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GE Oven Broiler Not Working

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Oven broiler not working are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Oven broiler not working

Cause 1Igniter

The igniter glows to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. To determine if the igniter is defective, observe the igniter as the oven is heating. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds without igniting the gas flame, this indicates that the igniter is too weak to ignite the gas. If the igniter is weak, replace it.

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Igniter for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Igniter - Part # 2494 Mfg Part # WB13K21

Oven igniter assembly. Short ceramic style igniter with mounting bracket and wire nuts for installation. Amperage range is 3.3 to 3.6. *Connector may need to be cut off and wires spliced to range wiring with porcelain wire nuts.

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Cause 2Igniter

The igniter glows to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. To determine if the igniter is defective, observe the igniter as the oven is heating. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds without igniting the gas flame, this indicates that the igniter is too weak to ignite the gas. If the igniter is weak, replace it.

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Igniter for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Igniter - Part # 1021635 Mfg Part # WB16K10043
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Cause 3Temperature Control Thermostat

The temperature control thermostat regulates the broiler temperature. If the thermostat is defective, it may fail to heat the broiler element. The oven thermostat is not repairable—if the thermostat is defective, you must replace it.

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Temperature Control Thermostat for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Temperature Control Thermostat - Part # 251863 Mfg Part # WB20K8

Oven thermostat assembly. This thermostat monitors the temperature inside the oven and cycles on the heat when the oven drops below a set temperature. If the oven does not bake, or if the oven temperature is off by more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven thermostat may be defective,

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Cause 4Loose or Burnt Wire Connection

One of the wires that supply power to the broil element or broil burner igniter might be burned out. These wires commonly burn out near the heating element. To determine if a wire has burned out, inspect the wires leading to the element or igniter. If a wire is burned out, it will often be visibly burnt.

Cause 5Oven Control Board

The oven control board has relays that send voltage to the bake and broil circuits according to the user settings and sensor input. If the control board is defective, it may not send voltage to the broil element. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the control board, first test all of the heating components. Since it’s not easy to test the oven control board, you will have to replace it if you suspect it's defective.

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Oven Control Board for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Oven Control Board - Part # 1086191 Mfg Part # WB27T10469

Electronic clock control

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Cause 6Valve and Pressure Regulator

The valve and pressure regulator is frequently misdiagnosed. Before replacing the valve and pressure regulator, first test all of the more commonly defective components.

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Valve and Pressure Regulator for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Valve and Pressure Regulator - Part # 1621563 Mfg Part # WB19K10044

Gas pressure regulator and safety valve assembly

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