Few things are more frustrating than having your KitchenAid oven not working properly. This is usually due to one of several common problems or malfunctions. Patiently exploring the cause of the problem with targeting troubleshooting can get your KitchenAid oven up and running quickly and efficiently.
First, check for failing or broken temperature sensors and/or a malfunctioning baking sensor. Then check for a problem with the broil element. If it doesn’t heat up properly and doesn’t glow red, you will probably need to replace it.
KitchenAid Oven Not Working
Finding that your KitchenAid oven is not working can be daunting. Determining what the problem is quickly can lead to a quick resolution, so you can get back to the joys of preparing a delicious meal for your family. Here are a few things you can check to try to find out what the problem is.
After first checking for the issues mentioned above, if your KitchenAid oven is still not working normally, you can check if it has a function for a control lock and make sure this is turned off. Then try to reset the oven’s control console and see if it turns on in order to work properly.
Incoming power problems are another main reason for a KitchenAid oven not working. If your oven is electric it will require 240 volts AC (alternating current). If your oven is powered by gas it will require 120 volts of power. You can easily test the voltage of the walls’ socket that is supplying power to your oven by using a multimeter.
KitchenAid Oven Not Heating
If you find that some of the items you are cooking in your KitchenAid oven are coming out either not cooked or poorly cooked, this could indicate that there is a problem with your KitchenAid oven not heating as efficiently as it should. If this is the case then there are some easy steps to take to find out what is causing this. Here are some steps to take to deal with this issue.
One common cause for your KitchenAid oven not heating is that the oven thermostat is not calibrated properly. You can also check if the oven temperature sensor is in its correct position and is not touching the wall of the oven.
Another potential cause could be that the bake element of the oven has failed which is suggested by apparent damage or blistering or a failure to glow red.
KitchenAid Oven Not Heating Up Fast
If it is taking more time for your baked items to be done or if when you are baking cookies some of them are coming out half-burnt, your KitchenAid oven is probably not reaching a specified goal temperature in a normal amount of time which is most probably due to a specific oven element malfunction. Simple troubleshooting can quickly determine the most common cause for your KitchenAid oven not heating up fast.
A defective oven igniter can be uncovered by turning on the oven and watching to see if the coils begin to glow to initiate lighting of the gas. If these oven elements do not begin to glow within about 90 seconds you will most likely need to install a new oven igniter.
Another possibility causing this problem can be a malfunctioning oven convection fan motor. You can test this by seeing if you can turn the blades of the fan easily manually and if this cannot be done, it is most likely time to replace the entire convection fan motor.
KitchenAid Oven Overheating
If your KitchenAid oven is too hot it will obviously burn or overheat anything you put into it. This can ruin your meal and cause unexpected delays in your family’s schedule. One of several oven malfunctions is usually the cause of your KitchenAid oven overheating.
To analyze why your KitchenAid oven is overheating, make sure that it is properly calibrated. Different methods of calibration will be needed for different models of KitchenAid ovens.
Also, if your oven has a tools button select the proper adjustment button for either temperature or oven calibration and decrease the oven’s temperature to an acceptable level.
KitchenAid Oven Won’t Preheat
When you are preparing a meal the last thing you need is to problems preheating your KitchenAid oven. This definitely slows down your entire cooking process and needs to be avoided if at all possible. Check out how to determine why your KitchenAid oven won’t preheat.
A common problem that prevents KitchenAid ovens from preheating is a problem with a defective temperature sensor. This component senses temperature changes and normally increases the amount of resistance if there is a spike in the oven’s temperature.
Also, just as a precaution, make sure that no oven racks are left in the oven since this can lead to an increase in the time required for preheating. In addition, be sure to check if your oven is installed on 208 V and not 240 V connections since lower voltages require longer to preheat than higher voltages.
KitchenAid Oven Will Not Heat After Self Clean
Using the self-cleaning option of your KitchenAid oven should be an easy fix to make sure your oven is clean and ready for your next cooking project. Sometimes though after using the self-cleaning option, you may find that your oven may not heat up normally. This is usually due to the self-cleaning temperature rising all the way up to 700 degrees F which can trigger the oven to turn off.
Check the Thermal Overload Device (TOD) located on the strip circuit to see if the high temperature of the self-clean cycle has caused it to fail. You can easily check its viability with a voltage meter and then replace it if necessary.
Cooling fan failure near the oven’s internal electronic components can also lead to overheating after using the self-cleaning cycle. This can cause a blowout of the thermostat after the self-cleaning cycle elevates the internal temperature.
Oftentimes, the inside lights of the oven will fail as well and if you have a double oven the top oven door may go into lockdown mode. To solve this problem you may need to replace the entire thermostat unit. Unfortunately, sometimes once this uncontrolled overheating occurs it may require a completely brand new touch panel screen as well.