With the holiday season just passed, most folks partook of their traditional baking and cooking rituals. Smelling the ingredients wafting throughout your home is definitely a part of the holiday as the holidays themselves. But if your oven or stove fell short, there will be more than disappointment. Today, we at Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio would like to offer some assistance if your oven should protest working before next holiday season.
Oven Troubleshooting & Appliance Repair
1. Oven Won’t Hold Temperature. Consulting your owner’s manual is optimal because more often than not, all you need to do is adjust the oven’s temperature 35 degrees hotter or cooler, but you will need a thermometer to check on the consistency.
2. Oven Door Won’t Shut. It is more than likely the hinge, disassemble the door to replace the hinge, and reattach the door. However, in the event the hinge is mounted onto the frame of the oven cavity, you’ll have to remove the side panel.
3. Oven Won’t Turn On. It is generally common procedure to perform a voltage check, but if you have no experience in this department, it is recommended you hire a professional as you can potentially electrocute yourself and cause serious. The problem could be caused by a bad control, bake, or broil element, broken wire, or incorrect power coming to the unit for an electric oven. On a gas oven it could be the gas control, gas valve, gas igniter, or a broken wire. In any case, it is encouraged you hire a professional to get this issue resolved.
4. Oven Light Not Working. If the bulb simply burnt you, you can replace it yourself. If that doesn’t rectify the situation, it could be a faulty light switch, connecting wire or electronic control. This can be dangerous work, contact a professional for safety.
5. Oven Won’t Self-Clean. If the oven refuses to self clean, there are many possible causes to this issue such as clock failure, broken wire, bad lock assembly, or door switch. No matter the issue, the problems are too complex and need the expert’s touch.
6. Fallen Oven Rack. If the problem is originating with the oven’s internal cavity and it falls under your warranty or maintenance agreement, call the repairman. However, if it is not covered, note that the repairs are costly and it is probably worth the effort investing in a new oven appliance.
7. Rust in Oven. As part as normal wear and tear, ovens will eventually develop rust, as it becomes excessive it will continue to eat away the oven. It is best to replace the oven when it gets out of control.
8. Old Age of Oven. Depending on use and abuse and the maintenance it has received, an oven could last 30 years. But if you’ve spent a lot of money on repairs over the years, or if there are no longer parts made for your oven, you should consider investing your cash in an updated model.