Troubleshooting Common Oven Problems

By Ian | Nov. 05, 2014 1:48 pm PST

Troubleshooting Common Oven Problems

Oven not working? Here are some tips on whether you should repair your oven, replace it or fix it yourself.

Who has time for an oven that’s not holding up its end of the food-prep bargain?

While ovens may seem pretty indestructible, there are a few things that can and do fail. Unfortunately, there’s not much on an oven you can fix yourself — beyond the door not shutting or the oven not holding a temperature.

For other common oven problems, like the light not working or the oven not turning on, you usually have to call in a professional, says Billy Ganem, a field support engineer at Sears in Round Rock, Texas. Here he helps you diagnose the most common oven problems and offers help on how to solve them.

common oven problems

Whether you need an oven repair or a full replacement (for issues like a fallen rack, rust and old age), Sears can help. We have the parts you need to help you tackle projects at home, as well as a team of experts who can fix your problem, no matter where you purchased your equipment. And if we can’t repair your oven, ask your technician about possible discounts on your replacement purchase.

Quick Answers: Should I fix my oven myself, have Sears Home Services fix it for me, or replace it?

  • Fix it yourself if your oven won’t hold its temperature, or if the door won’t shut.

  • Have Sears Home Services repair it if your oven won’t turn on, the light isn’t working, or it won’t self-clean.

  • Replace your oven if there is a fallen rack, rust, or if it’s very old.

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