After baking some delicious treats, it's time to turn off your oven. But, after a while of pondering, you may be confused about how exactly you should turn it off.
You may also get confused if you've already pressed the right button but your oven is still on. That's why we have done extensive research to find you the answers.
Generally, to turn off your KitchenAid oven, press the Lower Oven Cancel/Off, Upper Oven Cancel/Off, or Cancel Off pads to stop each oven function.
Turning your KitchenAid oven off doesn't remove the time display, timer, control lock, and Sabbath Mode settings, so you must turn them off separately.
If your oven doesn't turn off after you press the pads as directed, you must troubleshoot for the following:
- Faulty control board
- Damaged bake or broil
- Temperature control thermostat malfunctions
- Relay board issues
Still unsure about what exactly to do? Turning off your KitchenAid oven may seem easy, but troubleshooting it if it doesn't power down after following the instruction mentioned can be a little tough to do without more explanation. We gathered everything you need to learn and do, so read on!
Turning Off A KitchenAid Oven
To turn off your KitchenAid oven, you only need to press down its pads. For double-door oven models, press Lower Oven Cancel/Off, Upper Oven Cancel/Off, and Cancel/Off.
But, for one-door ranges, press Cancel/Off. However, note that these clicks won't turn off its other functions, such as the time display, control lock, and Sabbath mode.
To turn one off, do this:
- Time Display - click and hold down the Clock Set/Start pad for at least five seconds.
- Control Lock - for at least three seconds, click and hold down the number pad 3 Control Lock.
- Sabbath Mode - open oven doors, and press Upper Oven Cancel/Off or Cancel/Off. Then, click the 7, 8, 9, and 6 number pads and the Upper Oven Cancel/Off or Cancel/Off pad again. Lastly, a "SAb OFF' message will display, so press the Cancel/Off pad again before closing your oven doors.
After doing all these, your oven's displays and other settings should turn off.
How To Troubleshoot Your KitchenAid Oven If It Doesn't Turn Off
An oven that wouldn't turn off can be pretty worrying. However, many homeowners also typically experience such. Before you troubleshoot your KitchenAid range, disconnect the power source through the breaker box. Also, wear protective gloves as a safety precaution.
After doing these, here is a troubleshooting guide you can check for:
Faulty Control Board
A short-circuiting or defective control board doesn't stop sending voltage to your oven's heating circuits, such as its bake and broil elements, causing your range to become unable to turn off.
To determine if this is the issue, do these:
- Remove the back panel, which is the triangular-shaped peak, by unscrewing it.
- Check your control board's wires, fuse, knobs, dials, and switches. Look for frayed wires or black and cloudy glass caps of your fuse. In addition, check for other signs of wear and tear on your control board.
- Disconnect your wires and replace your control board.
To replace a control board:
- Unscrew the control board's mounting screws to remove it.
- Install your new control board by connecting its wires like your old control board's wires were attached.
- Use your old board's overlay for new control boards without an overlay.
- Screw the control board.
- Reattach your range's back panel.
- Connect your oven's power back to test if it turns off.
Damaged Bake Or Broil
Aside from your control board, your bake and broil circuits may have shorted. The bake element is located at the oven's bottom, while the broil element is placed on top.
These elements will appear to be damaged when there is a short. What you should look for are broken-off pieces or blistered bake and broil. To determine if this is the culprit for your problem, do these:
- Remove your range's back panel and terminal block cover. The central panel, shaped like a triangle, is the back panel, while the block cover is the bottom square, with two screws holding it. Unscrew them so you can continue.
- Remove the bake and broil elements' wires at the back of the range.
- With a multimeter, test the terminals of the heating elements for continuity. These terminals are two metal pieces connected to two wires.
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4. If you can't access the back of your oven, remove the bake and broil elements.
First, turn your multimeter's dial by plugging the red and black cords into slots in the same color. Then, use the lower ohm range available, which usually is 200 ohms.
5. Test it by touching one end of the multimeter probe to the element's terminal while the other probe touches the back of the oven. If you find out that there's continuity, replace the bake and broil elements, as it must have had a short.
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Temperature Control Thermostat Malfunctions
If your oven's thermostat overheats, the thermostat that regulates your range's temperature may continuously call for more heat, making your oven constantly turn on.
Usually, thermostats are placed behind the temperature control knob, so it is easy to find them. Here are what you should do to check if it's malfunctioning:
- Remove the top and rear panels of your oven.
- Find the thermostat behind the temperature control knob.
- Remember where the wires to connect your thermostat are placed.
- Disconnect its wires.
- Use a multimeter to test the thermostat.
- If there's continuity after testing the thermostat with a multimeter, replace your thermostat.
- Pull off the capillary tube clips that attach it to the rear of the range cavity.
- Remove the capillary tube behind the oven connected by a wire to the thermostat.
- Mount your new thermostat by screwing them. Then, place the temperature control knob again.
- Connect the new capillary tube to the oven.
- Reconnect the wires to your range's thermostat.
- Put the back and top panels on and turn your oven on through your main circuit breaker.
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Relay Board Issues
A malfunctioning relay board doesn't stop sending voltage to the oven's heating elements.
If your heating element is okay, but your oven doesn't turn off, this may be the issue, so you must replace it by doing these:
- Unscrew the lower back panel.
- Disconnect the wires of the relay board.
- Remove the mounting screws of the relay control board.
- Clip your new relay board.
- Reconnect the wires to your relay board in the same way as your previous board.
- Attach the back panel again and turn your range's power on through your circuit breaker.
How To Turn Off A KitchenAid Oven Cooling Fan
Generally, Convection fans automatically turn off and don't need to be manually shut down after you use your appliance.
They have to run even after you turn off your oven because they help make sure that your oven isn't too hot after usage. That is why you shouldn't and can't shut it down, as it helps ensure your range runs smoothly.
How Do You Turn Off A KitchenAid After A Power Outage?
Turn off your KitchenAid range through the main circuit breaker if there's a power outage for at least one minute. Then, turn it on through the breaker to check if your oven still displays an F9 or F9 E0 error code. If the error code disappears, your range is back to normal.
How Much Does It Cost To Repair A KitchenAid Oven?
KitchenAid oven repairs cost $150 to $400 on average. The most common cost for ovens, in general, is $2oo for heating element replacement.
On the other hand, fan replacements cost $100 minimum, while control board replacements can go up to $600.
Generally, you can turn off your Kitchenaid oven by pressing the Lower Oven Cancel/Off, Upper Oven Cancel/Off, or Cancel Off pads.
But, if you also want to turn off its time display, timer, control lock, and sabbath mode, you must follow the specific directions outlined.
If you find out that your range doesn't turn off after you follow the instructions you need to do, it's time to troubleshoot your oven by checking its control board, bake and broil elements, thermostat, and relay board.
If any of these are malfunctioning, you can fix them by replacing them. You may also choose to hire an expert or your manufacturer to replace them for you.
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