My Oven is Not Turning Off. How to fix it?

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Does your oven turn on and off soon, stay on for a long time, turn itself on or turn off on its own? The reasons for the unstable oven operation can be very different. Basically, they include faults in the electrical wiring (usually insulation), a breakdown of one of the oven components, or the entire oven. To fix your oven, it is usually necessary to check some components and troubleshoot the operation problems or replace some of its components.

Since there are many possible reasons, it is difficult to determine exactly why the electric oven is not turning off. To help to get oven repair you need a special diagnostic, and this is work for an experienced qualified specialist.

It is important to study carefully the instruction manual. If the design of the device does not provide such a mode of operation (not turning off right after pushing the off button), you need to de-energize the device and call a repairman who will make a diagnosis and fix the problem.

Common reasons why the oven is not turning off

If you notice that even after turning off your oven continues to work, do not get upset, it is quite possible that the oven should work this way. Modern ovens have built-in ventilation to help cool the oven faster and prevent overheating of its outer walls. Take a look at the problems, often appearing with turning off and on.



How to fix

Thermal protection activated

The oven won’t turn off due to overheating: the thermal protection is activated and the power circuit is broken. But there are many reasons for this: a breakdown of the sensor or temperature controller and a cooling fan can also be broken down. Only an experienced repairman can accurately determine the cause.

You just need to wait and the ventilation system will turn off on its own. Or call a professional repairman to find the reason.

Network overload protection

If your stove turns off after turning on or can’t turn off, thus the residual current devices in your apartment most likely can’t be used for such loads.

Try restarting the network yourself. But if that hasn’t worked still, сall an electrician, and let him understand the reason and fix it.

Out of contacts

The oven won’t turn off due to loose or oxidized internal contacts.

Finding broken contacts inside the device is best left to a professional. But if you have the necessary equipment for repairing, you can try to fix the problem yourself. Or just replace them with the new ones. 

Integrity of the insulation is failed

If the insulation of the contacts is broken for some reason, they can come into contact with each other and with the metal case. In any case, the result will be a short circuit with unpredictable consequences. Broken insulation and damaged wires must be urgently replaced, but it is easy to get confused in the system of wires – it is better to entrust this to a specialist.

Most often, the wires come off the heating elements: they need to be cleaned and fixed again. At the same time, check the wiring in all other heating elements, even if there are no problems with them yet.

Broil element burned

Quite often, your oven won’t turn off because of problems inside the heating elements. If something burns out there, this can lead to faults of the insulation in the spiral, followed by a short circuit.

You can replace non-working parts on your own. But if you haven’t been able to do it, you need to contact a specialist who can determine the causes of broil element burning. 

Thermal sensor error

A faulty temperature sensor does not transmit temperature data to the control module, and of course, it turns off the stove in order to avoid damage to other stove components due to overheating. It is worse if the sensor works and your oven is not turning off: it is quite likely that there would be overheating with all emerging consequences.

If you notice that the oven turns off quickly or, moreover overheating, you should urgently disconnect it from the network. If the problem is with the thermal sensor, call a specialist who will find the causes of the problem.

Temperature sensor does not work

If the sensor or switch that controls the temperature fails, the oven may start to overheat.

Observe the temperature in the oven, decreasing or increasing it. If the heating does not change at all, then the sensor is broken and needs to be replaced urgently.

Power switch broken

The same as with the temperature sensor: a faulty temperature controller can cause the oven to overheat.

A defective switch will need to be replaced.

Faulty mode switch

A broken mode switch can operate unpredictably: give unexpected commands, and as a result, the actions of the electric stove oven are difficult to predict. 

The switch cannot be repaired, it should be changed.

Oven control board broken

In modern devices, everything is controlled by electronics. Therefore, the consequences can be very diverse in case of any breakdowns or malfunctions of the stove, including turning the electric oven on and off, and its premature shutdown or spontaneous switching on.

The control module must be replaced.

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Useful tips for using your oven

If you are going to buy an oven, you should give preference to models equipped with a good oven control board and both types of coolers. Such an element will be more convenient to use – it is safer to work with because there are much fewer opportunities to burn your hands; it is more economical and functional. The best option is an oven with a convection function, which will speed up the preparation of the dish and make it tasty and fragrant due to the evenly baking of all layers.

In order for the fan to serve without breakdowns, follow the simple oven care tips:

  • wipe it with a damp cloth after each cooking;
  • clean the surfaces and blades of the cooler with a special tool at least once a month;
  • do not use aggressive cleaning agents;
  • do not put the baking sheet on the bottom during cooking – this prevents the correct distribution of hot air.

If the oven still doesn’t work, call the professional craftsman

In the event of a fan breakdown, you should not delay contacting the craftsman. Atlas Appliances Repair will not only deal with the reasons but will also repair or replace this part at home. You should not experiment with oven repair on your own if the non-working fan is only a consequence of another, more serious malfunction. It is better to entrust your home assistant to an experienced service center master.


One of the most common causes of a not working oven is a burnt-out heating element: the upper or lower ones. You can check them visually: there should not be any dark spots, swellings, cracks, or other mechanical damage on a working heating element after turning on the oven.

The electric oven remains hot for about 30 minutes after it has been switched off. A gas oven keeps heat for about 20 minutes.

Make sure the network is energized. It is possible that the electricity has gone out in the whole house. What to do if the oven doesn’t work:

  1. During normal operation of the electrical wiring, we recommend checking the plug of the electric oven cord and the fastening contacts.
  2. Don’t forget to inspect the cable for breaks.
  3. If you see no apparent reason, call a professional repairman who can help you fix the problem.

Turn on the electric oven. Set the temperature regime to 50 degrees, and put a special thermometer inside. Check the temperature readings on the thermometer at the moment the oven thermostat is activated (or turned off) when the set temperature is exceeded.

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