5 Reasons why your gas oven isn’t heating up
There are five reasons why your gas stove won’t heat up. Reviewing these issues, you can gain a deeper understanding of why your gas stove isn’t heating up, and some possible solutions. Learn how to troubleshoot your oven if it won’t heat.
Circuit Breaker Tripped
Even though gas ovens use gas to power them, they still contain electrical components. If your circuit breaker is tripped, you can check the breaker panel in your home. If your circuit breaker has tripped, the switch will be stuck halfway between “On and “Off.”
Possible Solutions: If a circuit breaker has been tripped, reset it by pressing the “On” button and turning on your stove. If it happens again, contact a professional.
Like a circuit breaker, a lousy plug can also stop electricity flowing from your house to your oven. If your outlets are wrong, you will see signs of discoloration, like black spots and misshapen plastic.
Possible Solutions: Another way to determine if a plug has failed is to plug a different appliance into the outlet and check if that appliance works. You can either replace the outlet with a working one or plug your oven into a different one.
Aulty Aulty Igniter
For your gas stove to heat up, you need an igniter. The igniter may not be sparking because it is dirty. A gentle cleaning will remove the buildup. Consult the instructions for your specific model in the appliance care manual if you suspect a dirty ignitor.
Possible Solutions: If the igniter in your car isn’t working or is damaged, you may need to replace it. A professional should be contacted.
Temperature sensor issues
It is often found near the back of your stove. Even small movements of this sensor can change the way your appliance functions. Your oven sensor will work correctly when positioned at a 45-degree angle. If you continue to have temperature problems, the sensor may need replacing, or your gas cooker’s calibration may need to be checked. The sensor may also be affected if the heating element is out of place (for example, a sagging element for the broiler).
Possible Solutions: Hang an oven thermometer in the middle of your oven rack, and preheat your oven to 350@F. After 20 minutes, remove the oven thermometer to check whether it reads 350@F. You may have to recalibrate your oven if the two temperatures don’t match.
Disrupted Gas Supply
If you have noticed that your gas range does not heat, this could be due to a lack of gas. If your gas has been interrupted by recent service interruptions or changes, this could be the cause.
Possible Solutions: Since this issue usually occurs due to a service disruption, ensure that the main gas valve on your oven is turned “On.” If this is not the case, you can turn on your valve to try again. Contact your provider for more information.
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