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Why Does Range Burners Heat But Oven Does Not?

Columbine Appliance & Fireplaces, offering quality appliance repair in Boulder ~ Longmont, understands how frustrating it can be to come home thinking you are going to make dinner to feed a hungry family only to find out that your oven is not heating. This is in part why our team of appliance repair experts have put together the following information to hopefully troubleshoot and solve your oven problem.

If your oven is not heating the first thing Columbine Appliance & Fireplaces recommends is to make certain that the oven controls are correctly set to either bake or broil. Additionally inspect the oven door on self-clean ranges to see if it is in the unlocked position. Also be certain to look at the knobs on the oven to make sure they are correctly positioned. Finally if the range has knobs for both oven function and temperature that had been removed for cleaning, be certain they are put back on the oven in the correct position.

Electric Ranges Only
If the oven is electric begin by inspecting the bake element. To do so, first turn the range off, remove fuses and/or turn off any circuit breakers. Very carefully look at the bake element (on lower part of oven) for any breaks or cracks. If broken or cracked the element will need to be replaced by one of Columbine Appliance & Fireplaces's expert appliance repair technicians. Also, regardless if the bake element is not broken or cracked, if it is not heating service will likely need to be scheduled by our Boulder ~ Longmont appliance repair company.

Gas Ovens Only (not including dual fuel ranges)
When a new gas range has been installed it is important to see if the primary gas regulator is set to the on position. Even though most if not all gas range regualtors are shipped in the on position, sometimes in shipping they can be bumped or jarred during shipping or installation. Columbine Appliance & Fireplaces is happy to be of assistance if the on / off position of the lever is not apparent.
The Glo-Bar igniter in the oven should also be inspected. To do so turn the oven to the on position, then open the door, and look inside for a red glow. If no red glow is apparent it might be due to a malfunction with the Glo-Bar itself, the on/off control, or a different electrical component all together.