It's essential that your oven works properly to ensure you can cook meals when you need to. Fortunately, most KitchenAid ovens are high quality and do not experience many malfunctions. If your KitchenAid oven turns off by itself, you will need to troubleshoot the issue and attempt to repair it, if possible. Fortunately, there are some instances where this occurs not due to an error but rather because of a setting that is easy to change.
KitchenAid Oven Turns Off by Itself
If your oven keeps turning off by itself, it's easy to assume that your KitchenAid oven control panel is not working. To test this, try a variety of buttons on the control panel. Check to see whether they correctly engage the oven functions that they should. If they do not, contact a certified technician to take a look at your oven. You likely need more involved repairs than the average do-it-yourselfer can achieve on their own.
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Another reason an oven might turn off by itself is because of poor ventilation, according to Repair Aid. Typically, this problem would manifest when the oven starts to heat up. As it becomes warmer, if the oven is not properly ventilated, its sensor will indicate that it is overheating and will turn off. While this is a safety feature that you should be glad to have, an oven that doesn't stay on is not particularly useful. To ensure your oven is properly ventilated, pull it away from the nearest wall so that air has space to circulate. If there is any debris that has fallen behind the oven, move it elsewhere.
Another issue that can cause an oven to turn off by itself is a faulty thermostat. As the oven gets to the temperature you've set for it, it needs a functioning thermostat or sensor to let it know it has reached the right temperature. If the thermostat is broken, the oven might shut off too soon, thinking it is already at the desired temperature. While it is possible to replace an oven sensor on your own, you might wish to get help from a repairperson if you're unsure how to proceed.
KitchenAid Oven Settings
There are some settings on your KitchenAid oven that might make it turn off on its own, meaning nothing is actually broken on the oven. The most common of these is Sabbath mode, which allows a baking cycle to run on the oven. This helps those who observe the Sabbath to meet the requirements of their religion.
If you have set your oven to Sabbath mode, it will turn off when the timer reaches "00:00," indicating that the Sabbath has begun. This would not occur under normal oven settings. If you're not sure if your oven is in Sabbath mode, follow these steps:
- Push the CLOCK/TOOLS button on your KitchenAid oven.
- Press the number "7" button.
- "SABBATH MODE ON" will appear on the oven display and will remain there for approximately 5 seconds.
- To turn Sabbath mode off, repeat the above steps. The oven will then display "SABBATH MODE OFF." It should then no longer turn off on its own.