If your oven still runs when you turn it off, it can be quite frightening. That is why in this article, we will show you what to do if you’ve turned your oven off but it still heats.
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Oven Off But Still Heating — How To Fix
If you’ve turned your oven off but it’s still heating, it may be because of a faulty, thermostat, temperature sensor, or control board.
1. The Thermostat
Follow the steps listed below to replace the thermostat in an oven…
Step 1: For safety, you will need to unplug the oven from the outlet.
Step 2: Pull out the control knob of the oven.
Step 3: After pulling out the knob, you will see two screws, take them out.
Step 4: Next, remove the screws which hold the oven’s upper back panel in place.
Step 5: Remove the back panel.
Step 6: Pull out the thermostat.
Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the thermostat then disconnect them.
Step 8: Test the thermostat for continuity using a multimeter. Replace the thermostat if there is no continuity. Click here if you would like to know how to test an oven thermostat.
Step 9: Get a new thermostat and connect the wires to it.
Step 10: Position the thermostat and hold it in place using the two screws.
Step 11: Go to the oven interior and remove the thermostat rod from the clip. You can now remove the thermostat.
Step 12: Pass the new thermostat rod through the hole in the oven and sit it on the clips.
Step 13: Align the oven’s back panel and secure with the screws.
Step 14: Plug the oven back in.
The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the thermostat in an oven.
2. The Temperature Sensor
To replace the temperature sensor in an oven, follow these steps…
Step 1: As always, unplug the oven.
Step 2: For safety, it’s best to put on some gloves.
Step 3: Take out all the screws which secure the back panel of the oven.
Step 4: Now you can remove the back panel.
Step 5: Unplug the wire harness connected to the temperature sensor.
Step 6: Remove the screw that holds the temperature sensor in place.
Step 7: Pull out the sensor and test it using a multimeter. Get a new temperature sensor if there is no continuity. If you would like to know how to test an oven sensor, click here.
Step 8: Slide the new sensor into the hole and hold it in place with the screw.
Step 9: Reconnect the wire harness to the temperature sensor.
Step 10: Reposition the back panel of the oven and secure it with the screws.
Step 11: Plug the oven back in.
The video below will walk you through the process of replacing the temperature sensor in an oven.
3. The Control Board
To replace the control board in your oven, do the following…
Step 1: First, make sure to the disconnect the oven from the outlet to avoid the risk of getting shocked.
Step 2: Turn the around to access the back.
Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the upper back panel of the oven in place. There will be some at the top and two sides.
Step 4: Remove the back panel.
Step 5: Take out the four screws securing the control board to the oven.
Step 6: Now, take a picture of where the wires go on the control board to make it easier to connect them to the new one.
Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the control board.
Step 8: Using a putty knife, carefully pry off the overlay from the control board
Step 9: Get a new control board and transfer the overlay to it making sure that it is properly aligned.
Step 10: Connect the wires to the control board.
Step 11: Secure the control board to the oven with the four screws.
Step 12: Reposition the back panel of the oven and secure it with the screws.
Step 13: Plug the oven in.
Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the control board in an oven.
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Why Is My Oven Off But Fan Still On?
After cooking, the oven is still hot. To prevent it from overheating, the cooling fan turns on. After about 30 minutes, the cooling fan should turn off. If the cooling doesn’t turn off after thirty minutes, contact a technician to identify and fix the problem.
What Happens If You Forget To Turn The Oven Off?
Well, if the door of your oven is closed and there is no food in it, there is a very low chance of any thing happening. However, remember that it’s still very dangerous to do so. If you leave the oven door open, the heat from the oven could melt the knobs, this in turn could cause a fire. If there is any wood, cloth, or paper close by, it would result in a major fire.
Should I Turn My Oven Off At The Wall?
If your oven is not in use, you should turn it off from the wall. If the outlet your oven is plugged into doesn’t have a switch, you will have to unplug the oven. When you turn your oven off, electricity still passes into it if the outlet it’s plugged into is still on.