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Oven not heating? We can help

If your oven is not heating, you can't get a lot done in the kitchen. Your trusty microwave will pick up some of the slack, of course, but pizzas, roasts, casseroles and all kinds of delicious home baking will be off the menu until your oven is fired up again. And it's not just your meal preparation that suffers: your oven is also a significant investment, and the prospect of having to replace it can be quite unwelcome.

That's where the highly trained professionals at GE Appliances Factory Service step in. We have the tools, training and experience to get to the root of virtually any appliance problem and apply the right fix — usually in the first visit.* In other words, we know GE ovens inside and out, and we're ready to provide the prompt, reliable repair service you need.

All you have to do is schedule your service online at any time to get started. But let's start by taking a look at some of the possible reasons your oven won't heat up.

The causes of a cold oven

Your oven may have a relatively straightforward job to perform, but there are a number of components that work together to make it happen. When one of these important parts starts to experience gradual wear and tear, you can have a hot oven one day and a cold one the next. Our factory-trained technicians will quickly diagnose the problem by inspecting various components, including:

  • Bake element: Most electric ovens have two elements: the bake element at the bottom and the broil element at the top. The bake element contributes to about 90% of the heating process, so there's no mistaking when it no longer works — you'll have a cold oven! There could be visual signs of damage, such as blistering, or the problem could lie with corroded wiring. That kind of problem calls for professional help.
  • Thermostat: If your oven gets warm but not hot, there may be an issue with the thermostat. Contacts could be worn, preventing one or both of the elements from receiving power. Some ovens have sealed adjustment screws, which means the thermostat is not supposed to be calibrated unless a professional is on hand.
  • Electronic Control Board: As its name suggests, the control board controls all oven functions — including the bake and broil elements. Depending on your model, a fault code may display when there's an issue with the control board. If it doesn't, the problem may be electrical. Remember that live voltage checks should only be carried out by a qualified professional.

Put the heat back in your kitchen

Meal preparation becomes a challenge when you find your oven is not heating, but you don't have to live with a cold oven (and cold dinners!) for very long. Call in your local GE Appliances Factory Service technician for the prompt repair you need to get your kitchen — and your mealtime routine — back in good working order.

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