KitchenAid is undoubtedly among some of the best companies when it comes to kitchenware. It is highly rated by its customers and has great utility. While the KitchenAid Oven comes with an extensive user manual there are still some minor issues users seem to face.
Don’t worry if your KitchenAid Oven is not working properly, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the problems the KitchenAid Oven faces and how to solve them.
KitchenAid Oven Problems
1) The oven isn’t turning on?
Before you panic, we want you to know that it’s completely normal for the oven to not turn on at all. This issue is usually faced when there’s an inadequate power supply. Like all other kitchen appliances, the Kitchenaid Oven also requires a constant power supply.
According to the official guidelines you have to make sure the oven is connected to a grounded, secure socket. In the case of an electric oven, 240V of electricity is required to operate the oven, while a gas oven needs around 120V of uninterrupted gas.
Look around the main circuit board and see if there’s been a circuit trip. If the circuits have tripped, you’ll have to put the circuit back on before operating the KitchenAid Oven.
2) Oven Ignitor malfunction.
An ignitor malfunction is very common in most ovens. The ignitor not only ignites a flame but also opens the gas valve. Once the gas valve is open it allows gas to pass through the ignitor and ignite a flame and maintain the temperature inside the oven. A faulty ignitor won’t allow any gas to run through the oven. In simple words, the oven won’t work at all.
At times, simply cleaning the ignitor solves the issue. The ignitor tends to easily get blocked with carbon residuals and dirt particles. Just carefully open the ignitor cap and clean it with a tissue paper or a wet towel. While you do this, don’t forget to disconnect the KitchenAid from the main power and gas supply.
If you’re not well equipped to access and clean the ignitor on your own, it is best to seek professional help. Get in touch with the official helpline or a local oven repair service.
3) Don’t forget to turn off the control lock function!!
The control lock function is an inbuilt lock, which if activated can lock all settings. At times, users tend to accidentally activate the control lock button and then can’t figure out why the oven won’t follow any command. To unlock the controls, find the control lock button and hold it for 3 seconds or longer, till the lock gets activated.
The settings vary from model to model, read the instruction manual to find your oven’s control lock.
4) Who doesn’t hate error codes?
Is the oven showing an error code? We completely understand how annoying error codes can get but you need to understand that error codes aren’t as bad as we think they are. The error code is the oven telling you that there’s something wrong and you need to fix it.
How do you fix it? To answer that question, you will have to carefully read the user instruction manual. The manual is loaded with information regarding the oven. Every user must understand the manual before operating the oven. This way users will have a better grip on the oven and would be familiar with the dos and don’ts of running a Kitchenaid Oven.
If nothing seems to work, you can always switch the oven off and connect it again. Most of the time the error goes away.
5) Check the convection fan?
If you have a convection fan, one that uses hot air generated by an inbuilt fan to cook food, you’ll have to be careful about the fan. The fan motor is prone to damage due to overuse. Make sure not to overheat the oven for longer durations. At times the fan is working but fails to produce even heat, in that case, you’ll have to get your oven accessed by a professional.
When is the right time to call the official helpline?
If none of the above-mentioned solutions help, it is best to get in touch with a professional. Always remember, it is never safe to take a risk when it comes to kitchen appliances.