There are a few simple steps that can be taken to save an oven from not working completely, and to find out the reasons why an oven is not working. As Gas Cooker Installers engineers, we suggest that before spending money on a professional oven engineer to find out why an oven is not working, you make sure your oven is plugged in and switched on at the socket, as this is a simple mistake many people make when they find their oven not working.
When trying to figure out the reason that your oven is not working, you should inspect if your oven has a pilot. If the oven that is not working does contain a pilot, relight it with respects to the manufacturer’s guidelines and decontaminate it; as there may be dirt that is blocking its function, causing the oven to not work.
To continue the search into finding out why an oven is not working, check that the oven that is not working has a functioning ignition fuse. If this cannot be found during the hunt to finding out why the oven is not working, use the instruction manual to locate it and to help you discover why the oven is not working. Furthermore, if the oven that is not working has a “time cook” function, reset it; as there are times when they are incorrectly set, resulting in the malfunction of the oven.
If the oven continues to not work, there are other steps that can be taken to help re-kindle the oven’s power. Checking the fuse when an oven is not working is a direction stated by our Gas Cooker Installers team. You must find out from the oven’s manual if the ignition system has a fuse, and if it does where it is; as the placing of this intricate part varies. Once found, it should be replaced if it is burnt out with the same fuse type, as this can be the reason why the oven is not working.
To continue with checking why the oven is not working, check the oven’s pilot. The pilot of the oven that is not working should be cleaned if it is not lit. Any debris, in the oven that is not working, can be easily removed with a brush and the nozzle can be cleared by jabbing a needle into it. When an oven is not working, it is advisable to remove dirt from the slit or pipe located under the burner that bonds the pilot to the gas ports on the opposite side. In the search to find out why an oven is not working, compressed air can help to clear any soot.
Other problems with an oven not working could be that the door gasket needs replacing, as this causes heat to escape and resist food being heated to the desired effect. Gas Cooker Installers specialists state that the best way to test if the reason why the oven is not working is due to the door gasket, is to wave your hand over the door; if hot air is felt when the oven that is not working is closed, then a new gasket is needed.
Another issue that can cause an oven to not be working is if the gas burners are blocked due to dirt, resulting in obstructed gas ports and prevented ignition. If this is the case with an oven that is not working, it can be cleaned using a non-abrasive cleaner.
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