Oven Repairs Simplified
The most common complaint that people have when it comes to their ovens is that it no longer holds its temperature, they get very irritated when everything they try baking comes out under or overcooked. It’s possible that you might be able to diagnose, and possibly even repair the issue yourself, but more often than not, your best bet will be contacting a professional oven repair technician as soon as you notice your oven no longer functions the way it’s supposed to.
Shut Off The Gas to Your Oven
As soon as you realize that your oven has started malfunctioning, you need cut the gas. Your owner’s manual will have instructions on how to do this. You need to leave the gas turned off until the oven repair has been completed.
Clean the Burners
Believe it or not, all of your woes could be the result of a dirty burner. This will be an easy fix. All you need to do will be to use some baking soda that you’ve diluted with some warm water and scrub it with an old toothbrush. While this gas oven repair might seem simple, it can also be very effective.
If cleaning the burner fixes the problem, great! You can get back to preparing your favorite meals. If you still find yourself dealing with over or undercooked meals, the next step in the stove repair will be checking out the igniter. You will find the igniter next to the burner. A weak burner, or one that has burned out, will make it very difficult for you to get the interior of your oven to heat properly. Most people assume that because the igniter has a small flame that it’s okay, but often this means that the igniter is weak. When the problem is the igniter, you’ll need to get it replaced.
When the gas oven repair problem doesn’t stem from a dirty burner or faulty ignition, you could be dealing with a temperature sensor problem. When you have a manual thermostat, your instruction manual should have information about how you can recalibrate it by yourself, otherwise, you’ll have to call a professional. You’ll know that you need to recalibrate the temperature sensor if your oven is less than 30 degrees off.