At All Northern Rivers Stove Repairs, we don't want to waste your time. While we're more than happy to travel to you, we don't want to frustrate you by pointing out problems you could easily have fixed yourself.
Before you call us to repair your oven, please check that it has power. It should have its own dedicated circuit breaker or fuse in your meter panel, so you can easily check that the fuse has not blown, and the circuit breaker has not been tripped.
If you do have power and your timer is flashing, but nothing else in the oven is working, it is more than likely that you have had a power interruption.
We get a lot of calls where all we need to do is reset the oven clock. If you don't know how to do this, please consult your manual. If you've lost or misplaced it, most manufacturers publish copies on the internet.
Even if the timer looks fine, most ovens won’t work if there is a timer fault. In these instances, if you can live without the timer, our team can simply disconnect it. This should restore your oven to working condition, and we will not charge you for any parts.
If your oven has been heating for a long time and has stopped working, it might be because it has overheated, and the over-temperature thermostat has tripped.
In most cases, your oven will reset itself once it has had a chance to cool down. However, if the problem recurs, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
If you see smoke when the oven is heating, don't panic! You might just have oil on the elements. Continued use of the oven will burn the oil away, and the smoking will stop.
It is also important to be aware of common errors that can damage your oven. Make sure you don’t leave a baking tray sitting on the bottom of the oven while it is in use, as this can hinder heating.
Also avoid putting any weight on the oven door, as this will damage the door hinges and prevent the door from sealing properly.