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Why Won’t My Wolf Oven Heat Up?

Posted January 15, 2021 in Wolf Oven Repair by Steven M

If you’re wondering, “why won’t my Wolf oven heat up?”, then you’ve come to the right place!

And, I assure you that you’re not the only one!

In fact, whether you have a Wolf oven, or any other brand name oven, an oven that won’t heat up properly is a very common occurrence.  

So, if your Wolf oven won’t heat up, here are a few things you can try to get cooking again.

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Oven Has Power But Won’t Heat Up At All

If your Wolf oven has power but won’t heat up, you’ll likely want to check the following components:

  • Electric Heating Element
  • Gas Igniter
  • Oven Control Panel
  • Oven Door Switch

If any of these components are not working properly, you’re bound to have troubles with your Wolf appliance. ‘Let’s take a look at each of the following issues individually.

Damaged Electric Heating Element

oven heating element

If your Wolf oven has power but won’t heat, the most likely culprit is a damaged or faulty heating element. Although inconvenient, heating elements take a lot of wear and tear from continuously being heated and cooled down. So, it’s not uncommon to have them burn out. But, before you check the heating element, you’ll want to perform a hard reset by unplugging your Wolf oven from the outlet. Then, once you’ve ruled out an issue with your power supple, try to look for signs of damage to the heating elements themselves. Signs of damage include:

  • Blistering
  • Cracks
  • Breaks
  • Discoloration

Broken Ignitor in Gas Ovens

broken igniter

When turned to the ‘on’ position, the ignitor creates the spark that is used to light your gas oven. In other words, if the ignitor doesn’t produce a spark, the oven won’t be able to heat up when needed.

However, it can be difficult to tell if an ignitor is broken just by looking at one. Therefore, a multimeter is needed to perform the real test. Of course, you can do this on your own.  However, if you suspect you’ve got a broken igniter, the best thing to do is call a repair technician.

Professional appliance repair technicians have the right knowledge and tools to find and fix the problem in as little time as possible.

Malfunctioning Oven Control Panel

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Oven control panels allow you to set cooking temperatures, as well as controlling any other features that your Wolf oven may have. The control panel also allows you to turn on the broiler feature, set a timer, turn on the oven light, etc.

You can tell your oven control panel is broken if you see an error message in the display window. In other cases, you’ll be able to tell that your control panel is malfunctioning when it simply doesn’t respond to your touch. If you see an error message, try turning the oven’s power off. Wait a few minutes and then turn the power back on.

This might be able to reset the circuit and the control panel might work properly again. However, if your oven still won’t heat properly? Don’t hesitate to reach out to an appliance repair service. They’ll put you in touch with a professional repair technician as soon as possible who will help to get your appliance running again.

Broken Oven Door Switch

oven door switch

You can tell your oven door switch is broken if the light in your oven won’t turn off even when the oven door is closed properly.

Alternatively, another way to tell that your oven door switch might be broken is when you attempt to run a self-clean cycle. When the door switch is broken, the oven won’t be able to tell that the door is closed properly. Therefore, the cleaning cycle won’t start, and the oven won’t begin to produce any heat.

If your Wolf oven has power but won’t heat up, and you’re not sure how to diagnose the issue, don’t be shy! Contact a professional appliance repair service. Trained appliance repair technicians will help you to correctly diagnose and repair the problem.

If you notice any of these, you’ll likely need to replace the entire heating element.

Fortunately, with the right parts and a little professional know-how, the good news is that replacing a heating element is an easy and inexpensive fix.

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Oven Has No Power Supply

If your Wolf oven has no power supply, you’ll need to check for a blown fuse or tripped breaker.

Blown Fuse/Tripped Breaker

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A blown fuse or tripped breaker means that your oven won’t have any power supply because the circuit has been cut short. In this situation, there’s an easy fix.

First, make sure to unplug your Wolf oven from the outlet. Then, find and open your fuse box or breaker panel. Look for the fuse or breaker connected to the oven. If it’s a breaker, it will likely be in the ‘off’ position. Turn the switch ‘on’ and this should restore power to the oven.

If you have a fuse that’s been blown, you’ll need to replace it. However, if you continue to trip your breaker or blow fuses, and your Wolf oven still doesn’t have power supply, contact an electrician immediately to help diagnose the issue.

Weak Or Improperly Wired Circuit Breakers

circuit breakers

Loose or melted wires are a good indication that your circuits aren’t up to code. Not to mention the fact that this can be a real fire hazard!

If you believe you have weak or improperly wired circuit breakers, you’ll need to call an electrician right away!

Weak or improperly wired breakers can short out your appliance or, worse, start an electrical fire.

Oven Stopped Working During Or After A Self-Cleaning Cycle

Self cleaning mode in wolf ovenn

The oven self-cleaning cycle requires the appliance to generate a significant amount of heat. In some situations, this can cause a fuse to trip.If you run your oven’s self-cleaning cycle and the power stops working, chances are you’ve got a tripped breaker. Unplug your oven from the outlet. Go to your home’s main electrical panel. Locate the breaker and flip it to the ‘on’ position. This should turn the power supply to your Wolf oven back on.

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