As a home or business owner, you already know how much you rely on your Samsung oven for cooking meals on a day to day basis.
So when your beloved Samsung appliance no longer heats up the way it once did, it’s not long before you’re left annoyed, upset, and unsure about what to do next.
Fortunately, we understand how inconvenient and upsetting a broken home or commercial appliance can be. And with that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to put together the following guide on troubleshooting a Samsung oven.
Note, however, that you should NEVER attempt to disassemble or perform any repairs to your appliances while they are still plugged into a live power source. To reduce your risk of injury and electric shock, always make sure to power down and unplug your appliance first.
Have you ever taken dinner out of the oven, only to find out that it’s only been cooked halfway through?
If you have, it’s easy to deduce that there’s something wrong with your oven. However, there are many different parts and components that can be causing the problem.
So let’s take a look at some of the most common culprits.
Like when any device or appliance malfunctions, the very first troubleshooting step is to check that it is properly plugged in to a live power source.
Many times, especially if you’ve recently moved or cleaned, it’s possible to have knocked your power cord loose from the plug. So make sure to double check that your appliance is, in fact, plugged in before proceeding with anything else.
Secondly, if the appliance is plugged in but doesn’t seem to have power, you’ll want to check your home’s main electrical panel to see if any breakers have been tripped.
If so, you can try flipping the switch back to the “on” position. Sometimes, this will be all you’ll need to do to get your appliance working again.
But if you continue to trip the breaker, it’s a sure-fire sign that there’s a bigger problem with the appliance. For example, sometimes a cracked or broken heating element may cause your oven to trip your home’s breaker.
If you’ve checked your power source, and you’re having trouble figuring out what’s wrong with your oven, the next thing to check is your heating elements.
Typically, you’ll have a bake element located at the bottom of the oven, and another broil element located at the top. With the oven turned off and cool, check these for any visible signs of damage, including cracks, breaks, or blistering.
If you notice any damage, you’ll need to replace the element with a new one.
At the same time, however, a faulty heating element might not always show signs of damage.
But, if you turn your oven on and can tell that only one of the two elements are working, it’s a good indication that one of them is faulty.
Whether you’re dealing with an oven that won’t produce any heat, or one that won’t function whatsoever, it’s good to know that friendly appliance repairs are only a quick call away!
Our team of skilled appliance repair technicians are always on standby, ready to help you with any appliance repairs, service or installation in the city of Denver or surrounding areas.
Sometimes, when a heating element or some other internal component fails, it might cause a short circuit, which can potentially burn some of the nearby wiring.
Alternately, wiring can sometimes become loose or disconnected from regular wear and tear, especially if you’ve recently moved the appliance.
Regardless, if you notice a burnt odor coming from your appliance, there’s a good chance that some of the wiring may be melted, loose or disconnected.
Of course, you can attempt to repair this on your own, but we strongly recommend contacting us to have a professional appliance repair technician diagnose and resolve why the problem occurred in the first place.
Most modern ovens will also have a thermal fuse, which may potentially have been tripped due to a power surge.
In this case, you’ll want to refer to your owner’s manually to help you locate the fuse.
Sometimes, these thermal fuses can be reset simply by pressing the reset button. Other times, you’ll need to replace the faulty thermal fuse with a new one to get your oven up and running again.
To know when to produce more heat, your Samsung oven will have a temperature sensor inside the oven cavity.
Occasionally, this component may become faulty, which can lead to the oven either overheating or underheating.
Start by inspecting the temperature sensor to ensure that it hasn’t been knocked loose, or bent. If it has been bent and is now touching the interior of the oven, this can lead to faulty temperature readings.
The control board is essentially the brains of the operation.
Therefore, when this essential component malfunctions, it can cause any number of problems with your appliance, including an oven that simply doesn’t heat up properly.
With that being said, diagnosing or repairing a faulty control board is not something that you’ll want to attempt on your own.
Not only does this present a risk of personal injury, you can also cause damage to your appliance if you’re not careful.