Middletown Appliance Repair

Troubleshooting Stove and Oven Repair

oven repairBrowse through these common issues associated with appliances such as stoves and ovens. For safety and efficiency, please call upon a professional, such as A-Robinson Appliance Repair before trying to make any adjustments. (Disclaimer…)

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The Electric Range is Not Working at All

Check for:Remedies:

  • No power reaching the stove

  • Check the fuse box/circuit breaker
  • If you don’t find a problem, call an electrician


One of the Top Elements Doesn’t Heat (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Defective element, wiring, terminal block or switch

  • Check each part for continuity and replace it if necessary


A Top Element Doesn’t Cook Well (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Wrong sized pan
  • Damaged element
  • Defective element, wiring, thermostat or selector switch
  • The time is not set properly
  • Defective timer

  • Use flat-bottomed pans that just cover the element
  • Replace the element


You Can’t Get the Oven to Heat (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • The oven is in its self-cleaning cycle – the extremely high power requirement during cleaning may prevent the stove from working

  • Check each part for continuity and replace any that are defective
  • Reread the instructions and reset it
  • Replace the timer


The Top Rear Element Doesn’t Heat (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Clogged vent if the oven overheats

  • Clean the vent


The Oven Doesn’t Hold the Temperature You Set (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Damaged door gasket
  • Thermostat isn’t calibrated correctly

  • Replace the gasket
  • Call a qualified contractor


The Oven Lamp Doesn’t Work (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Burnt out bulb
  • Defective switch or wiring to the bulb socket

  • Replace the burnt out bulb with the same type of oven bulb
  • Test the wiring and switch and replace defective parts


The Timer Doesn’t Work (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Incorrectly set timer
  • Blown fuse in timer
  • Loose connections
  • Damaged timer

  • Check the instructions and reset it
  • Check the 15-amp fuse in the timer circuit
  • Turn the power off and check the other connections for continuity
  • Replace the timer


The Oven Door Won’t Stay Shut (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Defective hinge or spring

  • Replace the defective hinge or spring


Condensation Forms Inside the Oven (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Clogged vent
  • The door doesn’t close properly
  • The oven doesn’t preheat properly

  • Clean the vent
  • If there is an air filter, clean or replace it
  • Check the gasket and door hinge springs
  • Preheat the oven with the door ajar


The Accessory Receptacle on the Control Doesn’t Work

Check for:Remedies:

  • Blown fuse
  • Defective wiring

  • Check the 15-amp fuse in the accessory circuit
  • Check the wiring and replace any damaged wires


The Oven Stops Self-Cleaning (electric)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Unlocked door
  • Defective door switch, wiring or thermostat

  • Try starting over again
  • Call a qualified contractor


A Surface Burner Doesn’t Light (gas)

Check for:Remedies:

  • The pilot light is out
  • The gas isn’t on

  • Follow the instructions for relighting the pilot on your particular range
  • Call the gas company


The Pilot Flame Doesn’t Remain Lighted (gas)

Check for:Remedies:

  • The pilot port is clogged
  • The range is in a drafty place

  • Use a small wire to clean the port
  • Try to prevent drafts near the range


A Burner is Burning Erratically (gas)

Check for:Remedies:

  • The burner is clogged
  • There is an incorrect mixture of gas and air

  • Clean the burner ports
  • Call the gas company


The Oven Stops Lighting (gas)

Check for:Remedies:

  • The oven pilot light is out
  • Defective thermocouple
  • The gas isn’t on

  • Follow the instructions for relighting the oven pilot on your particular range
  • Replace the thermocouple
  • Call the gas company


The Oven Heats Poorly (gas)

Check for:Remedies:

  • An incorrect mixture of gas and air
  • Defective safety thermocouple

  • Call the gas company
  • Replace the thermocouple


Things Bake Unevenly in the Oven (gas)

Check for:Remedies:

  • Damaged door gasket
  • Clogged exhaust vent
  • Defective thermostat

  • Replace the gasket
  • Clean the vent
  • Call the gas company


The Oven Overheats (gas)

Check for:Remedies:

  • An incorrect mixture of gas and air

  • Call the gas company


The Burners are Producing Soot (gas)

Check for:Remedies:

  • An incorrect mixture of gas and air

  • Call the gas company


You Smell Gas

Check for:Remedies:

  • The pilot is out
  • The gas line is leaking

  • Ventilate the room and relight the pilot
  • Call the gas company
  • Ventilate the room, extinguish all flames and don’t turn on any electric switches