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Why is my Oven Overheating?

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Ovens often last many years, but sometimes problems can occur. Overheating is a common issue which can be caused by a variety of reasons. In today’s blog post, we discuss some of the reasons overheating can occur, helping you to prevent this issue.

Common Reasons

The thermostat is responsible for regulating the temperature of your oven. If the thermostat breaks it may sense the temperature incorrectly and consequently overheat the oven.

Another issue that may cause your oven to overheat is the failure of the heating element. If the element does not receive the signal to stop heating, the oven van overheat.

In such cases that the heating element is not the cause of the issue, the temperature sensor may have failed. If you have noticed that your oven has certain “hot spots”, it may be that your fan is not working properly, causing food to be overcooked or burnt.


Many of us don’t pay attention to how our oven is working, which is understandable. However, if you know how long your oven usually takes to heat up and cool down, you’ll begin to notice the signs that something may be up if this process starts to take longer than usual.

Where you notice an issue, it is wise to contact a professional oven repair expert, ensuring that you can prevent a full breakdown.

Cooker Solutions

If you have noticed a problem with your oven, we welcome you to contact our trusted team. We are available 9am to 9pm Monday to Sunday. What’s more, we don’t charge any extra for evening or weekend bookings if booked before 6pm. To make an appointment, please call today on 0203 478 0883 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.