Stove and Oven Appliances
Few experiences are as frustrating and disappointing in the kitchen as putting in time and effort to prepare a full meal, blending together all the ingredients, and putting them in the oven or on the stove, only to come back after the timer has gone off and found that nothing has been cooked, the whole assortment just sitting at room temperature.
Stove and Oven Repair: What could possibly have gone wrong?
While it may seem like a no-brainer, first check to make sure these appliances are receiving power, just to be on the safe side. A circuit in the electrical box may have been flipped or a power cable may have come undone. Alternatively, if you are using gas appliances make sure the pilot is working and that gas is still flowing (note: please approach both these options with extreme care).
If these are not issues, make sure the door on your oven is closing properly so that no heat is escaping. It could be something as simple as a long pan not fitting within the oven and holding the door open, or loose springs in the door’s hinge may result in the door not closing completely.
The more challenging situation may be a faulty heating element or temperature sensor. Either of these factors can seriously affect your appliance’s functionality: the element is the component that gets hot within the oven or stove, and the sensor lets the appliance know if it has reached a certain temperature. These are the larger-scale issues that may require more extensive repair at the hands of an experienced technician who can make sure everything’s running at peak performance by the next meal.