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Oven Temperature


Ovens are generally very dependable, however if something can break then it probably will, and it will happen when you most need Christmas!

When dealing with a faulty oven, here are three things you can check:

  1. Heating Elements: Inspect the oven's heating elements for any visible signs of damage, such as cracks, burn marks, or broken coils. A faulty heating element can lead to uneven heating or a complete failure to heat. If you notice any issues, the heating element may need to be replaced.

  2. Temperature Calibration: Check the oven's temperature calibration by using an oven thermometer. Compare the temperature displayed on the oven's control panel with the reading from the thermometer. If there is a significant discrepancy, it may indicate a problem with the oven's temperature sensor or thermostat, which may require professional adjustment or replacement.

  3. Door Seal: Examine the door seal or gasket of the oven for any signs of wear, damage, or looseness. A faulty door seal can cause heat to escape from the oven, resulting in inefficient cooking or baking, as well as potential safety hazards. If the seal is compromised, it should be replaced to ensure proper insulation.

By checking these three components—heating elements, temperature calibration, and door seal—you can identify common issues that may be causing a faulty oven. However, it is recommended to consult a professional technician from Main Electrical & Appliance Services for accurate diagnosis and repairs, as ovens involve electrical components and can be complex to troubleshoot.

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