Gorenje Oven Is Overheating [How To Fix]

If your Gorenje oven is overheating but you have no idea why, you are in the right place. In this article, we will look at the possible causes of this problem and how to fix them.

Gorenje Oven Is Overheating — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Gorenje oven is overheating and what to do about them.

1. Ventilation

If your Gorenje oven is overheating, it may be because it isn’t getting proper ventilation. If the oven doesn’t get proper ventilation during use, it will overheat causing it to shut off during the baking cycle. Make sure that your Gorenje oven is properly ventilated. If the oven is properly ventilated but it still overheats, keep reading to learn the other possible reasons.

2. Bake Element

The bake element is one of the main heating components in an oven. When the bake function is selected, this component turns on and starts to heat. If the bake element malfunctions, it could cause it to produce more heat than usual. Read this article: Gorenje Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to learn how to replace the bake element in your Gorenje oven.

3. Thermostat

If the bake element isn’t faulty but your Gorenje oven is overheating, the thermostat may be the cause. The thermostat monitors the oven’s temperature while baking. If the thermostat fails, it won’t regulate the oven’s temperature. This will cause the oven to overheat. Note that not all ovens use thermostats. Below, we show you how to replace this component in a Gorenje oven…

Step 1: As always, make sure to disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the power cord from the outlet. If your oven is installed to a cabinet, disconnect the power by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Slide out the two racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 4: On the upper back wall of the oven, you will see the thermostat’s capillary tube seated on two clips. Lift the capillary tube off the clips.

Step 5: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 6: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws holding the oven to the cabinet. There are two screws on each side.

Step 7: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 8: Pull off the temperature control knob from the oven’s front panel.

Step 9: When you pull the knob off, you will see two screws. Take out these two screws using the Philips head screws.

Step 10: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s two top panels in place.

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Step 11: Lift the top panels off and set them aside.

Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s back access panel in place as well.

Step 13: Lift the access panel off and set it aside.

Step 14: Pull out the thermostat’s capillary tube through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 15: Unscrew the metal retainer which holds the thermostat’s wire in place.

Step 16: Take a picture of the thermostat to note where each wire goes.

Step 17: Get a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 18: Using the pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wires connected to the thermostat.

Step 19: Remove the thermostat from the oven.

Step 20: Get a new thermostat for your Gorenje oven.

Step 21: Connect the wires to the thermostat using the picture you took for reference.

Step 22: Position the thermostat on the oven’s front panel.

Step 23: Hold the front panel in place using the two Philips head screws.

Step 24: Pass the capillary tube to the oven’s rear.

Step 25: Screw back the metal retainer which holds the thermostat’s wire in place.

Step 26: Push the capillary tube through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 27: Position the temperature control knob on the shaft of the thermostat.

Step 28: Push the control knob into place.

Step 29: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 30: Return the two top panels and secure them using the screws.

Step 31: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 32: Return the four Philips head screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 33: Position the capillary tube back on the mounting clips.

Step 34: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 35: Shut the oven door.

Step 36: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet or switch the circuit breaker back on.

The video below will show you how to replace the thermostat in a Gorenje oven.

If the steps above for replacing a thermostat don’t work on your Gorenje oven model, read this article: Gorenje Oven Grill [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions]

4. Temperature Sensor

The temperature sensor has the same job as the thermostat. Since a thermostat isn’t used in every oven, the oven models without them use temperature sensors. If your Gorenje oven model uses a temperature sensor, follow these steps to test and replace it…

Step 1: Before starting the repair, make sure to disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the cord from the outlet. If your Gorenje oven isn’t plugged into an outlet, switch the circuit breaker off instead.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Open the door of your Gorenje oven.

Step 4: There are two Philips head screws on each side of the oven’s frame which secure it to the cabinet. Take out these screws using the Philips head screwdriver.

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Step 5: Once you have taken out the screws, lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 6: Set the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 7: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the top panel of the oven in place.

Step 8: Lift the top panel off and set aside.

Step 9: Unscrew the oven’s back panel as well.

Step 10: Lift the back panel off.

Step 11: Disconnect the wire plug from the temperature sensor.

Step 12: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 13: Touch the two probes of the multimeter to the two pins in the temperature sensor’s wire plug.

Step 14: Look at the multimeter’s display. The reading of the temperature sensor should be around 1100 ohms at room temperature. If the reading you see on the multimeter is far off from this, the sensor is faulty.

Step 15: Take out the screws which hold the sensor to the oven.

Step 16: Slide the sensor out of the oven and get a replacement.

Step 17: Slide the new sensor into the oven.

Step 18: Hold the sensor in place with the two screws.

Step 19: Connect the wire plug to the new temperature sensor.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 21: Return the top panel as well.

Step 22: Hold the top panel in place with the screws.

Step 23: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 24: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws you took out earlier on.

Step 25: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 26: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet or switch the circuit breaker back on.

5. Cooling Fan

If you have checked the components above but they aren’t faulty, the cooling fan may be the reason your Gorenje oven is overheating. The fan blows cool air in the oven to prevent it from getting too hot. If the fan fails, the oven will overheat. Below, we show you how to replace your Gorenje oven’s cooling fan…

Step 1: First, make sure to disconnect the oven’s power before starting the repair. Do this by unplugging the power cord from the outlet. If your oven isn’t plugged into an outlet, switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: If your Gorenje oven is installed to a cabinet, it should be uninstalled. To do this, first open the oven door.

Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the oven to the cabinet. You will need a Philips head screwdriver to do this. There are two screws on each side of the oven’s frame.

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Step 4: Once you have remove the screws, lift the oven and pull it out of the cabinet.

Step 5: Set the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 6: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the oven’s two top panels in place. There should be about 10 screws holding the top panel in place.

Step 7: Lift the two top panels off the oven. Be careful while doing this as the edges of the panels are sharp.

Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear panel in place.

Step 9: Lift the panel off the oven.

Step 10: There are twist retainers at the top of the oven. Unhook the wires from these retainers.

Step 11: The support panel of the cooling fan is held in place by four screws. These screws are located on the side panels. Take out the four screws which hold the support panel to the oven’s side panels.

Step 12: Take a picture of the cooling fan to note where each wire goes on it.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the cooling fan.

Step 14: Lift the cooling fan’s support panel up.

Step 15: The screws which hold the cooling fan in place are underneath the support panel. Take out the screws using the Philips head screwdriver. There are six screws.

Step 16: Lift the cooling fan off the support panel.

Step 17: Get a new cooling fan for your Gorenje oven.

Step 18: Position the new cooling fan on the support panel.

Step 19: Hold the cooling fan to the support panel using the six Philips head screws.

Step 20: Lower the support panel.

Step 21: Connect the wires to the terminals of the cooling fan making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 22: Return the four Philips head screws on the sides of the oven which hold the cooling fan’s support panel in place.

Step 23: Hook all the wires at the top of the oven back in the twist retainers.

Step 24: Return the oven’s rear panel.

Step 25: Hold the rear panel in place using the Philips head screws.

Step 26: Reposition the two top panels on the oven.

Step 27: Hold the two top panels of the oven in place using the 10 Philips head screws.

Step 28: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 29: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the four Philips head screws you took out earlier on.

Step 30: Shut the oven door.

Step 31: Reconnect the oven’s power by plugging the power cord back in or switching the circuit breaker back on.

The video below will show you how to replace the cooling fan in your Gorenje oven.

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