Our ovens need to be as dependable as we are in caring for the family. So when your Electrolux oven won’t heat up, you want to get to the bottom of it fast. We have highlighted the most common issues for oven not heating to help you troubleshoot the problem.
The 411: Why Your Electrolux Oven Won’t Heat Up
Try our Electrolux oven troubleshooting guide that applies to Electrolux range ovens and wall ovens.
1. Check for Incoming Power Issues
If your oven isn’t heating up as it should, it could be deficient in power. These ovens require 240 volts of alternating current; significantly more than their gas ovens at 120 volts.
Use a multimeter to test the wall socket to confirm the incoming power meets the 240-volt requirement.
2. Clean the Oven Interior
A lack of maintenance and proper cleaning is one of the most common causes of an Electrolux oven not heating properly. Using the self-cleaning cycle can cause even more problems, so follow these quick instructions for how to clean your oven interior.
- Disconnect power to the oven.
- Vacuum food particles & debris from the oven cavity.
- Make a vinegar solution using 1 part vinegar and 1 part distilled water.
- Place an oven-safe dish filled with the vinegar solution on the center oven rack, heat to 250°F, and let sit for several minutes.
- Using safety mitts, remove the dish & rack, then spray the oven interior with vinegar and let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Once it’s cool, use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the oven interior.
Repeat this process several times per year to prevent some of the most common heating issues going forward. Avoid using the self-cleaning oven feature due to possible damage to the oven and its components.
3. Test the Oven Thermal Fuse
A defective thermal fuse could be the cause when an Electrolux oven won’t heat up. If you notice your oven not heating properly, the thermal fuse may be getting too hot. When this happens, the fuse trips to shut off the power to the oven. The oven won’t heat at all if the thermal fuse has blown.
Use a multimeter to test the fuse for continuity. If there is no continuity the thermal fuse needs to be replaced.
4. Test the Bake Element
Why is your Electrolux oven not getting hot? If you have an electric or convection oven, your bake element may have burned out. Inspect the bake element when the oven is cool. Make sure there is no sign of holes, blisters, or other damage. Also, inspect the bake element while the oven is on. It should glow red hot.
Use a multimeter to check the continuity of the bake element. If there is no continuity, replace it.
5. Inspect the Oven Igniter
In a gas oven, the Electrolux oven igniter is the most commonly defective part to cause heating issues.
Turn the oven on and observe the igniter. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds (or not at all) without igniting the gas flame, it is too weak and needs replacement.
FAQ #1: Why Is My Oven Working but Not Heating Up?
There could be several reasons why your oven is not heating up even though it’s working. Some common causes include a faulty heating element, a malfunctioning thermostat, a broken igniter, a clogged oven vent, or a faulty control board. It’s best to check the manual for specific troubleshooting steps or call a professional for repair.
FAQ #2: Why Is My Electrolux Gas Oven Not Igniting?
There could be several reasons why your Electrolux gas oven isn’t igniting:
- Faulty spark electrode – A faulty spark electrode generates a spark to ignite the gas in the oven. If the electrode is not functioning properly, it can prevent the spark from being created, resulting in the gas oven failing to ignite.
- Malfunctioning gas valve – A gas valve controls the flow of gas to the oven burners. If the valve is damaged or not functioning correctly, it can prevent gas from reaching the burners.
- Failed ignition module- An ignition module generates the spark that ignites the gas in the oven. If the ignition module fails, it can prevent the spark from being created.
- Issues with the thermal fuse- A thermal fuse is a safety device that cuts off power to the oven if it overheats. If the thermal fuse has tripped, it can prevent the ignition system from functioning, causing the gas oven to not ignite.
- Problem with the safety valve- A safety valve is a device that controls the flow of gas to the oven burners and cuts off the gas supply in the event of a malfunction. If the safety valve is not functioning properly, it can prevent gas from reaching the burners.
FAQ #3: Why Is My Oven Not Baking Evenly?
An oven that doesn’t bake evenly can have several causes. Some common reasons include an uneven heating element, a faulty thermostat, incorrect rack placement, or a damaged baking pan. Before attempting to diagnose the issue, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for rack placement and use appropriate baking pans. If the problem persists, you may need to clean the oven or have a professional inspect it for damaged heating elements or a faulty thermostat. By addressing the root cause of the uneven baking, you can improve the performance of your oven and ensure that your baked goods turn out perfectly every time.
If you are still troubleshooting why an Electrolux oven won’t heat up, Just-in Time Appliance Repair has highly qualified repair technicians that can diagnose the problem and perform Electrolux wall oven repair in a flash. Give us a call today!