Electric Range - Oven Doesn't Heat But Burners Do Heat

If the oven on your electric range is not working but the burners do work, we suggest that you check the following:

  • Make sure that the oven controls are set correctly for either bake or broil.

  • On self-clean ranges with a mechanical self-clean oven door latch, check the oven door to make sure the latch is in the unlocked position.

  • Check the oven knobs to make sure they are in the correct position. If the range has knobs for the oven temperature and oven function and 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 fuse or turn the circuit breaker OFF that supplies power to the range. Then, unplug the range. Carefully inspect the bake element (lower element) for cracks or breaks.


Even if the bake element is not cracked or broken, we suggest service at this point. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.