Electric Surface Burners Not Heating or Working

If the burners are not heating or not working properly, check the following:

  • If the top burners do not work, but the clock does work, your appliance may be wired improperly, contact your installer for further assistance.
  • Check circuit breakers/fuses and power cord. On most slide-in and free-standing ranges, it will be necessary to pull out the lower drawer to access the plug and verify is connected securely (for others, sliding the appliance out from the wall would be necessary). If the power cord is connected securely, your oven may be wired improperly.
  • On coil burner models, check the burner. If one burner doesn't heat, remove it and plug it into another burner receptacle of the same size. Then, turn on that element. If it still does not work, the element will need to be replaced. See How to Replace Calrod Element.
  • See also Coil Burners - Sensi-Temp Technology
To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
If none of the burners work, but the oven bakes and broils, it may be necessary to contact service. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.