My stove won't turn on!

Tova Pearl
by Tova Pearl
This stove is just three years old , not very dirty at all. Suddenly it seems the heating element won't turn on. The timer and the fan work, but the oven doesnt get hot. What can i do to trouble shoot? thanks! (this is a bellers oven with a gas range on top)
  10 answers
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Oct 18, 2017

    Check your circuit breaker if the oven is electric (I 'm not familiar with that type oven). If it is gas like the stove top, have it checked out by a technician. Gas is nothing to DIY.

    • Tova Pearl Tova Pearl on Oct 19, 2017

      the gas range is working fine- it seems the problem is electric . thanks

  • Ken Ken on Oct 18, 2017

    I could walk through what I know about troubleshooting appliances but the good folks over at Family Handyman did it so much better.

  • Donna Warr Neyman Donna Warr Neyman on Oct 18, 2017

    I know you will think this is crazy but my stove went out when it was a year old. Our electric went out and the clock was blinking and I had never gotten around to setting it. One day my daughter walked by and set the clock and the next time i turned it on it worked.

  • My oven wouldnt go on a few times in the past year and all I did was turn the breaker off for the oven and then on again and somehow it reset it and made it work again ! hope this helps

  • Delores Snellen Delores Snellen on Oct 19, 2017

    The heating element could have burned out They are not that hard to replace I have done it before But check circuit breaker first plug stove if you decide to try and replace it yourself

  • GlassLady GlassLady on Oct 19, 2017

    had a fancy stove with several special settings. One day just tried out the Sabbath setting. The whole double oven shut down and nothing could wake it. Will say it was the day before Easter with many family coming for Easter Dinner. Week later, paid $75 for service call where he read owners manual that said to hold cancel button down for 7 seconds to unlock the controls. Took him about 5 minutes to solve my problem. Grrrrrrr.

  • Nancy Flemming Nancy Flemming on Oct 19, 2017

    Happened to our stove of 2 years, elements worked fine, oven would not heat up. Pulled out checked the back and could see a slight burn mark in one area. It needed a new module for the oven.

  • Cheryl Rambo Cheryl Rambo on Oct 20, 2017

    If the oven element is electric, check the plug to the wall. Had this happen twice. The clock and lights worked, but not the burner. Was half way unplugged. Pushed it all the way in and it worked perfectly. Also try circuit breaker. Sometimes these trip in storms or power outages.

  • Dac6713789 Dac6713789 on Oct 20, 2017

    Besides above ideas, check to make sure that you don't have uninvited guests chewing on any of the wiring.

  • Dorothy Kauth Dorothy Kauth on Dec 29, 2019

    My oven won't work it is whrlpool brand it does the clicking sound igniter but it shuts off but the burner works