There is nothing worse than getting everything prepared for dinner and then you to turn on the oven and it doesn’t work. There are a lot of ways that this can go like it won’t heat up, the door won’t shut, or the oven just won’t turn on at all. This can be a really serious situation because next to the refrigerator the oven is one of the most used appliances in any home. This can really be a huge problem.
Chad’s Appliance Repair in Arlington, TX is here to make sure that this huge problem really isn’t that huge. No matter if it is your oven or your stove, our amazing technicians can handle it. We handle all brands and types. Don’t worry, we can rectify this serious situation.
Why The Oven Broke
Igniters, heating elements, thermostats, pilot lights, circuitry. These are just a few of the things that may need to be repaired at some point over the lifespan of your oven or range. Many people think that they can handle repairing their own oven because they are under the impression that it is going to save them money.
This is only true for those who actually have some knowledge and know what they are doing. If you try to repair your oven and don’t know what you are doing, it is more likely that you are going to do more damage. This is going to cost more money to fix because you could have turned a small fix into a really large and costly one. Trying to do something that you are not trained to do can also get you hurt.
Home appliances accounted for just under 20% of electrical deaths in America last year. It is always best to call a professional to come in and repair your major appliances for you because they are going to be able to do it in the safest, most efficient way. This is actually the best way to save you money in the long run and help you to avoid any injury due to lack of experience.
The Door Won’t Open And/Or Close
As simple as this issue may seem, there are a few different things that can cause this to happen. The first on the list of possibilities is the hinges or runners, which can easily be replaced or realigned. It can also be due to the door seal being worn out. Lastly, if you have a self-cleaning model, it could be a malfunction of the self-cleaning latches.
Oven Is Overheating
This is one of those problems that people try to fix themselves and that can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. This is commonly caused by the thermostat or the built-in sensors that are broken and need to be replaced.
Not Heating Up
First, you are going to want to make sure that your pilot light is still lit if you have a gas stove and make sure that the breaker wasn’t tripped if you have an electric model. It is possible that your heating element is bad and will need to be replaced, but if the grill isn’t working and the heating element is, it is the grill that is the problem.
It could also be the safety thermostats or the oven thermostats. An oven is a complicated appliance. When something goes wrong, it is either easy to diagnose or really complicated. There is no in-between.
If You Need A Replacement
The average lifespan of an oven, range, or stove is only about 10 years. Once your approaches this age, it is going to be time to look into getting a new one. The experienced staff at Chad’s Appliance Repair can help you figure out the best option for you.