Oven Repair in Denver
When it comes to enjoying the conveniences in your kitchen, the oven is one of the most important appliances. Home-cooked meals are often a great way to bring the family together. If your oven is not working properly, food can be undercooked, burned or just cooked in the wrong way. Don’t let problems with your oven impact quality time with your family! Get your appliance back to the correct working condition and enjoy the cooking process.
Contact Denver Appliance to schedule a service appointment and fix your oven at the soonest possible time.
Here are some of the most common problems with ovens:
- Oven won’t heat
- Oven won’t self-clean
- Oven broiler is not working
- Oven won’t bake evenly
- Oven won’t turn on
- Oven temperature is incorrect
Oven Won’t Heat
If you have a gas oven that is not heating, it could be one of
the following causes:
When you select the bake function on your gas oven, the control sends current to the appropriate igniter. At first, the igniter will draw current through the oven safety valve to open it. Then, it will get hot enough to ignite the gas in the oven burner. Over time, the igniter can weaken and fail to open the safety valve correctly, resulting in the oven, not heating.
A thermostat is used to monitor the oven temperature and will shut off the voltage to the igniter when the desired temperature is reached. If the thermostat is defective, the igniter may not receive any voltage at all.
Loose wire connection
A loose wire connection could also be responsible for the oven, not heating. An electrode power supply wire commonly burns out near the heat source. If this happens, the igniter will be unable to ignite the gas to heat the oven.
Defective safety valve
The oven safety valve can fail as well. Inside the valve is a bi-metal arm that reacts to the heat generated by the amps. Once sufficient amps pass through the valve, the arm flexes and opens releasing gas into the oven burner tube. If the arm fails to open, the gas will not ignite.
Malfunctioning oven control board
Some ovens use a control board to control the electrical current being sent to the circuits. It is possible that the controller relay board is malfunctioning.
Oven Won’t Heat
If you have an electric oven that won’t heat, here are
the most probable causes:
Malfunctioning bake element
When you select the bake function, the oven control allows voltage to travel to the bake element, closing the circuit and causing the element to heat. If the element fails to glow red, then it is likely that the component has burned out.
Incoming power problem
To fully operate, most electric ranges require 240 VAC running through two legs of voltage, each carrying 120 V. If one leg of voltage is shut off by a tripped breaker or blown fuse, the oven may not be able to heat.
Burnt wire connection
The bake power supply wires will commonly burn out near the heat source, causing oven not to heat.
Blown thermal fuse
On some models a thermal fuse will blow if the oven gets too hot, shutting off power to the oven.
The sensor monitors the oven temperature. When the selected temperature is reached, the oven control shuts off the voltage to the element. This cycle repeats throughout the cooking process to maintain the proper temperature. If the sensor is defective, the oven may not heat at all.
Malfunctioning control board
If the sensor shows accurate resistance when tested, the oven control board itself could be malfunctioning.
Oven Won’t Self-Clean
Malfunctioning door lock motor and switch assembly
During the ovens self-cleaning cycle, the door switch activates the door lock motor to prevent the oven door from being opened. If the door lock motor and switch assembly are malfunctioning, the self-cleaning cycle may not start.
Faulty spark electrode
Since the self-cleaning feature depends on the oven reaching temperatures of 900°F or more, the spark electrodes need to be functioning properly. If the spark electrodes become faulty, you won’t be able to use self-cleaning function.
Faulty selector switch
It is also possible that the ranges selector switch is faulty and unable to initiate the self-cleaning cycle.
A thermostat is used to regulate the oven temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the oven may not be allowed to reach the appropriate temperature for self-cleaning.