Even though ovens are such a common appliance in our homes, we’re guessing that many of you don’t know how they work. At All-Pro Appliance Repair we like to make sure that our customers are well informed. Here is some basic information about the operation of your oven’s thermostat. If you have a question that isn’t answered below feel free to give us a call. Our staff is highly knowledgeable and professionally trained to provide you with accurate, helpful information.

Within your oven’s control panel there is a thermostat. This is a component filled with liquid that senses the oven’s internal temperature. It responds to this temperature to shut off when the desired heat has been reached and to maintain that temperature throughout the cooking process.

If your thermostat breaks your oven will not be able to moderate its temperature accurately, resulting in improper cooking of foods. Sometimes it will prevent the heating elements from being activated at all. For a trained professional repairing an oven’s thermostat is a fairly simple procedure. Most ovens have control panels in the back, so the technician will have to pull your oven away from the wall. The wires will be inspected and individually tested for continuity. The contact terminals, which allow electricity to flow to all the components of your oven, will also be cleaned and inspected. If the thermostat itself is the problem it will be easily and cheaply replaced.

Remember that even though the repair and replacement of your oven’s thermostat does not sound too complicated it must be performed by a Washington DC appliance repair professional. There are many electrical components to inspect and service, as well as a complicated wiring system. You rely on your oven too much to allow anyone else to service it. At All-Pro Appliance Repair we have the training and the knowledge to make sure that your appliances are operating smoothly.

We hope you have found this information helpful. You live with your appliances every day, so you should get to know them a little better. If you find that you still have questions about your Washington DC oven’s thermostat call All-Pro Appliance Repair today.