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FAQ – Oven Repairs

Ovens, just like other home appliances, are prone to wears and faults. But thanks to Nationwide Appliances Repair, we are here for you when such a problems strike. We have quality spare parts and professional technicians who provide you with an outstanding oven repair service for all makes and models. We have compiled various problems that you’re likely to encounter with your oven, and require immediate repair.
Nationwide Appliances Repair services, repairs, and maintains all makes and models of ovens. We know how much of an inconvenience an oven breakdown can cause hence deliver fast and quality repair services. Below are some of the questions we usually receive about ovens.

Overheating can be as a result of thermostat failure. A thermostat regulates oven temperatures and can lead to extremely high temperatures when faulty. If this is the case, you need to change the thermostat so that the oven can start operating correctly. Also, a faulty thermal fuse can fail to cut off the current when the temperature goes too high. Another possible cause is wrongly calibrated oven. For all these issues, call a professional oven repair technician.

One of the main causes of your oven heating up is a faulty oven igniter. The heating element can also cause the oven not to heat up if it’s damaged. In some instance, this can also be caused by a faulty thermal switch.

An oven that does not bake evenly can be disappointing. In such a case the first things to check out for are the heating elements and temperature sensor. You can diagnose this by visually checking if the heating elements are glowing after preheating. If they are not working correctly, you will need a professional to replace them. Another possibility is a faulty fan. The fan functions as a heat distributor around the oven cavity for even baking.

If the oven door won’t lock, there is no need to panic as this can be fixed. Usually, this can happen when the door hinges stop moving properly. Door seals or gaskets that line the inside edge of the oven door could also be the problem. These parts should be replaced by a professional oven repair technician to ensure the job is done right.

Normal operations of the oven usually make some clicking noise. This occurs when the control relay cycles the bake and broil elements on and off. However, if the noise is unusually loud, it may be an indication of an underlying problem. When the noise occurs when the oven is switched on, the motor oven could be faulty. If the noise is produced after the oven has been operating for a while, there is a possibility that the cooling fan could be defective. Replacing these parts yourself may be difficult and unsafe hence it’s best to contact an oven repair expert to fix the issues.

Most of today’s oven models have the self-clean feature that uses high temperatures to burn off all leftovers ensuring your oven stays clean. The oven has to lock itself during self-cleaning. If the door lock system is defective, this process will not happen. Other possible causes include faulty temperature sensor, oven control board or wiring problems. It’s best to consult a technician to diagnose the cause and solutions.

Setting the temperature right only to end up with undercooked food can be frustrating. This is mainly because of failure by the oven to heat up to the correct temperature. This can be caused by various factors, which include a faulty temperature sensor, bake element or igniter. These elements need to be checked and replaced if defective. If they are working properly, there could be a problem with calibration. You will need an expert to replace parts or recalibrate the oven.

If your oven cuts out suddenly after being on for a while, there might be a problem with overheating. This could be caused by a faulty safety thermostat or oven thermostat. A defective oven cooling fan motor can also be a possible cause. These elements should be replaced by a professional to get the oven functioning again.

If your oven does not turn on, there could be a couple of things causing this issue. One of the problems could be internal fuses which could have blown up or have a wiring issue. A faulty igniter can also be the cause. You can visually identify if the igniter is working well as it usually glows while working appropriately. The temperature sensor can also play a huge role if faulty. Also, if the bake and broil element is damaged or disconnected, your oven will not start. Due to all these possible causes, it’s best to consult an oven repair expert.

Clicking sounds are normal hence don’t need to cause an alarm. When the oven is in use, the control relays cycles the bake and broil elements on and off thus producing the sound. This maintains the correct oven temperature.

Different smells indicate different issues in your oven. Some are normal while others depict an underlying problem. The first step is to identify the particular smell coming from the oven. If there is a strong smell similar to a rotten egg, it’s an indication of a gas leak. You need to shut the gas off and call a professional to identify the problem in order to avoid an explosion. The smell of burning plastic usually indicates an electrical problem which should be instantly repaired. Food spillage can also be a potential cause. You need to thoroughly clean the oven in case of any food spillage. A foul smell from the oven can be as a result of oven self-cleaning. This is usually normal and will go away with time

You may be following all instructions and doing everything right, but your food still comes out burnt. The first precaution you need to adhere to is to make sure that the baking trays are of good quality and are well placed in the oven. Always ensure that your oven is correctly calibrated. A poorly calibrated oven can lead to abnormally high temperatures. If this does not fix the situation, it is likely that the thermostat is faulty hence you’ll need to call a technician.

Over time, the ovens internal components may lose accuracy or wear out. This leads to the oven not heating to the correct temperature which can be detrimental for your baking and cooking. You might think buying an oven thermometer will work but that is quite tiresome, or else there might be an underlying problem. The bake element, igniter or thermostat could be faulty and may need replacement. You can take some precautions to achieve desired results. You should ensure the oven is preheated before baking since this can alter your cooking results. At Nationwide, we can calibrate oven temperatures back to normal.

The oven door usually locks itself during self-cleaning. If the door doesn’t unlock, the oven temperature control could have malfunctioned. You need to unplug the oven and then plug it back after 5 min. This usually resets the control, and the oven door should unlock. However, if this does not happen, the door locking assembly may be malfunctioning and may need to be removed for inspection

In case the oven knob does not turn, you first need to shut down the oven. Pull off the knob or use a screwdriver to pry it up. Check the center stem to see if it’s stripped or cracked. Broken control knob causes it to twist around without turning the control. In such a case, you will definitely have to replace the knob. If this does not fix the issue, oven control board or bake element could be defective. That’s why you need a professional to diagnose the problem.

Yes! Our technicians always carry a variety of spare parts that are required for the repair. We always ask for oven model and other details so that our technician can carry all spare parts that may be necessary to ensure job completion on the spot. In case we don’t have the spare parts after diagnosis, we order the parts and make sure they are delivered fast. Our spares parts are of high quality and have a 12 months warranty.

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