Here are five the most common oven issues to watch out for and how you can troubleshoot them yourself. If you have difficulties getting your oven back running, not to cause further damages, leave it to a qualified technician.
№1. Oven Temperature Is Incorrect
When you heat the oven, it must maintain the temperature you’d set. If the readout shows a higher temperature than the one you set, or your food always get overcooked, you should recalibrate the temperature control.
The instructions on how to calibrate the control temperature is on the owner’s manual. It should instruct you on how to decrease or increase the temperature by up to 35 degrees. Usually, it requires pressing and holding specific keys on your oven’s control pad according to the manual instruction.
№2. Oven Won’t Turn On
Most kitchen appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and oven should have their circuit to stop breakers from tripping. On this basis, start your troubleshooting by checking the junction box for tripped circuit breakers.
Many issues could prevent your electric oven from receiving power, such as broken wire, faulty control panel, an incorrect amount of power coming to the unit, broil element, and more.
Issues regarding your gas oven are faulty are gas control, valve, or igniter. Looking into these issues is risky and complex, so you should consider leaving it to a professional.
№3. Oven Light Doesn’t Work
First, try replacing the light bulb. If that doesn’t go, you should look for a faulty light switch, connecting wire, or electronic control. Because of the high risk of electric shock, allow an electrical appliance repair specialist to handle these issues.
№4. Oven Door Won’t Open or Shut
If the door won’t open after a self-cleaning cycle, unplug the oven or turn off the circuit breaker for 5 minutes. Once you have restored power, carefully move the door lock lever and see if you can now open the door. If that won’t help, reset the self-cleaning cycle, let it work for 15 minutes, then cancel the cycle. After letting the oven cool down for a while, move the door lock lever and open the door again. If the oven door doesn’t close, you may need to replace the hinge.
If the oven door doesn’t stay closed, you may need to replace the hinge. This requires disassembling the door and possibly removing the side panel too. If the problem is still not solved, call an appliance repair technician for help.
№5. Oven Won’t Self-Clean
A few common oven issues can stop an oven from self-cleaning.
First, make sure that the door switch locks the oven correctly, as the self-cleaning cycle will not start if the door is not locked.
If this is not a problem, there may be an issue with the temperature control thermostat, wiring, oven control board, or heat fuse. Testing and correcting these components demands special skills and tools, leaving this job to an electrical appliance repair specialist.
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