Thursday, December 5, 2013

4 Appliance Repair tips to Help You Diagnose Why Your Electric Oven is Malfunctioning

Appliance Repair

Coming home after a long day at work and discovering your oven is no longer functioning can turn what should have been a peaceful night into a chaotic evening. Arming yourself with the knowledge of a few common electric oven malfunctions can help you solve the problem or at least supply you with an idea of what repairs your appliance will need. Below are 4 troubleshooting tips to help you diagnose and repair your broken oven.

Lack of Power

Before you jump to the conclusion that your oven has baked its last meal confirm you are not dealing with a blown fuse. Turning on one of your stove's surface burners is a quick way to check the power supply. If the burner turns on and appears red-hot, your problem is not the flow of electricity.

The Bake Element

Before inspecting the bake element or any other part of your oven disconnect the appliance from its power source by turning off the circuit breaker. Once power is completely cut off, you may continue with your investigation. The bake element is a black tube located on the bottom of your oven that glows a bright red when it is functioning correctly. If your oven is not turning on the element, may have burnt out. Bake elements are usually smooth, but when a burn out occurs you may notice rough spots or holes in the element. Unfortunately, the only way to fix this problem is by replacing the faulty part.

Wiring Issues

Burnt or loose wiring is a common reason why electric ovens won't turn on. To check for this type of issue, remove your stove's back panel and thoroughly inspect the wiring. If you spot a burnt wire, it will need to be replaced. It is always best to hire an appliance repair professional to perform fixes you may not feel comfortable doing yourself.

Oven Control Board

When your oven does not turn on a defective oven control board is not the most likely problem, but if you are unable to find any other reason for the malfunction, the control board might be your answer. Unfortunately, there is no way to test the board and a call to an oven repair company is required to diagnose and replace the faulty control board.

If you came home to a broken electric oven, please contact us at SoBellas El Paso Appliance Repair, SoBellas Las Cruces Appliance Repair or SoBellas San Antonio Appliance Repair. We offer same day services and have helped over 35,000 customers in the last 37 years.

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