My Electric Oven Cuts Out – What Do I Do?

When cooking a meal, the last thing you want to happen is for your oven to cut out, this might happen straight away or after a set amount of time but the end result is the same. Usually, this will happen when your oven starts to heat up but it can happen at any time.

What is the cause for my electric oven to cut out

So how do you solve the problem? Unfortunately, there’s no one answer to this it all depends on what’s causing the problem. So, let’s take a look at all the possible causes for your electric oven to cut out.

Thermostat Problems

One of the prime causes of your electric oven cutting out is the thermostat, this is a safety procedure that will protect your oven from getting too hot. In many electric ovens, there are actually more than one thermostat, but if the main thermostat or sensor fails then your oven will just keep heating up till the safety thermostat kicks in.

The only real way to solve this problem is to replace the thermostat to ensure your oven doesn’t heat up too much. So, unless you have the experience and knowledge to do this you should call in a professional electric oven repair technician.

Ventilation Problems

Another common problem that can cause your oven to just shut down is ventilation, some people incorrectly believe that because the oven is powered by electric and not gas that it doesn’t need ventilation. This is not the case and it’s essential for your safety that any electric oven as proper ventilation.

If the airflow is restricted or blocked in some way your oven can overheat which will cause it to shut off. So, before you go examining the thermostat and heating elements take a good look at your electric oven and make sure it’s got adequate ventilation.

Heating Elements

Yes, we’re back to two terms I’ am sure you’ve heard before having problems with the bake and broil is a common issue with electric ovens and it can cause a lot of different issues to emerge, including your oven just cutting off.

Your elements can be damaged in a number of ways but if your oven is just shutting it and the heating elements are responsible it will likely be due to a leakage fault or a problem with the wiring.

The only way to fix this is to replace the faulty heating element, so be sure to call in a professional electric oven repair technician so they can examine it for you. And then carry out repairs if they need to.

Electrical Faults

Electrical faults come in many forms and they can sometimes cause your oven to just shut off, with some more modern ovens you can an error code displayed if it detects a problem. Without an error code spotting and then fixing the problem can be very difficult.

It’s not easy for untrained eyes to identify the problem when it involves electronics, especially without an error or fault code. So, if the problem is to do with the internal electrics then your best option is to call in a professional electric oven repair technician.

Component Failures

One last common issue that can cause your electric oven to simply shut off is a failure with a component inside it. Two of the most common things to look out for are problems with the timer and the switch, your oven clock can easily get damaged if it over heats while the issues a broken switch can cause are obverse enough.

Fixing these faults requires expert knowledge and experienced hands so if you have identified a component failure or suspect one then you should call in a professional electric oven repair technician to handle it for you. Having your electric oven cut out on you is a nuisance but thankfully it’s a problem that’s usually fixable.

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