If your Frigidaire oven not heating, it can be a serious annoyance. Fortunately, there are a number of reasons for this issue, meaning there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get it fixed quickly and easily. Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons why an oven might not be heating and how you can fix them.
Frigidaire ovens should be able to produce a hot meal for you and your family after a long day — but that isn’t always the case. While issues like a faulty bake element or defective igniter are fairly easy to diagnose, they’re not always easy to fix. Our Frigidaire oven troubleshooting guide will help you find the precise reason for your oven not heating, so you can get back to enjoying meals with your loved ones.
Frigidaire Oven Not Heating Up – Troubleshoot and Diagnosis
If your Frigidaire oven won’t heat up, there are a few common causes. Begin by checking the temperature control and then making sure the appliance is turned on and plugged in. If the oven still isn’t heating, check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse before deciding on a repair.
Before checking the internal parts of your oven, you can try these quick fixes to see if they fix the problem:
- Ensure that Oven is Getting Power
Make sure your oven is connected to a working electrical source. Plug the oven into a different outlet if you suspect that to be the issue. Try testing outlets or switches with a multimeter. If that doesn’t work, check the fuses or circuit breaker. If you need to, replace any blown fuses and re-position any tripped breakers.
- Ensure that Gas Supply is ON
Gas ovens are outfitted with an automatic gas valve that turns on whenever the oven is in use. This ensures that your oven will never go without the steady, constant heat it needs to cook food. If your oven fails to heat up, check the gas burner to make sure that it’s operating normally.
- Ensure that the Oven door is properly closed
If your oven isn’t heating, the first thing you should do is check the door. If it’s not closed properly, the oven will turn off after a minute as a safety precaution.
The most commonly defective part in ovens is the igniter. The igniter is responsible for heating up enough to ignite the burner, and it’s what you’ll find attached to most gas outlets. It acts as a bridge between electricity and gas, allowing you to ignite gas burners in your oven. And although its name suggests otherwise, the igniter’s actual function is to produce heat rather than sparks. When something goes wrong with an igniter, you’ll notice that your oven either doesn’t turn on or it shuts off all of a sudden.
If your igniter gets weak, it may fail to open the safety valve correctly, which may result in the oven not heating. You can tell that your oven igniter is weak if it takes more than 90 seconds to light the flame. If this happens, you’ll need to change out the igniter. If the igniter is not lighting up at all, try testing it with a multimeter, to see if it has continuity. If it doesn’t have continuity, replace the igniter.
Burnt Out Bake Element
When the baking element glows red, it is heating correctly. If the element doesn’t glow red, it means that it is not heating up. In many cases, when the heating element burns out, you can see visible damage in the form of holes or blisters. Inspect the baking element for these burn marks to know if it has been used for a long time.
To see if the bake element is burnt, unplug the machine and use a multimeter to test for continuity. If there is no continuity then the element needs to be replaced.
Bake or Broil Spark Electrode
It’s easy to check if your bake element has burned out! First, test the element for continuity using a multimeter. If it doesn’t have continuity, then your bake element is not good and you can replace it.
Broken electrodes will prevent your machine from working, and if the electrode isn’t replaced, the flame won’t appear — which means you can’t bake anything. Check your electrode assembly (the part that produces the flames) and make sure it’s free from cracks or damage. You can find replacement electrodes at any hardware store, and you should be able to swap them easily.
Burnt Out Broil Element
If the broil element has holes or blisters, replace it with a new one. Under normal use, the broil element will not develop holes or blisters. If your element does develop holes or blisters, replace it immediately for safety reasons.
To determine if the broil element is defective, test it for continuity with a multimeter. If the element does not have continuity, it needs to be replaced.
Blown Thermal Fuse
The oven breaks frequently so it’s important to be able to troubleshoot this kind of problem quickly. If the thermal fuse trips, immediately unplug the oven and let it cool down for an hour. After an hour, test continuity on the thermal fuse; if there’s no continuity, you’ll need to replace the fuse.