In this article, we will talk about problems for which the oven with electric heating does not work. These models are the most common and have wider functionality than gas ones.
Doesn’t Turn On
The reason why the oven cannot be turned on may be blown fuses. Most often this occurs during power surges in the electrical network. However, in any case, it is better to contact specialists of appliance repair services who can detect and fix the problem. The main reasons why the oven in the electric stove does not turn on are:
- The overheat protection system has tripped. The temperature sensor turned off the oven forcibly. The device can be turned on when it cools down. It is necessary to carry out a complete diagnosis of the equipment – overheating will occur regularly.
- Malfunction of internal wiring, terminals, and contacts. They may be oxidized or damaged. In some cases, with such a breakdown, the oven can be turned on, but it will work unstably.
- Incorrectly connected contacts in the terminal block. The malfunction is typical, it is detected after a poor-quality repair. In case of problems in the terminal box, some of the burners, for example, only the left or right burners, can work.
- Thermostat failure. The main symptom is the unpredictable behaviour of the oven. In some cases, it can be turned on, but the security system will automatically turn off the equipment when heated.
Oven Is Not Baking on Top
The top heating element is needed to cook with the grill function. If you are a proud owner of a Bosch oven, it is essential to read the Bosch oven manuals carefully. The manual serves as a valuable resource, providing comprehensive information on how to troubleshoot and address any issues that may arise with your oven. If the piece of equipment does not bake from above, carry out simple actions:
- Inspect the heating element located at the top of the working chamber. It must not be damaged.
- Turn on the oven on the “Top/Bottom Heat” setting. A working device will start heating both heating elements.
You can check the heating element using a multimeter. Diagnosis can be carried out by experienced Ottawa appliance repair specialists.
It Doesn’t Heat Well
The oven may heat poorly and gain temperature for the following reasons:
- Depreciation of the upper or lower heating element. A serviceable heating element should not have dark spots, cracks or other damage. When the temperature is set, it heats evenly.
- The convection fan does not work. The element distributes heat evenly throughout the working chamber. Turn on the “Convection” mode – the fan in the rear wall of the working chamber should start working. The reason may also be in the control unit – to find out, you need to conduct a full diagnosis with a multimeter.
- Thermostat malfunction. The temperature sensor transmits incorrect information to the control unit. For example, it reports that the heating element is heated to 200°C with real heating up to 120°C.
The Oven Won’t Open
The machine may automatically lock if the following parts are broken:
- door sensor – in models with microwave function;
- thermostat/temperature sensor – it can report incorrect data to the command unit about the high temperature in the working chamber, the oven blocks the door so that the user does not get burned.
Simple ways to fix the problem:
- turn off the oven for a few minutes, turn it on, and try opening the door;
- check if the childproof door is not locked – in different models, it can be mechanical or electronic protection.
Regulator Is Not Working
The regulator allows you to set the heating temperature in the oven. It can be of two types:
- mechanical rotary;
- electronic – push-button or touch.
You can check the regulator only with a multimeter. If the element is working, it may not work due to a failure in the internal wiring or if there is a failure of:
- heating elements (heaters);
- control unit.
Oven Clock Does Not Work
The clock/timer may not work if there are malfunctions of:
- control unit;
- internal wiring.
For an accurate diagnosis, it is necessary to test the elements with a multimeter. In some cases, the oven clock does not work due to a single system failure. Try turning the oven off and on again.
The oven should be diagnosed and repaired by a qualified technician. If you carry out repairs yourself, you can damage important elements of the oven, which will finally disable it.