When your oven doesn`t work, here are some of the most common oven problems to watch out for and the steps you can take to troubleshoot them yourself. If you have difficulty getting your oven back up and running, remember to leave trickier repairs to a qualified technician.
Oven doesn`t heat and work
If your oven is not heating up at all then there is something wrong with the ignition system or the heating element. For gas ovens, the most likely culprit is a bad igniter, though you also want to make sure nothing is wrong with the gas line. If the range above the oven is working fine, then you can rule out a faulty gas line and probably just need to replace the igniter. For electric ovens that are not heating, the source of the problem is likely the heating element. If the heating element does not turn red when you set a temperature, then it needs to be replaced.
Oven won’t turn on
Major kitchen appliances, including the fridge, oven, and dishwasher, should each have their own circuit to help prevent breakers from tripping. Still, start your troubleshooting efforts by checking the junction box for tripped circuit breakers and making sure the appliance is plugged in.
If the oven is receiving power, various issues could be preventing it from turning on. Common electric oven problems include a broken wire; a bad control, bake, or broil element; or the wrong amount of power coming to the unit. Common gas oven problems include a faulty gas control, igniter, or valve. Because looking into these issues comes with a risk of electric shock, you should leave the troubleshooting to a professional.
Oven door won’t open or shut
If the door doesn’t open after a self-cleaning cycle, start by unplugging the unit or shutting off the circuit breaker for five minutes. Once you restore power, gently move the door lock lever and see if you can now open the door. If this doesn’t work, reset the self-clean cycle, allow it to work for 15 minutes, and then cancel the cycle. After letting the oven cool for a little while, move the door lock lever and try opening the door again.
If the oven door doesn’t stay shut, you may need to replace the hinge. This requires disassembling the door and possibly removing the side panel as well. If you need help, call an appliance repair technician for assistance.
Oven light doesn’t work
First, try replacing the bulb. If that doesn’t work, you could be looking at a faulty light switch, electronic control, or connecting wire. Due to the high risk of electrocution, let an appliance repair technician handle these oven issues.
To ensure your oven is repaired correctly and safely, we recommend contacting a professional. You can get a repair quote from All Austin repairs and arrange a visit from one of our team. We also offer our another team on fixing most of the appliances such as gas ovens, stoves, fridges, and freezers.