Ovens are important parts of the household. They allow us to bake, cook and defrost our food. So, if it starts to malfunction, it can be insanely inconvenient. But there’s no reason to panic! If you live in Holland, MI and the surrounding area, call Nick’s Appliance Repair. We will send a certified technician to your house to properly diagnose your oven. They will offer professional advice at a reasonable cost, as well as provide you with quality service. Our team of professionals have years of experience in repairing ovens and stoves.
Why is my oven breaking down?
Many things can go wrong with an oven. The door may need replacing if it’s sticking or not closing, the ignition may need servicing, or the pilot light may need replacing.
DIY repairs are tempting, but we don’t recommend them. While you think that they’ll save you money and time, unfortunately, there’s a very good chance that they won’t. Improper repairs lead to more damages to the appliance, which are usually not covered by a warranty.
Also, being around electricity without taking proper safety precautions is dangerous. Out of all the electrical deaths in America, household appliances account for twenty percent of them. You must have a professional carry out these repairs because they have the knowledge and the skill to do them safely.
Common Issues with Ovens
Not Heating Up
Check first to see that you haven’t tripped any breakers or, if you have a gas oven, that your pilot light is working properly. If the power is normal, then you may need to service the heating element. If the heating element is working fine, but the grill is not, then the grill needs replacing.
If neither of these components is malfunctioning, then the oven thermostat may be broken. A thermal fuse may also have blown. As you can tell, oven repairs are not as easy as they seem.
Door Not Closing or Jammed
This may indicate an issue with the door hinges. These can be either repositioned or replaced. The door seal might also be worn out, which stops the door from closing properly.
If your oven has a self-cleaning feature, then it won’t start if it senses that the door is not closing properly. In this case, the self-cleaning latches may need replacing.
The Oven is Overheating
The built-in sensors, if they are malfunctioning, can overheat the oven. This could result in your food burning. If the oven’s temperature is too high, do not attempt to repair the oven. Call a professional to help you pinpoint the problem.
Is a Replacement Necessary?
No matter the model or make of your oven, it usually averages a lifespan of about ten years. If you realize that your oven is getting on in years, then you may want to consider replacing it. Nick’s Appliance Repair can advise you in making the best decision for your household without breaking the bank. We can help you choose a new oven, as well as install it. Call us today and we can help you get started.