First of all, we will analyze the problems and malfunctions of electric ovens, as they are most common among the population.
Before calling a repairman, make sure that the problem exists at all, and conduct an initial check.
Look carefully, is the device connected to the socket, and is it powered or not?
It is also worth checking the condition of the wire itself – whether there is any damage, fractures, or bends on it. Dark soot on the plug or socket, or melting of the outer winding of the cable, indicates problems not with the oven itself, but with the electricity supply element.
If everything is in order, then the problem lies inside.
Problems with the control panel
A common cause of the failure of kitchen ovens is a breakdown of the oven control system. With this type of malfunction, you will not be able to set the timer, temperature, and other functions that the device provides. Usually, such a breakdown is easy to notice – the corresponding error will be displayed on the display. This is made possible by the self-testing system.
In order to fix this problem, you need to order the original component on the manufacturer’s website or at an authorized service center and replace it.
Failure of heating elements
To determine the malfunction of the thermal heating element of the oven is quite simple – turn on the device and set the appropriate temperature. They are of three types: upper, installed on top, lower – in the lower part, and round – installed in the center.
Determine whether the temperature inside is rising by using your hand and an oven mitt. For a more accurate and safer method, it is recommended to use a device called a pyrometer. With its help, you can easily determine the uniformity of heating and temperature on any surface and area.
It is not recommended to replace the heating element yourself, as this requires technical knowledge.
As we already know, in devices that work with electricity, oven fans are installed in order to ensure an even distribution of hot airflow over the entire area of the oven or oven. The first sign of such a breakdown will be uneven cooking. The work of the fans is provided by the engine, on the impeller of which dust and dirt can collect, which will significantly complicate its work. The fan should also be cleaned, as it is constantly in contact with oil and grease.
With such a breakdown, it is better to entrust the repair to a professional, because you will have to disassemble the oven.
It is also worth paying attention to the serviceability of the thermostat, mode, and temperature switches, which also will not allow the oven to function normally and fully.
Gas ovens have a more complex device than electric ones, and even the diagnosis of problems should be approached with extreme caution. Make sure that the gas supply valve on the main pipe is not blocked and the gas supply hose directly to the oven is not damaged. If everything is in order, the problem lies elsewhere.
This system ensures a normal gas supply and is responsible for the ignition of the burner. If the oven does not ignite, the reason may be as follows:
Breakage or displacement of the solenoid valve, which does not allow the oven to warm up sufficiently.
Contamination of the valve
Natural wear of one of the system elements
If the problem is still with the thermocouple valve tip, the oven will switch off immediately after releasing the button. This part is subject only to complete replacement.
Problems in the operation of the thermostat
The thermostat performs one of the most important functions – it maintains and heats the oven to a certain temperature. It very often fails and in case of malfunction must be completely replaced.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REPAIRING THE OVEN WITH YOUR OWN HANDS
If you still determined the cause of the malfunction and have sufficient knowledge and skills for this manipulation, then follow a few simple and basic rules for repairing equipment.
First of all, when repairing or replacing any of the above elements of an electric oven, be sure to disconnect the device from the mains. To do this, unplug the power cord from the outlet.
Before performing repair work with a gas stove, it is necessary to stop the gas supply – turn off the valve on the gas pipe. All actions require special care and skills, so it is better to entrust the repair of such equipment as a gas oven to an experienced master from the North Country Appliance Repair Company . Since both electricity and gas are quite dangerous for human life.