Electrolux Oven Won’t Heat Up? Follow These Tips…


Our ovens need to be as dependable as we are in taking care of the family. So when your Electrolux oven won’t heat up, you want to get to the bottom of it fast. We have highlighted the most common issues for oven not heating to help you troubleshoot the problem.

411: Why Your Electrolux Oven Won’t Heat Up

Try our troubleshooting guide that applies to Electrolux range ovens and wall ovens.

1. Check for Incoming Power Issues

If your oven isn’t heating up like it should, it could be deficient in power. These ovens require 240 volts of alternating current; significantly more than their gas ovens at 120 volts.

Use a multimeter to test the wall socket to confirm the incoming power meets the 240-volt requirement.

2. Clean the Oven Interior

A lack of maintenance and proper cleaning is one of the most common causes of an oven not heating properly. Using the self-cleaning cycle can cause even more problems, so follow these quick instructions for how to clean your oven interior.

  1. Disconnect power to the oven.
  2. Vacuum food particles & debris from the oven cavity.
  3. Make a vinegar solution using 1 part vinegar and 1 part distilled water.
  4. Place an oven-safe dish filled with the vinegar solution on the center oven rack, heat to 250°F, and let sit for several minutes.
  5. Using safety mitts, remove the dish & rack, then spray the oven interior with vinegar and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Once it’s cool, use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the oven interior.

Repeat this process several times per year to prevent some of the most common heating issues going forward.

3. Test the Oven Thermal Fuse

A defective thermal fuse could be the cause when an Electrolux oven won’t heat up. If you notice your oven not heating properly, the thermal fuse may be getting too hot. When this happens, the fuse trips to shut off power to the oven. The oven won’t heat at all if the thermal fuse has blown.

Use a multimeter to test the fuse for continuity. If there is no continuity the thermal fuse needs to be replaced.

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4. Test the Bake Element

Why is your Electrolux oven not getting hot? If you have an electric or convection oven, your bake element may have burned out. Inspect the bake element when the oven is cool. Make sure there is no sign of holes, blisters, or other damage. Also, inspect the bake element while the oven is on. It should glow red hot.

Use a multimeter to check the continuity of the bake element. If there is no continuity, replace it.

5. Inspect the Oven Igniter

In a gas oven, the Electrolux oven igniter is the most commonly defective part to cause heating issues.

Turn the oven on and observe the igniter. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds (or not at all) without igniting the gas flame, it is too weak and needs replacement.

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If you are still troubleshooting why an Electrolux oven won’t heat up, Just-in Time Appliance Repair has highly qualified Electrolux repair technicians that can diagnose the problem and perform the oven repair in a flash. Give us a call today!


Justin Duby

Justin Duby

Justin Duby, a Grants Pass native, opened Just-in Time Appliance Repair in 2014 after working with his grandparents in the appliance repair business for almost 10 years. Just attends various training programs throughout the year to keeps his skills sharp.

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