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How Much to Repair an Oven Heating Element?

Jul 8

The average cost of an oven repair is $220. While some projects may only cost $100, more extensive repairs may cost $1,000.


When estimating the cost of a repair, keep the following factors in mind:


Gas ovens cost more to fix than electric.

An in-wall oven is more expensive to repair than a freestanding model. It will cost more if appliance technicians must travel further to reach the oven.


Oven Control Board Replacement Cost

The cost of replacing the control board ranges from $220 to $300. You interact with the control board every time you preheat the oven or switch to broil (or even just glance at the clock).


Oven Sensor Replacement Price

The sensor, the part of the oven that tells the control board the temperature, should cost between $100 and $200 to replace. Sensors are relatively inexpensive (usually $20 or less) and should be replaced in less than an hour.


Oven Door Replacement Cost

The cost of a new door can range from $50 to $200. The cost of hiring an appliance technician ranges from $100 to $200 per hour, so expect to pay between $150 and $400 to replace your door.


Oven Glass Replacement Cost

The cost of replacing oven glass, including labor, will range between $130 and $310.


Gas Oven Repair Costs

Carbon monoxide can be produced and leaked when gas appliances are not properly installed or repaired. Because of the danger of carbon monoxide, gas ovens are more expensive to repair.


If you have any gas appliances, make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector as an added precaution. Carbon monoxide detectors range in price from $15 to $150, depending on the model.


Oven Igniter Replacement Cost

The cost of replacing the igniter varies between $110 and $230. If you can get away with repairing rather than replacing an igniter, you'll probably save $190.


Electric Oven Repair Costs

Electric oven repairs are usually much less involved than gas oven repairs. Appliance technicians frequently only need to replace a single component to get everything back up and running.


Cost of Oven Heating Element

Heating elements are typically priced between $20 and $25. The cost of replacing your old element, including labor, should be around $220.


Do you know where your heating element is? Look at the bottom of your oven the next time you use it. The coil, which turns red when in use, is the element.


Stovetop Repair Costs

The cost of repairing a stovetop varies depending on the type of repair, but it is usually less than the cost of repairing an oven. The cost of replacing a stove burner coil ranges between $10 and $30. Repairing the underlying electronics or a scratched glass stovetop is much more costly, costing up to $600.


Gas Stove Igniter Replacement Cost

The cost of replacing the gas stove igniter ranges from $150 to $300. If your stovetop won't stop clicking, the pilot light goes out, or your burner won't light, you may need a replacement.


DIY vs. Hire a Professional

It's best to work with a professional, especially when it comes to gas stoves. They have the knowledge and experience to significantly reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.


When it comes to electric ovens, however, it's still a good idea to hire a pro. When working with electricity, there is always some risk. Furthermore, you don't want to make a DIY repair mistake and end up having to pay even more for a new oven. For a quote, contact a local appliance technician.



How do you replace an oven igniter?

The igniter is located behind the oven plate and is simple to replace:


  • Before you begin, unplug your oven or turn off the power.
  • Pull the oven plate out by removing the base cover screws from the back of the oven plate.
  • Before you remove the igniter, take a look at how it's installed (you might even want to take a picture).
  • Remove the old igniter and carefully replace it with the new one. Keep in mind that igniters are fragile and can easily break if not handled with care.


Wire nuts are used to secure some igniters to the oven. If you need to replace the wire nuts as well, make sure they're metal (plastic will melt).


How does an oven igniter work?

Until they heat up, igniters are powered by electricity. They'll glow red with heat and ignite gas to keep the burner powered and heated.


Igniters and the safety valve work together. The valve will not open unless the igniter is glowing, and gas will not reach the burners.


How do I know if my oven element is bad?

Turn on the oven and check to see if the heating element (located at the bottom) is working by turning it on and looking for a red glow.


Why does my stove work but not my oven?

If your stove works but your oven doesn't, there could be a problem with the sensor, internal fuse, thermostat, or control board. A broken wire could also be the source of the issue.


If you feel overwhelmed and need help with appliance service, give us a call.


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