How Much Does Oven Repair Cost?

Ginny Bartolone
Written by Ginny Bartolone
Updated December 19, 2022
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Oven repair costs an average of $220 

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Half-baked cookies and undercooked fries will quickly spoil your appetite, so getting a faulty oven repaired should be a top priority. It costs between $100 and $600 to repair an oven, though most people spend around $220 to have their oven professionally repaired. Your price depends on the part that needs repair or replacement, the problem that needs fixing, and the type of oven you have.

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Oven Repair Cost Factors

There are many ways to crisp up your pizza crust and roast your Thanksgiving turkey. The type of oven, the extent of the repair, and the standard cost of labor in your area all play a large role in oven repair costs. Like all appliance repair prices, costs will fluctuate depending on its brand, age, and special features as well.

Type of Oven

The type of oven you have in your home will dictate the cost of the replacement part and the expertise required to get it up and running again. And whether the oven uses gas, electricity, wood fire, or steam to perfectly cook your food—it's always best to call a professional familiar with the model to walk you through repairs or come out to take a look.

Type of OvenRepair Cost Range
Electric Oven$100 – $250
Gas Oven$100 – $600
Steam Oven$200 – $600
Pizza Oven$150 – $600

Electric Oven

Coming in between $100 and $250 on average, why do electric oven repairs cost a bit less than the other varieties? For one, when eclectic ovens do have issues, you may be able to diagnose and fix the problem while chatting with a local technician on the phone. Without the presence of gas, partially DIY-able repairs are doable with professional guidance.

Gas Oven

It is often necessary to call a repair team if you have an issue with your gas oven, bringing the average cost of oven repairs up to $100 to $600. There are also several more crucial features of a gas oven that must be replaced for both function and safety purposes, such as the gas valve and the igniter.

Steam Oven

The recent phenomenon of steam ovens heats food with the power of, well, steam. These ovens require a water line and a water tank to create the steam necessary to heat food evenly, pushing oven repair prices to $200 to $600 for the specialty parts. You will also need a technician familiar with the unique installation, so this is rarely a DIY project. 

Pizza Oven

Pizza ovens come in many varieties, from small indoor models to large brick pizza ovens for backyard kitchens. Repair prices will range from $150 to $600 depending on whether it runs on gas, electricity, or wood fire. When it comes to outdoor pizza ovens, consider the extra cost of mortar repair, which ranges between $10 and $20 per square foot

Type of Repair 

Oven repairs can range from a sticky door that doesn't open correctly to the oven never heating up at all. The type of repair will affect how many hours it takes your technician to find and fix the issue as well as how many parts they need to order. Here are some common repair types based on the issue with the oven.

  • Control board malfunction: $150–$300

  • Odd noises: $100–$300

  • Clicking sounds on a gas oven: $200–$350

  • Door repair or replacement: $100–$400

  • Poor or slow heating: $100–$600

  • Self-cleaning issues: $100–$600


On average, oven repair specialists will charge between $50 and $200 an hour. Expect that some professionals will charge a flat fee to make the trip out to your house and a bit less if they can talk you through the issue on the phone. If your oven specifically has electrical issues, an electrician will charge between $50 and $100 an hour, whereas a gas line specialist will cost $45 and $150 an hour.

Cost to Repair an Oven by Part

The part that needs replacing determines how much you'll pay for the project. The cost of the part itself and how long it takes to repair or replace it varies considerably. Take a look at some of the most common oven parts that need replacement and how much they cost, for parts and labor.

Oven door$175
Oven paint$175
Control board$225
Heating element$275
Oven door glass$200
Door switch$150
Gas valve$150
Fan motor$175


It costs between $100 and $200 to repair or replace an oven thermostat. The thermostat is the most likely culprit if your oven isn't heating properly. Either you get pies burned on the outside but raw in the middle, or that delicious cake just doesn't want to cook through. This indicates that the thermostat isn't correctly regulating the oven temperature. If the thermostat is being problematic, the appliance repair technician may only need to adjust the sensor or adjust it, which is a simple, inexpensive fix. If the thermostat needs replacing, you'll pay toward the higher end of the cost range.

Oven Door

Depending on the problem with your oven door, expect to pay $100 to $250 for a repair. Hinge or lock fixes are usually fairly simple and budget-friendly, while a broken latch or broken door that needs replacing will cost more. A damaged oven door is an essential repair, as trying to use the oven while the door doesn't close properly is dangerous as well as inefficient.

Oven Paint

Painting an oven will run you $100 to $250. Ovens are prone to scratches, scuffs, and general signs of wear that make them look old and worn, even if they're in perfectly good working order. Giving your oven (and your other appliances) a fresh coat of paint is a great way to freshen the look of your kitchen without the cost of buying new appliances.


You'll pay $150 to $250 to repair the igniter. Igniters are crucial parts of gas ovens, as they are responsible for igniting the gas to give heat and cook your food. So, if the igniter is faulty, the oven simply won't heat, but it's dangerous, too, because it can result in gas leaks. Sometimes, the fix is a simple one: the igniter gets caked in grease or food particles and needs to be thoroughly cleaned. If, however, it's completely broken, it requires replacement.

Control Board

Control boards cost $150 and $300, all-in, to repair. The control board is responsible for all of your oven's key functions. Therefore, if it cracks, gets a loose connection, or some other form of damage, you'll notice random errors or malfunctions such as the oven selectively turning off, not turning on, or refusing to switch off.

