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How To Diagnose A Wolf Oven That Turns Off On Its Own

Posted December 22, 2020 in Wolf Oven Repair by Steven M

As professional appliance technicians, we fully know and understand how frustrating it can be when your Wolf Oven starts acting weird and shutting off on its own. After all, you rely on your appliances and need them in good working order!However, when you first notice a small glitch, it’s easy to shrug it off and forget about it. But it’s important to never ignore the signs of a malfunctioning oven. Below, we’ll be taking a look at what might potentially be causing your issue, as well as what you can do to resolve it. But first, it’s important to remember that your safety should always come first. So when working with any type of electrical appliance, start by turning off the power before making beginning any repairs.

Finally, if you don’t have any experience fixing electrical appliances, or if you’re unsure of how to proceed, it’s best to leave the repairs to a professional.

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Check The Circuit Breaker Panel

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If your oven turns off on its own, start by checking the circuit breaker panel. But remember, safety comes first! Before you ever touch your circuit breaker panel, make sure your Wolf oven is also turned off, and it’s never a bad idea to also unplug the appliance from the outlet, to avoid any risk of a power surge, which could fry your main control board.Then, check the circuit breaker panel.

If the breaker is in the ‘off’ position, you’ve found the problem. Turn it back to the ‘on’ position. Even if the breaker doesn’t appear to be flipped off, you can try flipping it off, and then back on again, which might reset the circuit.Then, plug your Wolf oven back in and test it to make sure it stays on. If your oven still turns off on its own, but the circuit breaker is ‘on,’ the problem might lie with the heating elements, door switch, temperature sensor, or control board.

Examine Your Heating Elements

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Wolf ovens need heating elements to function and cook food properly. When you turn on your oven and set the temperature, the heating elements heat up and start to cook your food. If your Wolf oven’s heating elements are damaged, they might not heat at all, or they might cause your oven to overheat. When a Wolf oven overheats, it will automatically turn off. This is a failsafe feature to protect you, your home, and the appliance itself. Damaged heating elements usually look cracked, blistered, or broken. However, it’s not always possible to tell that your heating elements are damaged just by looking at them.

Repair Your Broken Oven Today

If your Wolf Oven turns off on its own, and you suspect an issue with your elements, your best bet is to contact an experienced technician. Denver’s Best Repair knows Wolf appliances inside and out, and can easily help you to get your appliance working safely again.

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Seek A Professional Diagnostics

When it comes to appliance repair, you’re free to try and diagnose the problem on your own. Sometimes, like when dealing with a tripped breaker, there’s an easy fix. But when your Wolf oven starts acting weird and shuts off on its own, the solution might not be simple. Seeking a professional diagnosis will help you get back to cooking sooner rather than later. A good appliance technician knows what to do to make the right repairs quickly and easily. Need a hand with your Wolf appliance? Contact Denver Appliance Repair to work with a great technician for lasting results.

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Make Sure The Door Switch Is Working Properly

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All Wolf ovens have a door switch, which might occasionally start to malfunction. The door switch is what turns your oven light on when you open the door, and is also responsible for telling the control board when the door is open or closed. If the oven doesn’t sense that the door switch is working properly, your oven might turn off on its own. Once again, this is a safety feature designed to help prevent injuries.  If the oven light doesn’t go out when you close the door, you likely have a door switch problem.

Or, if you can feel a lot of heat coming out of your oven when the door is closed, you might also have an issue with a door switch that isn’t latching properly.

Replace The Temperature Sensor

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The temperature sensor in your Wolf Oven is responsible for making sure the heat is just right while cooking. If the temperature sensor is broken, your oven can either under or overheat. And, as we mentioned above, if the oven overheats, it will eventually turn off on its own to protect its other internal components. You can usually tell that you have a temperature sensor issue if your food overcooks, or if you can tell that your oven isn’t as hot as it once was.

However, to diagnose a faulty temperature sensor, you’ll need to use a multimeter, which can be a bit more challenging to use for the inexperienced homeowner. Therefore, this is a job best left to a Wolf Oven repair specialist.

Problems with the Control Board

A Wolf oven’s control board is what you use to get the appliance to turn on and off when needed. Additionally, you also use the control board to set the temperature, timers, turn the oven light on or off, and more. So if you start noticing that your oven turns off on its own, you could have problems with the control board.

If you suspect you have an issue with your control board, it’s best to contact your local Wolf appliance repair specialist.

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