A good quality oven should last up to 15 years – but as with all appliances that are in daily use, they can and do break down from time to time. This doesn’t mean you need to replace your oven! All large appliances require some maintenance, but are often up and running again with a bit of work. Worried your oven needs repair? Here are five signs to look out for.
If your oven won’t turn on, turns on intermittently or is causing the electricity in the rest of the house to trip, you have a problem and are likely to need a professional to check the electrical components of your oven.
You should not smell gas at any time from your oven. If you smell gas, call Oven Elements Australia immediately. Gas leaks are a danger to your health, and can cause headaches and nausea, as well as more serious problems.
Oven Door Won’t Close
If your oven door won’t close, your oven will not be able to maintain a consistent temperature when cooking. You may have damaged hinges on the oven door, or the seal may be broken. This is usually a quick and easy fix.
Food Is Under Or Over Cooked
If your food is coming out over or under cooked, it is likely that the oven is not heating to the correct temperature. This may mean the temperature sensor inside the oven is faulty, or there may be a problem with the heating elements. Turn the oven on and check the heating elements to see if they’re all glowing red. This way give you an indication of which part of the oven is faulty.
Oven Is Louder Than Usual
Ovens are pretty quiet. If yours suddenly sounds like it’s working harder than usual, there may be a loose part somewhere. Normally when this happens, it’s because of a fault with your fan or cooling fan motor. The cooling fan can easily become misaligned or damaged, particularly if you’ve moved your oven recently. A simple adjustment of the motor’s alignment will often be all that’s needed.
If you’re experiencing any of the above problems, please call Oven Elements Australia – we will be glad to diagnose the problem for you and recommend the best course of action