Ovens do not last forever, but a surprising number of problems they develop can be fixed. If your oven is not working quite right, it's often wise to have an appliance repair technician come look it over and make repairs. The following are some of the most common oven problems that appliance repair companies address.
Blown Thermal Fuses
Many newer ovens are designed with a part called a thermal fuse. This fuse burns up and stops the flow of electricity if the oven ever overheats. In doing so, it prevents fires, power surges, and other electrical incidents. But if your thermal fuse blows, your oven will not turn on. Luckily, an appliance repair company can address this problem quite easily; they'll just replace the blown fuse.
Failed Control Boards
If there is a power surge, such as during a thunderstorm, your oven's control board may short out or become overheated. When this happens, the oven usually stops working completely. The lights on the panel won't come on, the timer won't work, and the burners definitely won't get hot. Replacing the control board is a more extensive repair, but it is one that most appliance repair companies can make. It still tends to be much cheaper than replacing the entire oven.
Modern ovens often have a fan that turns on to either circulate air during cooking or cool the oven after you turn it off. Some fans can do both. The motor that drives the fan may become damaged and stop working. In this case, you may find that your oven's convection setting stops working. Or, the oven may make a strange clicking noise after you turn it off, but cool air won't start circulating from the fan. An appliance repair team can replace the fan motor or the entire fan housing. Their approach will depend on your oven's setup.
Thermostat Sensor Replacement
Do you turn your oven to a specific temperature but then find that it keeps heating up well beyond that temperature? This is not an uncommon problem. It points to a broken thermostat sensor. The sensor is not noticing that the oven has reached temperature, and so your oven's heating element is not turning off. Luckily, a thermostat sensor is an inexpensive part that a repair technician can easily replace.
If your oven is showing signs of any of these problems, an appliance repair team can help.