Signs Your Convection Oven Isn’t Working Right

Nothing is more frustrating than an oven that isn’t working right when you’re trying to prepare a meal. Luckily, there are usually signs that your oven is beginning to malfunction, so you can repair it before it stops working entirely. Read on for more information on convection ovens and how to know when they’re not working properly.


What is a convection oven?

A convection oven has a fan and exhaust system that regular, conventional ovens don’t have. This system helps blow hot air over and around the food and then vents it back out. As hot air is distributed on the food, it cooks it quickly and evenly. Many home cooks opt for this kind of oven because it guarantees an easier and quicker cooking time for most recipes.

How do you know if your convection oven is malfunctioning?

The most common sign that your convection oven isn’t working properly is that the fan is not spinning correctly or at all. If your oven isn’t heating properly or is taking much longer than usual to get hot, this could all point to a malfunctioning fan. If you don’t hear a whirring sound when the oven is on, the fan is most likely not spinning. Since oven repairs can be tricky, and potentially dangerous if you’re not entirely sure what you’re doing, you should always call a professional repair company.

What are some other signs that your convection oven isn’t working right?

Besides a fan that won’t spin, there are other signs that your oven may not be working properly. These signs include:

  • Longer cooking times than usual
  • Strange sounds from the fan
  • Fan stopping or starting abruptly
  • Food not cooking evenly
  • Burning or odd smells


Have a convection oven that isn’t working right? Give Express Appliance Repair a call today! We’re here for all your appliance-related needs.