Gas oven ranges are supposed to be simple to operate. You just turn the temperature knob to the desired temperature, and away it goes. After a few minutes of preheating, the oven should be ready.
What do you do if it is not heating as you expect? What if the heating mechanism isn’t working the way it should? There are some easy troubleshooting steps to try that we at A-Tech Appliance can assist with.
Start at the Top
You need to start at the top. See if the burners on the top of the stove are working. This is a quick and easy method to see if there is gas coming in. The burners should light and at least have some flame.
Check the Supply Valve and Levels
Check the supply valve and levels of the gas as well. Is the supply valve turned in the “on” position? Do you have gas flowing?
You also want to check the level of the tank if you have LP gas. Is the tank at enough of a level where you are getting the gas needed to operate?
Check the Inside of the Oven
Analyzing the inside of the oven range can also help. Check to see if the burner and the ignition system look like they are operating as expected. They are typically in the upper area of the broiler section of the oven. The burner tube also needs checking. Make sure there are no holes or anything blocking it.
A gas oven range has a lot of elements that help it function. You need to do a step by step analysis to make sure they are all working as expected. To find the cause, follow a methodical approach. If you need additional help or repairs, contact us at A-Tech Appliance.