Gas Pizza Oven Troubleshooting Commercial gas pizza ovens help make perfect pies day in and day out. From impinger to deck to conveyor ovens, there’s a style for every restaurant. So if an issue arises in your unit, it’s important to get it sorted and fixed fast so you don’t slow down your business. Below are some general troubleshooting tips for gas pizza ovens to help isolate common issues that may occur.
Gas Pizza Oven Troubleshooting Solutions
Make sure you also consult your unit’s operations manual for specific troubleshooting tips and recommendations as outlined by the manufacturer.
Pizza Oven Won’t Light/Pilot Light Won’t Ignite
- Faulty igniter – Igniter is broken and needs to be replaced or repaired by an authorized service technician.
- Thermocouple needs to be adjusted – Have the thermocouple re-adjusted or recalibrated
- Faulty thermocouple – Thermocouple is broken and needs to be repaired.
- Disconnected gas hose – Gas hose is disconnected and needs to be reinstalled to the unit
- Gas valve isn’t open enough or is closed – Turn the valve until it’s open.
- Faulty thermostat – If you’re experiencing temperature issues, it could be that the thermostat was installed incorrectly or it could be faulty or broken. Have an authorized service
- Not enough air – Air is a crucial component in starting a pilot light; adjust the air mixture at the inspirator as recommended by your unit’s operations manual.
- Poor ventilation – Make sure your oven is being cleaned regularly to enhance ventilation.
- Fluctuating gas pressure – Have your pizza oven inspected and repaired by an authorized service technician.
- Door has been open for too long, not sealing properly or not closing properly – Inspect the gasket and door hinges and have them repaired or replaced by an authorized service technician.
- Oven is overloaded with food products – Properly load your pizza oven with food products to ensure your pizzas are being evenly cooked.
- Faulty thermostat – If you’re experiencing temperature issues, it could be that the thermostat was installed incorrectly or it could be faulty or broken. Have an authorized service technician.
Pizza is Undercooked or Overcooked/Burning
- Improper conveyor speed – If using a conveyor or impinger oven, check the conveyor speed and adjust as necessary for proper cooking
- Incorrect temperature setting – Adjust cooking temperature as necessary
- Improper preparation of food product – Make sure you and your staff is preparing the pizzas correctly to avoid uneven cooking
- Oven isn’t being cleaned and maintained properly – Cleaning and keeping up with regular planned maintenance on your pizza oven is crucial to its performance. Make sure you’re keeping up with a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule to avoid these cooking issues.
Pizza Oven Gets Too Hot or Doesn’t Get Hot Enough
- Thermostat needs recalibration – The thermostat needs to be recalibrated by an authorized service technician
- Faulty thermostat – The thermostat is broken and needs to be replaced by an authorized service technician
- Improper temperature setting – Check the temperature setting to ensure it’s at the proper level for cooking pizzas
No Power/Oven Won’t Turn On
- Not connected to power – If the pizza oven doesn’t start or turn on properly, check to see if the unit has been unplugged from the power source. Alternatively, the main circuit breaker may have tripped, and should also be checked.
- Faulty power cord – If there is still a power connection to the unit, it may be an issue with the power cord; check for visible damage and call an authorized service technician for assistance.
Fan Isn’t Running
- Faulty or broken fan motor – Have an authorized service technician inspect and repair it.
- Faulty or broken fuse holder – Have an authorized service technician inspect and repair it.