How Much Does Oven Repair Cost?

Typical Range:

$100 - $430

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated March 6, 2020

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Oven and Stove Repair Cost

A typical oven repair is $220. Certain projects might only cost $100, more extensive repairs could run as high as $1,000.

Here are some cost variables to keep in mind when figuring out the price of a repair:

  • Gas ovens cost more to fix than electric.

  • Fixing an in wall oven is more expensive than a freestanding unit.

  • When appliance technicians need to travel further to get to the oven, it will cost more.

Average Cost$220
High Cost$1,000
Low Cost$50

Oven Control Board Replacement Cost

Replacing the control board runs between $220 and $300. Anytime you preheat the oven or switch over to broiling (or even just glance at the clock), you’re interacting with the control board.

Oven Sensor Replacement Price

Expect to pay about $100 to $200 to replace the sensor, the part of the oven that tells the control board the temperature. Sensors on their own are pretty inexpensive (usually $20 or less) and shouldn’t take more than an hour to replace.

Oven Door Replacement Cost

A new door costs anywhere from $50 to $200. The price to hire an appliance technician ranges between $100 and $200 per hour, so you should plan on paying between $150 and $400 to replace your door.

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Oven Glass Replacement Cost

Plan on paying between $130 and $310 to replace oven glass, including labor.

Gas Oven Repair Costs

When gas appliances are not properly installed or repaired, they can create and leak carbon monoxide. Gas ovens typically cost more to fix because of the danger of carbon monoxide.

As an extra safety measure, make sure you have a functioning carbon monoxide detector if you own any gas appliances. Carbon monoxide detectors cost between $15 and $150 depending on the type.

Oven Igniter Replacement Cost

Replacing the igniter can range from $110 to $230. If you can get away with repairing an igniter instead of replacing, you’ll likely pay $190.

Electric Oven Repair Costs

Repairing electric ovens is usually much less extensive than repairing a gas unit. Oftentimes, appliance technicians simply need to replace a part to get everything up and running.

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Cost of Oven Heating Element

Heating elements typically cost only $20 to $25. With labor, you can expect to pay around $220 to replace your old element.

Wondering where your heating element is located? Next time you use your oven, look towards the bottom. The element is the coil that turns red when in use.

Stovetop Repair Costs

Stovetop repair costs depend on the type of repair but generally aren’t as much as repairing the oven itself. The cost to replace a stove burner coil is $10 to $30. Fixing the underlying electronics or a scratched glass stovetop is significantly more expensive and could be as much as $600.

Gas Stove Igniter Replacement Cost

The cost to replace your gas stove igniter is between $150 and $300. You might need a replacement if your stovetop won’t stop clicking, the pilot light goes out or your burner won’t light.

DIY vs. Hire a Professional

Especially with gas stoves, it’s best to work with a professional. They have the experience that drastically reduces the risk of carbon monoxide exposure.

But even when it comes to electric ovens, it’s still good to call a pro. There’s always some inherent danger working with electricity. Plus, you don’t want to make a mistake on a DIY repair and then have to pay even more for a new oven. Contact an appliance technician near you for a quote.

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How do you replace an oven igniter?

The igniter is behind the oven plate and isn’t too difficult to replace:

  1. Unplug your oven or cut the power before starting to work.

  2. Remove the base cover screws, found at the back of the oven plate, and pull the plate out.

  3. Look at how the igniter is installed (you might even want to take a picture) before removing it.

  4. Take out the existing igniter and carefully put in the new one. Keep in mind that igniters are delicate and could break easily if not handled carefully.

Some igniters are attached to the oven with wire nuts. If the wire nuts need replacing as well, make sure the ones you’re using are metal (plastic will melt).

How does an oven igniter work?

Igniters are electrically powered until they heat up. They’ll glow red with heat and ignite gas to continue powering and heating the burner.

Igniters work in tandem with the safety valve. Unless the igniter is glowing, the valve won’t open and gas won’t reach the burners.

How do I know if my oven element is bad?

You can tell if the heating element (located at the bottom of your oven) is working by turning on the oven and checking to see if it glows red.

Why does my stove work but not my oven?

If the stove is working but your oven is not, the sensor, internal fuse, thermostat or control board could have an issue. The problem might also be as simple as a broken wire.

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