What's at Fault When Your Oven Won't Heat

Whether you're getting ready to put a roast in the oven or the cookies are all ready to bake, it's always a startling and frustrating discovery when you go to turn your oven on and it doesn't heat up. When your oven won't heat, here are a few of the most commonly problems.

Bake element malfunction: When you set your oven to bake, the bake element (located at the bottom inside your appliance) should begin to glow red. If it doesn't, the element is likely faulty and should be replaced.

Broil element issues: Like the bake element, the broil element should glow red when the broil feature has been turned on. Look inside your oven and find the broil element on the top of the space; if you do not see it heating up, it will probably need to be replaced.

Thermostat problems: If the elements appear to be working, but the oven just doesn't seem hot enough, there may be an issue with your appliance's thermostat. The easiest way to confirm whether your oven thermostat is working correctly is to place an oven-safe thermometer inside your appliance. Once you've allowed ample time for your oven to preheat, check the oven thermometer. If there is a substantial difference between the temperature you selected on your oven control knob/panel and the temperature displayed on your oven thermometer, the thermostat is probably malfunctioning and should be replaced.

If you need help with replacing any of these parts or if you're still unsure why your oven is not heating, just give the pros at Morris County Appliance Repair a call. We can safely and effectively address the full range of reasons your oven isn't heating and get your appliance back to working its best ASAP. Contact us now.