When they stop heating, the solution is usually to replace the heating element. Ovens typically have two elements: one at the top for broiling, and one at the bottom for baking. You can buy a replacement oven element through the oven manufacturer or through online appliance parts retailers.
Why do oven elements burn out?
Why does a fan oven element break? The metal ‘spirals’ that form the oven element can expand by as much as 10mm when they are fully heated. This constant expansion and retraction can play a huge part in the wear and tear of the element, and eventually lead to them being unable to function correctly.
The hidden element is underneath the lower panel inside your oven compartment. Start by removing the oven racks, carefully setting them aside. If you have a friend, this is a good time to soak and clean your oven racks. Next, use a nut driver to remove the lower panel inside the oven.
Hidden Bake: Many ranges have a Hidden Bake element. This design places the bake element under the floor of the oven were it is concealed under a non-removable porcelain enameled oven floor. This eliminates hard-to-reach areas that collect food and spills and makes the oven easier to clean.
A conventional oven generally has two heating elements, one on top and one on the bottom. For most cooking (other than broiling), only the bottom element is used with the heat rising to the top. This results in all parts of the oven being heated evenly and eliminating heat pockets.
Where is the heating element in a convection oven?
While conventional ovens have a heating element on the top and bottom, convection ovens have a heating element on the top, bottom, and rear of the inner housing.
Where is the heating element in a Kitchenaid oven?
This bake element is located at the bottom of the oven to supply heat and it has push-on terminals.