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Oven Tripping The House

OVEN TRIPPING AT HOME ?

Has it ever happened to you that, the minute you tried to switch on the oven the power of the whole house tripped? It is quite an annoying situation. You try and reset the fuse box, but the same happens again on turning the oven on.

There is nothing to be worried. You just need address this problem immediately. It is best to seek help from experts like us, as it can be quite dangerous to fix if you’re not a trained and experienced professional. Before calling us for the help, it is necessary to know whether the house trip happens as soon as you start the oven or does it happen when a particular function on the oven is used. In case, the house trips when you try and use a particular feature, then the problem is not with the circuit or the wiring, but with a faulty component linked to that specific function in the oven, which can only be fully understood and rectified by our team of highly qualified technicians.

Possible Causes of the Oven Tripping
Oven tripping is the most common repair for households with ovens. There are reasons why the ovens trip and it is always advisable to call in an oven repair service engineer to diagnose safely on what is causing the oven to trip. Our team of professionals will follow a thorough step-by-step procedure to figure out what the problem is and will find the best solution as soon as possible to avoid the oven tripping the house. Here are some possible causes for oven tripping.

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Problem with the circuit

If there are other appliances connected to the same circuit as the electric oven, then our expert will unplug all those other appliances and will check to see if the oven still trips the circuit. If this solves the problem, great! But in case if the same problem exists, then our experts will check and measure the current power load on the circuit when the oven is switched on, and if the power load is higher, they will suggest you upgrade the circuit. The expert will also check if the problem exists because of the faulty circuit breaker. He also checks if there is any damage to the insulation of the circuit wires. In case there is a problem with the circuit wiring, they will replace it.

Problem with the oven power plug or the wiring.

To inspect the problem with the oven power plug or the wiring, our experts will measure the current when the oven is switched off. In case, the oven is off, and it still gives the reading of more than 0.3A, it is a clear indication of damaged wiring. They will check and replace the power plug immediately if there’s any soot or faulty wiring to ensure that you can use the oven like before without worrying about the trip.

Problem with the terminal block

With time, the terminal blocks deteriorate and ultimately replaced if they are not in the workable condition. Our team of dedicated specialists knows exactly how to position the links so as to avoid the oven tripping the house.

Problem with the oven components

Sometimes the oven tripping the house is a problem caused by the electric oven heating elements itself. To figure this out, our oven repair service team of experts will identify the exact cause of the problem and will replace the damaged heating element(s) if necessary.

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Hire us to fix the oven because we fully understand how embarrassing it feels to have a faulty oven. We add a human touch to our services.

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We have an overqualified personnel that is readily available are very fast in their response to ensure you get full attention while your oven is faulty.

We take pride in our repairs ensuring that each and every home’s oven is functional. With our satisfied customers that have trusted us over the years, we remain as the best electric oven repair service provider in Singapore. FIXWERKS it is.

OVEN COMMON ISSUES

Heating Issues

Heating element broken
Every oven have different number of heating elements depending on brands and models. When a heating element is working properly, it should glow red when the oven is switched on. For most ovens, only the top heating element is visible as the bottom heating element is embedded below the bottom casing of the oven.

No incoming power
There is no power supplied to the heating element and this may be due to faulty electrical wires from the wall socket or the oven itself. Usually when there is no incoming power, other auxiliary functions (i.e. light and fan) of the oven will not be able to work as well.

Thermal fuse faulty
This problem is usually caused by prolonged usage of the oven. In general, ovens should not be used for more than 2 hours continuously without having any breaks in between. The thermal fuses are used as a safety component to prevent overheating. As such, when the thermal fuses are faulty, there is a break in power supply to the heating element.

Selector switch faulty
When the selector switch is faulty, the power connection to the heating element is broken. This problem may be due to physical wear and tear of the connection surfaces in the selector switch.

Thermostat faulty
The thermostat controls the temperature of the oven and when it is faulty, it will not be able to regulate the temperature of the heating element.

Timer faulty
Some ovens are designed to be controlled by the timer. When the timer is faulty, no power can be supplied to the whole oven.

PCB failure (Electronic ovens only)
This is the least likely to happen and when it does, only the oven manufacturer has the correct parts to replace.

