If our oven malfunctions, there are several common things that you may be able to sort out yourself, and these are:
The Oven Does Not Heat Up.
Two reasons for this are, firstly the igniter is faulty or otherwise, the heating elements (in the case of electric ovens) are either worn out or broken.
If the igniter is faulty, firstly try the top burners to see if the gas supply is reaching them and they ignite; if so, then that alleviates any problems with the gas supply, which is obviously a very serious matter. Set the oven to any temperature and listen out for a clicking sound that will occur prior to the sound of gas rushing in.
Try the top burners to see if the gas comes through, which alleviates any problem with the gas supply, which would obviously be a more serious issue. Set the oven to a temperature and then listen out for a clicking sound that will occur prior to the sound of gas rushing in.
If you don’t hear any sound, turn the oven off and then replace the igniter. The range must then be disconnected, and you will have to remove some screws, disconnecting a quick release connection before installing a new igniter.
Heating Element Faults.
If the heating elements are not glowing bright red, then you’ll have to replace them. Providing you have the correct component, you’ll just need to have a nut driver or screwdriver to carry out this repair. Prior to this, make sure you have disconnected it from the mains, then remove the covers, take out the screws securing the heating elements and then replace the faulty component.
The Oven Does Not Reach the Correct Temperature.
If food is not cooked properly or seems to be taking much longer to cook, then obviously the right temperature is not being reached, which could be down to a faulty sensor.
Make sure the sensor temperature isn’t in contact with the oven wall because if it is, the correct temperature won’t be measured. You will have to move the sensor away from the wall, and if that doesn’t solve the problem, then you might have to use a thermometer to discover whether the sensor is faulty.
If the oven temperature increases, then the sensor temperature should rise also. If it’s faulty, simply replace it.
If, after taking these steps, the temperature is still not right, then it will have to be recalibrated.
In order to test the efficiency of the oven, you can buy a thermometer. Firstly, heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and then record the readings over a couple of hours for about twenty minutes. Add the temperature readings up and then divide the number by the number of readings taken in order to reach an average temperature reading. The closer the average number is to the value of the preheated oven, then the more accurate it is. If, however, the variance between the two figures is large, you’ll have to adjust the temperature dial.
If, when toasting, roasting or baking, the results are not even, then a repair will be necessary.
Firstly, make sure that the temperature sensor and heating elements are working properly because if not, they might be the problem.
Secondly, preheat the oven and make sure that the heating elements are glowing red, and then check to see if the temperature sensor’s resistance increases as the temperature in the oven increases. If there are any issues here, then you’ll have to replace them.
Try and gain an understanding of the way in which your oven works, because there are differences with various makes. Remember that the locating of the oven racks can result in cooking being uneven. Make sure that you rotate your food when cooking and make any adjustments to the racks.
Time To Call Tyler’s Appliance Repair Team.
If none of the above solutions has resolved the problem, then it is time to call Tyler’s Appliance Repair team of Hillsboro, OR. Our engineers will come at a convenient time to carry out a full assessment and advise of necessary repair works and associated costs.