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Common Oven Problems

Probably the most widely used appliance in the kitchen is the oven. It can also be frustrating if these appliance breaks down. Below are the most common problems that you could encounter when owning these kitchen appliances.

In case you have encountered heating issues with your stove, oven, or range, you need to check the electronic board, temperature sensor, control thermostat, oven element, or safety switch.

Inspect to find out the cause of the problem.

Check whether the oven circuit is also causing the problem.

This task will require you to check live voltage which should only be done by certified professionals.

If your oven is not properly programmed then you need to check the electronic control board or membrane switch’s condition. The keypad or the membrane switch can be found on the control board.

There are some models that have a separate switch. A replacement is needed in case the keypad is broken.

Over time, your electric coil burners will become worn out, especially if you frequently use your cooktop. Common signs of damage include blisters, bubbles, or cracks on the coils. Unfortunately, there is no way for these coils to be repaired. Instead, you will need to invest in new electric coils for your cooktop. Be sure to purchase coils that are the proper size for your unit’s burners, as loose coils can result in a host of cooking issues and safety hazards.

There are several reasons why your oven won’t start. One of the reasons is that the oven element could be malfunctioning. Another one is the machine’s internal fuse has burnt out. The device has shorted in case of a blown fuse. Here are the other causes:

  • Oven element is faulty
  • Temperature sensor
  • Surface burner element
  • Infinite switch
  • Electronic control board
  • Safety valve
  • Oven burner igniter
  • The Element does not heat

There could be issues in the surface burner’s receptacle, switch, or terminal block that’s why the element is not heating up. There are several wires in the surface burner that are responsible of producing the heat. Use a multimeter to check the wires’ condition. This task will require high voltage tests so make sure to give us a call today.

A faulty control board is the culprit if the timer is not advancing. Most of today’s ovens control the functions via an electronic board. You can also determine the problem with the error codes displayed.

If you can see any error code being displayed, then you need to check the element’s power. You might need to do a live voltage check in cases where there is not power.

Problems with very high temperatures could be caused by faulty oven control thermostat and temperature sensor. The oven’s temperature is monitored by the temperature sensor.

The sensor then signals and makes the decision whether to turn the element on or off depending on the temperature. The sensor won’t be able to control the temperature if it’s not working properly, making the oven too hot. The sensor’s condition can be checked using a multimeter.

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