Is it Time for an Oven Repair? Why is my Oven Not Heating Properly?

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Knowing when it’s time for an oven repair is vital to prevent further damage and ensure the safety and functionality of the appliance. Not being able to cook for your family due to a broken–down oven will make the evening that much more stressful – but don’t panic before you call for an oven repair with Able Appliance.

Our technicians can repair most major ovens, stoves, and ranges brands! A variety of things could happen with your oven, gas, or electric, and there are only a few ways to protect your appliances (and your budget) when things go wrong. There could be several reasons why your oven is not heating up properly. Some common issues include:

·        Temperature Settings – Ensure you’ve set the oven to the correct temperature. Sometimes, the stove may not be heating up properly because it’s not set to the desired temperature.
·        Preheating – Allow the oven to preheat fully before placing your food inside. Many ovens have a preheat indicator that will let you know when it has reached the desired temperature.
·        Faulty Thermostat – The thermostat regulates the temperature inside the oven. If it’s malfunctioning, your oven may not heat up correctly. You may need to replace the thermostat if this is the issue.
·        Heating Element Issues – Electric ovens have heating elements, one at the top and one at the bottom. If one or both components are faulty, your oven may not heat evenly. Check for visible damage or signs of a burnt-out element. If you find any, you’ll need to replace the damaged element. In gas ovens, the oven igniter may be faulty. The igniter is responsible for lighting the gas to create the heat. If it’s not working properly, your oven won’t heat up. A weak or non-glowing igniter may need to be replaced.
·        Dirty or Blocked Burner/Element – Sometimes, the heating element or burner can become clogged or covered in food debris, affecting its performance. Make sure the heating elements are clean and unobstructed.
·        Oven Calibration – Ovens can go out of calibration over time, so they may not accurately reach the temperature you set. You can use an oven thermometer to check the actual temperature inside the oven and adjust the temperature settings accordingly.
·        Gas Supply Issues – If you have a gas oven, ensure a steady gas supply to the appliance. The oven won’t heat up properly if the gas supply is interrupted or weak.
·        Circuit Breaker or Fuse – Check your electrical panel for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse that may affect your oven’s power. Reset the breaker or replace the fuse if necessary.
·        Faulty Control Board – The control board in your oven manages various functions, including temperature control. If it’s malfunctioning, it can lead to heating problems. You may need to replace the control board if this is the issue.
·        Professional Inspection – If you’ve checked all the above and your oven still isn’t heating up properly, it’s advisable to call a professional oven repair technician who can diagnose the issue accurately and safely and make any necessary repairs.

If you notice any of these signs or experience other unusual behavior with your oven, you should schedule a professional oven repair service. Attempting to repair an oven without the necessary knowledge and experience can be hazardous. A qualified technician can diagnose the problem accurately and perform the essential repairs to ensure your oven operates safely and efficiently.
We service most major brands, including LG, GE, Samsung, Amana and more! You can check our list here. We provide services to the following areas: North Kansas City, Liberty, Gladstone, Platte Woods, Weatherby Lake, Independence, Leawood, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, and many more. When you need an oven repair, contact the best!

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