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Is Your Oven Leaking Hot Air? Appliance Rescue Service Can Help!

When using your oven, have you noticed that there seems to be an abnormally high amount of hot air leaking out? 

Is the oven taking longer than normal to preheat?

Is food cooking unevenly – or taking longer to cook?

These are all signs that your oven may be leaking hot air. 

If you notice your oven leaking hot air, then Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas recommends replacing your oven gasket.

 

What is an Oven Gasket?

An oven gasket is the seal between your oven and the oven door. It is found around the outside of the oven, generally silver in color and made out of mesh-like material. When this oven gasket gets frayed or worn out, not only is your oven working less effectively, but it’s probably contributing to higher energy costs too!  

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How do I replace an Oven Gasket?

Replacing an oven gasket can be done at home with just a few simple steps:

1.    Order a New Gasket: Locate your oven’s model number and then search for a new oven gasket on Amazon or at your local home improvement store.

2.    Cut the Power: Before attempting to do anything to your oven, be sure to cut all power at the breaker. 

3.    Locate the End of the Gasket: Look around for the ends of the gasket. They are generally located near the bottom of the oven, inserted into two holes.

4.    Remove the Gasket: Once you’ve located the ends, begin pulling them out of the holes. Now, carefully dislodge gasket all along the perimeter. There are small clips holding it in place, so you may need needle nose pliers to remove some sections.

5.    Reinstall the New Gasket: Now that the old is out, you can install the new gasket! Simply line up each pin with the existing holes in the oven and begin placing the gasket accordingly.

As always, if you suspect an issue with your oven leaking hot air, call us at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas! We handle all types of Dallas oven repair, including oven door gasket replacements and more. You can expect fast, courteous, and quality service – and an oven that is back up and running in no time!

For a Stress-Free Holiday – Skip the Self Clean Mode!

Most ovens have it.

That handy little button that says “self clean.”

It sounds great, right?! A magic button you can press and your oven will just clean itself up – with no effort on your part! We know…you’re thinking to yourself, “Why doesn’t everything in life have a self clean mode?!”

We hate to burst your bubble, but the self clean mode is the last thing you want to use on your oven – especially before the holidays. At Appliance Rescue Dallas, we get so many calls from clients this time of year who have run their self clean mode to get ready for company, and now the oven won’t work.

 

Don’t less this be you! Avoid the self clean setting and here’s why:

 

#1: It Can Be Damaging.

If you haven’t run your self cleaning mode regularly, as in at least once every 6 months, then now is not the time to start. Self cleaning modes work by heating the oven to extremely high temperatures and melting off of the gunk and buildup on your oven, leaving you with nothing but ash to wipe out. This is great, except that those high temps can also damage the controls, racks if you forget to remove them, etc. They aren’t supposed to create issues, but they often to do, and it’s just not worth the call to an appliance repairman in Dallas before the holidays.

 

#2: It Can Give Off Harmful Fumes.

Research has shown that those high temperatures can also create carbon monoxide as it heats and reacts with the caked on food that is being melted off the oven – particularly those charred spills at the bottom of the oven. Other fumes can be harmful to pets, particularly birds, so if you must run your self cleaning mode, put the pets outside first.

 

Instead of causing yourself a headache before the busy holiday rush, simply clean your oven the old fashioned way and be sure to wipe up spills right after the oven has cooled down. If you do experience oven repair needs, be sure to call us at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas for fast, courteous service from experts you can trust. 

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3 Tips to Get Your Oven Ready to Bake and Roast This Season

It’s fall, which means the season for baking and roasting is right around the corner.

 

Not only do you need to stock up on vegetables to roast and butter for baking, you also need to make sure your oven is in its best working condition so that your meals turn out perfect every time.

 

Need some tips to get started? Try these from our team at Appliance Rescue Service, the top appliance repair company in Dallas!

 

Clean Your Oven

When was the last time you cleaned your oven? If you can’t remember, then it’s time! Typically, you’ll want to clean it at least every 6 months. While you can use the ovens self clean option, we do not recommend it. Because the self clean option makes the oven extremely hot to melt away debris, there is just too much risk that something will get damaged in the process. Instead, make a baking soda and vinegar paste and apply it all over the inside. Then, take a scouring pad and hot water and wipe it clean. Easy and all natural!

