Oven Repair


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Oven tripping

The oven is one of those types of home appliances that you would rather leave alone when it does not work. After all, it is actually so much better and safer to have professionals handle these kinds of repairs. However, it would not hurt to have some background knowledge of several types of oven repair, since the problem could actually be quite minimal and can be solved easily. There are two common types of oven:


Conventional Oven

gas oven

Electric Oven

There are several issues that can come up with owning an electric oven.

  1. Oven does not heat up consistently throughout the entire oven; therefore, the food can turn out to be undercooked.
    • The cause of this problem could possibly be the fact that the frame on your oven, which is commonly called the door gasket, needs replacement.

  2. Oven not functioning despite the user being certain that the oven is receiving power.
    • check the fuse or the circuit breaker since it can be the source of the problem. There could be instances where the fuse has blown so you need to remove the screw of the old fuse and attach a new one of the same kind.
    • Next, if the oven has a circuit breaker, go to your control panel and try pushing the button called the breaker or reset button. Should there be other components of a unit that has an extra fuse or breaker system, these components can be fused individually.
    • If you want to check whether your oven is receiving power, you have to check three basic components which are your power cord, the plug, and the electrical outlet, before finding any blown fuse or faulty circuit breaker.
    • Next, you might want to examine the fusing system within the range to see if it is receiving any power or if the circuit is broken.

  3. Oven not functioning as it is not receiving any power, each section of your oven will most likely not work such as the clock that is included with your oven. However, this could just be a problem of the plugs improperly plugged in so check for the tiniest detail before disintegrating your entire oven.
    • When doing all this, you might want to begin a test on whether a range heating element has been burned out since this causes the heat to spread unevenly. The easiest element to burn out is the element that you use the most so check that one first before proceeding to other elements.
    • To check the test done with an element, use a VOM that has been set to an RX1 scale or just remove the element and connect it to a malfunctioning element terminal. If the problem lies within the element, you should switch out that element with a new element that is similar and is specific for that range. Moreover, you should connect it exactly the same way as the old element was connected. The problem could be between the range element and the terminal block wiring. If the problem is with the terminal block wiring, contact a qualified service provider and let them handle the work for that component since it will be rather dangerous if you do it on your own.

      4. Electric oven cause the electrical system in your house to trip. Oven tripping might not be a common occurrence, but it can usually be rooted from faulty circuit or wiring or from a faulty oven component. Either way, it is best to be familiar with what to do in case it happens in your home. If the entire electrical system in tour house trips, the problem is with your circuit and your home should be checked for circuit overload or if there is a defect in your circuit breaker.

      If you need to use your oven during this time, unplug any appliance that is plugged in within the same circuit as your oven and your oven should work just fine. Another issue could be within the power plug of the oven or the wiring. There are times when the wiring itself is the problem so it is best to measure the current that the electric oven puts out when the unit is put off and be sure that the current reads zero. However, if the problem is with the electric oven itself, the oven tripping would normally occur when a certain function of the oven is used.

      This can probably be caused by a defective component found in your electric oven such as the selector switch, the oven’s fan or thermostats, or possibly the internal lamp. You can try and work out which function causes the trip before you call for a technician. Nonetheless, oven tripping is something that is best left to qualified technicians to ensure the maximum safety and protection of everyone in your household.

      There are also issues that are solely related to gas ovens, but since gas ovens are trickier and more dangerous to repair, it is better to call a qualified professional to handle your gas oven related repairs to ensure everybody’s safety and peace of mind. However, it is important to verify the problem before dialing your electrician’s number, since you want to be certain that the problem is not something that you can fix. Gentle reminder: Be certain that your oven, or any appliance for that matter, is well maintained since it is easier to gently maintain your unit every now and then than to suffer the consequences of not doing so.

      1. When working with any repairs on your gas oven, turn off the power connected to this unit using the fuse or the circuit breaker and shut off the gas supply of the oven, too. This is to ensure maximum safety during periods of repairs.

      1. For electric ovens, just try and shut down the power by removing a fuse or tripping one breaker.

Regardless of your oven type, it is really important to contact a reliable and credible service provider that will suit your plans.

FIXWERKS is a trusted partner and will give you the peace of mind you deserve.


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.

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



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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