Many Frigidaire ranges include a cooktop and an oven in a variety of formats, including slide-in, drop-in and freestanding. While both the cooktop and the oven may offer several features, such as convection cooking, self cleaning, quick boil settings, element bridging and a warming drawer, there are occasional issues with either the stove or the oven. For instance, if the stovetop works but the oven doesn't, there are some issues owners can investigate.
If the stovetop works but the oven does not and an error code appears on the display, such as "F" and a number, press "Cancel" and try to reprogram the oven. If the oven still does not work, disconnect power to the unit and wait 30 seconds. Restore power and attempt to program the oven again. This often resets the oven and returns it to normal function. If resetting the oven does not resume normal function, contact Frigidaire for assistance.
If the oven was previously programmed for a delay start, either for a timed bake or a self-cleaning program, the oven controls will not work. Press "Cancel" if the words "Delay" and "Bake" or "Self Clean" appear on the display, which will cancel out the delay start. Select a new oven program, set the desired temperature and press "Start."
Many Frigidaire ranges offer a Sabbath feature that keeps the oven on during Jewish Sabbath and other religious holidays. When the Sabbath feature is engaged, the oven remains on until the program is manually cancelled. During this time, the oven light will not work and the oven controls will not operate, which may make it seem as if the oven is not working. Sabbath mode is indicated by the word "SAb" on the display. To turn off the Sabbath feature, press and hold "Bake Time" and "Delay" at the same time for three seconds and then release.
One other reason why the oven on the Frigidaire unit may not work while the stovetop does is that the bake element inside the oven has burned out. The bake element looks like a thin black tube on the oven bottom, and it may eventually burn out over time. If the bake element does not glow red when the oven has been turned on and preheated, it is likely burned out and will need replacement.
Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.