How To Determine Which Oven Parts Need To Be Replaced
Troubleshooting oven parts and repairs can seem difficult, but it does not have
to be. If your oven is not working properly, it needs to be repaired, and this can
mean the replacement of oven parts. But which parts need to be replaced? This will
depend on a lot of things, including the make and type of your oven as well as the
specific types of problems that are happening. Whether your oven is gas or electric
can make a difference, because each type uses different parts to get the same results.
Before you can repair the problem you have to know which oven parts are causing
it. If your oven is not heating up at all, the cause can be a number of things.
You may need to replace defective oven parts or you may need to perform other repairs
instead. First make sure that you are getting power, and gas if your appliance is
a gas oven. Without power neither type of oven may work, and if there is no gas
reaching the appliance then it will not heat up either. Make sure the wall socket
is providing electricity, and if there is a gas line attached make sure that this
is connected properly, is not clogged or obstructed, and that it does have gas going
With gas ovens, there are a number of oven parts that may need to be replaced. If
the broil igniter is old or weak, there is a safety valve that will not open, so
that no gas leak occurs because the gas is not ignited as it flows over the igniter.
Other possible oven parts that may be responsible can include the thermostat, the
safety valve for the gas, or the selector switch. The igniter is the most common
repair needed though, so you may want to start there and then work your way down
the list of possible causes. One way to tell if the igniter is bad is to look at
it. The igniter should glow a bright yellow or white color, and if it is red or
is not bright and glowing, the igniter may not be reaching the needed temperature
to ignite the gas. Replacing defective oven parts will resolve the problem, so you
can use your oven again.
If your appliance is electrical then you may need different oven parts to repair
the problem. Electric ovens involve a broiler element and a bake element, and either
of these oven parts may go bad and need to be replaced. If the broiler will work
but the oven does not heat up at lower temperatures, the bake element may be bad.
If the oven will bake at normal temperatures but will not broil then the broiler
element may need to be replaced. If you need advice or assistance in replacing oven
parts, no matter what type or make of appliance you are repairing, there are many
online resources that can do this. You will find the answers to all your oven repair
If you are going to replace microwave parts, there are some basic steps that you
should follow regardless of what repairs are being done. The first is to make sure
that you unplug the appliance right before starting the project. Never assume that
the appliance is still unplugged, and start to remove and replace microwave parts
without verifying this factor. This will not only prevent any electrical hazards
but also prevent any possible radiation from being present during the repairs when
you have the unit disassembled. It may be a good idea to print out a step by step
repair guide for the microwave parts you are replacing. If you get in the middle
of the repair project and then need advice or assistance, you can always look at
the printed guide for instructions on what to do next. This will help your microwave
appliance repairs go smoothly, with a minimum of delays or frustrations.