Range surface element won’t turn off
If you’re done cooking and the stove burner won’t turn off, it can be concerning and dangerous. Not only is it dangerous to your safety, but it can also be a fire hazard. You are going to need to fix this issue as soon as possible.
- Broken knob: if the knob on the stove is broken, it won’t be able to turn the temperature off. You can try removing the knob handle and manually turn the temperature off with a pair of pliers by turning the peg.
- Electronic or control pad error: Sometimes the electronics or control pad in your stove encounter an error and the stove will not receive the message that it needs to turn off. Try unplugging the oven from the wall and waiting 60 seconds before plugging it back in to see if this resets the oven.
- Faulty surface element: if the surface element shorts out, the burner may not be able to turn off. As well, if the electrical contacts have fused together, this will send constant voltage to the burner, meaning it will not be able to turn off and will need to be replaced.
- Faulty surface element switch: the surface element switch indicates to the stove when it needs to turn off. If the switch shorts out, the stove won’t get the message to turn off.
When your stove won’t turn off and you need to repair the issue, Express Repair is here to help you! Give our stove repair technicians a call right away and we will have your stove back in proper working order in no time.