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Why Is Your Electric Oven Not Heating but Stove Top Is?

Just like every home appliance, your oven is likely to develop issues. Generally, gas ovens are easier to fix because they don’t have many technicalities or wiring. Besides, not many people use gas ovens in their homes. Electric ovens, on the other hand, have become increasingly popular in Canada.

Today, electricity is one thing contemporary households use 24/7. Unfortunately, it’s not 100% reliable. So if you’ve recently noticed a trend of your food not cooking properly, it may be due to an issue with your electric oven that needs troubleshooting.

Basic Reasons Why the Oven Stopped Working

The electric oven needs to be fixed if it’s not working right. If the oven is heating up, burning food, or cooking food unevenly, it needs to be repaired. It’s important to repair the oven because it can be expensive to replace and it ensures that the oven lasts a long time.

The most common reason for this issue is that the broil element and the baking element remain functional. However, there may be a blown internal fuse. If it is not the fuse, it could be the temperature sensor, broken or frayed wiring, or even a breakdown of the oven control board.

Electric Oven Is Not Working but the Stovetop Is

Electric home appliances are important in our daily lives and we can’t imagine the kitchen without an oven. In our century of the Internet, it’s not a problem to look for advice on what to do by watching DIY videos. But if you are not sure that you can do it yourself, we recommend contacting highly trained experts at iCare Appliance Repair.

Our oven technicians have shared some main issues and troubleshooting points if your oven has stopped working but the stove is good. Here are some of them:

  • If there is a problem with your oven, the first place you should look is the electrical equipment. Almost every electric oven requires 240 volts of AC current. If there is a problem with the breaker, it may disrupt the electricity flow to any legs and then your oven won’t get power and won’t start.
  • There are two heating elements in your electric oven. These elements can get damaged or stop working over time. If one of these elements is not working, it is probably why your oven is not heating up.
  • Ovens that have two heating elements usually have two relays. If one of the relays is not working, the oven will not function correctly or be able to reach the set temperature.
  • The control board in your oven controls the broil, baking elements, and every other function of the oven. If you see that the stove is working but the electric oven and clock is not working, this is something you must check. It’s not easy to do. For visible signs of damage, look for burning or shorts.
  • If both heating elements are not working, it might be because the oven thermal fuse is broken or there is a problem with the wiring. Only a professional technician should fix these problems.
  • The control board in the oven helps to make sure that the temperature is correct. The heating elements are only turned on when the oven has reached the set temperature. If there is something wrong with the sensor, then the oven might not turn on at all. You can use a multimeter to check if it needs to be replaced. Some ovens have a different way of controlling the temperature- with a bulb. If this bulb isn’t working right, then you might need to adjust or replace it.
  • The selector switch is a switch that controls whether the oven is set to bake or broil. If the selector switch is not working properly, it may prevent the oven from working correctly.

Our electric oven technicians would not recommend that you try to fix any problems with your oven unless you are qualified to do so. Considering that various meters are involved in checking such things, it is better to hire a professional. You are welcome to contact us to schedule the most convenient time to resolve any issues with your oven.

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