Home appliances cost significant money. Because we invest so much in our appliances, we are willing to tolerate small quirks. A stovetop may take a bit longer to heat. A washing machine may make a bit more noise than is desirable. A dryer may take a little longer to dry the clothes. But when problems become more pronounced, it’s important to ask yourself if a repair or replacement is needed. This is especially relevant when it comes to your oven. Ovens that are built to last can be repaired for decades before they finally give out. However, the key is to know whether an oven needs to be replaced.
Your Oven Racks Do Not Fit Correctly or Fall
Some ovens are flawed, causing the inside to become bowed out like a cheap pan. When the inside of your oven bows, this can cause space between the sides of your oven and the racks. Too much space between the oven sides and racks will cause the racks to become lopsided or come crashing down. Either situation poses a severe safety hazard because food can spill and create an oven fire. An oven repair is not possible in this circumstance. Replacing your oven for one that is not flawed on the inside is the only way you can fix this problem.
Ovens are coated with a finish that is resistant to tough oven cleaners, abrasive scrubbing pads and extreme heat. This finish is also designed to prevent rusting. Though ovens will not rust most of the time, rust sometimes occurs. This is especially true if ovens have seen extensive use for many years or if they are older models. A small bit of rust is fine. However, significant rusting is not because the integrity of your oven’s structure is wearing away, and flakes of rust will end up falling into your food. When rust gets into your food, this makes for a toxic situation. Consuming rust particles is bad for your health. Once you see a significant amount of rust in your oven, a replacement is necessary.
Heat Is Escaping
Ovens are well insulated in order to ensure the heat remains inside. Additionally, ovens are properly fitted with vents that allow excess heat to be released in a safe manner. If heat is escaping in other places and causing nearby surfaces to get burned, this means that your oven’s inner chamber is no longer insulated. You will know this is a problem if you feel heat escaping from the bottom of your oven or from the sides of the oven door. You will also notice burnt spots on your countertops and yellowish or peeling paint on nearby cabinets. Once heat is going where it does not belong, you need a new oven.
Repairs Are No Longer Addressing Problems
There may come a point where your oven needs constant repairs. In this case, you’ll need a new oven. Your oven’s system is either failing or on the brink of failure.
If you live in Wichita, KS and are unsure about the state of your oven, contact Round to It Appliance Repair.