Are you dealing with an LG oven not heating up properly? This can be a serious inconvenience, especially during the holiday season when you’re usually baking. But don’t worry, we are here to assist you! We’ll go through some of the most prevalent reasons for this problem and how to repair them. We’ll also offer some recommendations on how to prevent your LG oven not heating up in the future.
Why Is My LG Oven Not Heating Up?
Wondering what to do when you find your LG oven not heating up? Let’s learn why this happens and how to get your LG oven to start heating again with these common causes and their fixes.
Faulty heating element (Electric Oven)
It’s one of the most common reasons for an electric oven not heating up. If the element isn’t working, it needs to be replaced. The element can even break when it’s worn out enough. If you notice the element is not lighting up, not lighting up fully, or if you notice a crack or break in the element, it’s likely the problem. If you’re comfortable doing electrical repairs, you can replace the heating element yourself. Otherwise, we recommend calling a professional to handle this for you.
Faulty igniter (Gas Oven)
If your gas oven isn’t igniting, the problem could be with the igniter. The igniter is what lights the flame in a gas oven and if it’s not working, then your oven won’t heat up. If you notice a gas smell and no flame this is likely the problem. You’ll need to replace the igniter if it’s faulty, which will usually be a job for an expert.
Safety, demo, or Sabbath mode is on
- If you have a new oven, it’s possible that it was accidentally put into safety or demo mode at the store. Demo mode is used by retailers to showcase the features of an oven without actually using it. When an oven is in demo mode, the heating elements will not turn on. To take your oven out of demo mode, consult your owner’s manual.
- Sabbath mode is a special feature that some ovens have. This mode disables all electric elements like lights and sounds so that the oven can be used on the Sabbath. Make sure there’s no Sb written on the screen to verify Sabbath mode is off.
If your LG oven isn’t heating up to the right temperature or is taking too long to heat up, the problem could be with the thermostat. The thermostat regulates the oven temperature and if it’s not working properly, the oven won’t heat up correctly. If you’re experiencing inconsistent heat, this may be the problem. You’ll need to replace the thermostat if it’s faulty.
If your oven suddenly stopped working, it could be due to a power issue.
- Check to see if the circuit breaker has tripped. If it has, reset the breaker and try again.
- If that doesn’t work, check the wiring to see if there are any loose wires.
- Next, make sure you’re plugged into a 240v connection. If it’s an electric oven, a standard power unit will not be enough.
If you’ve checked all of these things and your oven still isn’t working, we recommend calling a professional like the expert oven repair team at Handler Appliance.
We hope this article was helpful in diagnosing and repairing your LG oven not heating up! Be sure to check out our other articles for more tips on home appliance repair like our guides on a dishwasher leaving dishes wet, and what to do with a stinky washer.