Oven Thermostat Repair
Is your oven not heating properly?
Your oven has a number of components designed to keep it running properly. When a certain component is not working properly the entire oven will be inoperable.
If your oven is not heating properly then it could be a problem with the thermostat.
Oven Thermostat Problems
The oven’s thermostat is a small, liquid filled component. It is found in the oven’s control panel. Its primary job is to sense and respond to the internal oven temperature. For example, if you set the oven to 375 degrees F, it should sense when that temperature is reached and then maintain steady electrical or flame supply as long as the oven is on.
When your thermostat is not working properly, your oven will either under cook or over cook your food. In some cases, it may cause the heating elements to not turn on at all. Always call a professional for oven thermostat repair.
Fixing a Broken Thermostat
The thermostat is located in the control panel. Your oven repair person will disconnect your oven from the electrical supply by first turning off the circuit breaker that goes to your oven. This is often a 220 volt breaker (in newer homes) so it can be deadly if not turned off properly.
The control panel is usually on the back of your range, so the oven will need to be pulled away from the wall before work can be done. Some units have front facing control panels however.
It is useful to have the manual for your oven available as the wiring diagram in the manual allows your repair person to check the layout of the wires and test each of them for continuity. Contact terminals are also tested to ensure electricity is flowing properly to all components. If it turns out that the thermostat is the problem, it will be removed and replaced to fix the issue you are having with your oven.
Your repair person should be well versed in all major brands and be able to fully rule out other problems before repairing or replacing your thermostat.
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