Inconsistent temperatures in your oven can mean the difference between a perfect dinner and a ruined meal. While regular cleaning and maintenance helps to keep an oven performing like new, trouble can strike even the most reliable models. If your Ikea wall oven is undercooking or overcooking food, here are several steps you can take to identify the problem.
Replacing a faulty heating element is a common wall oven repair that many people can handle independently. Unplug your oven and inspect the full length of the elements, looking for breaks and other damage. Make sure that the elements are securely wired at the oven wall. To test for proper functioning, uninstall the elements and use a multimeter device to check for a broken circuit.
If the elements are working, turn your attention to the oven thermostat. The thermostat is one of the most important wall oven parts because it turns the elements on and off to maintain the desired oven temperature. If the thermostat is inaccurate, cooking performance is sure to suffer. To confirm proper functioning, remove the thermostat and test it with a multimeter.
The electronics in the LCD control panel manage all of the wall oven's automated processes, including heating and timing. Both the internal electronics and the external push-button controls can develop problems. Test the control panel by running through a variety of commands to make sure the oven responds promptly and as expected. If responses are delayed or inconsistent, or if any push-button controls are unresponsive, you may need to replace the control panel.
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