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2510, 2016
The most common oven and stove problems

The most common oven and stove problems

There are several basic and more complex parts that cause oven and stove problems from time to time. When just of these parts fails, it can make your appliance just about useless. Fortunately, thanks to professional appliance repair services, there’s no need to toss your oven or stove just yet! In almost every case, repairs are a very cost efficient and faster than replacing the appliance. If you’re experiencing oven or stove problems, keep these common causes in mind as a potential diagnosis.

Inconsistent oven temperatures

Oven’s need to be able to maintain a steady temperature or else baking or roasting will be pretty much impossible. Food can end up burned or undercooked if cooked at all. The issue can be due to a thermostat that is broken or some other part that is related to the thermostat. Replacing this part will have you cooking up a storm in no time.

Poorly fitted oven door

Is the door on your oven is not closing the right way? It can mean that the unit is losing heat, which can negatively impact quality of the food you are preparing. The oven door may be distorted, but it’s also possible that there is just be a loose screw or two. This is a fairly minor problem, but it will get worse if ignored. The unit’s door needs to be tight when it closed. If it is not tightly sealed, the oven’s seal probably needs to be replaced in order to ensure that the oven doesn’t lose heat.

Oven not cooking food the way it should

If your oven is not cooking your food to perfection, the fault could lie with the oven’s element. This is yet another part that is best inspected and replaced by experts.

Your Electric stove is not warming properly

It is possible that the burners on your stove are not warming properly (either one or more of the burners). You will have to find which of the burners are faulty, so be sure to test each of them. There are electrical problems that can make a burner fail, and coiled burners can degrade over time. Also, if you had a power surge in your home, this can cause issues. It’s a good idea to get a technician to visit your home to examine your stove problems.

Can’t change the heat on your electric stove

Cooking can be so difficult if you can’t adjust or change the heat on your stove. You will need help from a professional if you are noticing that the burners on your stove can’t stay warm or won’t cool down. The infinite switch can be the primary cause of the problem. This switch is connected to the dial, but that being said, you should not attempt repairs yourself.

Gas stove not igniting

If your gas stove does not ignite it’s sometimes a sign that you’re out of gas. If you notice a problem, make sure that you open your windows and maybe even a door too. Turn off your lights and gently turn the knob to try to light the burner again. If you have run out of gas, you won’t hear a soft wind-like noise. In case there’s gas coming through but the burner is still failing to ignite, it could be the ignition switch. If you know that your gas supply is sufficient but you cannot hear or smell any gas, then there could be an issue with the gas flow. Either way, play it safe and call in the pros!

Any of these issues can really throw you for a loop. Fortunately, you can fix them in no time. For this reason, some attempt these repairs themselves, but this is ill-advised. Not only do reliable repairs need experience and the proper tools, but you also need to make sure that you have the correct part for your appliance. The next time your oven or stove gives you any trouble, call Express.