Are you trying to bake a cake or heat up last night’s pizza, only to find that your oven is failing to heat up? Finding the root of your cause is the first step to having your oven properly repaired. Often times, you can inspect your oven and diagnose the issue yourself! Paramount Appliance Repair has put together 5 common causes for your faulty oven. If you’re still unsure of what’s causing your faulty oven, call us at 1-888-661-3305 for an oven repair in Sherwood Park!
The igniter is the most common defective part when it comes to your oven not heating up. The igniter draws electrical current that travels through the oven safety valve to open and ignite the gas. If the igniter weakens, it won’t be able to open the valve properly, which won’t allow the oven to heat up. It is simple to determine whether or not the igniter is the issue with the oven. Observe the igniter when the oven is on. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds, yet the glass flame does not ignite, it proves that the igniter was too weak to open the valve. The repair for this is simple as an igniter replacement is all it takes. If the igniter fails to glow at all, use a multimeter to test its continuity. Replace the igniter if it fails to have continuity.
The bake element is the heating component that can be found at the bottom of the oven. If the bake element is functioning properly, it would glow bright red. If it fails to glow bright red, it shows that the element is unable to heat up. If the element looks separated or there is any visible damage, it needs to be replaced. To check if the bake element had burnt out, you can use a multimeter to test its continuity. If it fails to have continuity, the bake element needs to be replaced.
If the broil element is fully functional, it should glow in a bright red colour. Check to see if the element has any holes as it may be the cause for the oven to not work. If the broil element has burned out, it is need of a replacement. Use a multimeter to test its continuity. If it fails to have continuity, replace the broil element.
Loose or Burnt Wire
There is a possibly that one of the wires that supplies the power to the oven has burnt out. In most cases, the wires near the heat source will burn out. You can determine if the wire is an issue by checking the wires that lead to the element or igniter. It will be obvious if the wire has burnt out as it will be visibly burn marks.
The safety valve works in correlation with the oven igniter to provide gas to the burner. The oven fails to function without the safety valve working properly. Only test this after you’ve inspected all other aspects of the oven, in particular the igniter as it’s the most common defective part. Use a multimeter to test the continuity of the safety valve. If it fails to have continuity, then it’s the safety valve that needs to be replaced.