Oven Not Heating

If you have an oven not heating, you can learn how to do a DIY repair to get it working again. Here’s how. An oven not heating is the worst scenario you can encounter especially if you’re baking for a special occasion or if you are selling your baked goods. But ovens are generally not complicated in terms of operation. Here is how an oven works: when you set the temperature on your gas oven, the switch sends electricity to the ignitor to light the burner. Older models may have a thermocouple rod that continuously burns the pilot light. While built in and electric ovens (read more about electric oven repair) must only be repaired by a professional gas safe registered engineer, a homeowner can do simple checks and fixes on a gas oven not heating. If you determine that your gas oven not heating is caused by a faulty thermocouple rod or igniter, you can replace these yourself. Remember that you are working on a gas appliance and must always take the necessary precautions. Replacing the Ignitor: Unplug the oven’s power cord. Access the shut off valve for the gas line located behind the oven and turn it off. Remove all the shelves in the oven. Take out the oven bottom and set it aside. Remove the metal flame spreader. You can now see the ignitor and electrical wires. Take note of the colors of the wires for the ignitor and the tabs on the switch that they belong to. Use needle nose pliers to pull the metal connectors for each of the wires off the tabs. Remove...

Oven Not Baking Evenly

Is your oven not baking evenly? Here are some of the common causes.   A stove / range / oven is one of the most important appliances in any home. An oven that is working efficiently makes cooking easier and faster. An oven not baking evenly can cause not only inconvenience, but also wasted food and money, doubled cooking time, and anxiety if you are preparing food for guests.   Oven Not Baking Evenly An oven not baking evenly may be caused by the following: Bake Element. This is a black tube near the bottom of the oven with the thickness of a pencil. A properly operating bake element will glow red. If it is causing your oven to bake unevenly, it is probably burnt out. You will see a hole where it is burned, and blisters around it. Oven Igniter. The oven igniter gets worn out over time. As it gets older, it will take longer for the gas valve to open. The igniter may not be opening the valve when it should, causing it to cool down more than it should before the burner reignites. This can cause an oven not baking evenly. Oven Control Board. The board consists of a set of relays that turn the power on and off power to the bake and broil circuits. An oven that is not heating or not heating properly usually has a problem with the heating components. If the problem is the oven control board, it might not send voltage to the heating components. Broil Element. An oven not baking evenly, check the broil element, a black tube...

Gas Stove Burner Igniter

Learn how to fix a gas stove burner igniter that won’t light.   Your stove’s burners each have an igniter. The stove’s knobs operate these igniters. When you turn the knob on, electricity flows to the igniter creating a small spark.A small flow of gas goes into the burner while the igniter sparks. The spark mixes with the gas to create the fire you use to cook your food. This is how a gas stove burner igniter works.   Here are some troubleshooting tips for your gas stove burner igniter: Let the burners cook before starting. Take them off the stove. Check each of the igniters one by one by turning each of the burner knobs on to the maximum. Listen for the clicking sound made by the igniter at that particular burner. Take note of burners where the igniter does not click and those that do not light even when the igniter is clicking. Lift the front edge of the cooktop use the bracing rod to prop up the top of the stove. You will see metal tubes that are igniters for each burner. Check the igniters that did not work. There are small wires connecting each one to the control module near the front of the burner compartment. If a wire is detached, push the metal connector to the tab at the igniter and turn on that burner knob. If it sparks and ignites the gas, then you know that the problem is the detached wire. If the wires are attached and the igniter doesn’t spark, then igniter is faulty and needs to be replaced. For the...

Common Problems with Gas Ovens

Are you experiencing any of the common problems with gas ovens? We’ve listed them below with some tips on what to do if you catch yourself needing help.   While the initial purchase of a gas oven may be more expensive, it is more cost efficient in the long run compared to an electric oven. This is because gas costs cheaper than electricity to run appliances. However, gas ovens can also breakdown overtime. Below are some of the common problems with gas ovens.   Common Problems with Gas Ovens We’ve outlined some of the common gas problems that customers experience. We’ve also included some helpful tips for you. Not working. Check your power source. Make sure there is power going into your range, oven or cooktop. Make sure your circuit breaker is not tripped or your fuse is not blown. Try plugging something else into the socket to make sure its working. Make sure your gas source is on too. Surface burner not lighting. This is on top fn the list of common problems with gas ovens. Turn the know to the light position first. Once you have a flame, you can turn the knob to your desired setting. Also make sure that the knob is turned all the way off when you turn off the burner. It should pop out. The pilot light might be extinguished or the portholes are clogged. You can clean your gas oven to unclog the pores. If you have recently cleaned your oven, make sure it is dry before turning the burners on. If your stove has an electric igniter, make sure it...

The Significance of Gas Safe Registered Engineers

Who are Gas Safe registered engineers? When we talk about gas heating systems, the term “Gas Safe registered engineers” always crops up. Is it just a classification of workers or is there something special about this breed of professionals in the gas industry? At RJ Gas Appliances Ltd, we pride ourselves of the fact that we only employ Gas Safe registered engineers to render services to our clients. Gas Safe registered engineers are the only people that are legally-certified to render service in gas-related industries. These people have spent time, money and effort to undergo proper training in the installation, repair and inspection of gas appliances that are used for cooking and heating our homes.  They must then undergo rigid examinations in order to get certification the area of gas work that they intend to do.  These certifications are under the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and known as the Nationally Accredited Scheme (ACS), or they may have the equivalen S/NVQ qualifications.  They are accredited only on their areas of competency. After receiving a recognised certification, they must then register with the Gas Safe Register.   It is legally mandated that workers in this industry must register with the Gas Safe Register in order to practice their trade. Only Gas Safe registered engineers are legally allowed to undertake gas works in our home or in commercial gas industries.  People who are not registered are then deemed illegal gas engineers and are accountable to the law. There are many reports of accidents happening, sometimes resulting to dire consequences, because the work done on gas-related installations or repairs were done by illegal gas engineers.  The...

Gas Oven Repair

Our Gas Safe Registered engineers can handle any gas oven repair in your home. Gas Ovens: A Quick Introduction Gas ovens may use different types of gas. Some gases used in ovens are butane, propane, liquified petroleum gas and natural gas. These are used as the fuel source for the oven. The earliest use of a gas cooker and oven was in 1802. All of the food served at a dinner hosted by Zachaeus Winzler were cooked on a gas cooker and the attached oven compartment. More gas cooker inventions came out in the 1820s. In 1826, James Sharp patented his gas stove in England and began selling it to the public in 1834. The oven is usually attached to the cooker. This is called a range. Ranges vary depending on the design and style. There are freestanding ranges, slide in ranges, or you may opt to put a separate cooker on a cooktop and a wall oven.   Common Gas Oven Problems When your oven acts up, you may have a big problem in your hands. Not only are home cooked meals put to a halt, you will be more pressured if you’re preparing for a party or dinner for guests. Here are some of the most common gas oven repair issues our customers come across: Oven does not turn on Oven light is on but oven is not heating Oven is hotter than the temperature its set for Timer is not working Self -clean feature is not working Oven door does not close Oven door gets very hot Oven door does not open The oven light either...
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