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Gas Oven Won’t Stay On or Heat Up? Try These Troubleshooting Tips

If your gas oven won’t stay on or heat up, it can be frustrating and inconvenient, not to mention super dangerous. 

Fortunately, you can take a few simple troubleshooting steps to try and fix the problem yourself. I recently had to do this for our gas oven at the lake house. 

So, here’s my step-by-step guide on how to do it.

Troubleshooting Your Gas Oven

When dealing with gas appliances like this, always proceed with caution.

Tip One: Check Power Source

First, make sure that the oven is receiving power. Check the power cord and any switches or fuses associated with the oven to ensure they function properly. You could do this by plugging the stove into another outlet.

Tip Two: Check the Gas Supply

If the oven receives power, the next step is to check the gas supply. Ensure the gas valve is open, and the gas line is not blocked or clogged.

Tip Three: Check the Ignition

If the gas supply is functioning properly, the next step is to check the oven’s ignition system. The ignition system is responsible for lighting the gas burners in the oven. If the ignition system is not working properly, the burners will not light, and the oven will not heat up.

To test the ignition system, locate the ignition control module, which is usually located near the burners or the back of the oven. The module will have a small button or lever that you can use to ignite the burners manually.

Press the button or lever to ignite the burners and see if they light up. If they do not, the ignition system may be faulty and need to be repaired or replaced.

If the burners light up, but the oven will not stay on or heat up, the problem may be with the thermostat. The thermostat is responsible for regulating the temperature in the oven. If it is not functioning properly, the oven may not heat up to the correct temperature.

Tip Four: Check the Thermostat

To test the thermostat, use an oven thermometer to check the temperature inside the oven. If the temperature on the oven thermometer is not reaching the desired level, the thermostat may be faulty and need to be repaired or replaced.

How to use an Oven Thermometer

Tip Five: Know When to Get Help

If you cannot fix the problem yourself, it is recommended that you call a professional appliance repair technician to diagnose and repair the issue. 

If the issue is beyond anything on this list, it might be too advanced for a DIY solution, and you don’t want to risk making it worse.

FAQs

Why Does My Gas Oven Flame Keeps Going Out?

It’s probably a gas supply issue. If it lights but won’t stay lit, it’s not getting enough gas.

How Do You Fix a Gas Stove That Won’t Stay Lit?

Run through basic troubleshooting steps: Check the power source, gas supply, ignition, and thermostat. If it’s none of those things, call a professional.

Why Won’t My Oven Pilot Stay Lit?

It’s most likely the gas supply itself. Check and make sure you don’t leak. Also, check the thermocouple to ensure it’s directly in the flame.  

End of the Line

In conclusion, if your gas oven won’t stay on or heat up, try these few simple troubleshooting steps to try and fix the problem yourself. Check the power supply, gas supply, ignition system, and thermostat to see if any of these components are causing the issue.

If you cannot fix the problem yourself, I recommend you call a professional appliance repair technician for assistance. When it comes to gas appliances, you don’t want to mess around too much and risk getting hurt or causing more damage.

If you’re ignoring fixing other things around your home, like a fridge not cooling or resetting your Samsung icemaker, we’ve got all the tips you need!