Modern stovetops are invaluable cooking tools — the possibilities are truly endless. Whether you own a gas stove or an electric one, like any other appliance, they can break down over time. When you are having problems with your stovetop, it can really throw a wrench in your dinner plans and overall flow. Today at Andy’s Appliance Repair, we’re sharing some of the most common stove repair problems to look for when your stove isn’t working properly.
Electric Stove Won’t Get Hot
Occasionally, you’ll go to cook something on the burner, and the electric stove burner doesn’t get hot at all. If this is the case, there are a few things you should check for. The first thing you should do is turn off the burner before you check anything — you want to avoid being shocked or burned. Once the power to the burner has been cut, try the other burners on the stove. If all of the other burners work, try swapping it out with one of the functional ones. This will tell you whether or not it’s just the coil or perhaps something bigger. If none of your burners on your electric stove work, it’s likely that the stove isn’t receiving any power at all. Make sure you check your breaker box to make sure that you didn’t pop a fuse! This suggests it might be time for a new oven or to call in a stove repair expert. Check the broken coil for signs of damage and if it’s dirty, try cleaning it thoroughly. Additionally, the average lifespan of an electric range tends to be around 15 years, give or take a few. Broken burners on electric stoves that are older than 15 years might be a sign that it’s time to look into buying a new one.
If you have investigated and tried all of these things and it still isn’t working, then it might be time to call your local appliance repair service. If you are in Omaha or its surrounding areas, give Andy’s Appliance Repair a call. We are an experienced appliance repair service in Omaha and have experience with stove repair, general appliance repair, and more.
Gas Stove Burner Won’t Light
When your gas stovetop burner isn’t lighting, it’s time to do a little detective work.
Check the gas
The way you check and see if the gas is working is by simply turning the burner on. If you hear the clicking of the ignition but still no flame, then it’s likely that your stovetop burner is either getting no flow or very little gas flow. We recommend checking the other burners and seeing if they will ignite. If it’s just the one burner causing a problem, that likely means that you have a connection loose or that the burner is too dirty to allow proper gas flow. Make sure to check all your connections and clean the burner thoroughly to give the burner the best chance possible of coming back to life!
Listen for the ignition
When you light up a gas stove, you should hear a clicking noise. That clicking noise is the ignition trying to light the gas flowing to the burner. If you hear the clicking noise but still see no flame, see if you can smell any gas. We’re not saying get your nose up close and take a deep breath; we’re saying to simply notice a gas smell in the room when trying to light your burner. If you don’t notice a gas smell, then your gas flow may be interrupted. Make sure to clean the burner so that gas can flow freely.
When you go to ignite the burner and you hear no clicking sound or a very faint click, that could be a sign that you need a new ignition switch. The ignition switch is responsible for initially igniting the gas — no ignition means no flame.
Contact Andy’s Appliance Repair in Omaha for any questions about stove repair or to schedule an appliance repair service appointment!
You can’t adjust the heat on your electric stove
Sometimes, electric stoves have the problem where they are either completely on or completely off with no in between settings. When this happens, it usually means that there is a problem with your infinite switch. The infinite switch is responsible for regulating the power that goes to the burner. When the infinite switch is faulty, this causes there to be no regulation in the power supply going to the burner, which results in an either completely on or completely off electric stove. Replacing the infinite switch is a common and simple repair for any appliance repair service.
If you think that your infinite switch on your oven might be faulty, your oven won’t turn on, or if you have any other appliance repair needs, call Andy’s Appliance Repair in Omaha. We are experts in stove repair and much more!