My oven goes boom
December 1, 2010 12:11 PM Subscribe
Why did my oven make a loud banging noise? Is this dangerous?
posted by leedly to home & garden (12 answers total)
For the last month or so, my oven has made an occasional loud banging sound while being used. Yesterday while broiling something/heating it to 500 degrees, it made this loud banging noise at least five times in about 20 minutes. It's a regular (not convection) oven and came with the apartment; it has worked perfectly fine but is probably not very new. Is this dangerous? Should I contact maintenance nonetheless?
I tried to look this up on the Internet but all I got were some results about new ovens malfunctioning/the possibility of the glass shattering. My oven is definitely not brand-new, however, and we had been using it for several months prior with no issues.