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Why is my Oven Overheating and Cutting Out?

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One of the main causes of an oven overheating and cutting out is an issue with the thermostat. There are, however, a variety of other issues that could cause this problem. The latest Cooker Solutions blog post discusses the various reasons why your oven may overheat and cut out.


If there is a problem with your thermostat or sensor, your oven will cut out as a safety feature to avoid the oven getting too hot.

In order to solve this issue, a thermostat replacement will be necessary.

Heating Elements

The elements in your oven can become damaged in a number of ways. If the heating elements are the cause of your oven cutting out, there is likely to be a problem with the wiring or a leakage issue.

Once again, should this component of your oven be the cause of the fault, you will need a specialist technician to inspect the oven and the carry out any repairs or replacements as necessary.

Electrical Faults

There are many kinds of electrical faults that may cause your oven to shut down. Some modern ovens will display an error code should there be an electrical fault, which will help an experienced electrical oven technician to find and fix the problem.


It is not just gas ovens that require ventilation. Whilst the thermostat may be the cause of the oven overheating, inadequate ventilation may also be the cause. Consequently, if there is inadequate ventilation to the oven, the oven may overheat and cut out.

A specialist oven technician will be able to assess your appliance and ensure appropriate ventilation is present.

Cooker Solutions

If you are experiencing an issue with your oven or hob, it is our job to fix it. Book your appointment with us today by calling 0203 478 0883. Alternatively, we welcome you to send your enquiry through to our online contact form and we’ll be in touch shortly.