Electric Range Repair – Top Reasons Your Oven Doesn’t Work

oven-doesnt-heat-up repairWhen the electric oven does not heat or heats badly, there can be various reasons: among them are some simple ones which you can easily fix yourself (problems with an outlet or power cable) or complex ones that can be repaired only by a qualified professional repairman, for example, a control module malfunction or internal wiring problems.

 What to do if the Bosch, Dacor, Amana, KitchenAid, or another brand of electric oven, stove or induction cooker are weakly heated – later in this article, we will tell you how to clarify the root cause of the breakdown, and what is best to do in such a situation. In most cases, poor heating or the improper on/off of the burner is associated with faults in the sensors, switches or heating element, but the reasons for this may be different.

Burnt Heating Element

One of the most common reasons for a poorly heating oven is a burned or damaged heating element: upper or lower heating elements. You can check them visually: there should not be any dark spots, swelling, cracks, or other mechanical damage on the heating element, after heating the oven, it heats up red hot. For a more accurate diagnosis of the heating element a special device must be used. Burned heaters have to be replaced. By the way, in modern ovens one burned down heating element can block the inclusion of the entire kitchen appliance.

Broken Switch Mode

Another “popular” reason for the malfunctioning of an oven is a malfunction of the mode switch (toggle switch). During long-term service with harsh conditions at high temperatures, the springs of the contacts may weaken, or the contacts themselves may burn; A defective switch must be replaced.

Temperature Control

 A faulty thermal sensor does not transmit temperature data to the control module, and it turns off the oven or the entire stove in order 

to avoid breakage of other components of the stove due to overheating. Worse, if the sensor works, but incorrectly, for example, due to the sticking of the relay contacts: then overheating is possible with all the sad consequences that this entails. If you notice that the oven turns off quickly or, especially, if it is clearly overheating, you should immediately call a specialist who will understand the reason for the problem

Power Switch Failure

Insufficient heating of the oven can also be caused by a malfunction of the switch that regulates its heating. Like any other switch in the plate under the influence of high temperatures, it can weaken the springs of the contacts, or the contacts themselves can burn. It is difficult to fix a power switch, it is better to replace it.

POWER SWITCH FAILURE

Problems With Fan

Poor heating in the oven with convection can be caused by a fan that blows hot air. It is located on the back of the oven: remove the back cover and inspect the fan. The problems with the fan can be different: the contact wire is short-circuited on the case (a black deposit will be visible, and the plugs are usually knocked out), the engine is faulty, the impeller is soiled with grease and dust. You can watch How to Replace a Fan Oven Element Using a Compatible Part by yourself here.

Management Module Failure

In modern devices everything is controlled by electronics, so with some breakdowns or failures in the “brain” of the oven, the consequences can be very diverse, including improper heating of the oven. In this case you have to order affordable oven repair servise in your area, because only a specialist with suitable diagnostic equipment can deal with this.

Door Not Tightly Closed

Heat will go out of the oven with a door that is not sealed tightly. This may be due to various reasons: hinge damage, door deformation, faulty latch.

Problems With The Seal

PROBLEMS-WITH-THE-SEAlPoor heating in the oven with convection can be caused by a fan that blows hot air. It is located on the back of the oven: remove the back cover and inspect the fan. The problems with the fan can be different: the contact wire is short-circuited on the case (a black deposit will be visible, and the plugs are usually knocked out), the engine is faulty, the impeller is soiled with grease and dust. You can watch How to Replace a Fan Oven Element Using a Compatible Part by yourself here.

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