How to Reset Your Oven After In 5 Simple Steps


Stuck trying to figure out how to reset your oven after a power cut?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! This can be a tricky task, especially when you haven’t done it before.

The good news is that you’ve come to the right place for answers.

To reset your oven, turn off the power completely at the breaker box, wait 30 seconds, then turn it back on. If there was a power surge and the circuit breaker was already off, check the fuse to make sure it’s not blown. For newer ovens, consider performing a reset in the Settings menu.

That’s the short answer – but there’s more detail than that. Take a look at the steps below!

How To Reset Your Oven After a Power Cut: 5 Steps

There are several steps you need to follow to reset your oven following a power surge. However, please keep in mind that they may vary depending on your oven’s model.

Therefore, it’s always a good idea to take a look at the instruction booklet or manual to see what you need to do.

If you can’t find your manual, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Check our detailed guide on how to find any product manual online.

#1 Check the Breaker Box

If your oven is not working after a power outage, it’s possible that one of the breakers has been tripped.

Circuit breaker
Ensure the breakers are in the on position after a power surge

You need to locate the breakers that say something like “kitchen,” “oven,” “range,” or “stove”. If these breakers recently experienced a power surge, they could be tripped in the off position. You need to flip them back to the on position before you go back to the oven. 

If the breakers are not labeled, try looking for the double breaker as a starting point. This can help narrow down which switch needs to be flipped.

#2 Make Sure the Fuses Are Still Good

If the breakers were in the off position, you should make sure the fuses are still good. If there is something wrong with any of the fuses, then they will need to be replaced.

For example, if you flip the breakers to the on position and nothing in the kitchen is working, this could be a sign the fuses are bad. As a result, you may need to call an electrician to help you replace them. 

#3 Check the Power Cord

Next, you need to make sure the power cord is still plugged into the oven. The exact location of the power cord depends on the type of oven that you have.

Remember to take a look at your manual to figure out where the power cord is located. In a lot of models, you can access the power cord by pulling out the storage drawer on the bottom. 

Keep in mind that you should disable the power to the oven before you start messing with the power cord. To do this, you may have to turn the circuit breaker off again.

That way, you can check the power cord without having to worry about electrocuting yourself. 

#4 Reset the Electronic Control Panel

Once you have followed all of these steps, it is time to reset the electronic control panel. Ideally, the circuit breaker has already been in the off position for at least 1 minute. Once this is done, you can turn the circuit breaker back on again and allow the control panel to boot up. 

During this time, it is important not to press any keys. It should take approximately 10 to 20 seconds for the oven to complete the cycle.

If you try to give the oven a command when it is still turning on, you may cause it to lock up, forcing you to complete the research process again. Check and make sure there are no error messages on the electronic control panel before you try to use the oven. 

#5 Try to Give the Oven a Cycle To Complete

Once the electronic control panel has turned on, make sure there are no error messages appearing on the screen.

You may want to test your electronic control panel by asking it to clean itself. If the oven is able to clean itself successfully, then you have probably addressed the issue. 

If you are still saying an error message on the screen, it is possible there might still be something wrong with the oven itself. In this case, you may want to reach out to a professional to come and take a look at the oven for you. 

Why Won’t My Oven Turn On? 4 Possible Reasons

If you have gone through all of these steps and your oven still will not turn on, there are a few possible reasons why. Some of the most common examples include: 

#1 The Control Panel Is Locked

It is possible the control panel is locked up. For example, there are a lot of ovens that come with a child lock feature. If a child lock feature is turned on, then the oven is not going to boot up. This child lock is put in place to prevent children from hurting themselves. 

If you are looking for the child lock feature on your oven, you should take a look at the manual. This control feature is located in different locations depending on the exact make and model you have.

Once you locate the child lock feature, you will have to turn it off before the oven will turn on again. 

#2 You Have the Delay Start Turned On

Another possible reason why your oven might not be turning on is that you have the delay start feature activated. At some point in time, you may have activated the delay start feature.

Often, this is put in place as the oven starts cooking your food even when you are not home. This could help you in certain scheduling situations.

You will not be able to use the oven until you disengage the delay start feature. To do this, you will need to take a look at your manual to see where the delay start feature is for your make and model.

After you disable this feature, you should be able to turn on your oven once again. 

#3 The Circuit Breaker Is Still Tripped

Of course, it is also possible that your circuit breaker is still tripped. If you are certain that you have turned down the fuses, go back to the breaker box and take a look at what is happening. If the fuses have tripped again, this is a sign that there was another power surge.

If your circuit breaker box keeps tripping every time you try to use the oven, then there is a chance you are overloading the circuit. You should take a look at everything you have plugged into the circuit, as you may be overloading it.

You will need to rearrange the manner in which you have your appliances plugged in if you would like the circuit breaker box to stop tripping. 

Alternatively, you could reach out to an electrician who can come and take a look at the breaker box for you. 

#4 There Is a Bad Connection in the Wiring of the Oven

If you have gone through all the above possibilities and your oven is still not turning on, there is a chance there could be a bad connection in the wiring of the oven.

This is not something you will be able to diagnose on your own. A professional will have to come and take a close look at the oven to see what is wrong with the wires.

Professional fixing an oven
Call a professional if you aren’t confident with electrical wiring

Even though you may feel like you can do this on your own, this is something better left to an electrician. If you try to mess with the wires of your oven on your own, you could void your warranty.

Furthermore, this could be a significant safety hazard. A professional can also let you know if it is worth repairing the oven or if you need to replace it.


These are the most important steps you need to follow if you have recently experienced a power surge. You need to take a close look at the circuit breaker box to make sure your oven has power. You should also take a look at the fuses to make sure they are still working properly. 

Don’t forget to give your control panel a few seconds to turn on after you have restored the power to the oven. Your oven has a computer in it, and you need to allow it to boot up undisturbed if you want it to work properly. Then, you should test your oven by giving it a command. 

If your oven is still not working properly, you should check and make sure the child lock feature is disengaged. You may also want to take a look at the delay start function to make sure this is not turned on. If you are still having problems with your oven, you might want to reach out to a professional who can help you. 

I hope you have enjoyed learning how to reset your oven following a power surge. Take a look at a few of the related articles and guides below if you would like to learn more about your oven!

Hi there! I’m Craig, and I’m the founder of Appliance Analysts. When it comes to appliances and anything electrical, I’ve always loved opening things up, figuring out how they work, and fixing them. This website is where I share free advice from myself and our experts to help our readers solve their appliance/HVAC problems and save money. Read more