Heating Element

Repairing a broken heating element will set you back $150 to $400. If the heating element has gone, your oven simply won't cook because it isn't able to heat. The most common problems with heating elements include cracking and splitting, neither of which are repairable. In fact, most problems with heating elements cannot be repaired. Instead, the heating element gets replaced.

Oven Door Glass

Oven door glass costs $100 to $300 to replace. If the tempered glass in your oven door breaks, cracks, or shatters, there's no way to repair it, so you'll need to replace it. While a crack can seem insignificant, it actually prevents the oven from reaching and maintaining a steady temperature, reducing efficiency, wasting energy, and putting you at risk of food poisoning. 

Door Switch

Door switches cost $100 to $200 to replace. This small part detects whether the oven door is open or closed. If the switch fails, depending on what the switch controls, the oven light may not work or, if the switch thinks the door is open even when it's closed, it can stop the oven from getting hot. This is a common safety feature but problematic when it goes wrong.

Gas Valve

Costing between $100 and $200, the gas safety valve controls when gas is allowed to pass through to the igniter. So you can see that a failed gas safety valve poses significant danger and you should turn off the gas supply to the oven until you call out a local electrician to fix it.


To replace your oven sensor, you'll pay between $100 and $250. A crucial part of the thermostat, the sensor assesses the internal temperature of the oven and relays this information to the control board. If the sensor fails, the oven will either get too hot or never reach the appropriate temperature.

Fan Motor

Installing a new fan motor will run you $100 to $250. If the fan stops working, air doesn't circulate within the oven cavity properly, resulting in hot spots. In this case, you'll notice food only cooks properly on one side, and food at the front of the oven may cook slower than at the back. Until you get the fan fixed, you'll likely need to adjust temperature and cooking times and try to remember to turn food around halfway through cooking. 


Gasket repair costs $100 to $250. The gasket on your oven door seals it to keep heat from escaping. Therefore, if the gasket fails, heat will escape and the oven will struggle to maintain its internal temperature.


Repairing or replacing a fan costs $100 to $275. A failed fan can cause the oven or the control board to overheat. Other symptoms of a broken fan can be hot spots, the oven getting too hot, or the whole oven breaking down. 

Additional Costs to Consider

When meeting with your local oven repair team, several other major factors can sway the price in either direction. While warranties may lower what you're responsible for covering, fees and related stovetop issues can raise the price.

Stovetop Repairs

Have you been having issues with the stovetop as well as the oven? While the two issues are not always related, an oven repair professional will be able to diagnose problems up top as well. Overall, stovetop repairs range from $150 to $600. Replacing a glass stovetop, for example, will cost the most, as high as $600, whereas standard parts like gas stove igniters and heating elements will cost between $150 and $220


In most cases, small fixes to ovens and stoves will not require a local building permit. However, even if you're making major changes to the electrical setup or gas line in your home, you could pay anywhere from $10 to $500 for the cost of a local permit.


Determining whether an appliance warranty is worth the cost is a personal decision. Standard warranties that come with an appliance may last up to one year and cover specific issues. Extended warranties, which cost between $200 and $400 on average, last up to 10 years and cover a wider range of issues. Also, make sure to check your home warranty for appliance repair and replacement coverage.

Oven Cleaning Fees

If your contractor has to work around a few years of baked-on grease and grime, you could end up with an additional $25 fee on your hands. Your repair team may not be able to get to the root of the issue if dust, food, or debris are blocking the door or covering electrical elements.

Replacement vs. Repair

It is not always easy to determine whether your oven is totaled. Most ovens, however, last between 10 and 15 years and cost between $650 and $2,000 to replace. If you're having ongoing issues with your oven and range, your best bet is to speak with a local technician to determine if the cost of oven repairs is worth the investment. 

Cost to Repair an Oven Yourself

Outside of deep cleans and replacing decorative elements like the glass on your oven door, you shouldn't attempt oven repair yourself. Whether gas or electric, ovens are dangerous and only suitably qualified professionals should work on them. Even the simplest repair can be dangerous if not done correctly. If your oven needs any type of repair, hire a local appliance repair professional.

DIY Oven Repair Costs vs. Hiring a Pro

You could save between $50 and $200 on the cost of an oven repair expert to come out to your home if the fix is doable on its own. In that case, you will only pay for the price of the part, which will range from $10 and $50 at the least. However, as we mentioned above, fixing an oven yourself is often not a safe bet and you should always consult a professional before attempting them on your own. 

How to Save on the Cost to Repair an Oven

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Hands down, the best way to save on repair costs is to maintain the oven like a pro. For example, be sure to:

  • Clean your oven with the proper cleaning supplies and on a regular schedule.

  • Keep your range, stovetop, and coils clean.

  • Clean your range hood and door gasket regularly.

  • Inspect your plug and gas line regularly.

  • Follow strict instructions when using your self-cleaning method.

Additionally, find a local appliance repair team in your area that you can call for advice the moment you suspect something is going wrong—fixing problems early may help you avoid costly repairs. We recommend chatting with at least three local contractors to request quotes, turnaround time, and additional travel fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

In general, yes, it's worth fixing an oven. But it depends. If the repair will give you more years of reliable service from the oven and the repair costs less than buying a comparable new model, then yes, get it repaired. If, on the other hand, the oven is reaching the end of its life and needs a costly repair, you're likely better off buying a new oven.

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