Modern stovetops are invaluable cooking appliances - the possibilities are truly endless. Whether you have a gas or an electric stove, like any other kitchen appliance, they can fail over time. Having issues with your stove can frustrate your meal plans and your overall flow. Here are some of the most common stove repair issues to watch out for when the oven is not working properly.

The electric heater won't heat up

Occasionally, you go to cook something on the burner, and the electric stove burner does not heat up at all. If so, there are a few things to consider. The first thing to do is to turn off the burner before checking anything - you want to avoid getting electrocuted or burnt. With the burner off, try the other burners on the stove. If all other burners are working, replace them with one of the working burners. This will tell you if it's just the coil or maybe something bigger. If none of your burners are working on your electric heater, the heater probably won't work at all. Be sure to check your power switch to make sure no fuses have blown! This indicates that it may be time to perform another oven or oven repair operation. Check the broken coil for signs of damage. If it is dirty, try to clean it thoroughly. In addition, the average lifespan of an electrical stove is generally around 15 years. Broken burners on electric stoves over 15 years old can be a sign that it's time to buy a new one.

If you've examined and tried all of these things and it still doesn't work, it might be time to call your stove repair service.

The gas stove burner won't light

If your gas burner won't burn, it's time to do a little evaluation work.

Check the gas

To verify that the gas is working, simply turn on the burner. If you hear the ignition click but still have no fire, your cooktop burner likely has little or no gas flow. We recommend that you check the other burners and see if they light up. If just one burner is causing a problem, it probably means there is a loose connection or the burner is too dirty to allow proper gas flow. Be sure to check all connections and clean the burner thoroughly so that the burner has the best chance of coming back to life!

Listen to the ignition

When you turn on a gas stove, you will hear a click. The clicking noise is the ignition attempting to ignite the gas flowing to the burner. If you hear the click but still don't see a flame, see if you can smell the gas. If you do not smell gas, your gas supply may be shut off. It is essential to clean the burner so that the gas can circulate freely.

If you light the burner and don't hear a click or a very faint click, it may indicate that you need a new ignition switch. The ignition switch is responsible for the initial ignition of the gas - no ignition means no flame.

You cannot adjust the heat of your electric stove

Sometimes electric stoves have the problem of being completely on or off without any intermediate settings. When this happens, it usually means there is something wrong with your infinite switch. The Infinite switch is responsible for controlling the power supply to the stove. Failure of this switch will result in no control of the electrical supply to the burner, resulting in completely on or completely off electric stove. Replacing the infinite switch is a common and easy repair for any appliance repair company.

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If you suspect that your oven's infinite switch is faulty, your oven will not turn on, or if you need another appliance repair, call Winnipeg Appliance Repair. We are specialists in stove repair, washer repair, dishwasher repair, fridge repair and much more!