When your gas or electric oven stops working, it can disrupt your entire day. Equally frustrating is when your oven appears to be working but isn’t heating properly—which you don’t find out until after you’ve prepared your dinner for the evening.
The best remedy to any oven issue is to call Mr. Appliance for expert oven repair and service.
Is My Oven Gas or Electric? (We Service Both.)
Before scheduling service for your oven, you might want to determine if it’s an electric or gas model. Just turn on the broiler and look inside the unit. If you see flames at the top of the oven or in the broiler drawer, it's gas. If not, it’s electric.
Mr. Appliance repairs and services both types of ovens.
Oven Brands We Commonly Service
Oven Parts We Commonly Replace
- Controller boards
- Self-cleaning latches
- Temperature sensors
- Heating elements
- Bake igniters
Oven Not Working? These Are Common Issues We Fix
- The oven door is stuck closed. This is typically caused by a misaligned self-clean latch or a defective clock or oven control.
- The oven is not self-cleaning. This could be caused by a defective or damaged self-clean latch switch or function selector.
- The broiler is not working on a gas oven. This is typically the result of a bad broiler igniter or valve.
- The oven temperature is all over the place. A bad bake oven igniter, temperature sensor, or selector switch may be at fault.
Oven Repair Near Me
If your electric or gas oven isn’t working, call Mr. Appliance or schedule service online to figure out what’s wrong with it. Our expert technicians are available and ready to diagnose any problems with your oven and make prompt repairs.
Frequently Asked Questions
My oven isn’t working. What are some initial things I can check?
First, check if you have power to your oven. Even gas ovens need electric power to operate. Next, determine if your oven is heating or not. If not, you likely need a new oven igniter or temperature sensor. Finally, make sure the door on your oven is properly latching.
Why is my electric oven not heating up properly?
Your electric oven may not be heating up properly because it has a bad temperature sensor or because that sensor is touching the wall of the oven. Sometimes, that temperature sensor only has to be re-calibrated.
What can I do with a broken oven that can’t be fixed?
If you’re getting rid of an old or broken appliance, like an oven, don’t trash it—recycle it! If it’s still working, consider donating to Habitat for Humanity or Goodwill Industries. If it can’t be fixed, use the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal program.
How can I tell if my oven temperature is correct?
The best way to verify your oven’s temperature is by hanging an oven thermometer in the center of the middle rack. Heat your oven to 350 degrees and keep it there for about 20 minutes. Finally, check the temperature.
Why is my gas oven burner not lighting?
The most common reason for a gas oven burner not lighting is a block in the flow of gas—typically food or other debris that has fallen off the pan while cooking. Clean up your burners and then try again.
What’s going on if my electric oven is not working but my stove top is?
Typically, the broil element has failed or needs to be repaired, while the heating elements for the top burners have remained functional.