Quick Tips for Your Common Oven Problems
Oven issues can throw a wrench in your plans. Whether you’re cooking dinner for the family on a busy weeknight or serving a few courses to weekend dinner guests, oven problems can be a major inconvenience.
Need help identifying your oven problem? Here are some common issues you may experience with your oven and tips to help prevent them.
Problem #1: My Oven Won’t Turn On
If your oven will not turn on, start troubleshooting the issue by checking to see if it’s plugged in. Next, check the junction box for a tripped circuit breaker.
If your oven is receiving power, various issues could be preventing it from turning on. If it is an electric oven, there may be a broken wire, element or the unit is receiving the wrong amount of power.
For gas ovens, there may be a faulty gas control, igniter, or valve. To troubleshoot these issues, it’s highly recommended you call an Abbey repair technician to help diagnose your unit’s issue.
Problem #2: My Oven Door Stopped Working
If the door will not open after a self-cleaning cycle, turn off the power to the unit and let sit for 5 minutes. Once the power restores to the unit, gently unlock the door, and try to open the oven.
If the oven door doesn’t stay shut, it will need the hinges replaced. To replace the hinge, disassemble the door and remove the side panels.
Problem #3 My Oven isn’t Heating Up Properly
If your oven heats at the wrong temperature or doesn’t keep warmth, it can result in undercooked or overcooked food. To troubleshoot the problem, first, check the owner’s manual for more details.
Typically for electrical ovens, when an oven doesn’t heat, the most probable cause is a defective heating element or a faulty sensor bulb.
In gas ovens, improper heating could be a result of a burned-out igniter, thermostat, or selector switch.
For a proper diagnosis, it’s best to consult the professionals at Abbey for your oven repair needs.
Don’t Forget to Clean Your Oven Often
Neglecting upkeep on your oven can result in fire safety and health risk issues. For example, some spills can smolder, creating fumes and smoke that can cause eye and lung irritation.
Guarantee safety, better performance, and ensure the longevity of your oven with a proactive maintenance strategy.
How often should I clean my oven?
For your oven to continue to properly function, we recommend setting up a cleaning routine. A good rule of thumb is to clean the inside of your oven at least once every three months or three to four times a year.
What should I clean my oven with?
You should use a high-quality cleaner for your oven. Both an oven cleaner solution you find at the store or DIY solution of baking soda, water, and vinegar in a spray bottle will work.
If you have build-up in your oven, you may want to let the solution sit for 10-12 hours or overnight.
Hire a Trusted Appliance Repair Company
Keeping up on your oven’s maintenance and cleaning can prevent these unexpected issues. Remember, if you have trickier repairs needed for your oven, leave it to a qualified technician.
Ovens can be challenging to test or diagnose an issue. It is important to have a trusted technician you can rely on to call when you are experiencing problems with your unit. A professional service repair technician will not only know the ins and outs of your appliance but will also be aware of equipment warranties and if your repair will fall under warranty guidelines.
Abbey Heating, Cooling & Appliance have been serving the Kansas City area since 1992. We know how important it is to get your appliance operating as soon as possible and have a track record of Same Day Service. Give us a call to schedule your appliance repair.