If you are finding yourself with a new oven repair problem, we have put together a list of the three most common oven repair issues that we encounter on a regular basis.
Gas Oven Will not Heat or Light
If you are finding yourself with a gas oven that is not lighting or heating, it is likely that the igniter has malfunctioned. When the igniter is functioning optimally you will hear a clicking sound a few times when it is started and then a “whooshing” sound when it is ignited. If it is malfunctioning, you will only hear it clicking a few times and you will not hear the “whooshing” sound. If this is what you are experiencing, it is important that you turn off the gas line to ensure you avoid any gas leaks. This issue is important to be repaired by a certified oven technician.
Electric Oven is Not Heating
If your digital display is not working on your oven it is likely that your oven has no power. This can be a result of a blown fuse; you will first want to test your outlet to ensure that it is the oven that is the result of no power. Check to make sure that the breaker is flipped to the on position and then check a different device in the outlet to see if it gets power. If the outlet still has power this confirms that the issue is arising from the oven. Ensure that your oven is unplugged and locate the circuit breaker or fuse box, usually located at the top rear of the unit. You can turn the oven breaker back on or replace any blown fuses here.
If your oven does have power, it may be the heating elements that have been damaged. Turn your elements onto high and check to see if they turn red. Damaged elements should be easy to diagnose as they will not glow red or only half will. Next, turn on broil and ensure that the broil element is able to heat and glow red as well. When the elements cool down, you can now unplug from power and replace the elements as needed.
Electric Oven Not Heating Evenly
If you electric oven is heating unevenly, this is usually due to a burnout heating element. Usually the top or bottom element will burn out but occasionally they may burnout partially. If it is burnt out partially or fully, it will begin unevenly heating your oven. Turn your oven onto full power and check to see if the elements are glowing. When the elements cool down, unplug your oven from power, and replace the elements as needed.
If you are unsure how to replace an element on your oven yourself, call our Appliance Repair Edmonton technicians to do the job for you!