Stoves are an essential appliance that we cannot live without. If your stove is not working properly, it is important to have it fixed immediately.
This post is designed for Gold Coast residents who need stove repair. We will be describing the five most common stove repair issues and giving tips on how to fix them. If you feel uncomfortable doing any of these repairs, contact GC Appliance Service. Our professional technicians will quickly repair your stove.
Gas burners not igniting
Gas burners on your stove can cause a common problem: the burners won’t ignite. There are several possible causes. First, the burners may be dirty. The igniter may not be able to make a good connection if grease and other debris build up over time.
Simply remove the burner heads and clean up any residue. The stove may have its gas supply cut off. Before you attempt to lighten the burner, make sure that the knob is set to “on”.
If none of these solutions work, you may need to replace your igniter. The igniter can be found under most stoves. You can simply remove the igniter from the head by unscrewing it. It’s easy to fix stove burners that aren’t lighting up with a little bit of troubleshooting.
Stovetop components not working
Stovetop problems are most commonly caused by elements. This can be frustrating, especially if the stovetop elements are in use while you cook a meal.
You can try a few things to resolve the issue. Check to make sure the element is on. Check to make sure the circuit breaker is not tripped if it is. You will need to reset the circuit breaker if it has tripped. If the element does not work, you will need to replace it. Most hardware stores sell replacement elements.
Before you start any repairs, make sure that the stove is off.
Glass cooking on a stovetop
A cracked stovetop could be caused by an electric cooktop. Thermal shock is the most common reason for cracking. The glass can crack if a hot pan is placed on cool cooking surfaces or vice versa. This can sometimes be due to a manufacturing defect.
You may be eligible to have your cooktop replaced if it is still under warranty. If the warranty does not cover the damage, you will have to pay for the replacement cooktop. A new cooktop will cost you between $100 and $1,000 depending on its size and type. Call GC Appliances Service to receive a quote on a replacement cooktop.
Heating the oven is not working properly
A common problem with stoves is when the oven stops heating up properly. This issue could be caused by a number of things.
Most likely, the heating element has failed. The heating element can wear out over time if it is being used constantly.
An ignition problem could also be a possible cause. The igniter creates the spark that ignites the gas in the oven. If the igniter doesn’t work properly, the gas won’t light up and the oven won’t heat up.
Another possible problem could be the thermostat not functioning properly. If the thermostat is not functioning properly, the oven won’t reach the right temperature.
To determine if your oven isn’t heating properly, check these three items first.
Falling off dials and knobs
Are you a homeowner who has tried to set the heat on the stovetop but found that the knob is missing? Worse, it may have completely fallen off. You’re not the only one. Stoves can have loose knobs and dials that can prove frustrating and even dangerous.
It is easy to fix. First, turn off the stove’s power. Next, take the knob off the shaft by pulling it gently. Next, tighten the screws that attach the knob to its shaft with a Phillips head screwdriver. After tightening the setscrew, simply reinstall your knob and switch on the stove’s power. Your stove should look as good as new if all goes well.
These are the top five most frequent oven repairs. Some of these issues can be fixed easily. Others may require professional assistance.
GC Appliances Service can help you if your stove is not working. We are specialists in appliance repair on the Gold Coast, and would be delighted to assist you with your stove repairs.