on the right places.

Step 20: Hold the tabs in place with the screws.

Step 21: Position the new element on the support bracket and push it into place.

Step 22: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new stove top element. Use the picture you took for reference to ensure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 23: Lift the stove top and take it back to the oven.

Step 24: Connect the wire plug back to it.

Step 25: Lower the stove top.

Step 26: Return the screws which hold the stove top in place.

Step 27: Reposition the front panel on the oven.

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

Step 29: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 30: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 31: Push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace an oven stove top element.

2. Wires

If your Siemens electric stove top still won’t turn on after replacing the element, you should check the wires next. Take off the stove top by removing the screws. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the element. If there are any cuts or burns on the wires, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires.

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3. Element Switch

A faulty element switch is the last possible reason why your Siemens electric stove top won’t turn on. If the element and wires aren’t faulty, the switch should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Siemens stove top element switch…

Step 1: As always, make sure to disconnect the oven’s power before starting the repair. To do this, you will need to pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Get a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 4: Open the door of your Siemens oven.

Step 5: There are screws underneath the oven’s front panel which hold it in place. Take out these screws using the Torx head screws.

Step 6: Pull off the control knob of the faulty burner.

Step 7: When you pull off the knob, you will see two screws. These screws hold the element switch in place. Take out the two screws.

Step 8: Lift the oven’s front panel up and lower it down.

Step 9: Take a picture of the element switch to note where each wire goes.

Step 10: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 11: Using the pliers, disconnect the wires connected to the element switch.

Step 12: Get a new stove top element switch.

Step 13: Connect the wires to the new element switch making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 14: Position the switch on the oven’s front panel.

Step 15: Hold the switch in place using the two screws.

Step 16: Reposition the front panel on the oven.

Step 17: Return the screws underneath the oven which hold the front panel in place.

Step 18: Push the control knob onto the shaft of the element switch.

Step 19: Shut the door of the oven.

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

Siemens Gas Stove Top Won’t Turn On — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Siemens gas stove top won’t turn on and show you what to do about them.

1. Igniter

The most likely reason your Siemens gas stove top won’t turn on is because of a faulty igniter. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Siemens gas stove top igniter…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Disconnect the oven’s power cord from the outlet for safety.

Step 3: Also shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 4: Get a putty knife.

Step 5: Lift the grates off the stove top and set them aside.

Step 6: Remove the cap from the faulty burner.

Step 7: Lift the burner base of the oven. If the burner base is held in place with screws, take them out.

Step 8: Using the putty knife, carefully pry the igniter off the stove top.

Step 9: Pull the igniter wire out carefully.

Step 10: Disconnect the wire from the igniter. Make sure that the wire doesn’t fall through the stove top.

Step 11: Get a new igniter for your Siemens stove top.

Step 12: Connect the wire to the new igniter.

Step 13: Push the new igniter into the stove top.

Step 14: Return the burner base to the stove top. If you took out any screws from the burner base, return them.

Step 15: Place the cap back on the burner base.

Step 16: Return the grates to the stove top.

Step 17: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 18: Reconnect the oven’s power cord and return the oven to its usual position.

2. Spark Module

If your Siemens gas stove top won’t turn on after replacing the igniter, check the spark module. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Siemens gas stove spark module…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Shut off the gas supply to the oven and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Get a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 4: Use the Torx head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear access panel in place.

Step 5: Set the panel aside.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the spark module to the oven’s rear. If there aren’t any screws, detach the clips securing the spark module to the mounting bracket.

Step 7: Get a new spark module for your Siemens stove.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the old spark module and connect them to the new one. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 9: Secure the new spark module to the oven’s rear using the screws.

Step 10: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 11: Hold the panel in place with the screws.

Step 12: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 13: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

If you don’t see the spark module on the rear of the oven, it is probably located at the top. Follow the steps below to replace the spark module in your Siemens stove…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the power cord from the outlet. You will need to pull the oven away from the wall to do this.

Step 2: Also shut off the oven’s gas supply for safety.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven and get a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 4: Lift the grates off the burner and set them aside.

Step 5: Lift the burner caps off the bases.

Step 6: If the burner bases are held in place with any screws, take them out.

Step 7: Remove the burner bases from the stove top as well.

Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the orifice holders to the stove top.

Step 9: Using the Torx head screwdriver, unscrew the oven’s front panel. The screws are underneath the panel.

Step 10: Lift the panel up and lower it down carefully.

Step 11: Take out the screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 12: Lift the stove top and move it to the side.

Step 13: Depending on your stove model, the spark module will be on the right or left. Note where each wire goes on the spark module by taking a picture.

Step 14: Disconnect the wires from the spark module.

Step 15: Take out the screw or screws which hold the spark module in place.

Step 16: Detach the spark module from the mounting bracket.

Step 17: Get a new spark module.

Step 18: Position the new spark module on the mounting bracket and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 19: Reposition the stove top. Make sure the orifice holders are properly positioned in the stove top’s holes.

Step 20: Return the screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 21: Position the front panel on the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 22: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 23: Secure the orifice holders to the stove top using the screws.

Step 24: Return the burner bases to the stove top and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 25: Place the caps back on all the burner bases.

Step 26: Place the grates back on the stove top as well.

Step 27: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 28: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

If your Siemens stove top still won’t turn on after replacing the spark module, contact a technician.

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