When your Samsung oven won’t turn on, the first place to check would be the power. In most cases, it is usually a power issue but that is not always so. Loose connections and tripped circuits can cause one or the other not to work.
Samsung Oven Not Turning On: Possible Causes & Fixes
If you notice that your Samsung oven is not turning on, it could be due to several issues as listed below:
1. Check the Igniter
The igniter is one of the most commonly defective parts of any gas oven that won’t turn on. The function of the igniter is to draw electrical current through the oven safety valve to open it and get hot enough to glow and ignite the gas in the burner assembly.
A weakened igniter will be unable to open the safety valve correctly. If the valve does not open, the oven will not heat or turn on. To check if the igniter is defective turn on the oven and watch if the igniter glows for up to 90 seconds without igniting the gas flame. This means that the igniter is too weak to open the valve. A weak igniter will have to be replaced.
2. Check the Bake or Broil Spark Electrode
An oven using bake & broil burner ignition will require an oven burner spark electrode to ignite the gas. This electrode works just like a spark plug and sits right next to the burner. When power is applied to a spark plug, it will ignite the gas. If the electrode is faulty or worn out, the spark will not occur.
To check if the electrode is broken or worn out, you will have to check for cracks in the porcelain housing or damage to the electrode tip itself.
3. Check the Broil Element
It is easy to notice that the broil element is fault and would have to be fixed. When the broil element is heating properly, it will glow red hot. If not, it indicates that the element is not heating. It could be that the broil element has burned out and will have to be replaced.
Check the broil element for holes or blisters. You can also use a millimeter to test the element for continuity. If there is no continuity, then the broil element will have to be replaced.
4. Check the Thermal Fuse
The thermal fuse is more like the safest function in the oven designed to prevent extensive damage. The fuse will trip if the oven overheats thereby protecting the oven from damage. If the thermal fuse has blown, the oven will not turn on.
Keep in mind that this does not happen often so it might not be the first thing to check. Inspect the thermal fuse using a millimeter to test for continuity. If the thermal fuse does not have continuity, then it is at fault and would have to be replaced.
5. Check the Oven Control Board
The oven control board features relays that sent voltage to the bake and broil circuits. The functionality is dependent on the user settings and sensor input. If the control board is defective, it won’t be able to send voltage to the heating components. Fortunately, this doesn’t always happen. You might want to test all the heating components for issues before moving to the control board.
When you have established that all the heating components are working properly, replace the oven board. Before doing that, ensure that all other components are working properly and oven control board is defective since you won’t be able to test it to confirm.
6. Check the Relay Board
If your Samsung Oven is equipped with a relay board, you need to check if it is defective. The relay board comes with several relays which control the voltage to the heating elements. If one or more of the relays on the relay board fails, the oven won’t heat. This is another problem that rarely happens. You might want to first check all the heating components of the oven before checking the relay board. If all other heating components check out, then replacing the relay board will be the best option.
7. Check the Safety Valve
The gas oven safety valve and the oven igniter works together to provide gas to the burner. If the safety valve is faulty, the oven won’t heat, Once again, this is another problem that rarely occurs. Before inspecting the safety valve, check the igniter and other heating components of the oven. If all of the heating components check out then you can inspect the safety valve. Using a millimeter, test the safety valve for continuity. If the safety valve does not have continuity, it means it is defective and would have to be replaced.
8. Inspect the Power Cord
Check and ensure that the power cord is plugged in properly and that the cord is not loose. You might want to test the outlet with another item like a lamp. If other items do not work in the outlet, then you might want to switch to another outlet.
However, if the outlet does work then there might be a problem with the power cord or the oven itself. You will have to check other issues or get a licensed electrician to take a look at it.
9. Check the Circuit Breaker
Sometimes, Samsung oven not turning on could be due to a circuit breaker problem. Reset the circuit breaker by switching it off for 30 seconds and then switching it back on. You might need to contact an electrician if the circuit breaker continues to trip.