When an oven suddenly stops heating up or doesn’t seem to be evenly heating, the element is usually to blame. An oven element is the part of the appliance that helps to turn the electrical current and heat into energy that can actually be cooked with. The way to diagnose if the element is having an issue is fairly simple. If there appears to be no heat in the furnace, it is most likely a broken element. In order to repair the oven element, you’ll need to do a bit of troubleshooting. The first thing to check is the electrical current. Make sure that the circuit is on and see if the element appears to be working. You can visually inspect the element and see if it is glowing red or orange, which usually indicates a functioning element. If the element appears to be burned out, it will need to be replaced. This can be completed by turning off the circuit breaker for the stove and disconnecting the wires from the bad element. The wires need to be unlatched from the back of the element and then the element itself needs to be unscrewed from the back panel. A new element can then be secured in its place by reconnecting the wires and screwing the element in place. After this step is complete, turn the circuit break back on and test the oven to ensure that it is now heating appropriately.
If for some reason the problems with the oven are not related to the element, there are additional issues that may need to be checked, such as the oven’s thermostat and bake relay. If the oven is still not heating after checking and replacing the elements, it may be necessary to call a professional to take a look.
Replacing elements can seem intimidating, but, as you can see, it can be done in a few easy steps. If you feel like you need some help in diagnosing or replacing the element, consider calling a professional appliance repair service to lend a hand.Oven Element Repair Belfast
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