 

Check the Oven Temperature

Did you know that your oven temperature can be off by 20-30 degrees? It’s true. We often get calls about ovens not being properly calibrated. Before you call for an oven repair in Dallas, try testing it yourself by setting the oven to 350 degrees and putting a probe thermometer on the middle rack. Check it periodically over an hour’s time to see how accurate the temperature reading is. If you are concerned about an issue, call us for an oven calibration service.

 

Put a Pizza Stone in Your Oven

Adding a pizza stone to your oven adds mass to the oven. It’s smart to store a pizza stone on the bottom rack of your oven, because as the oven heats up, the stone with absorb the heat as well and keep oven temperatures more steady as the oven opens and closes, perfect for keeping roasts cooking evenly and cookies too.

 

Hopefully these tips get you prepared for the fall baking season, and if at any point you notice your oven needs be serviced, call us at Appliance Rescue Service – the best appliance repair company in Dallas, Texas.

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Should I Self Clean my Oven Before the Holidays? - Appliance Rescue Service

So here we are, in the busiest season of the year, and likely your busiest baking season.

 

When the temperatures cool down, we tend to go into comfort food mode, baking up delicious holiday treats and tasty roasted dishes. With company coming to town and holiday baking looming, you may be wondering whether or not it’s time to run that self clean option on your oven. Here are a few thoughts from Appliance Rescue on the matter!

 

No One Size Fits All Answer

Each oven operates differently, and it is difficult to say whether or not using the self cleaning function will bring your more joy or some unexpected headaches. When you use the self clean option, your oven temperatures rise to about 1000 degrees – which is very, very hot! In some cases, this can wreck havoc on components or cause more issues than good. Most of the time, the setting works great – but you just must be careful and do all you can to set yourself up for success. Refer to your oven's user manual for details on use and care.

 

Clean As You Go

One of the best tips we can offer is to avoid having too much caked on gunk, if and when you decide to run the self cleaning function. Use a soft cloth after each baking session (after the oven has cooled down of course!), to remove any residue from that pie that boiled over or baked sweet potatoes that you baked right on the rack. That way, if you do decide to use the self cleaning function, your oven will have less gunk to burn off and turn to ash - and less room for error.

 

Clean the Oven NOW!

Whether or not you use the self cleaning function, go ahead and give your oven a good cleaning now! You’ll feel good about getting holiday cleaning in early, and there will be no risk of residuals scents interfering with future baking. We’ve found that a paste of good old-fashioned baking soda and water, applied to the oven on a damp cloth, will work wonders for restoring that brilliant clean to your oven’s interior.

 

If you should need an oven repair in Dallas, be sure to call Appliance Rescue Service! We serve the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and our customer service is second to none. Call us anytime, and we will have a technician out to your home to quickly assess the issue and get your oven up and running again in no time. 

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Ask an Expert: What do I do if my oven temperature seems off? - Appliance Rescue Service

Your oven – whether it’s a Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Jenn-Air, Wolf, Viking, etc. – will come preset from the factory with an oven calibration. The oven should be calibrated properly once installed, but Appliance Rescue Service has seen instances where oven calibration is necessary even on brand new ovens.

Temperature Testing

Before modifying the oven calibration, buy an oven thermometer and test the temperature in different parts of the oven. Do the temperatures line up with what the oven temperature is reading?  Are they all the same?

Checking the Thermostat Sensor Bulb

Sometimes a variation in temperature is simply due to a loose or misplaced thermostat sensor bulb. Look in the back of your oven for the thermostat sensor bulb, a cylindrical rod that will be attached to the oven. Make sure this rod is not loose or touching the interior walls of the oven. Make adjustments if needed, then check the oven temperature again.

Bringing the Temperatures into Alignment

Temperature variations of 100 degrees or more are not normal and a professional like Appliance Rescue Service should be called immediately to remedy the issue.  If you have an oven with a knob, it is possible to remove the knob and make manual adjustments with a screwdriver for minor temperature issues. However, most ovens today have electronic panels, requiring a professional to service the oven calibration issue.

If you suspect an oven calibration issue in Dallas, call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service today! We service nearly every zip code in the greater Dallas area, including Garland, Coppell, Carrollton, Plano, Richardson, Little Elm, Frisco, and more. Just put in a service request via the website, a text message, or a phone call, and a friendly staff member will call you immediately to set up a consultation. And no work is done until you give us the go ahead! Trust Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, TX to give you all costs up front and fair, honest service. 

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