Top / Bottom heating element broken
This will cause the oven to heat up only at half the heating capacity. As such, the oven will not be hot enough.

Thermostat faulty
When the heating thermostat is faulty, it is unable to monitor and feedback the temperature accurately. This will result in the heating element being cut off too early before the temperature reaches the pre-set value.

Poor connection
The wires in the oven may be worn out over time depending on the usage of the oven. This is not very common but when it happens, the connection may become loose and thus, causing the heating element not to heat properly.

Top / Bottom heating element broken
This is very obvious when the food is only cooked on either the top or bottom side.

Thermostat faulty
The heating thermostat is faulty and is unable to control the temperature of the oven accurately.

Internal fan faulty
This will cause the heat dispersion in the oven to be poor and as a result, some parts of the food will not be as cooked or even burnt.

Temperature Control Issues

Thermostat faulty
This is the most common reason why the oven is overheating. The heating thermostat is not regulating the temperature of the oven and thus causing the heating element to continue heating even when it passes the pre-set temperature.

Main thermal fuse faulty
The main thermal fuse is a safety component meant to cut off the heating element when the temperature goes over a certain temperature.

Heating element failing
This is due to physical wear and tear of the heating element. It usually happens only after many years of high frequency usage.

Wrong oven setting
This is also a possible reason especially for those using the oven to cook. Check out some of the oven settings explained in this article.

Electronic Issues

No incoming power
The power supply from the wall socket might be faulty.

Main thermal fuse faulty
The main thermal fuse is a safety component in the oven meant to cut off the power when the oven overheats. If the oven main thermal fuse is faulty, it may cause the power supply to the oven to be cut off.

Selector switch faulty
The selector switch might be faulty thus not being able to distribute the power supply to the rest of the oven.

Bulb blown
This is the most straightforward and common reason for the oven to have no light.

Selector switch faulty
The selector switch may sometimes be burnt due to high current flow and as a result, breaking the power supply to the light bulb.

Oven fan faulty
This may be due to physical wear and tear.

Selector switch faulty
The selector switch may sometimes be burnt due to high current flow and as a result, breaking the power supply to the fan.

Foreign object blocking fan
This may happen when the fan / heating element mounting becomes loose and blocks the fan.

Oven timer faulty
Some ovens are timer controlled so when the timer is faulty, the whole oven will not be able to turn on.

Earth leakage
Ovens will trip if not used often as there may be an earth leakage. The leakage is usually from the heating element.

Component short-circuit
A component in the oven might be shorted and thus causing the oven to be shorted.

Broken wire
The wires in the oven may sometimes get burnt due to the high current drawn. These broken wires may cause the oven to be shorted.

Overloading
The wall socket may be overloaded if many appliances are connected to it together with the often. This will usually cause a high current surge and trip the whole house.

Common brands of Oven in Singapore

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An oven can last for up to 15 years, depending on how often you use it and how you maintain it. However, the humidity levels in Singapore may cause the oven to trip if it isn’t used frequently.

If you experience power trips or other issues with your oven, contact Fixwerks for assistance today!

There could be many reasons why your oven is not heating up. This includes:

  • A broken heating element
  • A lack of incoming power due to faulty electrical wires
  • Faulty selector switch
  • Faulty thermal fuse
  • Faulty timer
  • Faulty thermostat
  • PCB failure (only applicable to electronic ovens)

Get help from our professional technicians to identify the cause of the issue!

Repairing an oven can cost anywhere between $100 to $200+ including a call-out charge. Get a quotation from us!

It’s usually cheaper to repair an oven rather than purchase a new one, especially if your oven is relatively new. However, if you’re constantly encountering problems with your oven and in need of frequent repair services, it may be time to buy a new oven.

Before deciding on whether to purchase a new oven, contact an experienced repair company like Fixwerks to diagnose the issue with your oven and seek their advice.

Our team is able to repair all major brands and models of ovens. This includes brands like:

  • AEG
  • Ariston
  • Brandt
  • Bosch
  • DeLonghi
  • Electrolux
  • Indesit
  • Kenwood
  • Philips
  • Samsung
  • SMEG
  • Teka

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