Common Oven Issues & How to Fix Them

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place where you cook your family dinners and gather when friends are over—conversing, laughing, and enjoying all life has to offer. But, it’s difficult to create scrumptious meals if your oven is on the fritz. Though most oven issues are a general quick fix, it’s important to understand exactly what’s happening underneath the hood so you don’t have a larger issue erupt down the road.

Thankfully, S&S Appliance knows the steps to take and has the experience to troubleshoot each oven issue you may experience. We’ve compiled a list of the four most common oven issues and how you can quickly resolve them, either on your own or by calling one of our experts. Let’s take a look.


This issue is the first indication that something isn’t right when it comes to your oven. A majority of your kitchen appliances come with their own circuit board to help prevent breakers from tripping. Start your troubleshooting by checking for tripped breakers and that the appliance is properly plugged in.

If that doesn’t fix the problem, there could be a variety of other factors to consider, including broken wires, bad control elements, the wrong amount of power delivered to the unit, faulty gas control, igniter, or valve. Each of these problems comes with safety hazards, so it’s important to contact your local professional, like S&S Appliance, to handle your professional oven repair properly and efficiently.


Oven lights help illuminate the interior of your oven but can burn out quickly. If your oven light hasn’t been turning on, be sure to change out the bulb and see if that solves the problem. If the problem doesn’t seem to subside, you may be dealing with a faulty light switch or control panel. Dealing with an issue such as this comes with a high risk of electrocution, so we recommend letting one of our professionals handle everything.


The self-cleaning feature on an oven seems like the greatest invention until it doesn’t decide to work properly. In order for an oven to self-clean, you must first make sure you read the instructions thoroughly and rid your oven of excessive debris—the self-cleaning feature will not properly clean if there is a significant amount of debris present.

After manually cleaning the oven and attempting to turn on the self-cleaning setting, your oven may still not operate properly. This could be due to a multitude of factors, including faulty thermostats, control boards, or other components. Diagnosing this issue is not something that can be easy to accomplish on your own, which is why we suggest hiring S&S Appliance to troubleshoot the problem further.


When you preheat the oven, it should maintain the temperature you set it to, but on a fair chance that it doesn’t, you may have a larger issue on your hands. You’ll likely need to recalibrate the temperature controls, which can be instructed within the user manual.

Oven Maintenance with S&S Appliance

Regardless of if your oven is multiple years old or brand new, maintaining oven maintenance is crucial for proper functionality. At S&S Appliance, we’re able to identify any and all problems you encounter as an oven owner, and can solve them quickly and efficiently. To schedule your next maintenance visit, contact us today.