Category Archives: Electric Stove and Oven Repair and Parts

Reasons Why Your Oven is Smoking

Reasons Why Your Oven is SmokingAn oven that produces smoke when baking or broiling food might be due for a good cleaning or it may also indicate defective part or the need for a repair.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.

New Oven

If you have a new oven, it’s recommended that a “burn in” is performed before using it to bake or cook food. The smoke produced from the new oven burn in process can be caused by the protective coating used on new oven, or can even be caused by the insulation surrounding the oven. Once the burn in is completed, your oven should be smoke-free.

For more information about “New Oven Burn In”, see our blog post on the topic.

Dirty Oven

Left over food bits and grease can cause Continue reading

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10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong With Your Range

10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong With Your Range and Oven

  1. Soaking Your Burners and Knob Area When Cleaning

Try to avoid soaking your range with water when cleaning it. Water and liquid from cleaning products can cause the stove top spark electrode ignitor to continuously click or spark.

Liquid and water can get into stove burner knob openings when cleaning, especially when the knobs are removed causing burner problems.

  1. Cooking Directly On the Oven’s Heating Element

Don’t cook directly on the oven’s heating element. It can damage the oven’s heating element and it can also lead to a fire.

  1. Lining Drip Pans with Foil

It might seem like a great easy-to-clean idea, but lining your drip pans with foil can overheat the burner coil and increase the possibility of an electric shock.

Instead, regularly clean the drip pans or replace them.

  1. Lining the Bottom of the Oven with Foil

Aluminum foil can block airflow and interfere with the oven’s heating element. Instead, place a baking sheet underneath anything that can spill or bubble over. Continue reading

How to Fix an Oven Door That Will Not Unlock

How-to-Fix-an-Oven-Door-That-Will-Not-UnlockIf your oven door won’t open when you pull on the door’s handle, don’t panic and don’t try to force it open. Instead, try the following suggestions below, as it could prove an easy fix for this frustrating problem.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.  

First, make sure the oven is not in a self-cleaning cycle. An oven’s self-cleaning cycle can get incredibly hot, reaching temperatures of up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, in order to carbonize dirt and food spills so that they turn to ash. The whole cycle could take several hours including a cool down period. It’s only after your oven is sufficiently cool that your oven door will unlock.

Some ovens allow you to run a shorter self-cleaning cycle or to cancel the cycle. Try pressing the cancel/off key to cancel the cycle. Allow the oven to cool before attempting to open it.

For ovens that are locked and not in a self-cleaning cycle, try Continue reading

Electric Stove Is Not Working – Troubleshooting Tips

Electric Stove Is Not Working – Troubleshooting Tips

If your electric stove is not turning on, there are a few quick and easy things you should check first, in order to fix the problem.

First, make sure you have power going to the outlet that powers your stove. Sometimes a circuit breaker or switch will flip to the off position and needs to be reset at the panel so power is restored to the outlet. If this is an ongoing problem, the breaker could be weak and needs to be replaced.

Next, check the power outlet. Most stoves require a special 240 volt wall outlet. A wall outlet can be tested for voltage using a multimeter.

Warning! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Learn more about Appliance Repair Safety.

Problems with the Oven Portion of a Stove Not Working

Oven Sensor

Oven Sensor

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Electric Oven is Not Heating Up – How to Fix

If your electric oven is no longer heating, there may be a problem with the bake or broil element, temperature control thermostat, temperature sensor, or control board.

Troubleshooting an electric oven that does not heat can seem complex, but there are some easy things to check first that do not require a lot of expertise, or time spent disassembling or testing parts. We will take you from the easiest and most-common elements and parts to check, to the more complex parts in order to fix your range that does not heat.

Although your electric stove might be a Frigidaire, LG, Samsung, Maytag or Amana, many of these appliances will contain the same types of parts that work in the same way – no matter what the brand. However, you should always go by the model number located on your appliance when looking to replace a part.

When looking to how to fix an oven that no longer heats, here are a few parts you should check out.

Whirlpool-Range-Bake-Element-WP74003019

Whirlpool Electric Range Bake Element Part number: WP74003019

Bake or Broil Element

The bake or broil element provides the heat inside your oven. Sometimes you can observe the element turning red when turned on. If your oven Continue reading

How to Make Electric Stove Burner Coils Stay Level and Flat

How to Make Electric Stove Burner Coils Stay Level and FlatIf the electric coil burners on your stove won’t lie down flat, allowing you an even cooking experience, then you should remove the drip pan and ring and gently push the coil burner down into the stove cavity.

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Clearing an Oven Fault Code

Electrolux Range Electronic Control Board & Clock Part number: 316455400

Electrolux Range Electronic Control Board & Clock Part number: 316455400. Used on Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Sears, Tappan, White-Westinghouse ranges.

If your oven is displaying a fault code (F1, F2, E3, etc.) first try clearing or disconnecting the power to the unit for 30 seconds, then reconnecting to see if that clears the code. If not, you could have a faulty electronic control board.

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