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How do I replace a Control Thermostat in an Electric Wall Oven?

A safety gas valve and glow-bar oven igniter are included in most gas ovens. The components are connected in an electrical circuit. The safety gas valve opens when the glow-bar oven igniter is sufficiently hot to safely ignite the gas. If the oven igniter doesn't glow or isn't hot enough to open the gas valve, you should replace it. There is a separate igniter for the bake burner and the Broil burner in some ovens.

The bake element at the bottom of the oven and the broil element at the top of the oven provide heat for baking and broiling in an electric oven. If the oven isn't heating properly, you should replace them.

The oven thermostat is used to regulate heating inside the oven. If it fails to turn on the oven burner to heat the oven, or if it fails to turn off the burner when the oven is at a set temperature, replace the thermostat.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect electrical power

    The wall oven needs to be completely disconnected from electrical power.

  2. Remove the mounting screws from the thermostat

    The control knob is used to set the temperature in the oven. The two mounting screws on either side of the stem can be removed with aPhillips screwdriver.

  3. Remove the wall oven from the cabinet

    Pad the surface of the table with a towel or cardboard in front of the oven to protect it. The oven is secured to the sides of the cabinet by mounting screws. The cabinet has an oven in it. If you don't disconnected the power supply wiring from the junction box for the wall oven, you will have slack in the electrical conduit. Lift the oven out of the cabinet and put it on the table in front of it. You can use the installation manual to guide you in this step.

  4. Disconnect the oven control thermostat

    The control panel is behind the mounting screws that hold the top panel up. If you want to properly connect the new oven control thermostat, you need to take a photograph of the wires and mark them with masking tape. Pull the oven control thermostat out of the back of the control panel if you have enough slack in the wires. Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the female spade from the male spade leads on the oven control thermostat.

  5. Remove the thermostat

    The back of the oven should be removed. The oven sensor bulb and sensor tube can be removed from the back of the oven. The sensor bulb and tube can be removed from the back of the oven. Pull the sensor bulb and tube out of the oven from behind the oven. The thermostat must be removed.

  6. Position the new thermostat

    The oven control thermostat should be in the control panel. Attach the sensor bulb from the control panel to the oven. There is a new oven sensor bulb and tube.

  7. Connect the thermostat

    The wires need to be connected to the thermostat. The front of the control panel has the oven control thermostat on it. Attach the mounting screw holes and tighten them.

  8. Reinstall the oven

    Lift the oven into the cabinet using someone's help. The oven cabinet has mounting screws on it that hold the oven in place.

  9. Reattach the control knob

    The new oven control thermostat has a control knob on it.

  10. Turn on power to the oven

    To restore electrical power, you need to reset the house circuit breakers.

  11. Turn off power to the wall oven

    The wall oven's circuit breakers need to be shut off. The electric wall ovens use 2 breakers that are often connected together. If the wall oven breakers are not connected, turn them off. Even though the digital display is dead, a breaker can still send power to the broil element.

  12. Remove the broil element

    The oven door can be opened and the oven rack can be removed. The broil mounting screws need to be removed. Remove the supports and screws from the broil element. Attach the wires to the back of the element by pulling the broil element forward. Take care not to let the wires slip through the holes in the back of the oven. If the wires slip through the holes, you will need to pull the oven out of the cabinet and remove the back cabinet panel. If necessary, pull the wires from the broil element with pliers. The broil element can be removed. Remove the door if you can't complete the repair because it gets in your way. Help lifting the door off the oven is needed. The door needs to be on a pad.

  13. Install the new broil element

    The wires need to be connected to the broil element. Remove the mounting screws from the oven cavity and push the ends of the broil element through them. Attach the supports with the screws. Remove the oven rack and close the door.

  14. Restore power to the wall oven

    The wall oven requires the house circuit breaker to be turned on.

Time required:

60 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

needle nose pliers, nut driver set, phillips screwdriver, pliers, work gloves.

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