Is there anything more frustrating than a cooker which is heating slowly? You leave it to pre-heat for 20 minutes, but alas, it's still not at the desired temperature when you come to place your food in the oven! If you're experiencing this trouble with your gas oven, we're here to help you resolve this issue.
Why is my gas oven heating slowly?
If your gas oven takes a little while to reach the temperature you've set it at, there's most likely an internal issue with your cooker. Here's a look at a few reasons your gas oven may be heating slowly.
The thermostat in your gas oven is the cooker part which controls the amount of gas within the oven. This allows the oven to reach a certain temperature and not heat up any further as the gas valve then closes. If your gas oven thermostat is faulty, it may not allow enough gas into the oven cavity for it to heat up properly.
Buy a replacement gas oven thermostat here and follow our guide on how to replace it.
Your gas oven ignitor is responsible for releasing the flow of gas to your cooker which works to heat it up. If your ignitor is broken, the gas will not be able to fill your oven and the valve will not be able to release any gas. If you think this could be why your gas oven is heating slowly, simply replace your ignitor and see if this helps the problem!
Buy a replacement gas oven ignitor here.
Your gas oven may be heating slowly due to a broken gas safety valve. If the gas safety valve is getting stuck or not opening up properly, this could lead to your cooker heating slowly and even getting too hot. This is a more serious issue than the aforementioned problems and you should call a professional or your gas company right away if you smell any gas near your cooker.
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We hope this has helped you diagnose the issue that is causing your gas oven to heat slowly! If you're unsure which part you need for your cooker model, be sure to use our system by entering your manufacturer and model number on the homepage or give us a call on 02920 452 510.