Why is my Elite Gourmet French Door Convection Oven not heating?

Why Is My Elite Gourmet French Door Convection Oven Not Heating?

Are you feeling the heat in the kitchen, but not from your Elite Gourmet French Door Convection Oven because it just won’t heat?

Well, here is why your oven is not heating up and what you can do to fix each possible cause..

Why Is My Elite Gourmet French Door Convection Oven Not Heating?

From power supply hiccups to a rebellious thermostat, below is why your oven is cold.

Power supply fault

Power supply issues could be a potential cause for an Elite Gourmet French Door Convection Oven not heating.

What to do

Checking the plug, circuit breaker, outlet, and fuse can help you identify and resolve these issues.

In simple language, what I’m saying is that common causes of power supply issues are a blown fuse or a faulty electrical outlet.

That being so, start by unplugging the oven and plugging in another appliance to see if the outlet is working.

Next, proceed to check if the oven is plugged in properly.

After that, verify that the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped.

More solutions

If you are not yet lucky, then the issue may lie within the oven itself.

So see if you can replace the fuse -or contact a professional to help you do that.


Defective heating element

A bad heating element may also stop your oven from heating (The heating element generates heat inside the oven, so there will be zero heat if it’s faulty)

What to do

I encourage you to check the functionality, connections, positioning, and condition of the heating coils to see if they’re okay or any need to be replaced.

To be clear:

To determine if your Elite Gourmet French Door Convection Oven has a failed heating element, see if the heating coils are working.

If not, then chances are that you might have to buy a replacement.

Bonus tip

You can just inspect the heating element with your plain eyes-see if it is glowing (it will glow only when it is working properly).

So get a new one if there’s no glow.

Before thinking of a replacement:

Before considering changing out the heating element, you can try troubleshooting tips such as checking for any loose connections, ensuring that the element is properly positioned, and observing it for any signs of damage/burning.

It is only after these steps fail to restore heating that you should consider swapping it out.


Why Is My Elite Gourmet French Door Convection Oven Not Heating?

More possible reasons

Malfunctioning temperature sensors

The temp sensors are another potential trigger of the fault because they affect the accuracy of temperature readings in your oven.

What to do

Now, repositioning, checking wiring and connections, cleaning, and replacing the sensor (if necessary) may fix the problem.


Nonfunctional Temperature Sensor

A defective thermostat may also be behind your oven heating woes.

Recall that the temp sensor detects and regulates the oven’s internal temperature, meaning that if it isn’t operating correctly, there’s a likelihood it will not accurately measure the temp, resulting in poor heating (or no heat at all).

What to do

  • Reposition the sensor– The sensor may need repositioning to ensure it’s in the correct location for accurate readings.
  • Check for faulty wiring– Faulty wiring in the sensor can prevent it from transmitting temperature data correctly. In fact, any loose connections or damaged wires can disrupt the sensor’s functionality so check carefully and fix where you notice a loose connection/burned wires.
  • Clean sensor– A buildup of dirt or debris on the sensor can as well affect its performance so check and clean.


Bad thermostat

If you have ruled out the temperature sensor as the root cause of your oven’s heating hiccup, turn your attention to the thermostat ..

Yup, it is not always innocent and the truth is, it breaks down quite often (and if it isn’t functioning flawlessly, it may not be sending the correct signals to the heating elements).

Here the best thing you can do is swap out the thermostat and see how things go.

Helpful troubleshooting tips

To troubleshoot the stat, there are some easy steps you can first try out:

First, check if the thermostat is set to the desired temperature and ensure that it isn’t on the ‘off’ position.

Next, if the thermostat settings are correct, you can test its accuracy using an oven thermometer.

All you need to do is simply preheat the oven to a specific temperature and compare it to the reading on the thermometer.

Now, if you notice a significant difference between the readings, it’s likely that the thermostat is broken and you need a new one.

Bonus tip

elite gourmet oven not heating

Be sure to calibrate the temp if it is not heating to your set temp (calibration brings accuracy when it comes to temp readings).

Indeed, as regards calibration, you could try to increase or reduce the temp by between 30 to 35 degrees for the best temperature performance(The thermostat tends to be inaccurate because some heat escapes through doors).


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