If your gas cooker oven overheats, it could be a sign that some components in the unit are not working as they should.
Typically, generating heat is just what is expected of the average oven. But when your gas cooker oven or gas oven appears to be producing too much heat that it’s already affecting its immediate surroundings, then it may be an indication that something isn’t quite well with the internal components of the appliance.
Two major factors may be responsible for your gas cooker oven overheating. It is either:
- The oven has been working for a long period
- The cooling fan is faulty
In this post, we’ll dive deep into these two possible reasons that may be causing your gas cooker oven to produce too much heat. Continue reading.
The oven has been working for a long period
Most gas cooker ovens come with temperature controls for the bake, broil, and convection bake/roast functions.
Some models even have electronic touchpad clock controls that have a 12-hour auto oven turn-off which activates when set by the user.
Even though we expect ovens to heat up when in use, your appliance will likely overheat if you go beyond the temperature limit.
Sometimes, even cooking for long hours in the oven with the appliance set to high heat can cause it to overheat.
When this happens, the appliance may emit too much heat which can even be felt across the room where the appliance resides.
How to Manage Gas Oven Temperatures and Long Working Hours
Take the following steps to ensure that your gas oven does not release too much heat:
- During a bake, broil, or convection cycle, keep the oven temperature within the prescribed range as indicated in the owner’s manual.
- As a safety precaution, do not turn off the 12-hour automatic oven shut-off if your appliance comes with the feature.
- If your gas cooker oven is emitting too much heat during a self-clean cycle, be sure to open the windows to ventilate the room.
The Cooling Fan is Faulty
The cooling fan in any oven helps in regulating the temperature of the appliance. So, if for any reason, it ever gets faulty, then the oven’s temperature will soar thereby causing overheating of the appliance.
Undoubtedly, a faulty cooling fan blower must be replaced. However, you must first determine whether the fan itself is the source of the problem.
Important Warning! Testing and replacing a gas oven’s fan blower is a difficult process that can be dangerous if you lack electrical knowledge.
Due to this, we recommend that you get a certified technician in gas oven cookers to get the job done.
Follow these methods to see if the cooling fan blower is faulty:
- Refer to your manual to reset the oven. Usually turning it off and on again should be enough.
- Initiate the error/fault retrieval mode on your oven by pressing the corresponding buttons indicated in the owner’s manual.
- By pressing the “1” key or as indicated in the manual, you’ll be able to see if the fan blower in your oven fails via the appearance of the F350/F352 error code or as indicated in your manual. This usually shows that the fan blower is not turning on or is turning on at a very slow speed.
- While the appliance is turned on, look through the vent trim at the maintop to see if the fan blower is turning. If the fan blower turns slowly or not at all, it needs to be replaced.
- Turn off the oven and allow any hot range parts to cool for a few minutes.
- Remove the oven top panel once it has cooled.
- Examine the fan blower wheel for any obstructions and rotate it by hand to ensure that it moves freely. If it does, proceed to test the resistance of the blower wiring. The white to red wires should measure around 31 ohms, and the black to white wires should measure around 47 ohms.
- Replace the fan blower if this is not the case. If the cables are in good condition, proceed to test the fan wires on the control board.
- Remember, the control board fan circuits should be tested while the oven is turned on. The low-speed black wire and the neutral white wire should both show 120 volts. Remove and replace the oven fan blower if necessary.
Cooking can quickly become very uncomfortable when your gas cooker oven starts overheating. That’s why you’ll need to get the problem resolved swiftly.
However, keep in mind that your safety is more vital than having a working oven. So, if you’re unsure how to solve an oven problem, call in a professional in the field.
Sometimes, replacing the entire gas cooker oven unit may be the best solution. Especially if the one you own currently is already old. You can look through some of the new efficient gas cooker ovens we have by clicking here.