Oven Shorted Out [Why & How To Fix]

If some components in your oven shorted out and you want to know how to fix them, this article is for you. We will show you why the components in your oven shorted out and the steps you need to follow to fix them.

Oven Light Shorted Out — How To Fix

If your light in your oven shorted out all of a sudden, it might because of a faulty light bulb. To replace the light bulb in an oven, follow these steps…

Step 1: First of all, unplug the oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door and take out the racks for easy access.

Step 3: Unscrew the light bulb cover.

Step 4: Unscrew the oven light bulb and get a new one.

Step 5: Screw the new one into place.

Step 6: Return the light bulb cover.

Step 7: Return the oven racks and close the door.

Step 8: Plug the oven back in.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the light bulb in an oven.

If your oven light still doesn’t work after replacing the light bulb, the light bulb socket is probably the component that shorted out. To replace the light bulb socket in an oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the appliance.

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Step 2: Turn the oven around and take out the screws which secure the back panel.

Step 3: Remove the back panel.

Step 4: Disconnect the two wires connected to the light bulb socket making sure to note where each one goes.

Step 5: Open the oven door and remove the light bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 6: Unscrew the bulb as well.

Step 7: Bend back the upper and lower tabs which secure the light socket. Have someone else push the back of the light socket as you do this.

Step 8: Now that the tabs are released, you can remove the light socket.

Step 9: Get a new light socket and push it in.

Step 10: Screw the light bulb into the socket.

Step 11: Also screw back the cover.

Step 12: Close the oven door.

Step 13: Reconnect the wires to the light socket.

Step 14: Return the back panel and hold it in place using the screws.

Step 15: Plug the oven back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the light bulb socket in an oven.

Oven Element Shorted Out — Cause And How To Fix

If the heating element in your oven shorted out, do not be alarmed. When the heating element is old, it will short out and stop working. If this has happened to your oven, you will need to replace the heating element. Read this article to learn how to replace an oven heating element step by step.

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Oven Shorted Out After Cleaning — How To Fix

If your oven shorted out after cleaning, it may be because it has fully dried. Opening the oven door and leaving it overnight should solve the issue. If your oven shorted out after using the self clean feature, the thermal fuse may have blown. The high temperature used during the self clean cycle could cause the thermal fuse to burn out. To test and replace the thermal fuse in an oven, follow these steps…

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Step 1: First, ensure that the power to the oven has been disconnected to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Turn the oven around to access the back.

Step 3: Now take out the screws at the top and and sides of the oven which secure the back panel.

Step 4: Remove the back panel.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires connected to the thermal fuse.

Step 6: Test the fuse for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new fuse. Click here to know more about testing an oven thermal fuse.

Step 7: Take out the screw which holds the thermal fuse to the back of the oven.

Step 8: Screw the new thermal fuse into place.

Step 9: Reconnect the wires to the fuse.

Step 10: Position the back panel of the oven and secure it using the screws.

Step 11: Plug the oven back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the thermal fuse in an oven.

How To Fix A Shorted Microwave Oven

If your microwave oven shorted out, it may be because of a faulty diode or capacitor. Read this article to learn how to replace these components in a microwave oven.  

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