What is the exact Frigidaire oven thermal fuse location?

One of the most common symptoms of an oven not heating is a bad thermal fuse. Now, since other factors might cause the oven not to heat, it is always a good idea to test the fuse to see if it’s to blame. But, this begs the question: What is the Frigidaire oven thermal fuse location?

Well, read on to know how you can locate, reset, and replace the thermal fuse in different Frigidaire oven models.

Additionally, I shall tell you the symptoms of a bad thermal fuse and how you can test it just to be sure.

Frigidaire oven thermal fuse location explained – How to locate Frigidaire thermal fuse

Usually, in ranges (and most wall ovens), you will find the thermal fuse at the back of the oven – behind the back panel.

However, in a few wall oven models such as the FEB24* series, you will find the thermal fuse at the top of the oven – beneath the top panel.

Something else: In Frigidaire ovens, the thermal fuse will have just two wire connections.

Now that we know where you can locate the thermal switch on your oven, let us see how you can access it…

How to locate and remove the thermal fuse in your Frigidaire oven

  1. Disconnect the oven from the power outlet… Alternatively, you can turn off the circuit breaker.
  2. If yours is a wall oven, remove the mounting screws that secure it to the cabinet and proceed to remove the oven.
  3. Remove the screws holding the back panel of the oven and put the panel aside. You should now have the fuse in sight and it looks like the one below:

Frigidaire oven thermal fuse replacement

  1. To remove the fuse, disconnect its wire connections and unscrew the screws holding it in place.

Pro tip: For the FEB24* Frigidaire oven series, you will remove the top panel instead of the back panel.

Symptoms of a bad oven thermal fuse

Some of the signs that you might experience when your oven thermal fuse is bad include:

1.      Your oven might not be heating up

This is because a bad thermal fuse will cut the oven’s power circuitry.

And as a result, the oven won’t get any power to heat the heating elements.

2.      The oven might not reach the set temperature

In other cases, you might note that your oven is heating up though it is not reaching the temperature that you have set.

And, in most of these cases, it is possible for the thermal fuse to have continuity though it is bad.

And as such, it is always a good idea to first swap it out – thermal fuses are quite cheap (even the OEM ones).

3.      The digital display of your oven might not be functioning

For the most part, we can attribute it to the oven not heating up.

You see, when the oven is not heating up, it means that any inputs you program on the touchpad (control panel) are likely not to work.

In other words, your control panel might appear to be unresponsive to your inputs.

4.      The thermal fuse might appear burnt – visible damage/discoloration

At times, if you were to take a closer look at the fuse, you might note that it appears blackened (or has burn marks).

This usually occurs when the heat goes too high that it trips the fuse and, in the process, chars it.

5.      The oven’s door might not unlock

Finally, you might note that the door is not unlocking after running a cycle.

This happens because the thermal fuse is usually connected to the door locking (and unlocking) mechanism. This is a safety mechanism to prevent the door from opening when the oven gets too hot.

As such, a bad fuse might result in the door jamming hence it won’t unlock until the problem is resolved.


Now, as you might already be guessing, most of these symptoms might also point to other faulty parts.

For instance, the oven not heating might also be due to a faulty heating element/igniter.

In other words, it is not always reliable to rely on the symptoms alone to conclude that the thermal fuse is bad.

That is why, you should test the fuse just to be sure that it is indeed to blame.

How to test oven thermal fuse

Before proceeding, be sure to remove the wire connections to the thermal fuse (use the steps above).

Next, use a multimeter to test the fuse for continuity – a good fuse should have continuity.

Now, if yours does not have continuity, either the fuse has tripped or it is bad – depends on the model of the switch in your oven.

So, what should you do? Well…

A word on resetting the thermal fuse

There are two main types of thermal fuse units that you might come across in a Frigidaire oven…

The first type is that which has a small button (mostly red) at the center as the one above.

This button is a reset switch that you can press to reset the thermal fuse when it trips… Keep in mind that if resetting it does not work, then the best solution is to replace it.

On the other hand, the second thermal fuse type does not have this button. And as such, you cannot reset this fuse if it lacks continuity – your best bet is to replace it.

Frigidaire oven thermal fuse replacement

Once you have confirmed that the fuse is indeed bad, replacing it is the best solution to fixing your oven.

To get a good replacement, I recommend you order this OEM Frigidaire oven thermal fuse – it fits most Frigidaire ovens.

Now, to install the new fuse, start by removing the old fuse (using the steps I have outlined above).

Next, insert your new fuse and hold it in place using the screws and finally connect the fuse wire connectors.

Frigidaire oven thermal fuse location explained – parting words

Before replacing the thermal fuse, first test it to be sure that it is indeed bad.

This is because some symptoms of a bad fuse can also be due to other faulty parts. For instance, the oven not heating could also be a sign of a bad heating element.


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