3 Clear Signs Your Oven is in Need of Repair

Fred's Appliance
June 21, 2017

Part of being a homeowner is inevitably having to deal with certain appliances around the home breaking down. Hopefully, in most cases, you won’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to fully replace an appliance and instead, you can simply have it repaired for a fraction of the cost. If your oven has been acting up and you don’t know what to do to fix it (or you don’t know what is causing the problem), it is best to call a repair professional sooner rather than later. In this post, we will take a look at three common problems related to ovens that should give you a better idea of whether or not your oven needs to be repaired.

  1. Your Food is Burning (or is Coming Out Under Cooked): You don’t have to be an oven repair expert to know that when your food is coming out burnt to a crisp, or at the other end of things, not cooking at all, your oven is broken. Typically, the reason your food is always burning in your oven could have to do with the thermostat or sensor probe. When the thermostat in your oven is not working correctly, it could put you at risk for a fire hazard due to food items overcooking and burning. The sooner this problem can be fixed, the better (and safer). And when your food isn’t cooking at all, it most likely is caused by a broken heating element or a fan that isn’t working correctly. Though this problem isn’t as dangerous as an oven that is churning out burnt food, you will want to get the problem fixed by a repair professional as soon as possible since the repairs usually can’t be done by just anyone and the issues can get worse with time.
  2. Strange Noises: Ovens aren’t supposed to make odd noises. Generally, they should always be silent except for the cooling fan running in the background. So when you start hearing funny noises, it’s a good indication that something is wrong with your oven. And it is best to contact a repair professional right away so the problem doesn’t escalate, become more of an inconvenience, or become too expensive to fix. For homeowners with other types of ovens, the mysterious noise you hear could be caused by the fan. If one of the blades is broken or bent, it’s most likely hitting the framework of the oven and therefore causing that noise.  Noises are hard to determine over the phone or via a video, the best solution is to have a technician physically standing in front of the unit to witness first hand.
  3. The Oven Takes Too Long to Preheat: If you have noticed that your oven is taking longer to preheat than it has in the past, there is definitely something that needs to be repaired. People usually make the mistake of thinking that an oven that takes longer to preheat is just getting older. What typically is the case though, is that there is a sensor probe that is failing. Instead of just dismissing your oven as an aging appliance and replacing it sooner than it needs to be, call in a repair professional to inspect the oven and do the necessary repairs to make the oven preheat correctly again.

Are you experiencing an oven that isn’t working correctly? Don’t hesitate to contact us today! We are happy to go over our comprehensive list of repair services including repairs for ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers, and other types of home appliances.

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