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

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


  • 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.


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