Your oven is one of your most-used kitchen appliances getting switched on at least once, if not multiple times a day. A broken oven is a complete inconvenience which can leave you feeling stressed and unsure how to proceed. However, if you live in or around Elgin, Il, then you should get in touch with Edwards Appliance Repair. We’ll send out an experienced technician – usually on the same day.
Our appliance repair technicians have many years of experience repairing all manner of home appliances, with most major makes and models very familiar to them.
Why is my Oven Broken?
There are many reasons why your oven develops problems. Most commonly this is because of the igniting circuitry, the pilot light, the door, or the thermostat.
You might be tempted to try DIY repairs instead of calling the professionals, but this isn’t advisable. You should only undertake repairs to your appliances if you know exactly what you’re doing. You might think that DIY repairs will save you money, but will often cause more damage, meaning you have to pay more in the long run.
DIY repairs can also be a safety risk. There are electrical components which can cause electric shocks and even death. Put simply, it just isn’t worth taking the risk, call us instead.
Common Problems and the Repairs Needed
Oven Won’t Heat
If your oven isn’t heating correctly, check the condition of your pilot light, and that a breaker hasn’t been tripped. If there is power, then the heating element is unusual to blame. It could also be an issue with the grill element.
If neither of the above parts is the problem, then it could be the safety switches or the oven thermostat. Thermal fuses could also have blown.
The Door has Become Jammed or Doesn’t Close
If there is damage to the hinges or the runner of your oven door, then it simply won’t close. To fix this problem these parts will need to be repaired or replaced. If the problem continues, then the door seals are likely to have failed.
If you have a self-cleaning oven, then the latches could be causing an issue, preventing the door from opening properly. This will also affect the cleaning cycle.
A malfunctioning thermostat or your ovens built-in sensors can cause your oven to overheat, resulting in burnt food. If you notice this issue, be sure to call in a professional.
No matter if you have a double or single oven, range, or a built-in oven, the average lifespan usually won’t exceed a decade. If yours is reaching this age, then we always recommend a replacement instead of a repair, as this is a more affordable option, and we want you to achieve the most affordable solution to your problem. Remember, regardless of the help you need, Edward’s Appliance Repair is on hand to help!