Common Problems With Built in Ovens and How to Fix Them

Built-in ovens just like any other piece of equipment could run into a fault. But before you decide to make a service call, it is always a good idea to try and check a few things.

Sometimes these ovens just break down because of a very small issue that you can fix by yourself. The most common problems that built-in ovens have include:

  • Unable to heat up at all
  • Not heating to the correct temperature
  • Not cooking evenly

In this article, we are going to be looking at these three problems and how they come about. We shall also share the solutions that you can apply to fix them.

Unable to Heat Up at All

If your built-in oven is unable to heat up at all, there are high chances that it could be a problem with the igniter especially if it is a gas oven. This problem can be fixed by simply replacing the igniter. The other possible cause of this problem is a broken or worn out heating element. Again, just like the case with the igniter, you can fix this problem by replacing the heating elements.

Not Heating to the Correct Temperature

This is yet another very common problem with a built-in oven and it is caused by a malfunctioning temperature sensor. There is also a possibility that the sensor is not positioned correctly.

You can try repositioning the temperature sensor and see if there is any difference in the way the oven heats up. Try ensuring that the sensor is not in contact with the inside wall of the oven.

You can also try to use an ohmmeter to test if the sensor is working. If the above fixes fail to work, then it simply means the oven needs some calibration to test the accuracy of the oven using an oven thermometer.

Not Cooking Evenly

A built-in oven is not cooking evenly if you make some toast and notice that some pieces are more toasted than others. Such an oven will also fail to bake a proper cake or roast a full chicken. The causes of such a problem are a faulty heating element and a malfunctioning temperature sensor. The fix to this problem is replacing the faulty heating element and repositioning or replacing the temperature sensor. Doing this will hopefully get your built-in oven to evenly toast, bake and roast food to your liking.

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About the Author Catherine Wheeler

Hey, I'm Cath :) Iv'e got two beautiful young girls who mean the world to me. I used to be a head chef over at my local restaurant but I gave that up to look after my girls. I decided to put my culinary experience to use here by bringing that wealth of kitchen related knowledge and sharing it with you guys.