It can be infuriating to discover that your oven has got issues just when you want to use it. It means that all your plans to cook that great meal are futile unless you find another oven to cook it for you. But the good news is that your oven will always warn you before a complete breakdown, and if you are keen on the warning signs, then you will be able to avoid most of the issues. Here are some of the common ones you should be on the lookout for:
Incorrect oven temperature
When you preheat the oven, you will expect it to maintain the temperature you desired. If this is not the case, you risk overcooking or undercooking your food. If you notice such an inconsistency in the temperature reading, you should refer to the owner’s manual for the instructions on how to set it correctly. If this fails, you may have to call appliance repair technicians to help you out.
Oven not turning on
When the oven refuses to power on, start your troubleshooting at the power source to ensure that it is indeed plugged in correctly into the sockets. If it is a gas oven, check to see if all the pipe work is in place, and if you still can’t figure out the problem, you will be safe calling a professional to come and have a look at it.
Oven light not working
This may be caused by a damaged bulb, which if it is the case, then you will have to replace it. It can also be caused by a faulty electric switch or a connecting wire. Due to the high risk of electrocution when dealing with oven lights, you should call a professional appliance repair company to replace the bulb or correct any failures that may cause the bulb not to work.