For Electric Oven/Range:
Problem: The unit won’t turn on.
- Make sure it’s plugged in; press the RESET button.
- If the clock is working, there is power. If there is no power, check and reset the circuit breaker if needed.
- Check the unit’s setting. If it’s in TIME BAKE/SELF-CLEANING mode, change it to the current setting.
Problem: One burner won’t turn on.
- Make sure the unit plugged in. Push the RESET button, if applicable.
- Move the burner around to be sure it’s properly attached to receive power.
- The burner may be defective. Remove it from its current position and try it in another burner’s spot. If it still doesn’t work, replace it.
- Test the burner’s wiring, terminal block, and switch. If any of these parts doesn’t operate properly, replace it.
Problem: The oven overheats.
Check the oven vent. Clear any clogs and replace the filter, if needed.
Problem: The range smokes. (Note: Do not be alarmed if the back burner smokes. That is normal.)
- Clean any grease build-up with vinegar.
- Remove foil from the drip pan. Clean or replace drip pan.
- Clean the oven. Repeat if necessary.
Problem: The oven temperature fluctuates randomly.
- Inspect the door gasket for leaks or damage. Replace if needed.
- The thermostat may need to be re-calibrated. Consult the owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer for more information.
Problem: The oven light doesn’t work.
- Check the bulb; replace if burnt out.
- Test the light switch and socket wiring. Replace if necessary.
Problem: An operation on the control panel doesn’t work.
Check the circuit fuse responsible for the accessories.
Problem: Self-cleaning function does not work.
Shut and lock the oven door securely. Restart the self-clean cycle.
Problem: Burner is not heating evenly.
- The pan may be too large for the burner. Choose like-sized pan and burners for best results.
- Clean the surface of the burner with vinegar to remove any residue or build-up.
- Check for oil in the drip pan. Too much may cause a problem. Check the circuit breaker; a dedicated circuit is needed.
- If necessary, reset the circuit breaker and check the plug.
For Gas Oven/Range:
Problem: There is no ignition to the oven or burners.
- Relight the pilot light carefully if it is out.
- Make sure the gas valve is turned on. Contact the gas company for assistance.
- Check the burner cap. Be sure it matches the burner size and has not been sealed properly.
Problem: The burner turns on, but won’t stay hot.
- Turn off the gas and clear the pilot port.
- Avoid drafty conditions near the unit; the pilot light may be blowing out.
Problem: The burner flame fluctuates.
- Clean the burner’s port and surface to clear a clog.
- Contact the gas company. the mixture of gases may be wrong.
Problem: The oven is baking unevenly.
- Air is not circulating freely throughout the oven. if you have lined a shelf with aluminum foil, leave at least two inches on each side (left, right and back) for good circulation.
- Check the exhaust vent. Clear any clogs and replace the filter, if necessary.
- Preheat the oven before baking for best results.
- If the door doesn’t close fully, replace the door seal.
Problem: A gas odor is coming from the unit.
- Check the pilot light. If it’s out, carefully relight after opening doors and windows to facilitate air circulation.
- Call the gas company immediately! Your home may have a gas leak.
Problem: A burner doesn’t cook well.
- You may be using a pan that’s too small for the burner. Choose a flat-bottomed pan that just covers the burner.
- If the burner is damaged, replace it.