Electric Range - Oven Does Not Heat, But The Burners Heat

To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.

If the oven is not working, but the burners do:

  • Make sure that the oven controls are set correctly for either bake or broil.
  • On self-clean ranges, check the oven door to make sure it is in the unlocked position.
  • Check the oven knobs to make sure they are in the correct position. If the range has knobs for oven temperature and oven function, and if the control knobs were removed for cleaning, make sure they were reinstalled in the proper location.
  • Check the bake element. Turn your range OFF and either remove the fuses or turn the breaker OFF. Then unplug the range. Carefully inspect the bake element (lower element) for cracks or breaks. If it is cracked or broken, it will need to be replaced. Purchase a GE Appliance part or accessory online.
    • To view a short video on how to replace the bake element:

Even if the bake element is not cracked or broken, service is needed. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.