Many homeowners are do-it-yourselfers and try to save a dollar or two where possible. To be a responsible homeowner is to be fiscally responsible, after all. In some scenarios though, being a responsible homeowner means being a safe homeowner and leaving the dangerous work to trusted professionals. There are appliances in our homes that are just too important to try to learn through trial and error while there are still other appliances that are just flat out too dangerous to work on without proper experience and knowledge. Your gas oven is a perfect example of one of the most important appliances in your home that you should trust the professionals at America’s Appliance Repair to repair should it not work properly.
Are You Out of Gas?
If your home has a propane tank and doesn’t use natural gas supplied from the local utility company, you may simply be out of fuel. Try to get a reading on your own or contact your propane company to figure that out before hiring an appliance repair service.
Lack of Heat
For most gas ovens, the most common problem is that they simply stop heating. A faulty ignitor, switch, or heating element are the most probable causes. Every range and oven are a little different and few manufacturers share similar designs. Since we’re talking about a gas oven, it’s extra dangerous to start monkeying around with parts that directly ignite a flammable substance capable of blowing up your home if you don’t know what you’re looking at.
Temperature Regulation Problems
The second most common problem is that temperature regulation seems impossible to control. There are regulating devices inside your unit that will monitor the temperature inside the oven, and automatically adjust the amount of gas traveling into your unit. If the oven seems way too warm, you’re losing a lot of extra gas and going to burn your food. If the oven seems way too cool, there could be something constricting one of the important segments for proper regulation. Unless you know what you’re looking at, definitely do not handle it yourself!
Occasionally, particularly when dealing with older units, there is a level of poor design from the manufacturer that can lead to burnt or loose wiring necessary for the oven to function properly. Sometimes it isn’t design related, but rather the result of excessive furniture re-arrangement, moving homes, or even some pesky mice feeding on your wiring! Tracing faulty electrical components and wires involved in your unit can be a complicated process that requires experience to confidently diagnose.
Another possible problem is that there is something wrong with the gas line itself.
Call America’s Appliance Repair for Gas Oven Repairs
If you’re not able to identify what’s making your oven malfunction, call a professional from America’s Appliance Repair and we’ll be happy to come get it sorted out and give you an estimate to get your oven back to working good as new. If you smell gas and you know your oven isn’t on, call the fire department and evacuate the home immediately!
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