Why isn’t your oven cooking properly?

Is your oven taking twice as long to cook your roast lamb? Are your cakes burning on one side and not cooking properly on the other? If your oven is cooking unevenly or is taking forever to cook your food, chances are it could do with a service.

Here are the five most common problems that can effect the performance of your electric oven. (And they can all be easily fixed by a qualified electrician):

1. One of the elements is defective. 
Your electric oven has two elements - one at the top and one at the bottom. If one of your elements is not glowing bright red, then it’s not working properly. If an element has burnt out, normally you can see that visibly damaged, but not always.

2. You have an electrical issue.
Faulty wiring or a loose connection could be the cause of one of your elements not working correctly.

3. There’s a faulty temperature sensor.
Most ovens have a temperature sensor that constantly regulates the oven’s temperature by varying its resistance to electrical current as the oven temperature rises. If the sensor gives the wrong amount of resistance, the oven may not cook evenly. And If the sensor becomes loose or burnt out, this can also cause your oven to not heat up correctly.

4. Your oven control board is malfunctioning.
Your oven control board is like engine for your oven. It works in conjunction with the oven sensor to regulate your oven’s temperature. If the control board reads the sensor information incorrectly, the oven can either cook unevenly or the oven temperature can be inaccurate.

5. Your convection motor isn’t working.
The convection motor drives the convection fan which circulates the air inside the oven. If the motor is not working, then the air inside your oven will not be circulated evenly.


The good news is that one of our qualified electricians, with a few tools, can fix these problems.

So stop getting frustrated with your poorly performing oven and call us today so we can get your oven working again the way it should.

Complete this online form and a Laser Electrical specialist will be in touch.