Have you just moved in? Or maybe you haven’t used your oven for quite a while? Even if your oven starts up just fine, there is still a chance that it may be significantly underperforming – and that would make cooking your Christmas dinner much more troublesome. This is why it is important to carefully diagnose your appliance and make sure there is nothing wrong with it. Get ready for Christmas dinner preparation – don’t let a malfunctioning stove, oven or warming drawers catch you unprepared before the New Year or Christmas Eve!
The problem with ovens is that you do not know if your oven is malfunctioning until you actually start using it – and for many people, a newfound problem with their oven can be a rather unfortunate surprise. Follow these simple troubleshooting steps in order to find the problem and its solution.
If your oven is not heating up at all the most likely problem is either a failed igniter or a control board. If your oven is a part of the range check if the rest of the rangetop is working fine, in particular, if the igniters are sparking and the burners lighting up. Make sure to check that your stove receives sufficient gas supply! If none of the igniters work your appliance may have a malfunctioning spark module or a control board. Otherwise, it is likely that you may have to simply replace your oven’s igniter! Keep in mind that occasionally this problem can be caused by a damaged control knob or even by the obstructed gas flow.
While this problem can often be a result of obstructed gas flow, most of the time it is caused by the malfunctioning temperature sensor. Open the oven and check the probe – make sure it doesn’t touch the walls of the oven. You may try testing the probe itself with a multimeter (resistance should rise when the oven is getting hotter) or simply trying replacing it with a new part.
It is rather common for people simply to ignore the problem if one or more of the burners on their stove is either not working or significantly underperforming. During the holiday season, however, you may want to use all cooking potential of your stoves and cooktops.
Carefully examine the burner and make sure the gas flow is not obstructed – clean the burner from grease and food residue if necessary. The second most common cause of this problem is a broken igniter or the spark module. You may want to check if the igniter is indeed forming the spark. Carefully examine the electrode itself and clean it if necessary. Try swapping the electrodes on two burners if you think the electrode needs replacement. If the problem remains, you may want to replace the spark module, which is normally located in the back of your stove.
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Call us right away – most of the time we manage to send a technician to your place on the same or the next day and repair your appliance on spot. Sometimes, however, it may be necessary to order additional parts from the manufactory and set up a second appointment.