How can I prevent my oven from overheating?

Most modern electric appliances have made a name for themselves with high-end, innovative technology. Modern kitchen appliances, especially ovens will unfortunately fail occasionally. The most common problems with ovens are intermittent issues with overheating. There is also a risk of oven components becoming damaged and then causing faults. Several factors result in overheating problems, so let’s take a look at some of the reasons.

Why is it overheating?

  • Thermostat – This is responsible for regulating the temperature of your oven by maintaining the desired temperature, it turns the heating off & triggers it back when the temperature drops below the desired range. In case the thermostat fails, it senses the temperature incorrectly and hence failing to trigger the temperature on/off response.
  • Heating Element – The heating element turns on when triggered by the thermostat. If it doesn’t receive the signal to stop heating, the oven can overheat.
  • Temperature Sensor – If the sensor fails to sense the temperature, your oven can overheat.
  • Oven fans – A failing oven fan can cause hot spots in the oven that burn and overcook food.

How can you prevent it?

Monitor the ovens effectiveness
Most of people don’t pay attention to their kitchen appliances and that’s understandable considering how busy our lives are. You should know how long it is taking to heat the oven to desired temperature and how quickly it cools after baking. If you keep monitoring this issue, you may just prevent some oven faults.

Find the right oven repair expert

If your oven is overheating and you don’t want for it to fail completely, call an experienced oven repair expert now. An expert is well-versed in all oven heating issues, and will have experience of all major brands. In an ideal world, look for a ‘no-fix, no-fee’ company, but these are very hard to find!