If you find yourself searching for ‘can’t adjust heat on stove’ you have a legitimate problem. Burners that won’t heat to and stay at the temperature you need make cooking almost anything impossible. Basically this renders the stove un-usable.
Before you haul the offending appliance off to the land fill and resign yourself to the expense of a new stove, there are some common issues that you can check for. Because this issue involves electricity safety should be first on your mind.
Before you start trouble shooting potential issues of your electric stove burners make sure you put safety first. Unplug the stove from the outlet. You will need a multimeter to test for electrical issues.
Stove burners are radiant coils through which electricity passes and is converted to heat. The burner control switch controls the flow of electricity which determines the intensity of the heat. Depending on the model of the stove the burner control switches can be located in various places. Look for a panel that is held on by screws or check your owners manual. After removing the panel with a screwdriver check for broken or corroded wires.
If the wiring looks good; no corrosion or broken wires then the burner control switch is not the reason you can’t adjust heat on stove. Your next step is to use the multimeter to test the control unit. Check your owner’s manual for additional information on this step. If you are unfamiliar with using a multimeter or feel uneasy doing this you might want to consider calling in a professional.
Your stove is the one appliance that you simply cannot do without. So, when you need fast repairs, call Express Repair GTA at (647) 492-7773. Here are a few reasons why you should call us: