Is Your Fan Oven Noisy? You May Need to Replace the Oven Motor
It happens often. You place your Sunday roast in the oven, only to discover the appliance is making a lot of noise when you switch it on.
It’s already bad enough to tolerate the clattering of pans and pots while cooking. Therefore, working with a rattling oven will not make your ears comfortable.
If the noise starts as soon as you turn on the oven, the chances are high that the oven motor is faulty.
So, how do you tell that the oven fan motor is problematic and needs replacement?
- The oven fan generates a lot of noise while working or it operates exceptionally slowly than it usually does.
- The oven light is on, and even though the element gets hot, heating is not efficient.
The oven fan motor plays a critical role, particularly when it comes to keeping the oven cavity ventilated. While you may not see the interior mechanisms of your fan oven, the oven fan motor plays an essential role than you may probably know; it circulates warm air.
Therefore, if your fan oven is noisy, and you probably don’t know what to do, you may need to think of getting a new oven motor. But before that, it may be a good idea to get a professional oven repair engineer to confirm that the issue is indeed with your oven fan motor.
After turning off and unplugging the oven, the professional technician will remove the oven’s inner panel and try to turn the fan by hand. If the fan appears stiff, then chances are high the fan motor is faulty and needs to be replaced.
The electric oven repair technician may also:
- Check whether the fan blade is loose, as the possible cause of the fan’s stranger sounds and inefficiency.
- Check whether muck and grease (from cooking) have covered the oven fan. If this is the case, a good cleaning might be the solution.
If your oven’s fan malfunctions, it increases the risk of overheating your appliance. This won’t be good for your oven, not to mention, it may also damage other useful parts of the cooker including the fan oven element.
Besides, failure by the oven motor to circulate warm air around the cavity may cause the fan oven element to burn out. This will greatly affect your cooking process.
After replacing your oven fan motor, it’s time to get back to preparing delicious meals through your oven and give your ears peace as well.
Are you currently experiencing issues with your oven fan that’s connected to your cooker? Here at Repair Aid we stock a wide range of spare parts for all makes and models of electric ovens. Call us on 020 7183 6944 to arrange a repair.
It is important to service appliances regularly in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions available in the product manual. Should you have a problem with your oven such as it producing rattling sounds or any other, you should consult the help of a professional electric oven repair technician. Also remember if your oven isn’t functioning optimally, you should get it serviced to prevent it from getting damaged.