13 February 2018

Faulty Bake Element symptoms

Stove Repairs in Port Elizabeth South Africa

Blistered grill element

Stoves and Ovens are Household Appliances that get used daily, when the oven goes faulty it creates chaos in most kitchens. In this post I am going to cover 3 of the most common symptoms of a faulty Bake Element.

Oven Temperature are inconsistent

The oven heats up to the desired temperature (only once) and then the temperature start dropping and in most cases it never comes on again. This phenomenon happens because the thermostat switches the top element on during the preheat phase but switches the top element off once it has reached the desire temperature. The top element will never switch on again during the bake setting - causing the oven to go colder and colder.

Oven pre-heats slowly

Because the bake element doesn't come on and only the top element is heating - it then takes so much longer to preheat the oven cabinet.

No Heat in Oven

When there are no heat during baking setting it could be two things,

  • Bake element is faulty and the oven isn't equipped with two top elements. (One for Grilling and one for pre-heating). In the case of no heat the top element is only a grill element.
  • The thermostat only turns the bake element on during bake setting and not top elements.
As always I hope this post has added some value to your day and should you need information feel free to contact me. 

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PS;there are more symptoms you can look out for like; is the oven light on or is the digital timer on. these are rare symptoms but I we can chat about them some other time. Also read http://highpointappliances.blogspot.co.za/2016/02/stove-oven-bake-element-explode.html